Originally Posted by Reservoir Angel
No I'm not, I just don't focus on the smaller things. I'll still bitch and moan if something really annoys.
Like, from your list: commentary and enemy AI. Both have been spectacularly horrible in previous games. The commentators fill each match with 500 repeats of the same few phrases, and the enemy AI just wanders around half the time if you get a short distance away.
I still complain, sure. But I pick my complaints to the big, really noticeable stuff. I see some people (not saying anyone here but I haven't read the thread) who literally complain about everything.
And I will further agree: the yearly sports games have now been polished to almost being a perfect representation of the real sport (thinking of Madden primarily here, but the NBA 2K series are phenomenal too) but I think WWE games are always going to be at a disadvantage there.
Other sports games focus on whole teams, but with WWE you're controlling one dude in a choreographed fight with another dude. Making that flow exactly like it does on TV will always be one hell of a challenge, whereas with other sports games as long as they all pass, shoot etc realistically nobody's going to complain too much. The UFC and MMA games are the same, people complaining that they're too clunky in comparison to the real deal.
They are getting better though. I still remember playing WWF No Mercy way back when and the leap from that to the WWE '12 gameplay shows how far they've come in making it amazingly close to real life match flow as real matches, but it's going to take a while still.
Firstly, I would think it would be much harder to control say 10 men on a basketball court and replicate what each men do in real life than 2 men inside a ring. Surely, that would be easier. Take EA MMA and UFC Undisputed, a perfect comparison in my eyes as it's pretty much the same thing. Two men in a ring/octagon with a selective moveset. The flow of MMA games is insanely better, they've had what 1 year in EA and 2 in Undisputed and they've already surpassed one thing of a long list? What about presentation? Multiplayer? And my big one, COMMENTARY! Both MMA games are years ahead of this shit.
You stick up for this game too much and it's people like you who buy this shit and they keep selling it to you.
You compare No Mercy to WWE 12 and say how far its come a whatnot, even saying you say it's amazingly close to real life. Massive overstatement. People would gladly play No Mercy over the new shit.
Here's my comparison. Goldeneye N64 to say Modern Warfare 3. Now that will show you how far gaming industry has gone and how good games cab be. Alright we've seen little of MW3 so take Halo, Black Ops, MW2, Gears of War etc.