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Whether you are a hardcore wrestling fan or just like to ogle hot babes getting down and fighting dirty and unleashing their own custom can of whoop-ass, Rumble Roses XX is one sporting event that you won't want to miss. So cancel your subscription to Cinemax and get this game today...or I'll have Cobra here, rough you up a bit.
Overall, Rumble Roses XX does a good job of delivering what it's set out to. Mind you, it hasn't left anywhere to go with a sequel but to where it appears that the naming convention is heading anyway - Rumble Roses XXX. Perhaps that one will offer some, um, relief to the teasing that this one offers.
Rumble Roses XX is a solid wrestling game, built on top of a good game engine. The graphics are great, as well. Some people may have a hard time dealing with the clear objectification of women in the game, and that's understandable. If you can put up with that though, Rumble Roses XX may just be what floats your boat.
Mit Rumble Roses XX ist Konami ein solides Wrestling Spiel mit ganz besonderen Reizen gelungen. Technisch ist das Spiel durchaus soweit, die Damen derart realistisch darzustellen, dass der besondere Charme der Wrestlerinnen nicht zur Lachnummer wird. Wer dem sexy Nebeneffekt nichts abgewinnen kann, der wird bei dem Spiel jedoch nicht auf seine Kosten kommen und sollte lieber auf Smackdown für die XBox 360 warten. Steuerung und Movesrepertoire bieten, im Gegensatz zur Oberweite der meisten Wrestlerinnen, zu wenig Umfang. Zudem fehlt leider ein echter Karrieremodus, der den Einzelspieler langfristig motiviert.
Cheat Code Central
If you're an adolescent boy who is able to play this game without fear of being reprimanded by mom and dad, you'll most likely think this is a gift from the gaming gods. I'd definitely argue with you on that point. As it stands, it's another Xbox 360 title which is always a good thing; that it features scantily clad babes who actually proceed to wear less and less as the game progresses will have some calling Rumble Roses XX the best game ever made. It's fun if you want to see women fight in various states of undress, but if you're looking for some really good wrestling action, stick with the sweaty brutes in Yukes more popular and polished SmackDown! series.
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Some gamers might argue that the monotony of playing 1000’s of matches to unlock stuff is perhaps too much to bear and I guess for some this is a genuine concern especially as plenty of time is needed to accomplish this. That said, in smaller doses Rumble Roses XX remains a very fun game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Once you look beyond the obvious breasts and buttocks and concentrate on actually fighting then there are plenty of tactics and variations to apply during matches. I think that if you like fighting games in general then Rumble Roses XX might be right up your street. However the skimpy nature of the basic game means that you are left wondering, (well I was at least) what could have been had the developers fleshed out certain aspects of the game. Rumble Roses XX is an enjoyable, solid title marred by an overall lack of true features, ambition and the odd glitch here and there.
In the end, Rumble Roses XX is a competent enough fantasy grappler that focuses and thrives greatly on its collection aspect and voyeurism. This game is geared more towards fans of scantily clad women than wrestling fans. There is a lot of frustration to be had but oddly enough, the abuse seems to be welcomed as everyone I know is dutifully switching between this and Oblivion in almost equal parts. Fans of the original will love every aspect of this updated version and anyone curious enough to read this review should at least rent RRXX to see what all the hoopla is about. Worse case, the women are beautiful, the graphics are very nice, there’s enough content to last you years (if you can stand the repetition) and it’s also the only wrestling game/hottie-dress-up-game on the 360 until Smackdown ‘07 or DOAXVB2 hit the 360. Either way, I’ll be playing it for a while still. Yes, just like the perfect girl who turns into a nightmare, it’s just so hard to quit her sometime.
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Rumble Roses XX is a fun enough game, as these things go, but it saddles you with a lot of busywork. If you're insanely fond of the engine and the gameplay, you'll be at this for a long, long time, but odds are good that unless you're really perverse, the sheer titillation factor of the game will wear thin long before you've unlocked everything.
