Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Mar 2010
Re: WWE '12
As far as the game goes I have mixed feelings about it.
I love the extra options and freedom you've got with Universe (I currently have fully themed & logo'd ROH, WCW & old school WWF as my 3 shows).
But, I think the animations have actually gotten worse since last year. For me the WWE12 style of animations epitimise what's wrong with the WWE. It's all about making some kiddy friendly, unrealistic crap. I was hoping that the separate All Stars game would have meant that they could make one over the top game and focus on making WWE12 more technical & "realistic" but no. What we've ended up with is overly quick animation & exaggerated suplexes etc.
I think the RTWM is hit and miss. I wish it had used better characters. I've watched HHH bury good talent in real life, I don't want to control him while he does it in a game. But I think that ending matches in the way it does allows a good (albeit at times restrictive) flow to the story.
I also wish they still had the pause in between the weeks in RTWM.
The Server trouble doesn't really need much comment. It was sloppy to have allowed it, but when running well it allows some fantastic user created DLC that adds a great deal to the game.
I'm also happy with the CAW entrance videos, which, although basic at the moment, show great promise. And save a job of trying to piece together my own. (though I would've been happy with just having more options when creating vids, like adding text, screenshots etc)