WWE Day of Reckoning 2

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    WWE Day of Reckoning 2

    It's time to step into the ring and regain your belt. We play the latest build of THQ's wrestler sequel. Impressions, videos and screens included.
    by Matt Casamassina

    June 10, 2005 - Earlier this week IGNcube had the chance to go hands-on with an updated build of THQ's wrestling sequel, WWE Day of Reckoning 2. The title, designed exclusively for GameCube by Yuke's, which made the first game, is packed full of mechanical and visual improvements that are sure to please dedicated fans of the franchise. We have 15 new screenshots, official box art, and 12-plus new direct-feed movies in our media sections below, many of which show off never-before-seen wrestler entrances and fights. But first, join us as we wax a little bit about why this could be the best GameCube wrestler ever.

    Day of Reckoning 2 is every bit the sequel. It's actually a full-blown continuation of the first game. The title picks up shortly after its predecessor left off. The bad news is that gamers will unfortunately not be able to transfer their old created wrestlers over to the new game. THQ explains that while such an option would have been preferable, the significantly changed look of the models in DoR 2 makes it physically impossible. So, wrestling fans will have to jump into the title's deep create-a-wrestler option again and rebuild their superstar from scratch -- or design an all-new one.

    The game's create-a-wrestler function hasn't seen dramatic changes. Once again, players can select a model style, morph it, add and change hair and color, design a face, add and play with different clothing styles, and set fighting techniques. The big difference here is that the create-a-wrester component simply "features a lot more of everything," according to THQ. So this time around, designers will be able to truly customize their superstar to their liking.

    What's the Story?

    Day of Reckoning 2 boasts a more developed story mode than the first game. This time around, gamers don't need to start at the bottom. They have already become the WWE champion. But something happened and they lost the title. As players advance through the story, the mystery is unraveled. Of course, even being a former champion has its perks. The created superstar will still have immediate access to pay-per-view matches, as opposed to the amateur circuits the original game initially served up. Because DoR 2 is a continuation, gamers will notice that many grudges from the first game are constantly references. Meanwhile, in the sequel, players will also develop partnerships, or pick up a girlfriend, and fight to maintain the relationship.

    Unfortunately, the limitations of the GameCube Optical Disc, significantly smaller compared to the DVD standard that both PlayStation 2 and Xbox use, has made it impossible for THQ to include voice acting in the game. The only way it could have done so would have been to cut or severely compress a number of wrestler entrances, which would have probably been an even bigger disaster. As a result, the story sequences currently have an awkwardness to them that definitely needs to be addressed before the game wraps up development. Cinematics transpire in real-time and while models move fluidly, complete with facial animation, and look great up close, they don't make any sound. Instead, text is displayed directly beneath them. There is currently no music during these sequences, which is probably why they stand out as odd. THQ, however, is toying with the idea of laying down some standard rock riffs or other music as background noise during the exchanges.

    Even with the limitation, the story mode seems far more developed than it was in the first, with surprise developments and intriguing dialogue that helps segue into the action.

    The Superstars

    Of course, the big question on the tip of the collective tongue of wrestling fans is, how much bigger will the game's roster be over the first, and exactly which superstars will be featured? Well, we're able to list the title's official roster, minus Legends, for the first time. There are six additional superstars, not including Legends, over the original title. Here's the full list:

    * Randy Orton
    * Triple H
    * Batista
    * Chris Jericho
    * Christian
    * Edge
    * Chris Benoit
    * Shawn Michaels
    * Shelton Benjamin
    * Eugene
    * Kane
    * Tajiri
    * Ric Flair



    * William Regal
    * Hurricane
    * Muhammad Hassan
    * Kurt Angle
    * John Cena
    * Undertaker
    * JBL
    * Carlito Caribbean Cool
    * Booker T
    * Rey Mysterio
    * Rob van Dam
    * Eddie Guerrero
    * Big Show



    * Heidenreich
    * Rene Dupree
    * Kenzo Suzuki
    * Chavo Guerrero
    * Orlando Jordan
    * Trish Stratus
    * Stacy Kiebler
    * Torrie Wilson
    * Gene Snitsky
    * Maven
    * Chris Masters
    * Paul London
    * Christy Hemme

    The game will also boast a cast of Legends. THQ is waiting to reveal the full list, but word from the inside is that the triumphant return of the Ultimate Warrior is all but confirmed at this point.

    The Matches

    Day of Reckoning 2 boasts a healthy selection of different match types regardless of a player's personal preference. We've listed all of the included modes below:

    * Single
    * Tag Team
    * Triple Threat
    * Fatal 4 Way
    * Handicap



    * Royal Rumble
    * Hardcore
    * Ladder
    * Table
    * TLC



    * Steel Cage
    * Hell in a Cell
    * Last Man Standing
    * Bra and Panties
    * Ironman match
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    The ULTIMATE WARIROR?!?!?!?!?!!

    goddam i wish i had gamecube
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    Great graphics for the cube
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    masterragu Sweep The Leg, Johnny!

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    I'm actually going to get this...
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    i ain't buying any wrestlin games anymore. especially after raw vs smackdown was a back track from here comes the pain. and i bought wrestlemania 21 and it sucked i played it once and sold it on ebay.
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