I recently came across ECW Hardcore Revolution and WCW Monday Nitro in my old pile of N64 games, are these any good? Or are they shit like the reviews say?
I played Nitro like hell when I was younger, but it's absolute garbage--I knew it then and I really know it now. I will give it credit that it captures the feel of WCW in 98 and the roster is great, but the controls are damn near impossible, every move is stiff and the game plays at 1000x speed. I don't remember ever getting the controls down enough to win a match. The PSX/PC version are vastly superior if only because of the awesome-as-fuck video rants.
Hardcore Revolution is literally just a re-skin of WWF Attitude, so if you don't care for Attitude (not many do), then you're not going to get much out of HR unless you're a die-hard ECW fan. Much like Nitro, everything is stiff and you'll be pausing the game to check the move list for the 32-button combination just do a vertical suplex. Unlike Nitro, however, the game is not too fast, but way too slow and clunky. It's certainly more playable than Nitro in my opinion, but at the same time isn't quite as fun.
So as far as N64 wrestling games go, you definitely do not have the cream of the crop--actually, quite the opposite (probably the two worst when you get right down to it), but there is some
enjoyment to be had considering it is late 90's wrestling on the N64.