The bottom line is that Rumble Roses XX does exactly what it sets out to do, and for that I give it a passing grade. However, it’s definitely not a game for everyone, and it all comes down to whether an all girl wrestling game wrapped in a soft core porn package sounds appealing to you. It’s one of those rare games where you know exactly what you are getting before you play it. You simply need to trust your instinct on this one.
Don’t let the skin and provocative positions fool you; Rumble Roses XX is a competent wrestler. Like most games of this genre, once the initial visual appeal wears off, some of the cracks begin to show. Despite the addition of tag matches, Battle Royales, and Street Fights, there simply isn’t enough depth to keep this hopeful at the top of the ranks. The playability is high, especially amongst human combatants, but the single-player offering wears thin. Rumble Roses XX is a definite improvement over its PlayStation 2 predecessor, but still has a ways to go before holding the championship belt.
Konami is on to something. Stunning character models, simplistic controls, and fluid gameplay usually result in a instant classic. However, the wrestling genre is, and always will be, dominated by a licensed product. Rumble Roses XX is a enjoyable pick up and play alternative to other wrestling titles, despite its fictional characters and lack of gameplay options. With all of the next gen titles that have released, the price point increase will always be a factor in my review. If we're paying more, we expect more. With that said, it's hard to recommend Rumble Roses XX wearing a $60 price tag. If you can find it on the cheap, I'd highly recommend it. If not, give it a rent. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Gamers' Temple, The
That old piece of advice often given to young men to find a woman of character instead of looking for just a pretty face probably applies here and for the same reason. The game sure is nice to look at, but it lacks the depth needed to build a long term relationship.
In the end, Rumble Roses XX for the Xbox 360 is like a dancer with all the right moves but after seeing all she’s capable of doing it just becomes the same old thing over and over again. It’s not to say that this game is entirely bad, the controls are solid and the game, just like the ladies themselves, looks really good. Yet with very little variety in the gameplay department and no story mode whatsoever, there really isn’t reason to come back for more. If you’re looking for a good fighter with lovely ladies for your 360, I suggest you rent this one and buy Dead or Alive 4 instead.
Rumble Roses XX is a better game than its PS2 predecessor, but there are still too many annoying things about it to make it a success. Again, there isn't a single thing wrong with wanting to put attractive, well-built women in a wrestling game, but Rumble Roses XX insists on taking it to such levels of objectification that it just becomes hard to put up with after awhile. Not to mention that very little else of what the game offers, both from gameplay and feature standpoints, is strong enough to carry the load apart from the whole titillation aspect. In the end, Rumble Roses XX is another merely decent wrestling game that could have been a lot better had the focus been on the gameplay, and not on its more sordid elements.
Rumble Roses XX isn't trying to be a great wrestling game; it's trying to give 13-year-old gamers a reason to lock their bedroom doors at night, and in that it succeeds. The wrestling is just a vehicle to get us there. But the sexy novelty of the Roses wears off quickly. More moves, more story, more rings, and more game modes could have pushed this title to respectability, if that's even possible. In the end, playing Rumble Roses XX is more about the scenery than it is about gameplay, the equivalent of playing Far Cry because you love palm trees. The difference here is that Far Cry is a good shooter; Rumble Roses, despite all the love we have for all of our old schoolboy fantasies -- and some new ones -- is a passable wrestling game, at best. You may be better off playing Smackdown and continuing with the stack of magazines under your bed, but there's no doubting that fans of Rumble Roses will enjoy RRXX for, if anything, a consistent formula: T and A.
Rumble Roses XX could have been a contender against DOA4 and still set itself apart from the fray. Instead, the game comes off as juvenile with plenty of moves that would only seem to be appropriate in movies you’d find in a dark hallway in the back corner of the video store. If you are looking for a real wrestling game, wait for WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2007. Rumble Roses XX is a lot like Paris Hilton. It looks great, but is shallower than a pothole and dumber than the rocks used to fill it.
