loved this game back in the day but like the OP said it has aged badily!!
Even War Zone has not stood the test of time. I have never played Attitude, but I still have War Zone for the N64 and I haven't touched that game in about a decade. Though I do have some memories playing it, but looking back, it hasn't aged well. Though I can never forget the crowd yelling quotes like "Player 1, you rule!".
The controls suck. The matches aren't anything like a real wrestling match. And the collsion detection is some of the worst ever seen.
It was fun when it came out when I didn't know any better, but somebody who was really hardcore into wrestling gaming at the point couldn't say that. It was shitty when it was released and its even shittier now.
I really enjoyed this game and its predecessor Warzone. I had both for the N64, strangely didn't buy Wrestlemania 2000 but then bought No Mercy and it blew everything out of the water.
Was War Zone not the first wrestling game to have a "create a wrestler" mode? It is the first I remember anyway and found that so revolutionary and exciting at the time. Now it just seems like no big deal and is in every wrestling game.
The control system in attitude I much preferred to other wrestling games - ie you had to actually have a bit of skill to perform the moves and remember the combinations. Also liked that you could not do a finisher until your opponent was in the red in their energy bar - this made it better as it was very rare for someone to kick out of a finisher. In the SD games you can often build up your finisher meter and execute a finisher when your opponent still has loads of energy and therefore can easily kick out. This be no good.
Agree with the fact it hasn't aged well in terms of graphics - but then there are very few games that have from that era when you go back and look at them now.
When Road Dogg does his entrance and his "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls..." gimmick, it's the greatest moment in wrestling video game history. Until you learn how to have the tag teams enter together in WrestleMania 2000.
but I still have War Zone for the N64 and I haven't touched that game in about a decade.
Well, as a N64 owner you missed out the best feature, Warzone had to offer: The videos. They were so awesome and bad at the same time, i still laugh about the ahmed johnson ones and even those from Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels were stupid and over the top ;D
Attitude had some great features for it's time, the create a wrestler mode was great and the ability to make as much caws as you had space on two memory cards was great, you could recreate WWF, WCW, ECW some classic AWA or UWF guys and then create the biggest PPV of all time. Plus it had the great Create an Arena feature. With easier controls and shorter loading times (they were hell on the Playstation) it would've been an awesome game, because beside those two points nothing was really wrong with the game
I remember feeling so bad when I begged my mom for the money to buy this (I think it was $70?) and hating it. I played one match, Austin vs. Taka and shut off the system, never to play it again. I loved WWF Warzone and played that all year long, but Attitude actually managed to take a few steps back. The limited movesets for each wrestler was smaller then your average John Cena match.
I managed to sell it on eBay and almost break even, so all was good. Yes, I was 15 years old and a damn good eBay seller
Post by Futureraven: Beelzebruv on Sept 13, 2010 11:45:58 GMT -5
One thing I remember about Attitude was the completly random blood, which ruined First Blood matches, once using a CAW I whipped a character into the corner and did a Bronco Buster, the kick to make them fall into position busted them open ending the match at about 3 seconds.
Post by Totorob101 on Sept 14, 2010 5:00:01 GMT -5
I loved the caw voices you could have,and i was excited by the fact you could brawl up the aisle as well which was a first.Sold the game years ago but i had some fond memories playing it.I really liked the create a PPV and arena mode,i rememeber i made an all pink ring for some reason .
Post by I *still* ✡ Johnny on Sept 17, 2010 6:24:53 GMT -5
I love the CAW mode.
Warzone aged MUCH worse IMO. The graphics are horrible, the roster was already very outdated (Bret and Bulldog had left the company by the time the game was released), the MIDI themes were annoying, but at least it had an awesome training mode.
Post by Hassan bin Sober on Sept 19, 2010 16:45:39 GMT -5
I loved it at the time. There wasn't much of a choice for PS1 owners as far as wrestling games went then. I had played Nitro, Thunder, and War Zone so this game was great in comparison. I especially loved the entrances and the CAW. Best ones in America at that time IMO. The roster was rather extensive for a WWF game as well. I have to admit though that with this and War Zone I never even really tried doing the moves. I just got on there and kicked/punched people to death. I also mainly played around with CAW in Royal Rumbles. By the time they repackaged this game as "ECW: Hardcore Revolution" it was lame. Didn't stop me from buying it though. With that said I find myself enjoying War Zone better these days. I think it's cause it's the only game with a proper Dude Love on it. Next wrestling game I got was WCW/nWo Revenge (along with an N64) and I never really looked back at Attitude after that.
Post by Malcolm Tucker for PM on Sept 23, 2010 15:51:25 GMT -5
Just like Attitude before it, the presentation was great, but the actual gameplay was awful. I felt the only drawback to being a PS1 owner was the lack of decent wrestling games. The only one I enjoyed until Smackdown eventually surfaced, was WCW vs. The World. I loved the gameplay, but it lacked such basic things like a tag team mode and not having Hall & Nash in the game was unforgivable in my view.
Post by Wade Renegade on Sept 24, 2010 9:45:10 GMT -5
I saved and saved and saved for this game. I wasn't dissapointed either. Played it at the end of 2008 for nostalgia. Enjoyed it a little but it hasn't aged well. You had to press about 900 buttons just to do a dropkick.
Post by Jay Peas 42 on Sept 25, 2010 21:53:33 GMT -5
For it's time, The Warzone Engine offered excellant graphics, spectacular rosters, and the first CAW mode that Americans ever got. The gameplay was flawed, but it was controlable, which was a step in the right direction. If Warzone is crap for that, then Revenge is crap for poor graphics, different bodyparts casting different shadows, a CAW mode that worked about as well as adjusting the tint to turn Sub Zero into Reptile, and a complete lack of sound, although, props for being able to shout "Oh Yeah!" for Macho Man. But the game was a product of the technology of it's time, and for that was pretty good. The same cannot be said for ECW games, or Legends of Wrestling.
“I don’t need to see the movie to know it’s a stupid film, I saw the commercial. Isn’t that supposed to tell me why I should see this film? I mean, if the studio can’t make a better pitch for two hours of my time and ten dollars of my money, why should give them the benefit of the doubt?”
Post by skulldouggory on Oct 7, 2010 0:46:48 GMT -5
I bought it today for the N64, back in 1999 i had it on the PSX. I thought I'd pick it up for the 64 so i didnt have to deal with those nasty loading times. I still love the game, i have been playing ECW HArdcore Revolution on the same console for the last 18 months. I really like the control set up in these games, i always have.
i did love the old accklaim games. I just (like somone else has already stated) dropped them like a hot potato when Wrestlemania 2000 came out.