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      22.11.2001 22:44
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      WWF Attitude opinion by Tony hawley WWF Attitude is a great game if you're a wrestling fan. As a strong simulation of the squared circle, Attitude features enough wrestlers, moves and match options to keep its replay value high for years, and it's also a great game for four-player slugfests. Finally, the WWF has come back to Sega! WWF Attitude is the first wrestling game for the new Sega Dreamcast system, and serves as an excellent final chapter for Acclaim's long-standing association with the World Wrestling Federation. The partnership dates back to the mid-1980s, when Acclaim released Wrestlemania for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Approximately a dozen games for a half-dozen different systems followed. But now, the WWF has chosen to dissolve their relationship with Acclaim and future WWF releases will come from THQ. Attitude, the sequel to WWF Warzone for the Sony PlayStation and the Nintendo 64, was released first for those systems. This led to some speculation about whether the Dreamcast version would feature more options, flashier ring entrances, or even videotaped "challenge" sequences. However, the three releases turned out almost identically. The Dreamcast version of WWF Attitude lives up to most of the hype surrounding it, featuring 40 WWF superstars and 2 other personalities, all as playable characters. The inventive create-a-wrestler mode is greatly improved. Although it is still somewhat difficult to create an exact likeness of wrestlers from the past or from other organizations, the amount of costume designs, accessories and programmable moves is staggering. Unfortunately, Attitude suffers from the removal of two of the features important to the runaway success of Warzone: the training gym mode, and the videotaped challenges. The challenges were an added bonus to the career mode in Warzone. At random times in the course of making your way through the ranks to the W
      WF championship, you would be challenged by the wrestler you just defeated to a brutal specialty match. I can only guess that this feature would take up too much space in Attitude, which has over three times as many playable wrestlers. As far as the training gym, Attitude is more of a pure wrestling simulation than its main competition, THQ's newest WCW games and the recently released Wrestlemania 2000 for the Nintendo 64. Unlike gamers using THQ products, Attitude players must learn and master button combinations to pull off a complicated move. While the in-game pause menu allows you to view the combinations for moves, this system suffers from two major drawbacks. First, you can only view your wrestler's moves from his current position on the mat when the game was paused (standing/opponent standing; on turnbuckle/opponent on ground; and running/opponent standing are a few examples). This makes it difficult for a player to plan a string of moves unless you have played before with a particular wrestler. And yes, button combinations for the same move may vary from wrestler to wrestler, or the move may simply not be present at all. Secondly, a player unaccustomed to the controls set forth in Warzone will find it unusually difficult to do any move other than a basic armbar without constantly pausing to find out which buttons do what. This hurts the game from a multiplayer standpoint (it supports 1-4 players) because it is frustrating for a novice to sit down with someone who owns the game and not be destroyed in under three minutes. On the positive side, the Dreamcast's processing power has nearly eliminated load times, especially helpful for Attitude, which suffered badly from slow-loading on the PSX. The graphics for the Dreamcast version are also the cleanest of the three versions, and are far superior to Warzone, and in my opinion, still better than Wrestlemania 2000 for N64. The developers brushed up the area around t
      he ring just a little for Dreamcast, adding some movement to the crowd in order to create a bit more realism in the environment. Warzone was the first game to program entrances for wrestlers, and Attitude has improved on them greatly. When the match begins, their theme music plays, they walk down the ramp and through the ropes into the squared circle. Depending on the complexity of the entrance (Stone Cold Steve Austin walks through breaking glass, the arena lights go out and torches flare up for the Undertaker), you can just sit back and watch the show for a good 5-10 minutes. Of course, you also have the option of skipping through this part and getting right to the action. Attitude also features a blood mode, where wrestlers are sometimes busted open during the course of a match, and teen language mode, where Austin will routinely mention "openin' a can of whup-ass" and Chyna will appear to the "No Chance in Hell" theme song. Both of these modes can be turned off in the options menu, just in case parents are in the room. Attitude features dozens of unique matches, including singles, tag team, triple threat, triangle elimination, survivor series, royal rumble, stable and 4-player war. Special stipulations can be added to the match, making it a falls-count-anywhere hardcore match, last man standing or steel cage first-blood contest. The possibilities, and entertainment value, are limitless! A small drawback, however, is the reduced number of unique costumes for the WWF superstars. The PlayStation version features four per wrestler, while the Dreamcast only has two. For the PSX, alternate costumes could be selected by holding one of three controller buttons when choosing a grappler, but this feature was mysteriously deleted from Attitude. The only time you'll see a single alternate costume is when the same wrestler is selected more than once for the same match. As mentioned above, Attitude's
      create-a-wrestler mode is easily the best I've seen. You can design a grappler from scratch, choosing body type (male, female, skinny, average, fat), color, clothing and facial features, then selecting the moves he does from scratch or copying one of the 40 sets of moves already present. Then you name your wrestler, choose whether the fans will cheer or boo him, use a variable points system to determine how strong, fast and charismatic he is, and pick his entrance (how he walks to the ring). In addition, Attitude features more than 30 individual entrance theme songs, as well as over a dozen more original tunes that can be used in create-a-wrestler mode. Overall, WWF Attitude for the Sega Dreamcast is an excellent wrestling simulation, and would make a fine addition to anyone's library of video games. By Tony Hawley P.S I hope you liked my review it took me a long time