"Rumble Roses XX" é mais um game para assistir do que jogar. As personagens de fato alegram os olhos, mas, como jogo de luta, é, no máximo, passável, sem a quantidade opções necessárias para ter uma vida mais longa. O único incentivo fica sendo agüentar as monótonas lutas para liberar mais lutadoras e roupas. Se estiver procurando estritamente jogos de luta-livre, há opções muito melhores no mercado.
Réutilisant la vieille ruse des jolies jeunes filles pour faire du chiffre de ventes, Rumbles Roses XX n'est pourtant pas un mauvais jeu. Assez sympathique sur le court terme, dynamique et parfois vraiment amusant, il pèche simplement sur son manque de consistance et sur ses errances de gameplay. En tablant un peu moins sur la poitrine et plus sur le côté ludique, cette série pourrait à terme devenir agréable. Mais pour le moment ce n'est pas encore le cas.
Armchair Empire, The
On the outside chance that some nameless gamer out there is thinking about picking up Rumble Roses XX on the basis that it will provide an excellent wrestling experience, I should plainly state, that the actual wrestling action is just average. The package though... well, the package is one of the best for Xbox 360 -- Rumble Roses XX looks and sounds great. One only need to watch one of the elaborate ring entrances to see that, but the gameplay doesn't lend itself to long play times. Basically, it's popcorn. Good-looking popcorn, but still popcorn.
It is no coincidence that the tail end of this review (which is usually reserved for a sort of summary) is instead concerned with the tail ends of the characters in Rumble Roses : XX. Without the booty-jiggle, this game would be little more than a barebones wrestling game.
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It's true that Rumble Roses XX takes things several steps further than its predecessor, but it seems to have its priorities a little mixed up. Trying to take dirty pictures with a bondage queen has its place, but shouldn't improving the basic-as-tomato-soup gameplay be first on the to-do list? The game can't quite match the personality and engine of DOA 4, and it's nowhere near the depth of SmackDown vs. Raw 2006. A pretty face only carries you so far.
Adult Matt: Now before the hate mail written in crayon starts flying in, let me say this: I am not against having beautiful women adorn my video games. But when these "women" are placed in a title that gameplay takes a backseat to teenage fantasy, I have an issue. Omit every female jiggle, every thong and leg split, all you are left with is a mediocre game with so-so online play. If you were a fan of the PS2 version, you'll feel right at home here. But if you prefer a well balanced wrestling title, this may not be your bag. Maybe Konami should have left out the wrestling aspect altogether and called this title Rumble Roses Modeling Agency.
I'm actually more impressed with the PS2 version, graphics aside. In the original we had the girls, mud wrestling, and a patched up story that could keep you interested enough to finish it a few times. I think Konami would of benefited more if they would of ported this version rather then rebuild a this half full version of what could be a decent wrestling game.
Games that celebrate the Japanese sense of sexuality and female slippery assets like Rumble Roses and the DOA series don't generally get the nod from the mainstream as being anything other than an opportunity to feed on digital voyeurism. Maybe one day both the whimsical eroticism and more-than-solid wrestling gameplay that could rival N64's Wrestlemania 2000 or No Mercy will come together. Rumble Roses is a foot shy of being the best of both worlds, but it gives hope that the perfect hot-and-heavy grappler can be achieved in the near future. Why would a female wrestling fan anticipate a rompy wrestling game with vinyl-clad chicks? Wrestling may not be universal, but girls in leather chaps and bared midriffs are.
Rumble Roses XX is not a terrible game, or as some may think, video game porn. Beneath the surface there is a pretty good fighting game hiding underneath. If the gameplay felt more like wrestling than UFC, then the fans of the squared circle would have little choice but to pick this up. As is, I still feel that the potential for this title is there. Maybe by Rumble Roses XXX they will find their niche and produce a game that appeals to fans of the wrestling genre, rather than the fighting genre.
