WrestleQuest has just enough charm and personality to make up for its more distracting problems. The constant references to the world of wrestling and fun appearances by legends make the stories of Muchacho Man and Brink worth following, but the gameplay could have used some additional refinement.
WrestleQuest is a charming, cute and heartfelt game that is laser-targeted at a very specific group. It's not even so much wrestling fans as those who grew up playing with wrestling toys in some fashion. That isn't to say it's inaccessible outside of that demographic, but it's dedicated in its purpose and does it well. It's far too slow for its own good, and a lot of the charm and fun can wear out their welcome after you watch the same lengthy animation for the umpteenth time. If you're a '90s kid or a fan of wrestling or unique RPGs, WrestleQuest is probably worth a look.
As an RPG, WresteQuest takes players on an epic quest filled with danger, action, adventure, and rewards. As a wrestling game, it holds as much character as an 80s wrestling throwback can. Perhaps maybe even more. If you are a wrestling games fan, this will certainly need to make it into your library. If you’re an 80s wrestling fan and love retro games, then WrestleQuest is an absolute must.
WrestleQuest delivered exactly what I was hoping for: a charming adventure mixing the best parts of wrestling with classic RPG exploration and combat.
WrestleQuest is a love letter to professional wrestling and everything it represents, from the smallest details to the biggest. The respect for the greats of the past and what they mean to the present and future is evident, and the way in which Mega Cat Studios matches that with some excellent RPG gameplay is commendable. This is a fully fleshed-out RPG experience and one I believe needs to be experienced regardless of your affinity for wrestling. It’s just flat-out a great game.
It is possible to imagine a hybrid of ‘90s JRPG and ‘80s wrestling that could be genuinely engaging, if only for a modest audience. WrestleQuest, however, is not that game. Behind the kayfabe, its obsessive adherence to dated tropes and deeply tiresome combat prove very real and sadly fatal.
In the end, I believe the balance is positive, especially due to the characters' charisma and the diverse customization elements for the combat. If there's an update fixing the issues, it's a definite recommendation.
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WrestleQuest is a wonderful love letter to the world of wrestling, but some repetitive combat and awkward mechanics hold it back from stardom. It’s a shame because there are some really cool ideas on show that give a greater emphasis to the wrestling aspects of the RPG adventure, but the execution doesn’t always hit the mark – especially when you’ve got to complete awkward objectives in what can already be challenging combat scenarios. It's certainly not a bad game and it’ll definitely keep a big jolly smile on the faces of wrestling fans, but I can’t help but to feel like WrestleQuest is more of a mid-card showdown as opposed to a main event spectacle.
Unfortunately, while it brings some neat ideas to the ring, the execution places far too many roadblocks in the way. Repetitive combat, slow exploration and progress, and a pretty one-note cast fails to inspire the sort of hype that the game hoped to provide.
Wrestlequest is a lot of fun, and there is clearly a strong nostalgia for wrestling here, as well as the old-school style of roleplaying games. This is both a blessing and a curse. Wrestlequest does its best to keep the player engaged, and the story is a delight even if you aren't a wrestling fan, but the slow pace of old-school RPGs can quickly wear on modern players. However, if someone is yearning for the old 16-bit Final Fantasy style of gameplay, Wrestlequest will absolutely scratch that itch: ooooh Yeah!
WrestleQuest is a love letter to the 80s and 90s era of pro wrestling. The wonderful presentation, memorable soundtrack, and charming characters add up to a fun experience that has a lot of heart, even if the immediate story is a bit lackluster. The key thing holding it back is the overuse of QTEs which become downright annoying at times. Overall though, WrestleQuest does more right than wrong and there is a lot to like despite its rough edges.
Overall, I have really enjoyed my experience with WrestleQuest. There are a lot of great influences that this game takes from that work well and blend smoothly together. The gameplay is fun, the art style is adorable, and there’s a lot of zany fun to be had with it. Hopefully, with the small delay that the game had, plenty of people will still give this game a chance, because it’s worth it.
There's charm and appeal to be found in WrestleQuest, but this old school RPG doesn't have enough to stay in the main event.
Putting wrestling and turn-based RPGs in a can they co-exist tag team style was an excitingly bold move that unfortunately ends in a heel turn and a crowd leaving early to beat the traffic.
WrestleQuest is a surprising blend of WWE-style wrestling and a JRPG, making for an impressively charming game.
Wrestlequest has some fantastic combat mechanics and a ton of nods to the world of wrestling but gets weighed down by its own substance far too often.
WrestleQuest might just be this years’ best wrestling game, certainly it’s most unexpected. With a cast of who’s-who legends, some interesting twists and turns and a sense of humour fans will love, Mega Cat have built something quite brilliant. The mechanics are smart, the environments are full of easter eggs, and the game holds itself up surprisingly well despite a slow start.
WrestleQuest is a delightful game that captures the essence of wrestling in RPG form.