1. wiitendo84

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    For this review, I wanted to do a side by side of 2 games
    that were released in 1998. 2 different companies with 2
    completely different games. WCW vs NWO Revenge and WWF
    Warzone. I'm doing a bit of a different review as I'm just
    going to review the audio, graphics, gameplay, Create a
    wrestler mode, and an overall review of both. Having said
    that to be a bit easier on what game I'm talking about, R
    will be for Revenge and W for Warzone. On to the review.

    Audio

    R: This isn't a huge improvement over the previous game THQ
    released beforehand. Once again, there is just a basic amount
    of sound. Some punches/kicks and some crowd oohing and aahing.
    Entrance music is still just basic rock music, not the actual
    entrance music that they used.

    W: Seeing as this was a new entry for the WWF, they did go
    all out with this. The background music sounded really good
    during matches and they even had the entrance music as well.
    There was commentary that went on during the match which at
    the time was awesome. Punches and kicks were about on par
    with Revenge.

    Winner: Warzone

    Graphics

    R: The faces, body shapes, and skin colors are a major improvement
    over World Tour. It still is plagued with wrestlers clipping
    through other wrestlers when doing moves but isn't as noticeable
    as World Tour. The wrestlers moves have gotten upgraded as well.
    Kevin Nash's powerbomb has a new look as does DDP's Diamond Cutter.
    Most looked exactly as to what you would see them do on tv.
    The rings and stadiums have gotten upgrades too. All in all,
    they outdid themselves on this game.

    W: The looks of the characters were done a little bit better.
    They didn't have any blockiness to them like Revenge did. Some
    of the wrestlers didn't look too impressive though. To me, they
    didn't look anything close to their counterparts do in real
    life. The Rock would be one that I felt that they rushed on.
    The rings looked really good and the stadiums looked great as
    well.

    Winner: Tie, neither outdid each other

    Gameplay

    R: Here is where this game shines. Since they had the basics
    ready to go, all they had to do was improve on the previous
    game, which they did amazingly well. With more moves, better
    animation, more taunts, among many other things. Once again,
    weak and strong grapples/punches/kicks were easy to do. Reversals
    were easy as you had one button designated for grapples and one
    for hitting. Being able to pick up and play would set this
    game apart from others. This game also had a animated referee
    that did counts as well. You could steal opponents taunts as well.
    Easy to pick up and play.

    W: As a brand new entry for WWF, this game decide to do a few
    things different. They used motion capture for the moves and
    to pull them off required you to do button presses. During the
    match you got momentum by doing different moves with the crowd
    booing and cheering for you or against you. One issue I had is
    that you had no idea on how to do the wrestlers finishers. You
    had to look online or in books to get the specific codes to do
    them. Not easy to pick up and play.

    Winner: Revenge

    Create-a-wrestler

    R: The only thing you could really do was change the clothes and
    name. Not a real create-a-wrestler mode.

    W: You could create to your hearts content. Different body
    builds along with different genders. A bunch of different
    attire selections along with the ability to choose actual
    entrance music. The one thing that would have made this even
    better was the move selection. In this game, you could only
    copy the moves of existing wrestlers. You couldn't choose any
    specific moves yourself.

    Winner: Warzone


    For the final results, I will say that Warzone would be the
    more superior in features that were ahead of its time. Gameplay
    though, Revenge wins hands down. Just like the monday night ratings
    for the shows these games were trying to fight for, each game
    would go and try to outdo each other. Both were great for what
    they offered but they weren't perfect by any means. Its still
    a toss up between the two for which is best. I've always said
    that a game without gameplay isn't a good game but features
    can be a big deciding factor as well. For me both games are
    amazing for what they offer.

    Winner: A tie, both games were amazing.
     
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    For which console is this review/comparison of WWF Warzone?
    Warzone has kind of the same mid tier to shitty audio as WCW vs NWO on the N64. Of course the PS1 version of Warzone sounds better 'cause CD quality audio.
    Also, I disagree with the gameplay. I feel that Warzone has a much worse gameplay than Attitude, and Attitude is nowhere near to the AKI engine.
     
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    I'm doing the N64 versions since they were on the same system. As for gameplay, I reviewed it as the first in Acclaims entry for wrestling. So, yes, at the time it was a different way of doing things and Attitude was better but it was also a sequel that was built upon Warzone. They learned from that and did things differently. What's going to be interesting is when I do the reviews of the next set up of games. Attitude came out in the USA just a few months before Wrestlemania 2000 released. So we had 2 WWF wrestling games that year along with WCW Mayhem. So this is going to be a triple threat match lol
     
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  4. MrCokeacola

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    Get a load of this jabroni smark tying two varying wrestling games. They say WWF Attitude is where the big boys play. Look at the adjective, 'play'.

    WCW/NWO is the only game of the two where you can send for the man. The Macho Man!

    there that's gonna put some butts in the seats.
     
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    OP wiitendo84 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Absolutley loved playing as macho man. Any wrestling game I had that didnt feature him, I made him.
     
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    The review I'm working on now is for attitude, no mercy, and mayhem. I'm waiting on a copy of mayhem to come in the mail before I finish this up. Btw was there an ecw game released as well during this time or was it during gamecube ps2 era?
     
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    ECW only released 2 games before they got bought out by the WWF. Technically they were released on six gen as they both got Dreamcast releases but only the first ECW game ECW Hardcore Revolution was released on the N64 (both games also came out on PS1). It's also the only North American wrestling game that I don't own for the N64 (fun fact).
     
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    I might add it to the list to review even though it came out the year after. Would be interesting to see since I never played it and it was supposed to be based on the engine for attitude.
     
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    I definitely remember enjoying WCW vs NWO Revenge way more in my childhood, personally. I was more of a WWF/WWE fan but Warzone to me always felt like a pretty weak game. It probably doesn't help that I was spoiled by games like No Mercy before playing Warzone.
     
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    Even if gameplay wise its not as good as later 3d wrestling games, i will always have respect for wwf warzone since it's 1 of the first 3d games that paved the way for 3d wrestling video games.
     
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