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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Why don’t people actually play wrestling games for which they claim to be the best?

I’ve heard this shit over and over again and it makes zero sense. Everybody claims that svr 07, Smackdown HCTP, Smackdown SYM are the best wrestling games there are while still playing the newest ones all the time DESPITE claiming that they are shit. What is the actual logic behind that? I think that svr 07 and svr 08 are the best games thus I actually play only them in 2019. It’s contradictory for anyone to say that the game that is allegedly the best is not the one they play, ever. Even though the game they are talking about is 3x cheaper than WWE 2k19 per example.
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Re: Why don’t people actually play wrestling games for which they claim to be the best?

I haven't bought a new WWE game since 2k16 and when I do play wrestling games it is either No Mercy, HCTP or SVR 07.
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Really good choices man. 2k16 is definetely the best one when it comes to 2k
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Re: Why don’t people actually play wrestling games for which they claim to be the best?

Probably because it's easier to get your hands on a PC/PS4/Xbox One copy of the newer games.

That being said, I just play Smackdown 2 over and over (that damn season mode at the start is a pain though).
The newer games, while prettier, just take away too much of the actual content for me to enjoy. I want to be able to put tables and ladders anywhere, I want to be able to stack tables, I want to be able to interrupt attacks/grapples and have the refs fight back like in day of reckoning. I HATE the point system when it comes to creating characters.

It all feels super slow as well because they want realism. It's wrestling. It's supposed to be an arcade-like, semi-fast paced game.
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Re: Why don’t people actually play wrestling games for which they claim to be the best?

SVR07 and SVR09 are the best of the SVR series to me, but I don't play them because they are outdated. You can't play with the newest wrestlers and in the newest arenas and no one else is playing them anymore. It's not the same as playing the game during those time periods, in elementary school I used to invite friends over to play and go play at their house which was a blast. I used to play SVR online once I got my 360, I can't replicate any of those experiences by dusting off any of my old wrestling games and playing them.

The modern day wrestling games are the best when it pertains to creativity. You make your own arenas, championships, logos, etc. But the actual gameplay is really bad. To piggyback off what another poster has said, they are trying to make the gameplay too realistic which slows the game all the way down. The games should be fast paced, and things such as reversal limits and kickout meters need to die. They are a cancer to the game.
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SVR07 and SVR09 are the best of the SVR series to me, but I don't play them because they are outdated. You can't play with the newest wrestlers and in the newest arenas and no one else is playing them anymore. It's not the same as playing the game during those time periods, in elementary school I used to invite friends over to play and go play at their house which was a blast. I used to play SVR online once I got my 360, I can't replicate any of those experiences by dusting off any of my old wrestling games and playing them.

The modern day wrestling games are the best when it pertains to creativity. You make your own arenas, championships, logos, etc. But the actual gameplay is really bad. To piggyback off what another poster has said, they are trying to make the gameplay too realistic which slows the game all the way down. The games should be fast paced, and things such as reversal limits and kickout meters need to die. They are a cancer to the game.
To me, SvR 09 was the worst in the series when it comes to both playing matches and game modes. Damn, I started hated wrestling for a bit because of the thing.

For me it doesn’t matter what the other people are playing, if there is a better game I’ll have it. Outdated probably isn’t a problem either, I make about 7-8 class-A caws and problem solved + you have more legends than in 2k. Also, GM Mode in SvR 2008 is worth much more than any online play. It just sucks that they’ve removed it and got shitty Universe mode instead. I’m only talking from my perspective so I hope some snowlakes won’t get offended.

2k games sure have some cool game modes I’d like to see in SvR but to hell with it when the actual matches are worse. Svr 07 and 08 would be perfect if they had a create an arena, better create a championship, finisher, an option to change a color of existing wrestler attires and a few more. But still, I always have much better time playing svr’s than 2k.
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Re: Why don’t people actually play wrestling games for which they claim to be the best?

Loved svr09 by default cause Victoria was in it.

OP how do you know folks don't play both the new and old games? or are you just assuming?
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Re: Why don’t people actually play wrestling games for which they claim to be the best?

What kind of a question is this ?
Obviously, people want current rosters and older games are harder to find.

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I think that svr 07 and svr 08 are the best games thus I actually play only them in 2019.

Don't know about svr 07, but svr 08 had some insane loading screen times that make the game basically unplayable.

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To me, SvR 09 was the worst in the series when it comes to both playing matches and game modes. Damn, I started hated wrestling for a bit because of the thing.

For me it doesn’t matter what the other people are playing, if there is a better game I’ll have it. Outdated probably isn’t a problem either, I make about 7-8 class-A caws and problem solved + you have more legends than in 2k. Also, GM Mode in SvR 2008 is worth much more than any online play. It just sucks that they’ve removed it and got shitty Universe mode instead. I’m only talking from my perspective so I hope some snowlakes won’t get offended.

2k games sure have some cool game modes I’d like to see in SvR but to hell with it when the actual matches are worse. Svr 07 and 08 would be perfect if they had a create an arena, better create a championship, finisher, an option to change a color of existing wrestler attires and a few more. But still, I always have much better time playing svr’s than 2k.

I enjoyed SVR09's road to wrestlemania, but yeah it's lacking GM mode and the season mode in the previous games were better because you could literally play them with any superstar as well as your created character and there were numerous storyline paths you could take. The reason I love SVR09 so much is because that's when I first started playing online. I met some cool people that I'm still friends with to this day.

I do agree that GM mode is far superior to universe mode, personally I just always enjoyed the experience of playing with my friends and being able to play against actual competition as opposed to the cpu. 2K has some of the worse gameplay of any wrestling game I've played. I don't know if you played the Day of Reckoning series on gamecube, but those games were very fun as well when it pertains to actual gameplay.
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