...This Thing Still Alive?

#1 Posted by Darth_Mercer (65 posts) -

There has been no news on this new Fire Pro game since it's announcement. I was just curious if anyone knew whether or not the project had been cancelled? And yes, I give a damn. Not sure why. Don't judge.

#2 Edited by KaneRobot (1606 posts) -

This just randomly came into my head today as well. I can only hope they canned it in favor of a true Fire Pro game release, but I know that's about as unlikely as it gets. If anything they probably cancelled it and that's the last we'll hear of it.

The last I saw of it was a video on Gamespot from PAX last year.

http://www.gamespot.com/fire-pro-wrestling/videos/fire-pro-wrestling-demo-6303627

I guess the one caveat there would be is if we haven't seen it because they decided to go back and completely rework it so it is vastly improved over the terrible-looking game shown in the video linked above. I'd be willing to at least give it a look.

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#3 Posted by 71Ranchero (2765 posts) -

They should just put the Dreamcast version on XBLA and PSN.

#4 Posted by JohnZimmerman (198 posts) -

agreed. or the ps2 version......

#5 Posted by KaneRobot (1606 posts) -

Jeff just put on Twitter that this thing is not dead, believe it or not.

I'm not brave enough to hope that the lengthy delay was because they were totally overhauling it to be a better product, but...at least it's something. I guess.

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#6 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -
#7 Posted by Generiko (445 posts) -

The boxart was released along with some new screens. One features Black Hulk Hogan

http://playxbla.com/avatarfamestar/

#8 Posted by KaneRobot (1606 posts) -

...so September 21st? Can't believe this is actually coming out. If nothing else it'll be interesting to see how awful it is.

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#9 Edited by MattClassic (436 posts) -

Is this the one that's supposed to be heavily avatar-centric or some bullshit like that?

#10 Posted by AjayRaz (12427 posts) -

@MattClassic said:

Is this the one that's supposed to be heavily avatar-centric or some bullshit like that?

yes sir

#11 Posted by LegendaryChopChop (1208 posts) -

I wonder if we can create our own avatar people within the game, as I don't want to use my avatar to wrestle.

#12 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2490 posts) -

It's probably great.

#13 Edited by Maddman60620 (130 posts) -

Just brought the game, its an ok easy to pick up and play basic wrestling game....singles & tag, no gimmick steel cage, tables or anything like that.. which would've been cool but dumb since its your avatar or some made up one doing the matches.. but it has the tame old school WWF Arcade or WWE All-Stars type feel to it, you have to play to unlock so it'll be awhile before I can see all the moves and what not.. I guess not until there a kick-starter to hire AKI to make a pro-wrestling sandbox Create-a-promotion game where you can make all your favorite wrestlers, gimmick matches and story what not... there will be nothing but the "madden series" rated TV PG WWE #? games and goofy type arcade games like this...

Would be nice if a more open game where to come along and fill that void that's missing in wrestling games, but I'm not sure if the demand is even there, I'm sure people would love it..

#14 Posted by KaneRobot (1606 posts) -

I guess it's fun on a very basic level, but this is still a crushing disappointment. It's a shame because there are a few hints of holy shit honest to goodness FIRE PRO WRESTLING in there. The customization options seem to be leaning in that direction. Not as deep as a true Fire Pro game, but pretty impressive for what is clearly a throwaway avatar game.

The gameplay is just way too bouncy and janky (and obviously not like Fire Pro). I can't imagine we'll ever get a real console Fire Pro game, at least in the US, ever again. It would be a sad fucking shame if THIS is what the general public remembers this franchise as.

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#15 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

I just tried the Trial and I HATED it! The gameplay just feels... cheap.

Putting the hallowed Fire Pro name on this is an insult. Why couldn't they just port Fire Pro Wrestling D and maybe add online battles and the ability to share CAWs? That game is still amazing.

#16 Posted by Akyho (1639 posts) -

I almost was feverish to get this today. I was melancholic and went..."Well...Fire Pro Wrestling I ALWAYS here as some legendary Wrestling game...I am in the mood for one.....and cheap. Lets check it out Avatars aside."

Researched and watched. Nope, this isnt a XBLA game it is an Avatar Indie game that someone actually put time into.

Sad for the legends of fire pro wrestling sounds awesome.

#17 Posted by MetalMoog (908 posts) -

I was excited to hear about a Fire Pro game finally coming to this gen of consoles until I saw this. Wish they would just release Fire Pro Returns on XBLA/PSN instead. That game is the only reason why I still ever turn on my PS2.

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