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      24.10.2001 09:16
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      WWF Attitude is as good as wrestling is real. Make sense? Hopefully, because Wrestling is all staged, and it’s great, but we all know it’s not real, the results are predetermined in most cases, and in general, Wrestling is just for entertainment, not in anyway a serious sport, in my view. There are some wrestling games that deserve recognition – WWF No Mercy was good, despite its recall (one of the only recalled games), and WWF Smack Down 2 and the original, both great games. Attitude is not good. In fact it’s the worst wrestling game available. The controls are sloppy, the wrestlers all feel as if they’re about 10 tonnes each, they take so long to get across the ring – it’s so slow and unresponsive, but the game has an official licence – how on earth did they let this be released? There moves are near impossible to pull off, you’d be far better off with Smack Down on the PlayStation 1. The graphics and sound are abysmal, a word I seldom use – I rarely say seldom too, so it’s clear I’m not impressed with Attitude – there is no attitude in the game, just a feeling that the developers had a bad attitude when making it. Avoid this if you want your sanity in tact. You will not forgive yourself for paying the £10 or whatever you pay. 1 star.

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        15.09.2001 01:12
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        WWF Attitude is as good as wrestling is real. Make sense? Hopefully, because Wrestling is all staged, and it’s great, but we all know it’s not real, the results are predetermined in most cases, and in general, Wrestling is just for entertainment, not in anyway a serious sport, in my view. There are some wrestling games that deserve recognition – WWF No Mercy was good, despite its recall (one of the only recalled games), and WWF Smack Down 2 and the original, both great games. Attitude is not good. In fact it’s the worst wrestling game available. The controls are sloppy, the wrestlers all feel as if they’re about 10 tonnes each, they take so long to get across the ring – it’s so slow and unresponsive, but the game has an official licence – how on earth did they let this be released? There moves are near impossible to pull off, you’d be far better off with Smack Down on the PlayStation 1. The graphics and sound are abysmal, a word I seldom use – I rarely say seldom too, so it’s clear I’m not impressed with Attitude – there is no attitude in the game, just a feeling that the developers had a bad attitude when making it. Avoid this if you want your sanity in tact. You will not forgive yourself for paying the £10 or whatever you pay. 1 star. Please do not waste your hard earned cash, there are alternatives - Smack Down 3 is soon out on the PS2 - get that instead.

