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Discussion in 'Games' started by detritus, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. detritus

    detritus angry angry Staff Member Administrator

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    Just a heads up in case you're a fan of the series. I know a lot of folks here like wrestling, and even if you don't like WWE on TV the games are pretty good for ryona. It's scheduled to be released Oct. 26th

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    You can check out the roster here:
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    http://community.smackdownvsraw.com/roster
    But in case you're too lazy, I've attached pictures of all the Divas that are in this release. :pacman:

    Layla's picture sucks because they haven't finished her page yet. I'm liking the new outfits they gave them overall, although I did notice that there's no Maria or Trish in this one. I'm not sure if the roster is including unlockable characters though.

    So far the Diva roster includes:

    • Beth Phoenix
    • Brie & Nikki Bella
    • Eve
    • Alicia Fox
    • Gail Kim
    • Melina
    • Kelly Kelly
    • Layla
    • Maryse
    • Michelle McCool
    • Mickie James
    • Natalya

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    There's also mention of a SD vs RAW Online that's being made for the PC (Yes! FINALLY :nom nom: ) that's going to be released in 2011. They don't seem to have an official site open for it yet though. Hopefully it's real and it's not just Wikipedia trolls trollin' mah.

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  2. Mardion

    Mardion Swell Supporter

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    13 confirmed female wrestlers in a mainstream wrestling game? That's quite impressive! Can't wait to see if they have any new innovative submissions :-)
     
  3. noice1

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    I'll wait for reviews, but I doubt I'll get it even as an Xmas gift. It's going to have to really impress to get me back into them after 2008. Did anyone play 2009/10? How were they?
     
  4. Black Lion

    Black Lion Swell Supporter Ryonani Teamster

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    I don't like the ryona in these games, only because the voices aren't good enough. If I'm going to want this, it's going to need a massive improvement in that area.
     
  5. blitzrunner

    blitzrunner Guest

    I've forever been disappointed with the controls for all of the wrestling games after playing games that are of similar style, but had superior controls, for an Instance.. like Def Jam: Vendetta and Fight for NY...
    at the same time though, Wrestling games HAVE been slowly improving their Ryona-quality of games. The skin texture for this one looks a lot better than the last one... although I'm curious as to whether the Voices, screaming and grunting will be improved or even visible in this one.

    I gotta agree with BLack Lion... I might watch the Ryona out there on the web, but it DOES have to be a big improvement for me to want to buy a wrestling game.
     
  6. noice1

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    I agree on the controls, but for some reason I don't need a lot in the voice department. I don't know why, I guess I'm more of a visual person. I can honestly keep the sound muted and it won't bother me; the crowd noises, announcers and sound effects kinda step on the voices anyway.
     
  7. Someone92

    Someone92 Swell Supporter Staff Member Moderator

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    I've tried the 2010 one, dunno... if you can take pleasure from viewing obviously faked wrestling it might be something for you.
     
  8. Mardion

    Mardion Swell Supporter

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    The controls are just something you get used to after about half an hour of gaming. Seriously, it's much different that what we're used to because of other fighting games (including Def Jam) but it's not actually bad, it's just much slower and as such requires more emphasis on strategy than speed and reflexes. I can't think of it diminishing the ryona value in any way once you're used to it, you can still do any move you wish to apply (or be applied upon your wrestler) just like in every other game.

    You think? I found most of the moves and reactions very realistic, much more so than actual WWE wrestling to be frank.
     
  9. noice1

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    Well, here are problems from 2008:

    24/7 mode absolutely sucked. It was boring and you can't bring a female superstar through it, even a created one.

    NO special referee matches. I still think I'm just blind, but I can't find them. What the hell, seriously?

    The targeting system is meant to help you invent new swear words. Simply put, it's non-existent, the game will target whomever the hell it pleases, when it wants to. Any more than two opponents and it's almost unplayable.

    Unlockables are WAY too expensive. Not only do you have to "unlock" some, like more superstars, you then have to BUY them. Some top $200K. It's a sick joke to have so many wrestlers I can't play without suffering for weeks through a convoluted mess of a campaign mode.

    I don't want to make a snap judgment, but I sincerely hope you are not one of those people that belittles pro-wrestling as if the fans "think" it's all real. Aside from the fact that it's a video game and it looks as "real" as any other fighting game, fans are attracted to pro-wrestling similar to how people attend theater. We know it's a show, we watch to be entertained. When you watch Indiana Jones jump out of a plane, that wasn't real, either (and as MythBusters proved, he would have died along with the others).

    Sorry, but, you pushed my button there.
     
  10. detritus

    detritus angry angry Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeeeah I mean a lot of the wrestling fetish videos look terrible as far as realism goes but we still enjoy it anyway. The WWE games are nothing great but I find them good enough to be enjoyable for ryona. I probably wouldn't play them if there was none to be had though. :P As far as the controls go, the only thing that bothers me is how they seem to change a little bit every year. Once you figure it out and get accustomed to it though it's not that bad. I think 2010 had the easiest control scheme for doing submissions though. You weren't required to look through the moves list of each wrestler to find them, it's just the same button every time.
     
  11. Someone92

    Someone92 Swell Supporter Staff Member Moderator

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    When you look closely you can see that many attacks/throws don't actually connect or are done in a way to reduce the impact/damage upon the opponent; I understand that they cannot actually fight against each other in such a way in RL, but I don't like the design chocie to mirror the RL matches as closely as possible instead of making the moves more believable.

    Well, I've said "obviously faked wrestling", so I presumed that most watchers know it's not real.
     
  12. Gecko

    Gecko Vivacious Visitor Ryonani Teamster

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    As long as they have Natalya's Romero hold and Sharpshooter it might be worth getting. I haven't played one of these games in years. last one i played regularly was wcw vs nwo revenge for the Nintendo 64. How is customization for outfits, etc. and how is the create-a-wrestler?
     
  13. noice1

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    The SD vs. Raw series has traditionally had decent CAW. I can only speak up to 2008, but there's enough there to make all ranges of good females. You can do plenty with logos and tattoos, but I think it's a little lacking on accessories. Hopefully the new(er) ones have improved. I think I can safely say it would blow you away if you are coming from N64. Even the PS2-generation titles had some nice CAW systems.
     
  14. ramallo

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    and what about intergender matches ?
     
  15. noice1

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    As far as I've experienced, it's available. However, unless they've changed it, Divas are exclusively forbidden from violent matches like Hell-In-A-Cell, Table, Money-In-The-Bank, etc. and cannot bleed. You can't even make your own female superstar legal because they are classified as "divas" (way to be sexist, WWE).
     
  16. ramallo

    ramallo Potential Patron

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    pff.. this is a game. So , is a fantasy thing. Remember smackdown here comes the pain ? You can put divas in elimination chamber..
     
  17. noice1

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    It's been too long to remember HCTP. But without a doubt, just like the WWE itself, the games of the late 90s and early 2000s were the best. I remember Know Your Role; the characters could move so fast and there was a lot more freedom. Now, it's feature-bloated and everything feels clumsy.
     
  18. detritus

    detritus angry angry Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't recall seeing the bra and panties match mode in any of the SvR games either, while it was available in HCTP. It was nice just for the animations of the divas ripping the clothes off each other.
     
  19. mancubus

    mancubus Guest

    In 2011, Divas can be in any match except for First Blood. No intergender ones, however.
     
  20. noice1

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    What do you mean by intergender ones? You can't have any mixed matches?