Re: Why donít people actually play wrestling games for which they claim to be the best?
I have. If SvR í06 or King of Colosseum 2 were available to play on the PS4 or the X1 as is, trust me, I would be playing them. SvR í06 was the most balanced WWE game; realistic match mechanics (5 seconding rope break, KO mechanics, submission KO mechanics) while having an acceptable speed for gameplay that wasnít too fast and wasnít too slow, and easy to use controls. If this game was remade with match options, abilities, and creation suite of 2k19, it would be considered the best WWE game ever.
Meanwhile King of Colosseum 2 seemed like a worthy spiritual successor to No Mercy and the other AKI games. It had room for improvement though. It just needed:
ē a better creation mode (you select a head, and canít edit the hair or beard styles, including if you want it removed, or add/remove facepaint or a mask. Thereís only one female head available in the entire game. You canít make refs or championships/trophies either).
ē certain match mechanics, physics, and features (crowd fighting, guardrail moves when irish whipped into them, moves off of the ramp, better weapon selection when retrieving one, 5 count rope break, 5 count on the top rope, better physics in blood/weapons/environment, better limb damage selling Ė sometimes took way too long for limb to be held when worked on relentlessly).
ē an expansion of match type selection and settings (3 v 3, 4 v 4, gauntlet, steel cage, ladder, a proper lumberjack match, a falls count anywhere option, death matches & electrified cage matches from the Fire Pro games, since it was developed by the same company).
ē And be not just exclusive to Japan.
But itís still the best pure wrestling game I have ever played (and a decent MMA experience to boot), and I can play with nearly a dozen different feds in Japan with a couple hundred wrestlers, boxers, and MMA fighters overall. I love this game for a reason.
I enjoyed 2K18, even though it wasnít popular. And I was enjoying 2K19, but it feels like they patched the gameplay, making it go from being a fun challenge giving me epic long matches to being easy again and feeling uninspired. So, I traded both 2K games for better games.
So, all I have right left now is Fire Pro World. Iíd rather have a sequel to King of Colosseum 2, (King of Colosseum 3/World Tour/Fire Pro 3D, whatever they want to call it) or even a remaster of the game, but this works.