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GF Rating
6.3

852 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW aka. Laydown vs. Snore

posted by MajiShine (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Nov 27, 2007

Member since Nov 2007

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you have ever played any of the past SD! vs RAW games from WWE then you know what to expect out of a good wrestling game.

Great action, awesome story modes, tons of characters to choose from and in general a great game to play alone or with friends.

Well if this is what you have to come expect from a WWE game then you will be quite disappointed with SD! vs RAW for Wii.

First off, many of the elements that are present in the versions for other systems are completely missing from the Wii version.
24/7 mode, many of the match types, online play, and the new fighting styles system are nonexistant in the game.

Instead 24/7 mode was replaced with a Main Event mode. While this might see interesting and compeling enough to play the game, after an hour of playing it it becomes boring, when you realize that doing the same moves and fighting the same few people can let you breeze thru it in a short amount of time.

The missing match types doesn't even make sense. The Wii version only has 5 match types compaired to the almost 30 of the PS2, PS3 and Xbox360 versions.

Also the main draw of 2008 was the new styles fighting system which seems to have been completey nixed for the Wii version.

The fighting controls are very simple and easy to pick up and play and are strangely enough quite fun. You actually control the moves with moving the Wiimote in different directions to pull off moves. This is fun, but sadly because of the limitations of this you find out quickly how to beat your opponent by using the same few moves over and over again until you can end the match with a finishing move.

The taunts are a nice touch too as you have to actually DO the taunt with the Wiimote and nunchuck to activate them in the game.

It seems to me that the game was toned down for a more fun appeal than the other system versions.

So if your looking for a solid, fun game this is pretty decent, but if your a hard core about WWE games, rent another console version.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

somewhere in the middle

posted by johncene (MARBLE FALLS, TX) Jan 5, 2008

Member since Aug 2005

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Overall the game is awesome, but i'm a little disappointed that there is no cage, or ladder matches also you can only use a chair and drop them through the announcer table in hardcore matches I mean come on!NO TABLES!!!!!!!I would recommend this game to anyone who likes wrestling and not really extreme.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A-W-S-O-M-E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Mikemonkey (GLENDALE, AZ) Jun 8, 2008

Member since Apr 2008

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Definitely one of the best games out. You basically run around the ring and pick up ur opponents and throw them out of the ring on the ground (on your knee :) ) and onto the ropes.

Customizable characters more than should be. A variety of masks, jackets, tops, tights, pants,
piercings,face paints, ect.

Great game cant wait till 09 comes out.

Oh did i fail to mention deadly accurate combos and attacks?A number of entrance styles music and back ground musics.

Also hardcore matches where there are chairs you can pick up and B-U-S-T open your opponents face.(You can also do this by rope throwing your opponent and pressing A+B or pressing B and waving the wii remote down while your opponent is on the ground)

THE END
NOW GET LOST...

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