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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
Okay, here's a question I have been thinking about for a while.

Many video game reviewers and players talk about the game's engine. It was also recently brought up in regards to the Smackdown games on the PS 2 vs. the No Mercy game for the Nintendo 64.

So what exactly entails a game's engine? Is it the graphics, or sound, or a combination of things? Should I be looking for horsepower when I look at buying a game?



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It's usually talking about the controls and style of gameplay. No Mercy is a more "realistic" game, with soft and strong grapples, and that kind of thing, while SmackDown's more "arcade-like" with its controls.

Nearly every gamer seems to praise the No Mercy engine as being god. Personally, I'm more partial to SmackDown, and even the Fire Pro games.

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What "even"? The Fire Pro engine is as good as it gets. Very simple and easy-to-remember controls, letting you concentrate on execution and strategy instead of remembering move sequence. Massive character-creation depth. Wrestlers who move and look like the real thing. What's not to like?





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Lemme rephrase - even compared to the No Mercy - meaning I'll take Fire Pro over No Mercy any day.

I still play Fire Pro D on my Dreamcast all the time.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05

    Originally posted by Mike Sweetser
    Lemme rephrase - even compared to the No Mercy - meaning I'll take Fire Pro over No Mercy any day.

    I still play Fire Pro D on my Dreamcast all the time.

    Mike



i still say, fire pro 6 man scramble was their best game to date... nothing beats a 6 man battle royal with 5 of your friends w/ endless bear, pizza, and thrown controllers




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Since: 7.7.02
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Does anybody have any info on the controls for Raw 2 for the X-box.
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Since: 14.1.02
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They're the same as the first game I think.




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#8 Posted on
I had read that the controls were going to be changed. But they gave no details. I am hoping for a No Mercy style of game play.
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