Wrestling fans prepare
yourselves: WWF Raw is War for the Xbox will be one of the major launch titles, and it
looks to be the best wrestling game ever. For years now, wrestling games have tried to
catch up to the spectacle of the WWF, but all have fallen short in some areas.
Interminable matches with slow action have been fairly standard, and have been typically
enhanced by nods to the drama of WWF episodes, including predictable "run-ins"
and repetitive out-of-arena settings. Like other sports games, announcers have blurted out
late and often irrelavent commentary, limited by the AI that can be sacrificed to the
WWF Raw is War
changes all of that. Featuring 35 wrestlers, including all the faves, Raw is War enhances
almost every element of the wrestling game. You can now grab opponents clothing for
more realistic moves. You can intercept an opponent as he or she approaches the ring.
Audiences will scramble as the action pours out of the squared-circle and into the stands.
Backstage areas will be randomly generated at each venue, so no two fights will ever be
the same. In short, this is as close as a wrestling game has ever come to re-creating the
spectacle of a real WWF match.
addition to the enhanced gameplay elements, the graphics are at a completely new level,
impossible before the technology of the next-gen consoles. Wrestlers look and move almost
exactly like their real-life counterparts, giving much more enjoyment to completing
special moves and finishers. The audience moves and reacts to the excitement in the ring.
Lights and objects look ultra-realistic, lending to the overall suspension of disbelief.
all the popular modes associated with THQs WWF titles to be incorporated into Raw is
War, plus a few bonuses. If you are a wrestling game fan, then you dont need to be
convinced, just patient. And for the rest of you, this might be the title that wins you
over. Well all be feeling a little tougher after WWF Raw is War debuts alongside the
Xbox this fall.