Wrestling Spirit 2 Review
By Roland Armentrout
The sequel to Wrestling Spirit, Wrestling Spirit 2 (WreSpi2), was released on June 29, 2006. Phoenix, AZ March 30, 2006 ? Grey Dog Software, a Phoenix based developer of sports management simulation software, is announcing a new title called Wrestling Spirit 2 (WreSpi2). WreSpi2 is the sequel to the popular simulator "Wrestling Spirit: Rookie To Legend". WreSpi2 builds upon the success of its predecessor, adding more depth and numerous new features. As well as updated versions of the "Rookie to Legend" and "Superstar Challenge" modes, two new modes called "Pro League" and "World League" have been included consisting of fighting in a sports league situation. Beta team member Phil Parent has claimed creative paternity of the new modes, something Adam Ryland recognized in an official development chat in May 2006. The depth of the game has also increased with larger movesets, an increased number of moves and more in-depth records. A modified booking AI from TEW 2005 has also been confirmed to be incorporated in this game as well.
Wrestling Spirit was reviewed in the November, 2006 issue of PC Gamer, where it scored 73%.
One of the main differences that Ryland emphasised between the WreSpi series and the EW series was that while the EW series aimed to try and make a realistic approach to the professional wrestling business, the WreSpi series instead aims for a more "kayfabe-like" situation and as such, making what would be staged fights in the EW series real fights in this series.