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Wrestling Empire Demo
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  opened by paleface at 18:24:12 03/05/23  
  last modified by paleface at 06:52:51 03/06/23  
  paleface [sys=PC; cat=Wrestling; loc=EUR]
           
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1646420/Wrestling_Empire_Demo?snr=1_7_15__13
 
It's going for the AKI N64 vibe which would be the way straight to my noob heart.
 
"Many of Dickie's games are infamous for their awkward controls and poor graphics."
-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat_Dickie
 
I wouldn't mind this, in fact the graphics--aside from the thin, bile-colored fluids spurting copiously out of everyone--would be just as cartoonishly blocky as I want, with a goofily over-the-top tongue-in-cheek low-budget hip-hop presentation to match.
 
But the camera wanders off on its own, it's too easy to switch the control to the ref or the other wrestler accidentally, and the game just runs at a very slow pace; not framerate-wise, I don't think, just like time runs a little slow in this universe. *WCW/nWo No Mercy* on N64 (Project64 emulator) is capped at 30 fps but really runs like greased lightning by comparison...and yes its controls feel much better.
 
Still, there's something to free and goofy, even for just a very limited demo.
 
  paleface 19:02:49 03/05/23
           
One huge improvement this makes over Aki's WWF Wrestlemania 2000 and WWF No Mercy is that Empire's female wrestlers are presented as athletes rather than lingerie models.
 
  paleface 02:15:31 03/06/23
           
According to username on the selectbutton.net forum, "seemingly the demo is based off an older build of the game, so yeah you probably can't adjust the game speed in it. Not that it helps you but apparently in the actual game you can adjust the speed up to 200%."
-- https://selectbutton.net/t/games-you-played-today-vi-iii-in-the-west/13438/1078
 
  paleface 03:42:51 03/06/23
           
The camera never stays still, usually it's revolving slowly around for some reason. o_O
 
  paleface 06:52:51 03/06/23
           
Ah! Found the camera controls (Pause screen) and "Hard Camera" pretty much locks it down. And I found the Gore = Off setting. : ) Guess I got no excuse not to buy this now. ; )
    
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· Wrestling Empire (PC)

 
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