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PanamAdam    6,624

This is my first WWE game in 5 years and I don't expect to start picking it up yearly from now on. It's not that good a game for what it could be, but it is fun to play and customise. I've sunk all of my gaming time since Christmas on the latter so far.

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Kaney    8,754

I'd have been pretty happy with it if it wasn't for the bizarre loot crate system, combined with absolutely fuckin everything costing that currency. It makes it far more of a grind for me.

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=BK=    9,775

I find MyPlayer to be pretty broken and boring. It constantly swaps people in and out of situations and there are so few lines for people and no real reason to talk to them.

If I get a mission from Adin English it shouldn't be Noam Dar telling me he knew I could do it. If the SD producer tells me I'm fighting Sami Zayn I shouldn't then be fighting RAW's IC Champ Dean Ambrose instead.

In SYM if I wandered around and found D-Von he'd talk like a Preacher and try to swindle me but here everybody from Nakamura to Bray Wyatt wants to hit the gym. HCTP had the weird sex things with Trish and Torrie but that's at least something more engaging than Charlotte's and Nattie's one bits of dialogue about dinner with management and beers over Total Divas given with the same body motions.

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PanamAdam    6,624

I was about to say that maybe it wasn't the focus for development this year but then I can't tell you what was their main focus, because nigh on every aspect of the game seems like it's missing a few tricks.

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Meacxico    21,334

Yeah, but look at those pre-release screenshots!

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VerbalPeru    9,590

Man, this seems like yet another great opportunity for NJPW to win more of us over with a compelling product. 

Hell, I’d settle for a good wrestling game with entirety made up guys. 

I like 2K18 mind you, but it’s disappointing that something with the potential to be amazing is really lacking. And honestly, the gripes we have seem like really easy fixes that they constantly fuck up. 

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Meacxico    21,334
33 minutes ago, VocalVomit said:

Man, this seems like yet another great opportunity for NJPW to win more of us over with a compelling product. 

Hell, I’d settle for a good wrestling game with entirety made up guys. 

I like 2K18 mind you, but it’s disappointing that something with the potential to be amazing is really lacking. And honestly, the gripes we have seem like really easy fixes that they constantly fuck up. 

Fire Pro Wrestling World with the NJPW roster will be out on PS4 at some point this year.

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Gabriel    842
33 minutes ago, Meacon said:

Fire Pro Wrestling World with the NJPW roster will be out on PS4 at some point this year.

Estimated release is early July, so that it can be out before the G1 Climax.

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Apsham    10,135

As much I beleaguered Fire Pro World for it in the beginning - they have gotten better at one thing and that is management of and use of custom elements.

Now clearly it being a 2D game versus a 3D experience is a big thing here but when it comes down to it, that's what I am looking for in a game right now and I don't think WWE is ever going to be able to deliver on that. Creations are not cross platform and that sucks flat out because so much time is put into them, but they can only be enjoyed in one place - so then you have people focusing on pumping out 500 versions of the same wrestler and you never get some of the smaller guys made or made terribly. That just snowballs with people who lock their creations, menus that take forever to navigate through and you have yourself with something that has a ton of potential and me with no time to sit there and throw everything at it to make it interesting.

I don't really know what 2K can do at this point - the game has been pushed hard as a simulation but that just shows the cracks in it. If they would've kept on the path of just making it a fun wrestling game without having to simulate every time aspect it might still be fine, but when they're going for 1:1 accuracy, any tiny change is going to look 3 times as bad by comparison. That's why I want another WWE Allstars or something along those lines.

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=BK=    9,775

New thing to annoy me. I can dress Emma up like anything in the world but I can't change the color of her makeup to match alternate attires. I put her in a stable with Nattie and Dana so I made them all pink and white attires so Emma is around in pink and white with blue lips. I get why they don't want to open up facial editing at all but this should work on a color swap system.

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Apsham    10,135
2 minutes ago, VocalVomit said:

@This Is APSHAM @Los IngobernAdam de Japon

Alright...so either of you about to download a bunch of the NJPW roster and start a universe for them?

Haha, I tried and I actually downloaded a few but there are a ton missing and then I ran into problems trying to get a New Japan ring to actually work and then I ran into more issues with most of those wrestlers having no themes, etc.

That's kind of why I started doubling down on Fire Pro World.

