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I've kept myself out of the wrestling videogame world after getting sick of SmackDown! Vs. RAW's slow motion gameplay. Every year their only new feature was some awful minigame within a match to slow it down.

After a few years out of the wrestling game loop, I caved last week to TNA iMPACT!: The Video Game.

I've been a fan of TNA since it's inception, and although I'm not as dedicated to wrestling a I used to be, I still manage to catch it since it's been on FOX8.

TNA's gameplay and mechanics were good for the most part, but that's basically all you get on the game disc. The game lacks moves, wrestlers, custom wrestler options, weapons and MANY other small things which would normally make for a decent wrestling title.

To top things off, my Xbox 360 would freeze whenever I tried to join an online game. Midway customer support rounded it down to being a faulty game disc as this was a unique case.

So, still with a hunger for a wrestling game, I'm now gonna come crawling back to the WWE SmackDown Vs. RAW series. I have no idea what the WWE series has done over the years, but at this point I don't care.

This whole deal isn't all bad though. The reason why I gave in and bought the game in the first place despite knowing of it's issues was because of the extra content that came with it. Inside the case was a bonus disc with three matches and a documentary on the making of the game. What also lay inside was a card to send away for two free TNA PPV DVD's. I didn't waste any time sending that away when I bought it.


So in summary:
A free six day rental of TNA iMPACT!.
345 gamerscore, which took me over the 10000G mark.
Two FREE TNA wrestling DVD's, which should be coming soon.



A better deal than renting!

elektrixxx.

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Posted by elektrixx

I've kept myself out of the wrestling videogame world after getting sick of SmackDown! Vs. RAW's slow motion gameplay. Every year their only new feature was some awful minigame within a match to slow it down.

After a few years out of the wrestling game loop, I caved last week to TNA iMPACT!: The Video Game.

I've been a fan of TNA since it's inception, and although I'm not as dedicated to wrestling a I used to be, I still manage to catch it since it's been on FOX8.

TNA's gameplay and mechanics were good for the most part, but that's basically all you get on the game disc. The game lacks moves, wrestlers, custom wrestler options, weapons and MANY other small things which would normally make for a decent wrestling title.

To top things off, my Xbox 360 would freeze whenever I tried to join an online game. Midway customer support rounded it down to being a faulty game disc as this was a unique case.

So, still with a hunger for a wrestling game, I'm now gonna come crawling back to the WWE SmackDown Vs. RAW series. I have no idea what the WWE series has done over the years, but at this point I don't care.

This whole deal isn't all bad though. The reason why I gave in and bought the game in the first place despite knowing of it's issues was because of the extra content that came with it. Inside the case was a bonus disc with three matches and a documentary on the making of the game. What also lay inside was a card to send away for two free TNA PPV DVD's. I didn't waste any time sending that away when I bought it.


So in summary:
A free six day rental of TNA iMPACT!.
345 gamerscore, which took me over the 10000G mark.
Two FREE TNA wrestling DVD's, which should be coming soon.



A better deal than renting!

elektrixxx.

Posted by L

I've not played it yet but want to. I used to love SmackDown! on PS2. Remember how Just Bring It! took up like 4 MB of the memory card (8 MB total). Used to take ages to save! Anyway, the more recent games have slowed it down. I used to love doing dropkicks real quick but now it's kinda slow and awkard to do so.

Every year, I would totally be following development progress of the games but now, it's just a matter of buying it whenever, not necessarily on the release date. I may get it first thing but there are so many other good titles compared to it coming out in the same timeframe.