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  • Summary: WWE Legends of WrestleMania embraces the leading sports entertainment organization's rich history to relive, rewrite or recreate the definitive elements of WWE from the Eighties and Nineties. Players relive the entertaining lives of more than 40 larger-than-life Legends and have control over Legendary Managers, each of whom play crucial roles in match outcomes. The game's new grapple-based fighting system captures the high-energy action and drama seen in vintage WWE matches, while a historically accurate representation of past WWE telecasts sets the stage, including dynamic visual treatments, signature ring entrances, renowned commentators and notable venues. WWE Legends of WrestleMania also includes a WrestleMania Tour Mode that allows players to participate in key matches from multiple WrestleMania events, a Create-A-Legend system to develop the Legends of tomorrow, as well as online functionality for players to compete on the biggest stages in WWE history. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 59
  2. Negative: 2 out of 59
  1. Beyond the licensing, WWE Legends of WrestleMania is a smartly-designed game that enables studio antics to be more approachable to the common gamer. The gameplay isn’t dumbed down to the point where hardcore wrestling fans will scoff at Legends either.
  2. If you are expecting from WWE Legends of Wrestlemania the typical atmosphere from the 80s, a more friendly and enhanced gameplay and new game modes, that can make you relive emotions from the past, you won’t be let down. WWE Legends of Wrestlemania does this and more, making of the THQ game a must have for everyone, especially for the nostalgic of the 80s.
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    THQ has put together a pretty great love letter here for old school wrestling fans, and laid down a pretty good foundation for a new series.
  4. Legends of Wrestlemania does what exactly what you think it should. Despite some repetition and being short on gameplay content and depth, it’s a casual, enjoyable romp through the good ol’ days that put our childhood heroes (and villians) on a pedestal.
  5. The glory days of '80s/'90s wrestling is an appropriately arcade style affair and all the better for it.
  6. In the end, Legends of WrestleMania fails to completely live up to its potential, but does provide a fun experience for a short time.
  7. Unfortunately, the simplicity went a notch too far, and instead of a fun, arcade-like romp through memories of wrestling yesteryear, we're left with a wrestling game that has the best roster in 10 years, but some of the least challenging and least fun gameplay.

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  1. CrittyS
    Mar 24, 2009
    4
    I will go ahead and say that the videos, the nostalgia, and the historic matches and rivalries are great. When the wrestlers come into their old intros down the isle into the squared circle it might even bring chills down your back. But, that's where all the fun stops. If you want to see the wrestler's old intros, their historic matches and re-live the 80's and 90's then you can purchase a wide variety of WWE DVD 3 Disc sets for various events and superstars. THe truth is this game feels rushed and incomplete. Very few games modes and the controls are HORRIFIC. Smackdown vs. Raw is by far the better game, but more than anything is the better controlling game. No Right analog stick for the grapples, everything in this game is tap the A button, tap the A button twice and most of the time the crap doesn't work. B button to run, BUT....you an only RUN in CERTAIN situations????? Are the bleepin kidding me? Yeah, this game is hot garbage all around. Nice videos, and historic backgrounds on all the matches, but super-human character models look like crap too. The Warrior was already jacked up enough on all the Roids he was shooting, now he's twice the size he was. Hunter Hearst Helmsley is BIGGER than the current Triple H???? Classic Shawn Michaels doesn't look anything like Shawn Michaels in actual gameplay. Bottom line, this game is huge dissapointment. This could have been a one of a kind release that we would be playing for years to come. Instead its just like TNA iMPACT the game, a few cool features andgood roster, but bad controls, bad wrestling and rused delivery. Wait for Smackdown vs. Raw 2010! Expand
  2. WadeG
    Mar 27, 2009
    3
    Wrestling games have just turned to crap in the past 10 years in my opinion. Whatever happening to the easy to play fun gameplay of the N64's WCW/NWO Revenge and Wrestlemania 2000 series. Those games were easy to pick up and learn within a few short minutes and unlike these newer games the more you beat your opponent the more tired they would act. It was the perfect balance of realism and fun to play. This game makes a mockery of the good times. They controls are very unattractive mix of arcade speed and graphics and very complex controls that one one hand makes moves incredibly hard to pull off and second of all forces the player memorize an extensive list of controls. They need to get rid of all the quick time events because that stuff just disconnects you from the game (were arent playing god of war guys). They also need to simplify the grappling system. The finishers are also done halfass and 90 percent of the time your opponent can reverse them if the are good at quicktime events. The whole game just seems like nobody really cared if old school wrestling fans were going to be able to pick up and play. Its got a learning curve so high that unless you are persistent you will feel very underwhelmed by the whole game. Whatever happened to the fun. Collapse