Review by hellslinger

"If Your a Fan of any kind of Pro Wrestling Then you must try this."

Know This. Fire Pro Returns is not a game for everybody. It takes time to get used to the controls. And not everybody will like the 2D Graphics.

With 327 pre-made wrestlers from all over the world and 500 Edit slots. You could put anybody against anybody. You can finally have a dream match of Legends like Hulk Hogan and Kenta Kobashi against newer people like John Cena or Dragon Kid.

The Edit system is the deepest one in any wrestling game. You can make almost anybody in the entrie world. May it be wrestlers, Comic book icons, Historical people, or Actors, Actresses and Musicians. You can also make Title Belts, Refs, Rings and even Logos.
The CPU logic is amazing to where you can deciede how often they use a move when they start using a move.

Though the game is 2D the Sprites are large and crisp to where you can tell the difference between the wrestlers.

The Grapple system is great once you get used to it. Your timing must be perfect.
And the computer level set at Ten is even hard for the vetrens of The FP series. But once you get the timing perfect you get a satifying feeling when you pull of and big move or even a critical.

There are many kinds of match types. From a simple One on One to Four on Four. There are Barbe Wire Death match, Steel Cage match and Land Mine match. Tournements. MMA mathes To a true UFC style match in a Octogan. And even a Boxing Style matches.

Some people will be overwhelemd by the Edit system. Getting the Edits to look good can be very difficult. Setting the Logic will seem almost immpossible at the beiging. Getting the Logos to look perfect can take anywhere from Thirty minutes to a couple of hours. But when you get a Edit to look and act like its real life counter part you should be proud of yourself.

Some people will not like the 2D graphics. Some Sprites do share the Same Face and Attires. and the music will get stale fast for some people. And every wrestler basiclly has the same entrance.

And some people might not get the grapple system. It can be difficult to get the timing perfect. And for some people the diffuclty even at level one.

In closing. If your a fan of wrestling atleast try it out. You might find that you will love the game.

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 12/17/07

Game Release: Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (US, 11/13/07)

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