O.K. Two days after my Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 review, I get to rewiew WWE's latest instalment, Legends of Wrestlemania. I just got this game yesterday, since I am writing this review at 12:13
. To be honest, this game lived up to my expectations, which was a bad thing because my expectations weren't that high in the first place. First, well start with the new controls. I know WWE is trying to make the controls simpiler for their target audience, which was older males and females, but the controls felt to complicated for me. A,B,X, and Y all have to many uses. For example, A can be used for grappling. But, if you move the analog stick and press A, it becomes an irish whip. Or, if you hold the analog stick in one direction but the one your opponent is facing and press A, it becomes a strong grapple. OR, if you hold the analog stick in the direction opposite your opponent and press A, it becomes a strong irish whip. Its just too confusing. Next, well move on to the superstars. The line-up is a good on and will give you gooesbumps remembering those classic matches like the iron-man match between shawn and bret. Next, well move on to the relive, rewrite, and redifine section of the game. Relive is pretty good along with Rewrite. They let you fight in some of the greatest matches in Wrestlemania history. Redifine is the biggest problem. It is basically the same as the other tour mode options. It seems pointless and unnessisary. Moving along, if you own Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 you can import you CAS and other superstars. I thought this was kinda cool. The only problem id you have to re-create your CAS's entrance and move-set. The move-set took me forever
! Legend Killer Mode is a ganutlet match against 10 legends. I thought that was cool. Commentating seemed to get better in this instalment. They actually know when you hit the same move twice! Arenas, or should I say arena, I had a problem with. I felt they could have added a bit of variety in the arenas. Mabey the actual locations and looks of each wrestlemania perhaps? The crowd is and I fear always will be bad. I mean, come on, I don't care if they are generic, but if they all do the same thing at the same time. That is just rediculouse! The last problem I had with this game was the chain grapples. It was all QTE. That wasen't cool. I felt like I was just watching the match instead of playing it. Well, If you really like the legends of yesterday, I suggest a rental. Other than that, I suggest SVR 09' over this. Go check out mu SVR 09' review if you are still unsure.