gamers (100%) found this review helpful
When I picked up SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 last year I was disappointed. I had the console version on the PS2 and I was surprised at how much they added, but then how much they took away from the PSP port. It was basically a hand-me-down.
Fast forward to 2007, a new game. An almost new game, the only that didn't change was the Yuke's engine. The controls are still crisp and very responsive and smart and very interactive almost like the mini-games from God of War. They also revamped the ladder match controls and the table match controls to make it play more efficiently and it worked. The resolution is sharp enough and although the polygons cut here and there and the loading screens are long, it's not such a big problem that it detracts from the gameplay. The only thing missing is the sweat factor from the Xbox 360 version.
All in all what you're looking at is a very stand alone game that is similar to its console cousins but looks pretty sexy by itself. You can pick it up and like me finish season mode(which is pretty well done) in one sitting and then try the GM Mode which is still pretty smart but still needs a little work considering they added storyline rivalries(not present in 2006), they just need to add a better way to diversify how the rivalry starts and a great way to end it other than a bloody (lleh) in a cell match for the title that does not even reflect what my imagination is cooking up for the superstars.
I LOVED this game(i never received it through gamefly so i borrowed it from a friend), it is so fun i played for about 5 hrs without even realizing it, the season mode is so in depth, and the new grappling system rocks, this game is PERFECT!!!!
posted by Mydlyfe (FRESH MEADOWS, NY) Dec 16, 2006
Member since Nov 2006
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
In this corner is the new grappling system and in the other one is the old system. Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 for the PSP is very different but very awesome. At first it will take you a while to get use to the new grapling system and hot spot areas but you will come to see it is very easy to master. This game is a good one but I would like to see the season mode go more in depth as you can expect the same storylines over and over i.e right after the candice wand thingy you can expect yourself either in a title shot oppurtunity or teaming up with someone for those tag team titles... All in all this is a very good game worth the money and worth the rent on gamefly....my only concern for you guys is that the game will irritate you on other difficulties like hard....
In conclusion...you will be happy garunteed!!!!!!!