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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 Demo Up (360)

KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in Games and Technology
Was just checking the demo section and saw that the demo for this year's smackdown is up.

It's funny, but I think this year will be the first year since the first Smackdown came out that I won't be purchasing this game. Partly due to the glut of awesome games coming out, partly due to the fact that wrestling isn't what it used to be, and partly due to the fact that THQ seems to be getting real lazy with this series. No DLC for the third year in a row? That's stupid, specially since it could go a long way in fixing the crappy roster.
I really think they need to get on the DLC bandwagon, release wrestler packs a few months after the game comes out, and release a full version of the game every 2 years or so.

Anyways, maybe the demo will change my mind.

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I know I'm skipping it.
    I haven't watched WWE in years because of how terrible it is. I mean, yeah, it was always pretty terrible but at least it use to be fun. I might pick up next years SvR simply because the devs have said they are going to focus on online features for it.

    I dream of player created federations with their own belts, recorded match features like Halo 3 has, federations being able to host cards where players, when not participating in a match, can watch and talk amongst themselves, recordable in-game engine interviews that can be sent to everyone who is a registered member of the federation, and balanced multiplayer.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I'll probably end up waiting till the price drops on this one. I haven't watched wrestling in christ knows how long, which made playing the last few games a little hard to get into as I didn't know who the hell half the roster was. I did have a kickass CAW though.

    Anyways...I'm not too fond of 2008's new control scheme. Using the left bumper to run instead of Y was hard to get used to, but now you can run around in any direction, which is nice. No more awkwardly missed clotheslines!

    Most likely it'll be a rental.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    I'll borrow it from work. I've always loved the career mode, having grown up knowing the Hulk Hogan's and other greats, its really fun to create my own superstar and carve my own career out in the WWE. Unfortunately every single and I mean EVERY SINGLE current wrestler fucking sucks and is totally worthless. There isn't one Stone Cold, Rock, Hogan or even Macho Man in there so beating down on them or worse, interacting with them during cutscenes does put me off this a great deal. God, I mean you know you'll end up dealing with Cena. ANd I hate him with a passion.

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  • senor_xsenor_x Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    A_ccualt wrote: »
    I know I'm skipping it.
    I haven't watched WWE in years because of how terrible it is. I mean, yeah, it was always pretty terrible but at least it use to be fun. I might pick up next years SvR simply because the devs have said they are going to focus on online features for it.

    I dream of player created federations with their own belts, recorded match features like Halo 3 has, federations being able to host cards where players, when not participating in a match, can watch and talk amongst themselves, recordable in-game engine interviews that can be sent to everyone who is a registered member of the federation, and balanced multiplayer.

    Just give me No Mercy on XBLA or VC. There's also Fire Pro Wrestling Returns coming out for the PS2 for 15 bucks.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Yeah, wrestling (or WWE, anyway) isn't as good as it used to be. But then again, it really wasn't good last year, either. TNA was also shit for a while, but in recent weeks, it has been pretty amazing.

    Anyway, this game is really the posterboy for "same old, same old". I could've sworn I was playing last year's iteration. I've never liked the SvR games; they've got terrible controls, the animation is godawful, and they just feel clunky as hell. The TNA game doesn't look that much better, but we haven't seen a lot of it - if anything, it will at least create some competition which US wrestling games have sorely lacked.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Yeah, wrestling (or WWE, anyway) isn't as good as it used to be. But then again, it really wasn't good last year, either. TNA was also shit for a while, but in recent weeks, it has been pretty amazing.

    Anyway, this game is really the posterboy for "same old, same old". I could've sworn I was playing last year's iteration. I've never liked the SvR games; they've got terrible controls, the animation is godawful, and they just feel clunky as hell. The TNA game doesn't look that much better, but we haven't seen a lot of it - if anything, it will at least create some competition which US wrestling games have sorely lacked.

    Ignoring the amazing amount of non-wrestling that goes on during these events, I really do think its the lack of a real superstar. People like the Rock and Austin ooze charisma, you tuned in because they fucking rocked. I don't care or know who half the people in there are right now but they sure as hell ain't interesting. Their champs are two steroid pumped, talentless guys fighting against non-english speaking giants and fat guys.

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  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    I'll borrow it from work. I've always loved the career mode, having grown up knowing the Hulk Hogan's and other greats, its really fun to create my own superstar and carve my own career out in the WWE. Unfortunately every single and I mean EVERY SINGLE current wrestler fucking sucks and is totally worthless. There isn't one Stone Cold, Rock, Hogan or even Macho Man in there so beating down on them or worse, interacting with them during cutscenes does put me off this a great deal. God, I mean you know you'll end up dealing with Cena. ANd I hate him with a passion.

