They did great work with WCW Revenge and then saved us WWE fans by getting the rights to the WWE brand and releasing WM 2000 and No Mercy which were huge improvements over what Acclaim had been provided us.
No Mercy is still my favorite game ever. WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain and WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW were really good games too. I thought Smackdown started getting stale around 2006 even though the game that year had a solid group of wrestlers, arenas etc. I just haven't enjoyed a Smackdown game since about 2005.
The newer ones WWE13 etc. look cool but I never bothered upgrading to a newer console because the only games I like are wrestling and I feared upgrading wouldn't be worth it if the games sucked. That happened with the original XBox. I bought the original XBox in the early 2000's thinking we'd surely get better games than ever with the new technology but all the wrestling games released to that console sucked beyond belief. A total waste of money.
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Re: THQ goes broke, owes WWE $45 million
Shame, I enjoyed Red Factions 1 and 2. Wicked game play.
@the guy saying Mass Effect 3 sucked: the conclusion of the story was unsatisfying, but the game play itself was great.
What's with the THQ hate here? They proved in the past they could put out good wrestling games. Unfortunately, they suffered from the same thing the sports franchises suffer from. How do they improve on a yearly basis besides graphics and roster updates? You could literally not buy the next installments for 3 years and you'd have missed nothing. Smackdown HCTP was awesome, I played the hell out of that game. All the Smackdowns were awesome (except Just Bring It, that was shit). SVR 1 was great as well. After that...it was "how can we pad this out for another year." I haven't played the newer ones because I refuse to give the Fed my business anymore.
Seriously, there are so many video games snobs in this thread its unreal. I keep hearing "oh this element of the game was shit, the company is always shit, blah blah blah, EA is so terrible, THQ was never good, etc." Must be awful being you, since nothing ever makes you happy and you always complain. In fact, you'd probably better just stop playing video games altogether because evidently you only tolerate perfection, and you'll never get the perfect video game. Seriously, to say both company were always bad and never put out a good game in their existence is so fucking idiotic.
"I am EC3. I am the man. I am handpicked. I am the destiny of this company...I'm the new game."
- Vince McMahon was furious about the THQ bankruptcy as they owe WWE $45 million. This is the reason WWE sent out a statement last week saying they would be participating in the bankruptcy proceedings.
"Those companies that hold THQ's debt will get 10 cents on the dollar in exchange for forgiving the rest, assuming the bankruptcy court approves the deal. Investors who hold stock in the company? They're screwed -- and likely won't see a penny on their returns, though expect the class action suits to be filed real soon."
Shut Your Mouth
Here Comes The Pain
Those were a ll good/great games but the shit fest was 07-12 really hurt their wrestling legacy because too many half assed sequels made a lot of fans turn away, however if it wasn't for the WWE brand they would've went out of business a long time ago.