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        Enter the lycra-clad and spandex world of the World Wrestling Federation.This is WWF Attitude for the Dreamcast!As Attitude loads up,much faster than it's Playstation counterpart,you are graced with 28 wrestlers,plus many extra superstars to unlock.This game it great!The graphics are way above the standards that you would expect from the Playstation.The photo-realism is amazing,even detailed down the Rock's eyebrow!You can have 4 wrestlers in the ring at any time,stretching the Playstation's power to it's limits.Unfortunatly,the moves are rather difficult to execute,which makes for some awkward gaming,when you are just learning to play.Many things make up for this though.The ammount of modes are immense,with a whopping 38 modes or stipulations!Most of the modes are new to wrestling gaming, such as First Blood,where you must make your opponent bleed to get a victory,or Last Man Standing match,where you must beat your opponent senseless until he can't recover before the 10 count.There are also matches that require 3 or 4 players,mostly in elimination matches.The amount of moves each wrestler can pull of is astounding,with over 200 per wrestler!I coulcn't say that I have a least favourite mode because they are all so fun!My favourite mode would have to be Career Mode.In this mode,you can guide a wrestler from House Shows,where you can win some small matches,up to big Pay-Per-View events,where you get to fight the "main eventers" and win the Heavyweight Title,if you're tought enough,that is!One more stump in the road to glory is,you will have to fight in 3 on 1 matches,which is very difficult and casual gamers may find impossible.Sometimes,Attitude is too realistic,where you don't have any freedom,but the moves are executed beautifully.My overall evaluation of WWF Attitude is, it has an astounding amount of wrestlers,modes and moves but lacks freedom and a learning curve.They have used the Playstation to it's full capacity i
        n WWF Attitude,making for some great gaming.Next time,they should allow more freedom and make the moves simpler to pull off.I hope you have enjoyed my review of WWF Attitude for the Dreamcast. Shaneo.

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        29.08.2001 06:42
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        WWF Attitude is as good as wrestling is real. Make sense? Hopefully, because Wrestling is all staged, and it’s great, but we all know it’s not real, the results are predetermined in most cases, and in general, Wrestling is just for entertainment, not in anyway a serious sport, in my view. There are some wrestling games that deserve recognition – WWF No Mercy was good, despite its recall (one of the only recalled games), and WWF Smack Down 2 and the original, both great games. Attitude is not good. In fact it’s the worst wrestling game available. The controls are sloppy, the wrestlers all feel as if they’re about 10 tonnes each, they take so long to get across the ring – it’s so slow and unresponsive, but the game has an official licence – how on earth did they let this be released? There moves are near impossible to pull off, you’d be far better off with Smack Down on the PlayStation 1. The graphics and sound are abysmal, a word I seldom use – I rarely say seldom too, so it’s clear I’m not impressed with Attitude – there is no attitude in the game, just a feeling that the developers had a bad attitude when making it. Avoid this if you want your sanity in tact. You will not forgive yourself for paying the £10 or whatever you pay. 1 star.

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        05.08.2001 00:53
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        This game is great it changed wrestling games all together instead of 2d graphics it is in 3d. Released in mid 1999 here in the UK I of course went straight out and bought it from my local video games shop. I never thought I'd see a game like this on the Playstation but it was imminent that it was gonna happen with games like metal gear solid out near enough the same time. In the game You can play season mode which consists of raw and heat .The game is has lots of characters to choose from as well such as the rock, stone cold Steve Austin, sable, d'lo brown and of course a whole lot more. The game had improved much on its earlier titles such as WWF In your house and WWF Warzone. the game play is still a bit rusty but it's still very addictive. The game is commemorated to Owen hart a wrestler who died during the making of the game you can play as Owen to in the game. Buy this game! many thanks > dark-knights

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        02.08.2001 00:26
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        I don't want to upset any wrestling fans here, but I have to have my say about this game - it's one of the worst wrestling games you will ever play, if indeed you manage to somehow find yourself playing this utter trash. I am not the biggest wrestling fan in the world, but it's clear that Attitude has about as much attitude as a stuffed turnip, it's such a dire game that is practically unplayable, so really, do not buy this game - don't be fooled by the low price tag - believe it or not, there is a reason for it being so cheap! Graphically abysmal, this has to be the most visually displeasing game on the Dreamcast, not even my little nephew was entertained by it, and thank heavens for game rentals! It's such a waste of time this game, the wrestlers look 'ok' but they're on a 128 bit machine and look no better than those in WWF Smackdown 2, and that's on the PlayStation, which is only 32bit. The sound is laughable, it hardly utilises the Dreamcast's potential in any way shape or form, and the control system, well, they clearly left that out of the 'game'. This is a woeful title, the wrestlers are all official, and it's an officially licenced title, but there is not much point in getting officiality if you don't have a game to go with it. Avoid. Avoid like the plague. NO STARS! 1star though.

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