Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood (Xbox) by Eidos
Release Date November 17, 2004.
Average Overall Score: 6.50 / 10
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Overall User Average: 6.50 / 10 (65.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 7.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 7.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 7.50 / 10Young_Fledgling
Date reviewed: November 21, 2005.
Overall: Well, not really a lot for me to say. If you like death match wrestling, then you might like this. If you don't like death match wrestling but might be interested in it, rent it. If not, then don't buy this
Gameplay: The CAW is way better than the first game's CAW, but this one is kind of generic. Even though there are about 20 independent wrestlers littered throughout the game, you can't really make any good one. The best CAW I could make was the Wifebeater from CZW, but he's not really that hard to make.The actual game-play is repetitive but fun. There are a large variety of weapons to use in your matches. The new grappling system is good and also includes submission moves. The Enviro-Mental system is a good idea, but there isn't a lot of things to do with it. The A.I. is not the best. The opponents will either just stand there and block (which gets annoying quick), or counter your grapples a lot, which makes it seem unfair. The finishers are back and they are kind of disappointing. I mean, they are good, but the wrestlers who do them in the game don't use them in real life.
Graphics: The graphics are a much better than the last game's, but that doesn't mean that they are good. The character models are very "meh". The blood on the characters doesn't look good either. It looks like someone just threw some paint onto them and it just dried. The girls all have big boobies, so people with sick minds will enjoy that. The venues are actually pretty good looking. From the fast-food place to the construction site, the venues are probably have the best graphics. Attendants to matches don't look good at all; they look very 2-D.
Sound: Beginning at the soundtrack, I think it is very good. From either kicking someone's !&%$@#* to Sick Of It All or chopping up someone with a weed whacker with Channel 3 playing, it's an absolutely huge soundtrack. Unfortunately, it will skip during play and the menu music (Kjell Vistad) is very irritating. The weapon shots and punches sound very generic. The voice work is good. Only 2 people couldn't provide work for the voices, but they still sounded good anyway.
Overall: Overall, this game is fun for a while then it gets boring. After I played it I haven't played it since then. I guess if you like weapons and so fourth this game may be for you, however I think this game isn't that fun. Gameplay: Can play up to two players in weird arenas. Kind of different if you ask me. Tons of weapons to chose from. You can jump off a lot of stuff which I guess isn't always a thing for other wrestling games as well. Graphics: Graphics are ok, nothing to celebrate. If it improved it would be better, but I guess it really doesn't matter much to me since I don't really favor this game what so ever. Sound: Sound is decent. There are songs from the game on there(Sum 41, Andrew WK, Insane Clown Posse, Rancid, Bowling for Soup, Spineshank, and more), and there is also custom sountrack allowed so it works out good. Suggestions: Don't have to make the game all about the stupid movies. Maybe a storyline and better graphics would make this better.
Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood News
Backyard Wrestling 2 Site Updated
Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood's official website has been updated with information on the wrestlers, locations, and more. Backyard Wrestling 2 Soundtrack Announced
Eidos has announced the soundtrack for Backyard Wrestling 2: There goes the Neighborhood, check inside for the list, the game is scheduled to ship October 2004. Eidos Opens Backyard Wrestling 2 Website
Eidos today opened the website for Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood, the sequel to last years hardcore wrestling game. Check out new screen shots inside.