Fire Pro Wrestling World Review


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Fire Pro Wrestling World:

When the classic wrestling catchphrase is screamed out, “Let’s get ready to rumble”, I don’t think many fans realize just how much preparation goes in to getting ready to rumble. What the Fire Pro Wrestling series has always achieved, and has once again achieved here in World, is that it helps fans understand just how difficult it is to rumble. I hope you’re ready.

Gameplay:

Fire Pro has never apologised for being a more thoughtful, careful and difficult wrestling game to its bigger brothers in the genre – and the series has picked up some absolutely diehard fans thanks to its commitment to the ‘sport’ of the sport. Fire Pro is, in many ways, the Pro Evolution Soccer to WWEs Fifa. It’s more technically accomplished than 2Ks annual wrestle-em-up, not in its presentation, mind you, but in the technicality of the wrestling itself.

It’s concerned with stamina and injuries and, most importantly, timing itself, and jumping into the game and smashing every button on your pad hoping to do some killer moves is going to result in immediate disappointment and a quick trade in. If you give Fire Pro the time it takes to understand its systems, however, you’ll be rewarded with one of the deepest, most enjoyable experiences in the genre. The difficulty curve shouldn’t be sniffed at, though. If you’re in it, you’re in it for the long haul.

Thankfully, World offers plenty of tutorials to help mitigate this uphill struggle. It takes time to make your way through them, but once you’re on the other side you’ll no doubt have a greater understanding – and hopefully appreciation – for what the team have accomplished here.

Good

  • Deep customization
  • Strategic, timing based combat is satisfying to pull off
  • Wealth of content

Bad

  • Steep difficulty curve
  • Divisive visuals
8.4

Great

Graphics - 7.5
Sound - 8
Gameplay - 8.5
Value - 9.5
Joe - GK
Reviewer - GamerKnights

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