Shut Your Mouth was a huge improvement on Just Bring It but I think of the three HTCP was the best. Had the best roster for me and the gameplay was the most fluid.I thought 'Shut Your Mouth' was better than HCTP. Still though, No Mercy is my #1.
No, Here Comes the Pain was never the best WWE game. I'd go for Smackdown 2 personally but a lot of hardcore gamers will tell you that one of the N64 games would be #1.Topic.
I just got WWE '13 and I LOVE IT. I don't think I've played enough to make a decision like this though. I love Here Comes the Pain to death. What a tough choice. What do you think?
What does that even mean, of course a 10 year old game would be scrutinized if it were released today. If you look at what HCTP did with its technology in 2003 and how it built upon the previous game and then compare it to what WWE 13 did with its technology in 2012 and how it built upon the previous game, it pretty much makes WWE 13 the worst wrestling game in existence. Obviously HCTP will be less feature-rich than WWE '13, but for every step forward WWE '13 took, it also took about 40 back. HCTP's faults are outweighed by it's positives, WWE 13's positives are outweighed by it's faults. The amount of resources available to a video game company (nevertheless a multi-million dollar one) in 2012 (and now 2013) should pretty much guarantee that it would make a better game than the year before (and especially one from 2003), but in WWE 13's case, they didn't.Nostaligia marks will always go with HCTP. It is a good game, but what people don't seem to factor in is had it been released in an environment like today's it would've gotten scrutiny. Feature wise it's very hard to really compete with what WWE '13 can offer now, but a lot of people will still pick HCTP for it's gameplay. In the end, it's up to you. If you enjoy the game it doesn't matter what the internet tells you.
This sums it all up fairly wellyes and it's not close
WWE 13 is really good...until you finish the Attitude Era mode. And then there is nothing enjoyable left to do.
HCTP's season mode is still fun to play through 10 years later.
and yeah HCTP's fast-paced gameplay > today's slow "realistic (lol no)" gameplay.