gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I have played all of the WWE games and as much as I like this game I can see where the complaints are coming from.
Positives: - Load time (While the load time is still longer than on some video games it is a vast improvement over SVR07. - Online Play (It seems that there is less lag time this year and that each wrestler stands a chance even if they are playing against a CAW thanks to the new fighting styles.) - Wrestling Game (Let's face it, it is a wrestling game made for the PS3. Hopefully it will tide you over until TNA next year)
Negatives: - CAWS (This system seems dumbed down and less attractive. Not to mention no tatoos or logos online...not good THQ) - Season Mode (Very repetitive if you want to use a CAW and again nowhere for female CAWS to go. - Online Play (Yes, it made both lists. This game desperately needs online chat. They should look at their own library (Stuntman) and take from that as I found it worked really well.)
Overall this is definitely worth owning if you are a wrestling fan who likes to play against people online. I think it is a good start even though I expected more.
posted by Kleintime7 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Nov 16, 2007
Member since Mar 2004
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
I have been playing Smackdown games since they were on PS1. The game has lost a lot of what made it cool to me. When I got Smackdown, I was amazed at how fun the game was. The never ending season mode that would allow you to plug in any of your created wrestlers and have them in the story of the game was one of the best times I have had playing a wrestling game. While the stories were a little lacking back then, the game play was awesome.... Fast forward 8 years and I have to say while the graphics have greatly improved, the entertainment value of the game has been destroyed. The wrestlers look great, the movement is smooth and the story lines are more involved and that allows me to say that the game is good and worth a play/rent.
This game would have a much higher level of enjoyment if there were more options with a season mode / story mode.
All in all, I would tell the average fan of the series or of wrestling in general to give this game a shot, but if you are anything like me, you may want to search for the old version of the game on e-bay.