No Mercy is still, hands down, one of the best wrestling video games ever made!
The whole Aces & Eights thing just seems like a totally mismanaged gimmick. It seems like somebody at TNA watched a couple episodes of Sons of Anarchy and thought it would make a good gimmick. What they forgot to do was include a good reason why these guys got together in the first place or even attempt to make the characters in the stable compelling. As it stands right now, they just keep throwing random guys into the mix without anything that even resembles a plan. These guys have been around since June 2012 and the only title they have held is Devon's Television Championship? That doesn't make for a very menacing group. Aces & Eights currently have 8 members, 6 of whom are active wrestlers. Put two of those guys together as an active tag team. Better yet, this is supposed to be an outlaw motorcycle group? Bring back the Freebird Rule and allow them to run roughshod over the tag team division.
I think Aces & Eights would work if they weren't such cowards, they run away as soon as more than 2 wrestlers show up (and that includes cripples like Hulk Hogan and Sting).
It's a shocking comparison when you compare them to The Shield (who are not afraid of anyone and have beaten all the top WWE faces (including Cena).
But most of the guys in Aces & Eights are pretty awesome... All except Wes Brisco (I even like Garrett Bischoff because he's so hateable and he's not that bad in-ring). Devon is good, Mr Anderson is good, Mike Knox is good, DOC is awesome (he wouldn't be friends with CM Punk if otherwise). But the total does not add up to the sum.
I think Aces & Eights need to win Lockdown and reveal a big name as leader so as not to be a fucking joke.