THQ branded this game as bigger, badder, better.... That's true in some sick way. But overall, the game took major steps backwards. The new grappling scheme reminded many of No Mercy, which has been by far the best wrestling game to ever be released. However, the new system reminded me more of the Here Comes The Pain installment from the early 2000's. Now this would've been fine, if they hadn't already perfected the grappling in the previous game. The new system will confuse and tick off veterans of the game.
Now, the RTW has gotten way better. New animations and stories added to the game. I can't say it's a better game than 2011, but theres a lil upside. You will love the custom options
posted by daleriggins (HAWTHORNE, CA) Nov 26, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
I've played this series since the first on the original PlayStation. Though I'm not too big on their programming these times, I guess I can say buying WWE games is like a tradition of sorts. The game looks very similar to last year's version, which isn't too surprising. The controls take a bit of getting used to, especially after being the same for the last few iterations, but I'm willing to re-learn. The hit detection is somewhat questionable (at times), which is disappointing, especially after it seems like it was fixed. The limb-targeting system is actually pretty cool, and, provided you're willing to utilize it, it gives matches depth, something we haven't really seen since No Mercy on the N64 or even Here Comes The Pain. Overall, I'd say it's good, but not great. Being an old school fan, I'd say the lackluster roster is probably the only thing that kills my motivation to play it a bit, but I'm sure the extra content will make it worthwhile. Definitely try before you buy.