Undergoing a gimmick change.
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK
Re: WWE 12 a fail?
I was disappointed.
After the branding change from the previous Smackdown vs. Raw series I was expecting a major overhaul - which was delivered in some aspects. The return of the classic controller layout and move interruptions were big plus points for myself. I also found myself a massive fan of WWE Universe 2.0 - although there is still plenty of room for improvement.
I've never liked RTWM - I hate being forced to control a specific Superstar down a linear storyline. I yearn for the return of WWE Smackdown 2: Know Your Role in terms for the Season Mode implemented there - however much more up-to-date and combined with Universe Mode. The online mode is useless and should just be scrapped - instead of producing a mediocre product the programmers should just enhance the games strengths.
When was the last time new matches were introduced? Bring back the Slobber Knockers, Bra & Panties, Triple Threat Tag-Team, Special Referee. Remember when a hardcore match could begin in the ring and wind up in the streets? The games seem to subtract and subtract with every new release. It makes me think that maybe instead of an annual release the games should come out every other year. But that wouldn't make them as much money, would it?