Mechanics are simple and straight forward. You may want to edit the sensitivity for countering moves. Creative mode with ring creator is something special. The finishers are working a lot better than in previous titles and it is well worth a rent.
It’s always fun to go into the ring to beat the heck out of somebody else – and not worry about the lost lasting ramifications of the fight. Besides, there’s a lot of fans out there who want to imitate their favorite wrestler (or create a new one).
Up to four players can go into the ring with WWE 12 in several different types of matches – from the straight forward single player match to the steel cage match to the “I Quit” match.
But the one thing I really wanted in this game is a tutorial that shows me how to do the moves – instead of a tutorial that lists a whole bunch of moves. Fighting against the AI isn’t fun because the learning curve is far too steep for me to undertake.
It’s too bad, really. This game looks great, the wrestlers perform their signature moves smoothly, and there’s some great commentary from the two guys doing the play by play calling.
And it would be a whole lot of fun to unleash a whole lot of wrestlers in the ring in a four player Royal Rumble.
The WWE 12 is one game you should try before you buy. RENT IT.