Ok, first, I have to agree with what most people are saying. The whole "pick your strat" has made the game even more difficult with tons more moves to remember. The 24/7 is just horrid too. I can't believe they have the same backstage scenes looped over and over. And what's with the lack of wrestler's voice over? To top it all off, they rehashed 9/10ths of the commentary from the last game.
That being said, the game is fun for fans. You get to see great entrances, stunning graphics, and have some fun whoopin' butt . However, I need help from anyone who reads this. In the last game you were able to cycle between opponents by hitting select. Now I can't get my guy to change his focus unless I get close enough for him to nail me. Anyone know how to change focus in this game or did they get rid of that?
Second, in 07 you could pick a downed opponent up and have his back facing you by clicking the right thumbstick in twice. This way you could do back specials without trying to get behind him when he's stunned. I know the thumbstick will still pick him up (and B), but is there a way to pick them up so their back will face you?
I love the gameplay this year, many more moves and a little easier than last year. The part I don't like is the 24/7...I like the concept, but the story doesn't really go along with the cutscenes. You win a match and the cutscene acts as if you got beat, plus they show the same scenes over after a while. Last years game was much better as far as story goes. Overall, great game to play, but not worth buying.