A huge let down.
I am a huge TNA fan. But no matter how much I like the league this game is straight up garbage. This is the worst wrestling game since Legends of Wrestling came out. Honestly speaking this game has so many flaws it is ridiculous. Number one, why is it that the entrances are so short? Number two, where are the belts? Number three, why is there such a little variety of matches in the games? I mean seriously what happened to the six sided steel cage match? How come the wrestlers don't even bleed? The game has a teen rating and they don't even bleed, the story mode is horrible, the create a character is a joke. When I first heard of this game I was tremendously excited about TNA coming out with a game, but after seeing the joke of a game that they allowed to be put out I can honestly say when the sequel comes around it better be a billion times better than this one. Because half made games won't cut it and crap like this will leave you at the second best spot to WWE and THQ.
Could be better but could be worse too.
I'll be straight and to the point, if you are looking for a game comparable to the Smackdown series then this is not it. The controls take some getting used to but they are not nearly as bad Smackdown vs Raw '08 but one should not have to go through numerous button combinations to execute a single move. The installation time is about as slow as molasses in the wintertime, prepare to wait at least 15 minutes. Animations are clean and crisp but the entrances to each match are far too short, you would think you would get the same feel as if you were sitting down and watching Impact on tv. Not too many features included in this title and no where near as in depth as Smackdown vs Raw. It is a change from the basic wrestling genre. The Ultimate X match is a pretty cool feature but personally I prefer a cage match in my wrestling games. All in all its not a BAD game per se but it is not a great game either. On a 1to 10 scale it is about a 5 or 6.
Excellent Wrestling game option!
I have been a wrestling fan for many years and the demise of the WCW I thought would be the end all of professional wrestling. I enjoy wrestling for the wrestling. I have tried playing the wrestling games featuring the WWE, but they seem so lame and boring. With the coming of TNA into the wrestling scene it has brought competition back to wrestling and sparked my interest again. It has an excellent combination of new and old and I really like the ring. The game TNA Impact is a blast to play, the controls are not difficult, you just have to get used to them like any new game you get. You can pull off some great combinations and the finishers are incredible. Each wrestler has his own set of moves and his unique finishing move. The ability to reverse a move is great too, but does take a little bit of practice and good timing. I highly recommend this game to any person who enjoys wrestling and especially wrestling video games.
Not better than All Stars
Tna Impact has good controlls but it just wasn't enjoyable. The game's control system plays just like WWE All Stars but All Stars was more fun and the multiplayer on this sucks. This game is for casual wrestling fans.
TNA > SvR, iMPACT will DESTROY...
The Competition! TNA iMPACT will be action packed, fun, Different, New, Innovative, a classic!! iMPACT will feature more than 2,500 moves!! Challenge 4 friends with Signature TNA Finishers, Online Play, Taunts, Six-Sided Ring, Ultimate X, Weapons, Tables, Entrances, Theme Music, World Arenas, Create A Fighter, Storymode mini-games, All TNA Titles and way more!! And one of the BEST/COOLEST features will be DLC(downloadable content) where via XBL or PSN u can download new wrestlers/attires and more!! I myself cant wait to destroy ppl with The Canadian Destroyer and The Border Toss!! No Need To "Create Finishers" LOL!! SvR games get WORSE EVERY YEAR! No Need To Deny It Or Lie! SvR games have been around for a long time and its TIME FOR A NEW DIFFERENT FUN GAME to take the Crown!! There is way more to say but i bet u already KNEW all this :D TNA iMPACT will be fun PERIOD! And Worth Playing!!!!!!!
This game doesn't cross the line
I am huge wrestling fan, and I must say this game is pretty bad. To begin all of you people that say this is the 1st game and all that other bull, just don't talk anymore. The create a wrestler is horrible. I can understand having to unlock the the moves, but there are none that are initally unlocked. The character models are awesome, but the move sets are horrible. When is the last time you saw Jay Lethal end a match with a release dragon suplex, or senshi not use the warrior's way. The horrible move set doesn't stop there, no stinger splash, scorpion deathlock, BME, you get the point. The story mode is just as bad, let's just say the Katie Vick story line was better. Then there's the online, most of the time you can't find a match and when you can because of the horrible counter and kick out system, the 1st person that get's the pinfall wins the match. Pretty much takes skill out the window, other person gets any momentum the match is over. Midway did a horrible job with this game, this is coming from a die hard mortal kombat fan. Hopefully they put some effort into the next game.
I loved this game so much
i loved this game it has it's issues like the 4 hour install time to the ps3 hard drive but for the nice graphics the game produces it is worth every penny i really had fun with this game im not a fan of any wrestling game i found WWE games to be sucky with controls i found other games that just plain didn't live up to the hype this is a nice game that is natural to get into and to play the way wrestling was suppose to be a hands down smackdown knockout good time which this game does focus on down to the T pro's Great Game. Awesome Playability. Awesome Graphics. Con's The 4 hour install time to play the game. (but really did you expect it not to take so long on a console that does 1080I) far from the installer issue the game has the most greatest gameplay i purchased my copy used and i wish i had purchased it new because the game was so cool..
Could Be Better
This game Is different than wwe games. First of all this game has little to none moves and also there is only 17 wrestlers You start out with like 10 wrestlers and then you have to earn them.
This game isn't what I'd expected
First things first the reason I gave it a five because the positives, I like to do high flying moves on the game and the game does capture the speed of the X-Division which I was impressed, plus the storyline is not bad, making the Suicide character this rags to riches story which I adimire alot. But I gave it a five because if you compare it to SvR 2009, the moves are limited, unlike SvR 2009, The title belts, there arent any in Impact which is lame, plus it that the only cool thing about this game is the ultimate x match which shows the X-Division quite well. Hopefully if they do a second one they really need to add more matches like, the steel cage, add more weapons, add more people meaning bring on the knockouts for goodness sake. Overall this game had its huge misses but in the end it didn't live up to the hype.
This game is fun...
TNA Impact! First off I love TNA over WWE...but I didn't think the game would be that good. Reviews on this game have been extremely harsh. The controls of this game are a little hard to get use to, but not to hard. Once you figure it out though the game is addicting and very fun. Graphics are amazing and the story mode is the best I have ever seen in a wrestling game. The game is very fast paced and while the roster may be a little small as well as the types of matches this is just the first game, WWE's didn't have that much in their first game. The Ultimate X match on this game is VERY GOOD for the first game and is EXTREMELY FUN! This game exceeded my expectations and is very, very fun. Definitely recommend this game to whoever likes a nice challenge, fast gameplay, and just a fun wrestling game to play.