Game Informer Magazine
While the first Rumble Roses game was a fun, solid wrestler with some cheesecake amusement, XX simply feels aimless, dull, and a little offensive. Unless you're a big Russ Meyer fan, I'd star far, far away.
Game Informer Magazine
There isn't a story, a career, or even a defined ending. You just keep playing to unlock costumes and items. Only those who weren't looking to necessarily play this game will get something out of it.
Game Freaks 365
I'm pretty disgusted that Rumble Roses XX is such a trashy fighting game, because the Dead or Alive series has already proven that it's possible to be sexy in video games without losing all traces of professionalism and decency. Even more unfortunate is that the game actually plays so badly, especially when Yukes has had such an extensive a history of high-quality grappling projects. If you're looking for a quality Xbox 360 fighting game, look in Tecmo's direction. I can't say that Rumble Roses XX isn't entertaining, at least it's possible to laugh at the outright indecency of the action, but it's not worth $60 and it's not worth your time.
Rumble Roses XX is a strange game. At times, I actually found myself enjoying the wrestling aspect, even with its faults. Just as quickly though, I was forced to watch a rendered female dance seductively at the camera. Trying to straddle the line between simulation wrestling game and fetish video, Rumble Roses XX invariably fails. Like most beautiful people, RRXX has a great package on the outside and glaring faults within. Although most mainstream gamers will find too much wrong to really enjoy this game, RRXX does offer the fetish community quite a bit to like. Either way, its above-average wrestling engine merits a quick rent for any 20-something male Xbox 360 owner who is lonely on a Saturday night. Otherwise, it might be best to let the roses rumble on their own.
Ik snap ook wel dat Rumble Roses XX misschien niet aan iedereen besteed is, en rekent op een specifieke nichemarkt - lelijke puberjongens zonder vriendinnetjes - maar toch blijf ik het toch maar niets vinden, hoewel ik mij thans toch recht in dit nagestreefde doelpubliek schijn te bevinden. Rumble Roses XX is bitchfights gone wrong. En dat is triest. Rumble Roses XX heeft de enige resterende zekerheid in mijn leven ontkracht.
Totally Gaming Network
In summing up RR: XX is the first Xbox 360 wrestling game, and I could be accused of being too critical in this review and forgetting to treat the game for what it is, in that it’s a wrestling game, pure and simple. But the game in my opinion has a lot of issues and issues that have put me off wanting to even attempt to reach any of the achievements, never mind the issues coupled with some of the stranger aspects of the game, lets say, being aimed at the more excitable contingent in our gaming community. RR: XX is a poor mans wrestling game that attempts to get away with it by featuring more eye candy than you can shake a stick at. If you had enjoyed the previous version of Rumble Roses then you will probably enjoy this game…but if this is the first time you have thought about getting a wrestling game, then my advice would be simple, in that you would be best placed to wait for the real deal to arrive.
Rumble Roses XX obviously could have been a much better game, but it also could have been a lot worse. It’s powered by a solid engine, features a ton of unlockable content, and is rife with humorous potential, which we hope Konami taps in the inexorable Rumble Roses XXX. In the meantime, though, we recommend keeping your hands to yourself.
Perhaps if you are a wrestling-starved Xbox 360 owner, I don’t think Rumble Roses XX will satisfy your desires for long. The gameplay just doesn’t have the depth of the far superior WWE games such as Day of Reckoning 2 or SmackDown! vs RAW. The single-player modes are set up terribly and the grappling system is far too simple to keep players entertained for more than a few hours. You just get a grasp of the game’s mechanics too quickly. Sure, this is often a good thing for most "pick up and play" games, but Rumble Roses lacks the substance to keep players coming back. However, if the sex appeal of Rumble Roses is what hooked you in, then you will be satisfied plenty due to this game’s extreme perversion. In all honesty, I’ve never played a game that exploits women as much as this game does. Some men may like this, others may find it awkward, but one thing I’m sure of is that this game is definitely meant to cater to males and males only... okay, and lesbians.
