It is an ok game
The roster has some people in wwe Christian, Kevin Nash, and Booker T. They copied all the controls into wwe allstars. The story is kind of like RTWM in SvR, overall it is a good game.( shoot me a friend request on xbox live @ DevilChild22)
Good game but needs work!
I don't know why anyone would give this game below a 6 rating, because it's not the best game but not the worse. The game to me is like a clone, not perfect, of No mercy for N64, that was by far the best wrestling game to date. Midway wanted to make something new that didnt look like a crappy, same move having, and buggy svr. I'm talking about (07 and 08 CRAPPY). The story is far the best since a long time in the genre. It was short but sweet. The controls are nice but the only thing I didn't like was the the game didn't have a lot of moves and rev moves. Also the rev moves were hot because you can rev a move more then once. The online can be better, A LOT BETTER, it's only 1 v 1, but you can play against many of the wrestlers or midway workers. The style points I hated since I played need for speed underground 1. They really get to you. It's like you will never get many points to unlock some wrestlers (200,000- low ki). Overall it's not a bad game, but it's not worth $** maybe like $**.
TNA iMPACT! had a lot of potential, but it didn't follow through on most of it. Beyond the limited/repetitive moves, lackluster CAW, and scaled back online, my main problem is that iMPACT! doesn't feel like real wrestling. The opponents never stay down long enough, they don't sell limb damage, there's an announcer table and announcer voices (which are super-repetitive), but no announcer bodies, there are no championship belts to wear or defend even though they're mentioned in the story, chairs are just sitting around the outside of the ring, there is no rope break, and every match is no count out/no DQ. Don't get me wrong, the control scheme is solid as well as a throwback to the wrestling games of old (so it's sure to appeal to a lot of people) and the Ultimate X Match is fun and provides for some good looking spots, but overall TNA iMPACT! ends up being a shallow game. It's not going to take you long to see everything this title has to offer and start dreaming about the sequel.
Good, but not great.
First off, it should be stated that one really cannot compare this to the WWE Smackdown vs. Raw games by THQ. The TNA brand tries to differ itself from the WWE; and the same can be said about this game. Most of the negative reviews for this game are probably based on that comparison. Now with that being said, TNA iMPACT! is a wrestling game that can be enjoyed; IF you can forgive some of the flaws. I won't go into details about what is right and what is wrong with this game. Just know that if you are a fan of professional wrestling, and you like to play as some of your favorite wrestlers or want to create your own and face said superstars, then you will have a good time playing this title. However, if you are getting into this, expecting something remotely similar to what the WWE games have to offer, of course you will be greatly disappointed. The best option is to go with your gut on this game. Some may enjoy it like I did. Others will complain how it's not like SDvR and let it be known with negative reviews and comments.
This is the game where you wish that you could just wait for a better wrestling game. First of all lets talk about the story. You are some guy I don't know, gets beat up by 2 guys. So you move to Mexico (for some reason). After you are done with that of the game you go to TNA fight your way out of trouble and fight the guys who jacked you then... your done. The dumb part about it is that the contrels are different from SVR (Smackdown vs Raw) so it took me a while to beat it. Oh ya I forget about online play. It sucks bad it is way different from SVR and you don't have your superstars you just pick one and fight. But the part is the person or people your playing could pick the person you want and if they pick all the good people your dead. So if you want to buy this game I would wait for SVR my friend because this game is not the 1 trust me.
It is not that bad!!
The TNA video game is a good first effort for TNA. Hopefully they make more games after this so they can improve on some things. Controls: The controls are not bad, they are easy to learn and when you get the hang of the reverse buttons you dish out some great moves. The finisher button is easy to use as well as the grapple buttons. There are much in-depth controls for SVR games but if you are looking for quick easy controls to learn this game will do. Graphics: The graphics are great and the animations are perfect. You really get the feel that you are driving someone through the mat as opposed to SVR where the animations can be slow at times. All in all this is not a bad game, the WWE games are much better, but as far as the animations and the way the wrestlers look when performing a move, TNA takes the cake. I have played WWE games since SEGA, and this game is not as bad as people think. The game can get frustrating at times but after you play it for a while you will love it. Take it from me, I have played them all!
Oh it's real, its @#$% real
Game looks real clean, I was concerned about the speed of the game until I saw it in motion on a actual t.v. The moves look fluent (mid air reversals moves outside the ring!!!) with little collision recognition problems like the competion. I'm a wrestiling fan and I've been waiting for a wrestling game to have better gameplay than Def Jam Vendetta on PS 2. A game which actually used the N64's no mercy game engine, it somewhat faster, with improved graphics. Down loadable content will be a reality, sick, characters will be added to the roster and hopefully new match types only seen in TNA that aren't in the realease title are in the works for down load. I'm a long time WWE game fan but the with the exception of the extreme rules matches not much has changed in the SvR titles on the next gen systems. Lastley true wrestling fans are happy to welcome back Sting, Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash, Ryno and Kurt Angle to the video game realm. It's not the nWo but I hope this game is just as popular for the future of wrestling games sake.
Wait For The Sequel................
This game after all the hype lacks alot of potential. There are for no reason , some chairs lying flat on the ground around the ring for you to use as weapons. The graphics are nice but have been doen before.. the ring entrances are cut way short. There are no belts from what I can see anyway. There is an occasional blood splatter on the ring but, no blood from you getting hit from the chair a million times.....There really isnt a big match variety as far as that goes.. No cage...No cage how in the world can you not include a cell or for that matter a ladder match.. Yes, I know it has ultimate x but , this game turned into the ultimate flop...One match is not worth getting this game over.. Rent it or borrow it but trust me it gets old really fast unlike smackdown Vs. Raw.Over all this game could have blown WWE out of the water so, next year when the sequel comes out well, have to wait and see..Just remember rent or borrow... Gets old quick..
It Sucks, Dont Buy!! Please don't buy
I am going to tell u that there is a lot more wrestling games on NES that have better playability than this game, the controls the graphics the sound eveything in this game is awful. Well i got this yesterday and i was excited that it was a different wrestling game instead of wwe all the time (but at least they make good games) well i started playing tna and right off the bat the controls stink, i dont know what the hell i am doing half of the time. I mean they had all this time to make a really great tna game, they choose midway out of all the companies to choose from, they have a rep of screwing games up so they develope this piece of crap also to add to the list? Midway needs to close the doors they just cant make a good game anymore.Basicaly what i am saying is go out and buy wwe wrestling games, they are a hell of a lot better, and at least you know they will be, but this tna game sucks so bad, i wouldnt even recomend it to a dog!!!!
I left game stop thinking tight, i got the TNA video game.Got home, popped it in, it sucked.the story mode was okay,but the regular game play was horrible. The controls were confusing,and it only gives you about 10 wrestlers to start out with, you have to unlock the rest,plus if you fight the CPU it reverses about every move you try. I hope TNA comes out with a better game soon