Critic & User Reviews
Best WWE game since Here Comes the Pain!
posted by kellyedwards (HUNTSVILLE, AL) Nov 22, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Needed to show me the ropes
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Feb 23, 2012
Member since Jan 2008
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
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.
posted by malik22 (MORENO VALLEY, CA) Feb 23, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
posted by Bossman507 (RICHMOND, VA) May 13, 2013
Member since May 2013
WWE 12...better...but still not great.
posted by Wembley38 (FAIRLAND, IN) Sep 21, 2012
Member since Nov 2005
Obviously the Wii is the new Playstation 2 and they just half-baked ports of games for it.For instance in WWE 12...
No online. How does this happen?I don't wrestle online unless I am the special guest referee.But no Community Creations...that's just lame.
No create an arena. Again...lame. This could have been done. The Wii gets crapped on...again.
The graphics SUCK. Now some would have you believe that all graphics on the Wii suck but that's not true. THQ is lazy. Period.
This is especially true if you have a fancy HD tv. The graphics look horrible.
Things I liked about WWE 12:
There seems to be more moves. I won't give THQ credit for putting moves back into the game that they took out earlier but are a few new ones.
Comebacks. Although there are few Comebacks in the game giving a wrestler the Comeback ability without assigning a Comeback move will give said wrestler a signature move at the appropriate time.
Other notable things are an increase in the ability to use springboard moves (although,sadly,you can't assign some of these (Beautiful Disaster).Some running moves (Running Legdrop) can't be used for finishers either. Wrestlers also have specific moves for ladder,heck in a cell,royal rumble matches,etc.
Things I don't like...
The clipping sucks.Flying,springboard and running moves are lousy and you never know when you will hit your opponent or vice versa.THQ sucks at this and for some reason refuses to do anything about it. Speaking of suck that never changes...or in this case gets worse every year...
Commentary. With all of the technology at their disposal no video game creator has had the ability to gt commentary right. But it just seems like THQ goes out of their way to make it worse.
I am running out of review space but I do enjoy this game with the flaws.I simulate matches and it is cool to manipulate my own WWE universe.I recommend this to any WWE fan with a Wii and no other system.
posted by Napoli25 (ARLINGTON, TX) Jun 30, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
WWE 12 is scratched
posted by bing2000 (SOUTHGATE, MI) Jan 23, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
OMG last game before i finish gamefly
posted by markythunder (VISALIA, CA) Jan 23, 2012
Member since Dec 2011
best WWE Game since here comes the pain
posted by damavs10 (LUFKIN, TX) Dec 9, 2011
Member since Mar 2010
the game is scratched
posted by Hunter1202 (PIEDMONT, AL) Dec 5, 2011
Member since Dec 2011
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posted by djayh (KINSLEY, KS) Nov 30, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
As for game play, they've got the basics covered: a quick-play mode, a story mode, and what they call the WWE Universe, which basically lets you play (or skip/simulate) every match on Raw, Superstars, Smackdown, and the PPVs.
There's a pretty hefty Create-a-Wrestler system, moveset editor, and a fairly detailed entrance editor as well. All are easy to navigate, and a breeze to get set up.
All in all, WWE 12 for the Wii gets points for general controls, beautiful graphics, great sound, hidden (non-DLC) unlocks, and a wide variety of Superstars to choose from.
So what makes this game an 8 instead of a 10? Point off for the load times; because even with the option to skip the ring entrances, you're going to be waiting a lot. The other point off is a combination of design choices, most around custom Superstars. No move editor in the character creation screen? Using a silhouette instead of a pic in the Universe schedule screen.
But don't let the little things turn you off from this otherwise solid wrestling title.
posted by rms923 (TALLAHASSEE, FL) Nov 29, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
extremely good game
posted by loganator3198 (OCEANSIDE, NY) Nov 28, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
(please mom let me keep this game =)