gamers (73%) found this review helpful
Coming from a hardcore WWE fan, I can tell you SvR 2008 is a good game, but it's far from being great! Every year it seems the SvR series adds something new, and for some reason, gets rid of something great. In this case, its the story mode, called 24/7 Mode and it's completely disappointing! You can't even call it a story since there is NO story, you basically just have the same cutscenes of your wrestler walking by, shaking hands, talking to(without voice-overs), or arguing with another character. The superstar's voices are only used for pointless e-mails and nothing else. The "off-days" your wrestler gets are spent on useless, repetitive events that involve ridiculous scenarios such as photo-shoots, website interviews, starring in hero or villian films, and going on "dates". It's all utterly ridiculous and THQ should be ashamed of themselves for considering this as a suitable replacement for last year's story mode. Now the good part of SvR 2008...ECW!!! The addition of ECW superstars and the Extreme Rules Match are the best part of this game! The things you can do with a chair are a wrestling fans dream come true, not to mention the ability set tables and a barbed-wire 2x4 on fire are incredibly awesome! The ECW superstars are pretty great, though there's only a handful of them to choose from, and you can't use any of them in 24/7 mode. The roster itself is another disappointment, which has been downgraded to barely 50 wrestlers as opposed to SvR 2007's 70 or so characters. All other aspects of this game are nothing more than recycled parts from 2007, including the same matches and create-a-superstar/entran- ce/belt etc. Only a few minor additions, none of which are worth mentioning. The fighting styles add a nice touch, but it's nothing special. Overall SvR 2008 is good game, but seems more like a slight expansion to 2007. If it wasn't for the addition of ECW I would give this game 5/10, but the Extreme Rules Match boosts the score to 7/10!
gamers (69%) found this review helpful
I gave this game a 10 because the graphics, gameplay and the new edition of ECW are AWESOME! I think there should be more ECW superstars though......The ONE bad thing is that in 24/7 mode sometimes when you win a match in the little video is says you lost and you get beat up.......THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!!