While Rumble Roses XX offers plenty of unlockables, gameplay modes, and fairly enjoyable degree of online competition, the flaws overwhelm any sign of goodness. Hopefully the developers will realize the potential of this franchise with the next entry, perhaps with more refined controls, an actual storyline, and a better presentation. I think it'd be cool to see this game go into more of an arcade direction, transformed into more of a party game. But, as it is, although it is rich in content, I cannot justify dropping $60 on a game that is so lacking in the gameplay and quality departments. However, if you're in the mood for a rowdy, raunchy wrestling game and you're willing to spend a little time with it, it's not a bad rental.
Video Game Talk
Since you're reading this review online, you obviously have Internet access, so you're not exactly short on options if you're that desperate to see girl-on-girl action and enormous boobies. If you're determined to pull out some twenties just to be teased, a lap dance is a lot cheaper. Rumble Roses XX isn't some sort of unredeemably awful game that should be avoided at all costs, but you'll eke out what fun there is to be had with a couple hours of play. This gamer's opinion? Wait to see if a demo pops up on Xbox Live or rent it.
A very disappointing game, even when you strip it down to pure wrestling. Fuzzy graphics, mindless fighting, and poor audio make for an expensive game of dress-up.
I once joked that Rumble Roses was the only game that made me want to put, um, protection on my thumbs to play. It's a fantastic looking game that really shows off what the Xbox 360 can do in regard to environments and character models. Even if those character models are 30% silicone. There's no doubt that the arenas look amazing, and the presentation is great. Unfortunately, this is a game and not a tech demo, and the gameplay and modes are severely lacking. Unless you're the sort of wrestling fan that would like to aimlessly wrestle matches with no real sense of accomplishment just to put skimpy outfits on virtual girls, look elsewhere. At least in SmackDown, the camera's not zooming in on Ric Flair's crotch.
Slip Rumble Roses XX inside a copy of SmackDown if you must buy it, just don't go expecting any innovations other than a big tickling stick, blushing faces, a gigantic Xbox Live porn archive and the wobbliest boobs yet seen in a video game.
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Rumble Roses XX seems to be more of an exercise in voyeurism for young teenage boys than a serious wrestling game. Like Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball before it, the core component of the game seems to take a backseat for all manner of bouncing breast and panty shots. If Rumble Roses XX had some of the depth of moves and characters as Yuke’s other wrestling titles rather than just blatant objectification, then it might actually be a serious contender in the field.
Overall, Rumble Roses is a game that may give you a nice diversion but for $60, it’s not worth the price of admission. Although the game is rated M, I see the target audience being 13-17 year old males who prefer graphics over gameplay. You may want to rent it at best.
The final nail in the coffin is that the actual wrestling is just as shallow, if not shallower, that it was before. I'd usually be inclined to give a game like this slack, but after the first day I felt as though I had seen most of the moves, and the characters play so similarly that the action is mastered in an hour or two. It was an issue I had the first time around, and I'm disappointed to see that the "legitimate game" part of the Rumble Roses experience hasn't been improved on. With the game's tone still hesitating to go over the top along the lines of something like Ultimate Muscle, the developers need to decide whether they're going to go full-on crazy, or get serious and add some wrestling action that's truly respectable. Either direction is fine with me (well, okay... actually I'd like to see them go nuts) but keeping the franchise in this middle ground between totally entertaining fluff and totally engaging gameplay isn't doing anyone any favors.
I don’t dislike this game because I have some holier-than-thou moral objection to scantily-clad women. Hell, I love a night at the strip club as much as any guy. My problem is this – Rumble Roses XX is a videogame. Videogames are supposed to have good gameplay. It’s extremely clear that the T&A factor took a huge precedence over the fun factor, and that’s the ultimate flaw of the game. Gameplay is shallow and laziness in development is evident (right down to the misspellings during loading menus). If you consider yourself a gamer, this is not a title for you. This is a title for 13-year old boys who apparently haven’t discovered the resources of the internet. You’d be better off watching scrambled Cinemax.
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