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PanamAdam    6,624
8 minutes ago, VocalVomit said:

@This Is APSHAM @Los IngobernAdam de Japon

Alright...so either of you about to download a bunch of the NJPW roster and start a universe for them?

I've just spent three weeks crafting a fully functioning WWE Universe, and I'm just now about to start Raw Week 1 :lol:

I have thought about doing something NJPW-related, but Apsham's right that outside of the main guys it's a bit of a struggle to find decent CAWs. From my searches, I think you could nail the very top of the roster. Omega & Tanahashi's entrance motions are in the game, they've added the big moves that Okada, Naito, Goto and a couple of others do too. I've found very good CAWs for Omega, Okada, Naito, Tanahashi, Ibushi and Cody Rhodes as you'd expect, but it starts to get a bit thin on the ground beyond that. So far I've only downloaded Ibushi, Ricochet, Berreta and Zack Sabre Jr. to make the Cruiserweight division decent enough to merit its own show, and I'm intending on bringing in Omega to feud with Jericho at some point.

Once I've got my WWE Universe up and running, I have thought about downloading those top guys and running some tournaments or something in the vein of Apsham's FirePro tournament in the Cube. If I get chance over the weekend I might scour the Community Creations to see just how many decent NJPW wrestlers are on there. I did spot a Kitamura the other day which seemed a bit random!

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VerbalPeru    9,590

Kewl. I’ve only downloaded Omega and Okada so far, but there are good ones of the Bucks and Scurl out there also.

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Apsham    10,135

I downloaded a decent YOH and SHO last night. Could barely find any Suzuki-Gun members though.

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KingofHarts_OH    102
1 hour ago, Los IngobernAdam de Japon said:

I've just spent three weeks crafting a fully functioning WWE Universe, and I'm just now about to start Raw Week 1 :lol:

I have thought about doing something NJPW-related, but Apsham's right that outside of the main guys it's a bit of a struggle to find decent CAWs. From my searches, I think you could nail the very top of the roster. Omega & Tanahashi's entrance motions are in the game, they've added the big moves that Okada, Naito, Goto and a couple of others do too. I've found very good CAWs for Omega, Okada, Naito, Tanahashi, Ibushi and Cody Rhodes as you'd expect, but it starts to get a bit thin on the ground beyond that. So far I've only downloaded Ibushi, Ricochet, Berreta and Zack Sabre Jr. to make the Cruiserweight division decent enough to merit its own show, and I'm intending on bringing in Omega to feud with Jericho at some point.

Once I've got my WWE Universe up and running, I have thought about downloading those top guys and running some tournaments or something in the vein of Apsham's FirePro tournament in the Cube. If I get chance over the weekend I might scour the Community Creations to see just how many decent NJPW wrestlers are on there. I did spot a Kitamura the other day which seemed a bit random!

What is Omega's entrance in the game?

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Apsham    10,135

His hair is so hard to get right, that's one of the better ones I've seen - but a WK12 one went up recently that is the best one I've seen yet.

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Honestly, if I didn't know any better I'd think he was in the game originally and not a CAW.

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KingofHarts_OH    102
7 hours ago, This Is APSHAM said:

Alpha Omega

 

Sorry, I meant what is the animation in Create-An-Entrance?

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=BK=    9,775
50 minutes ago, KingofHarts_OH said:

Sorry, I meant what is the animation in Create-An-Entrance?

He said it. It's listed as Alpha Omega.

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KingofHarts_OH    102
16 minutes ago, =BK= said:

He said it. It's listed as Alpha Omega.

Oops. I only saw the vid, not above it, even though I quoted...

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Nerf    5,147
6 hours ago, This Is APSHAM said:

His hair is so hard to get right, that's one of the better ones I've seen - but a WK12 one went up recently that is the best one I've seen yet.

Is it Defract's? Because honestly, he is by some distance the best creator on either platform.

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PanamAdam    6,624
7 hours ago, This Is APSHAM said:

His hair is so hard to get right, that's one of the better ones I've seen - but a WK12 one went up recently that is the best one I've seen yet.

Who did it? If it is Defract I'm downloading immediately, that dude has done some brilliant work.

I was planning to download that Omega and try to edit the hair to his current look anyway and I doubt I could do it much justice as I'm not the most polished at it.

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