Pros Vast character roster, moves list, and great gameplay mechanics.
Cons No Management mode, no octagon for MMA, no weapons for Hardcore modes.
Summary Any game that can flawlessly combine MMA, Pro Wrestling, and Hardcore Wrestling with little or no hitches is one that should be considered a great success. The Fire Pro series continues to be the world's greatest pro wrestling game franchise because of it's deep yet intuitive gameplay mechanics. Any move you've seen in reality (and then some)can be done here. The reason for not having real wrestlers is copyright laws. Every wrestler in the game corresponds with a real-life wrestler, and you can find almost any FAQ that explains very simply how to rename these characters.
The bad part about all this is that the MMA octagon from the first game is gone (which really added a genuine feel to the MMA matches). Also, the developers made an idiotic move by removing the "management of the ring" mode, which was basically a franchise mode. All that's left is the crappy "Iron Man Road" mode, which is nothing like the incredible Audience Mode from the first game (which almost emulated what it's like to compete as a pro wrestler). The sheer in-game action and fun are undenieable though, and should not deter the purchase of this game (especially for ANY wrestling fan).