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Monday, May 01, 2006

Rumble Roses XX...Avoid This Pile of Crap!

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The original Rumble Roses on the Playstation 2 was pretty poor, Rumble Roses XX follows in that tradition. The game is terrible in almost every way possible. Here is the breakdown:

Graphics: The only aspect of the game done well. And you would need to have good graphics to sell a game that is basically all graphics over gameplay. The character models are all well done and the animation is well done also.

Sound: Overall the sound is pretty lame. Each wrestler has a few lines of dialogue which are somewhat entertaining to hear but the rest of the audio sucks. You have your standard grunts and groans as your wrestler takes and dishes out moves. The music is also pretty bad. There is only one song I find I can listen to and that is "Yankee Rose" the title track of the game. And i only like that song because I liked the original by David Lee Roth.

Gameplay: This is where the game falls apart. The basics are pretty easy to learn and master. You punch, you grapple, you punch some more and grapple some more. That is about all the strategy this game offers. The AI is incredibly cheap as well. You can literally pound on your opponent for a good 10-15 minutes before they even get a hit in on your character. Also you can nail finisher after finisher after finisher on them and they generally won't get pinned or give up. However after that the AI kicks it into God Mode and starts blocking everything you throw at them and nailing move after move after move on you. Also it usually only takes one finisher from them to put you out. However it takes several of your own finishers to win, and that is if the AI does not start to basically cheat.

Overall:

This game is terrible in nearly every aspect. This is the only wrestling game on the 360 right now though. If you want some wrestling on your 360 rent this, do not under any circumstances buy this game. If you want a good wrestling game on the 360 wait until WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 2007 comes out later this year.

Score: 2/10

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