Posted on September 22, 2012 AT 08:50am
Hello guys. I’m about to give you my two cents about the return of I Quit Matches and the return of King Of The Ring tournaments in WWE 13. About a few days ago, THQ let the cat out of the bag on these modes and also unveiled the following information. Bryan Williams, gameplay designer of the series gave out these informative details.
Let’s start with the I Quit Match!
I Quit Match:
- The I Quit Match is finally making its long awaited return! The match type has been completely redesigned from top to bottom to provide players with the most authentic representation of the I Quit Match ever seen in video game form.
- In keeping with WWE programming, the I Quit Match is a 1-On-1, no holds barred, anything goes affair. Utilize anything and everything within the in-ring environment to force your opponent to say the humiliating words, “I Quit!”
- When your opponent is in a grounded state, press the pin button to summon the referee to the grounded opponent. The referee will kneel down and place a microphone in front of their face. It’s at this point that the I Quit mini-game is triggered. Stop the moving cursor within the designated target zone before the words “I Quit” fully materialize on screen to inform the referee of your desire to continue the match. If the opponent is unable to complete the mini-game in time, they’ll automatically quit the match. If a Superstar is in possession of a stored finisher icon they can use it to automatically win the mini-game and continue the match. However, doing so will result in the loss of that finisher icon.
- When an opponent is in the midst of performing the I Quit mini-game, the attacking Superstar can utilize an Intimidation taunt to increase the difficulty of the mini-game. Performing an Intimidation taunt will cause the mini-game meter to shake violently, which makes it that much harder for the defender to complete the mini-game in time. Use of Intimidation results in a loss of momentum for the attacker so think twice before using it. If the attacker doesn’t have a sufficient amount of momentum within their meter the Intimidation taunt can’t be used.
- The I Quit mini-game can also be triggered by applying a Breaking Point submission hold on an opponent. Just like grounded situations, the referee will position themselves near the trapped defender and position the microphone in front of their face. Complete the mini-game successfully to break out of the submission hold and continue the match. Failure to break out in time will result in a loss.
My take on the gameplay and control scheme is positive to a certain extent. The fact that they implemented a mini game probably works well. The fact that stored finishers play a roll in continuing a match is great. It will allow close contests or matches when you where in control but allowed your your opponent to comeback for awhile to not end in a quick upset.
My only issue with the gameplay is how will it work online. WWE games have never been able to even come remotely close with their gameplay timing online compared to offline. In WWE 12 how many times where you in Last Man Standing Matches or trying to kick out in the Elimination Chamber and the timing was way off the norm. I’m really hoping THQ will take time to make the timing as close as possible with these mini games online compared to how they are offline.
Now, moving on to the King Of The Ring..
King of The Ring:
- Create your very own King of the Ring tournament! Players can choose the number of participants (4, 8 or 16) as well as the gender of the participants involved (that right, Divas can also take part in the King of the Ring tournament).
- Players can also choose the type of match that they’d like for their tournament (Normal, Backstage Brawl, Hell in a Cell, Iron Man, Ladder, Last Man Standing, Steel Cage, Submission, Table, TLC and Extreme Rules).
- Participants in the tournament can be chosen at random or selected by the player.
- Each match in the tournament can be played or simulated.
- The King of the Ring tournament can be played solo or with a friend.
- A special coronation cut-scene is shown for the winner of the tournament.
There’s not really too much to say about the King Of The Ring tournament. It looks good on the eyes from the brackets to from the screenshot of CM Punk sitting on the throne. It utilizes up to 16 players. I would of like to see them maybe take it even further and maybe make it 32 or even 64. I could of utilized it even more cause in my fantasy e-fed we do King Of The Ring every year and I usually let everyone in on the fun.
None the less, I’m proud of THQ’s work in WWE 13. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy gear it up and Lay The Smackdown..On All Those Rudy Poos!!
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