WWF Attitude


Review by Will Matson



Graphics: 7

Sound: 6

Gameplay: 5

Overall: 6

WWF Attitude for Dreamcast can be enjoyable if you are a diehard fan of the Acclaim line of wrestling games or need a wrestling fix for the Dreamcast. However, I may suggest that you rent it first to see if it is for you.

The graphics on the game do look good on the Dreamcast and much better than those from WWF Warzone or other versions of this same game. The animation is a mixed bag, the moves look realistic but otherwise things can be a little sluggish. The video intro at the beginning of the game looks great, though, and features the best graphics this game has to offer. The sound effects for WWF Attitude sound like all of the other Acclaim WWF games. However, the commentary that runs during the game and the wrestler voices are both quite decent, the only gripe is that the same couple of lines are recycled by each wrestler. All the other music is strictly average.

The gameplay is where WWF Attitude is bodyslammed to the mat. It is often painstaking to pull off some of the special moves. After several attempts, you might end up getting one. This game doesn't allow for any error, especially since you need to be close to the computer to do most of these moves. If you are unable to pull off a special move, your wrestler does nothing on the screen, becomes a sitting duck and the computer opponent performs a move on you, draining your energy.

By the time you get off one move, the computer has hit at least two or three on you. To put it simply, it can be a chore to win a match in this game. Your best bet is to use a lot of turnbuckle moves, punches, kicks and rope moves. However, this takes a lot of the fun out of the game and turns it into even more of a button masher. However, jack up my scores a little bit if you have some friends over so you have some human opponents.

On the plus side, there are a good amount of options in this game, including career mode, championships, exhibitions and various specialty matches. I still prefer WWF Warzone on N64 to this game, but Attitude can be fun, more so with two or more players. This game is commonly found as a clearance title in most stores where Dreamcast titles are sold and it isn't a bad purchase if you need to beef up your library, I just couldn't get into it. Don't let my review keep you from at least checking it out.


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Last updated: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 02:36 PM