posted by hardtosayx (COATESVILLE, PA) Apr 26, 2008
Member since Nov 2007
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I rated it a 5 because of the handling. It's not clear of what you should and should not press in order to do the wrestling moves. Not boring. But not enough for me. I haven't played any WWF/WWE games since N64, and the N64 games were better.
The 24/7 mode is boring just like any other Smackdown based season mode. You wrestle one superstar about 3 times before the pay per view. Feuds are random and boring. I had to feud with Masters and Carlito to get some stupid movie contract? Also, it is very annoying when they have the "never happen" scenes where you and your opponent fight/talk right before your match in the ppv. You know when the screen is all black and white like a preview before the match. SvR has the same exact thing. It would be nice if they including scenes and events from matches that actaully happen instead of making it all up.
Commentary is probably the worst aspect of the game. Jeez, is it horrible. They say extremely random/unneccessary comments with occasional pauses throughout the match. You don't feel like you are watching a wrestling match. Commentary has been a problem with this series, yet Yukes are still to lazy to improve it.
Gameplay wise, it is not all that bad. They have a lot of matches types and i mean a lot. I was really impressed when i so the list! Wrestling aspect is also improved. Matches are slower paced which makes it more realistic but yet, it could also make the game very boring. Constant reversals get very frustrating too!
Overall, the series is dying and I'm surprised it is still alive. I was really looking forward to this game since i have not played a wrestling game since SvR, but I'm sure i have not missed much. Smackdown KYR was probably the best Smackdown game created. Yukes really needs to get step up and start producing a game worth playing, not garbage like this.