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SVR07 and SVR09 are the best of the SVR series to me, but I don't play them because they are outdated.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.