Prepare yourselves, wrestling fanatics! It’s time to pull out your foam fingers, pop open a bag of popcorn, and hunker down for a deep dive into the latest and greatest of wrestling gaming: YUKE Co.’s AEW Fight Forever. This isn’t just a game – it’s a portal to a world where your dreams’ high-flying, bodyslamming, and atomic wedgie-giving avatars come to life. It’s a digital wrestle mania where you don’t just witness the action; you’re smack dab in the middle, throwing punches and taking names.
The folks at YUKE Co. have served us a buffet of wrestling goodness, replete with next-level online co-op wrestling, Tag Team matches that will blow your mind, and a roster so long it could easily double as a superfan’s Christmas list. Expect to see all your favourite AEW wrestlers, wrestle in signature AEW arenas, and participate in more match types than you can shake a kendo stick at. And if that doesn’t tickle your wrestling fancy, there’s always the unsanctioned fun to look forward to. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of this grappling masterpiece.
Gameplay and Mechanics
Regarding gameplay, AEW Fight Forever is like a wrestler who’s mastered every move in the book. This game takes the core mechanics of wrestling and layers them with a wealth of modes, features, and strategic nuances. If wrestling games were a royal rumble, AEW Fight Forever would be the last one standing, its foot triumphantly planted on the chest of its fallen foes.
Now, I must discuss the Tag Team matches because they are beautiful. In a display of virtual bromance, you and your partner can pull off complex maneuvers with just a few simple commands. It’s a symphony of grunts, groans, and high-flying stunts that leave you breathless. It’s not just about being a badass in the ring – it’s about doing it with style.
But that’s not all. AEW Fight Forever also offers a career mode that lets you live the life of a pro wrestler from the ground up. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to rise through the ranks of the wrestling world, this is your chance to find out. Just be prepared to take a few digital bumps along the way.
On top of all this, the game offers multiple match types, a wide range of AEW wrestlers to play as, and even a create-a-wrestler feature for those who want to add their personal touch to the roster. Whether you’re into hard-hitting brawlers, high-flying acrobats, or technical masters, this game has a character for you.
When you step into the digital arena of AEW Fight Forever, it’s as if you’ve walked into a wrestling comic book. Each arena is brilliantly detailed, with stunning lighting effects and crowds that are alive with energy. The character models are rendered with meticulous precision, each wrestler radiating a sheen of sweat that adds to every match’s visceral, high-stakes feel.
But the visual brilliance of AEW Fight Forever doesn’t stop at the arenas and character models. The animations are as smooth as a well-executed power slam, from the physics-defying aerial maneuvers to the bone-crushing finishers. You’re not just playing a game – you’re living a wrestling blockbuster in vibrant, pixelated technicolour.
Regarding sound design, AEW Fight Forever deserves its championship belt. The game brings a live wrestling match’s sonic intensity to your living room. From the bone-crunching impact of a perfectly executed clothesline to the crowd’s roar, the audio immerses you in the adrenaline-soaked atmosphere of the ring.
The commentary is also worth mentioning, as it gives every match an authentic TV broadcast feel. It’s as if you’ve got your personal Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone calling your every move, their voices echoing through the virtual arena with every thunderous slam and thrilling pinfall attempt.
Story and Characters
In AEW Fight Forever, story and character are as crucial as gameplay. The career mode isn’t just about becoming the champion. It’s about experiencing the trials and tribulations that come with the journey. It’s a rags-to-riches story filled with drama, rivalries, and the occasional folding chair to the face. Think of it as a soap opera with more headlocks and bodyslams than you can shake a steel chair at.
The game’s extensive roster of famous wrestlers adds depth to the experience. From iconic veterans like Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega to dynamic newcomers like Darby Allin and MJF, AEW Fight Forever offers an array of wrestling talent. Each wrestler brings a unique moveset and style to the ring, making every match a fresh and exciting experience.
But the game has you covered if you can’t find the perfect wrestler to match your play style. The create-a-wrestler feature lets you design your wrestling alter ego down to the last detail. Want to be a 7-foot-tall luchador with a love for classical music? You got it. Want to be a masked vigilante who fights for justice in the wrestling ring? Go for it. The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.
AEW Fight Forever is more than just a wrestling game. It’s a testament to the heart, soul, and spandex-filled spectacle that is professional wrestling. From the immersive gameplay mechanics to the stunning graphics and sound, YUKE Co. has delivered a championship-worthy experience that will leave wrestling fans cheering for more.
Whether you’re a seasoned wrestling game veteran, a newcomer, or just a fan of good ol’ unsanctioned fun, AEW Fight Forever is a must-play. It’s like stepping into your wrestling storyline, filled with high-stakes matches, thrilling rivalries, and more suplexes than you can count. So, buckle up and get ready for a wild ride. The ring is calling, and it’s time to answer with a resounding body slam.
“We prepared this review with a review key for the PS5 version of the game provided