The first e-mail that I wrote to the Digest was about WCW/nWo World Tour. Now that it's sequel is out, here is my two cents:
First off, the roster is huge, but Ric Flair (for obvious but regrettable reasons), Steve McMichael, and Warrior aren't in the line-up, but is anyone greatly disappointed by this? Besides, everyone else's favorites are in the game, like Goldberg, Jericho (with "1004" on his tights), Raven, Disco, Kidman, Juvie, Booker T, Konnan, Finley, Psychosis and lots more.
And yes, DDT Digest staff, La Parka is in the game in all his glory. He's got the classic black-n-white duds, has the Parkasault in his arsenal, does his little strut, and even starts off each match with a chair!
As you can guess, there is a ton of detail in the game, from Nash stepping over the ropes to Raven slumping in the corner. Didn't like Sting's wimpy Stinger splash in World Tour? Well, he gets air now.
The poor crowd graphics have been pumped up. The arenas have been replaced with Nitro and 6 PPV scenes. There are more weapons, which you can bring into the ring. You can win all the titles. There are now managers--you too can smack Vincent around. Run-ins too, which can be a pain.
I could go on and on, but the final prognosis is: rob your grandmother, sell your blood, and do anything to get your mitts on this game.
I noticed something after this past week about DDP. After fighting Jericho last week, Goldberg Sunday, and finally Bret Hart on Monday, he had a shot at all three of the major heavyweight titles in a week. Was this a first?
Hey Bill, my friends and I rented the video for Wrestlemania VI to see the first Warrior-Hogan meeting and at the beginning of the tape, Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire were hawking merchandize. Although it was all classic Dusty, the funniest part was when he was selling the Warrior water bottle, which he called a "suck cup" and said it in that Dusty Rhodes accent. We laughed so hard! If you ever get a chance to see it, you'll know what I mean. Well, that's the coupe de gray for me.
I was watching the ESPN feed of the NFL highlights on TSN here in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and I noticed a pretty funny thing:
Wide receiver Reidel Anthony of the Tampa Bay Bucs caught a touchdown from Trent Dilfer for about 40 yards and he stops in the endzone...and immediately starts doing Das Wunderpackage's dance...and I mean exactly right down to the arms moving with mechanical coordination...Heh! I don't know if you have a TV capture (I, unfortunately do not) but if you get a chance to see the highlights (and I'm sure they'll show that dance again) I'd take a look at it...
Since watching "Wrestling Secrets Revealed" I can no longer enjoy watching wrestling. My eyes have been opened and I have seen the light. Since I have so much free time now, I decided to write my own expose: "Santa Claus' Secrets Revealed". Here's an excerpt:'You see Santa in the mall taking gift requests from fans. You walk to the other side off the mall, and there's Santa again! Fans think that Santa can be everywhere at once. But we know the secret. There is actually more than one Santa. Many people play Santa. So you see, it's easy... once you know the SECRET.'Then it would go on to expose other secrets, such as fake beards and full bags or empty boxes ("What!?!?!" you say? Too bad, you can't get it out of me. You're just going to have to watch the special!)
Of course, it will probably have the same problem as the Wrestling exposť, that being that the only people who didn't already know this stuff had to be in bed by 7:00, before it started.