restricted online hampers what truly would be an amazing game to rent... i like the specials and all new stuff added . but without being able to test out the other half of the game i recommend to stay away from EA and THQ games if your looking to RENT because online features will be disabled unless you spend ANOTHER 10 dollars to activate online play on top of your monthly charge of gamefly...
Usually when you have a series of games they progressively get better with the occasional dud. The Smackdown series seems to be doing the opposite by progressively getting worse with an occasional good game. Well it's been a while since they released a good game, and this one still isn't it.
First the good!
We have a bunch of new moves, and redesign of some older ones which is always nice because seeing the same old stuff every game just gets boring. We also have the ability now to customize our Exhibition matches even more with Create a Match in each category.
Now the Bad!
WWE Universe Mode, or should I say GM Mode with no control over the events that happen during the matches. This was supposed to be what they introduced to replace there Career Mode. Let me assure you that THIS IS NOT A CAREER MODE. This is something that they thought looked shiny, but in reality is well garbage.
WWE Axis... Really? WWE has gone the way of EA in making it so that you have either purchase there "Code" to play online or buy the game at get the free code with it.
What we now have is a game with great customization for your wrestlers that you can create. That you now to have pay extra (if renting) in order to play online. That has no career mode to speak of, just a more shined up GMs mode.
Honestly the game just isn't worth the money. If your E-Fedding, just rent it and send it back, if your looking for a good wrestling game keep looking because this game once again falls short on all levels. If you love the WWE and love the idea of playing as some of your favorite WWE Superstars then sure rent it, but it is really, really not worth the money to purchase.