    Kennedy.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Not to turn this into a general wrestling discussion, but I don't think Cena get's enough props. He went out there and performed almost nightly, delivered in most PPV matches, and more importantly, he has a HUGE audience. Yeah, those are mainly kids, but so was Hogan's. Also, the reaction he gets from a live shows makes watching his matches interesting. I think all the backlash he gets is due to the creative team and WWE forcing him down people's throat rather than him as a performer.

    And I played the demo, and pretty much got what I expected. Same old game. Game needs a shake up more than an ever. THQ really needs to stop just adding little features in the game, and do an overhaul.

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  • TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I snagged the demo disc for this a week or two back. Let me just say that I'm glad Fire Pro is hitting US PS2's. Let's go over the gameplay changes to the engine since last year, shall we?

    - Analog submission system, which could be neat, but I couldn't find an explanation of how it works.

    - Fighting styles thing, which basically gives you two random abilities that don't seem balanced in the slightest. Some seem almost useless, some seem ridiculously overpowered.

    - Removal of the breathing/stamina meter, probably one of the only decent additions to the engine in the past couple of years (I'll let them slide for basically stealing the idea from Fire Pro, it's a great idea to pace matches).

    So...yeah. I wouldn't call last year's game amazing, but it was at least playable, while this new drek is just a sad excuse for an engine. It's a shame that the lack of WWE license and steep learning curve means Fire Pro won't even put a tiny chip in SvR sales.

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  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Not to turn this into a general wrestling discussion, but I don't think Cena get's enough props. He went out there and performed almost nightly, delivered in most PPV matches, and more importantly, he has a HUGE audience. Yeah, those are mainly kids, but so was Hogan's. Also, the reaction he gets from a live shows makes watching his matches interesting. I think all the backlash he gets is due to the creative team and WWE forcing him down people's throat rather than him as a performer.

    And I played the demo, and pretty much got what I expected. Same old game. Game needs a shake up more than an ever. THQ really needs to stop just adding little features in the game, and do an overhaul.

    He ripped his pectoral doing a hip toss. D:

    Also, everyone hates Cena because he's been doing the same thing for a year. He was stale and they just kept the belt on him.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I am pretty excited for Fire Pro. I never got to importing it or anything, so I am eagerly anticipating it.

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  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I like wrestling games, and like many of you, I've stopped watching the damn shows a long time ago. But I recently got a PS2 and was planning on picking up one of the old Smackdowns - Gameplay I missed out on plus a roster I'm familiar with! I win!

    But then the Chris Benoit thing happened and it feels weird playing a game with him in it. So I never picked one up.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    TxdoHawk wrote: »
    - Analog submission system, which could be neat, but I couldn't find an explanation of how it works.

    - Fighting styles thing, which basically gives you two random abilities that don't seem balanced in the slightest. Some seem almost useless, some seem ridiculously overpowered.


    The analog submission works out pretty good actually, when you know how to do it. Say you're doing a boston crab..yu want to push up on the stick to apply pressure, but too much and you lose your grib and break the hold. When your grip icon starts to slip, ease up on pressure. What I don't like is the fact that they got rid of the tap out meter. There's no way to tell if your opponent is close to tapping out, you just have to assume he's close.

    And say what you want about the fighting style abilities, but using the brawler ability to pound the living hell out of an opponents head with the analog stick is a very rewarding experience.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Legacy wrote: »
    I'll borrow it from work. I've always loved the career mode, having grown up knowing the Hulk Hogan's and other greats, its really fun to create my own superstar and carve my own career out in the WWE. Unfortunately every single and I mean EVERY SINGLE current wrestler fucking sucks and is totally worthless. There isn't one Stone Cold, Rock, Hogan or even Macho Man in there so beating down on them or worse, interacting with them during cutscenes does put me off this a great deal. God, I mean you know you'll end up dealing with Cena. ANd I hate him with a passion.

    Kennedy.

    Is he still hurt? I havent watched in awhile but I was a big Kennedy fan and it looked like they were building him up the right way. It seemed like the plan was to have him a year long slow burn with him and the money in the bank case leading up to next year's WM.

    Then he got hurt and they gave to case to Edge who used it immediatley.

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  • LotharsLothars Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Legacy wrote: »

    He ripped his pectoral doing a hip toss. D:

    Also, everyone hates Cena because he's been doing the same thing for a year. He was stale and they just kept the belt on him.


    Yeah it's like no one else does the same thing, Cena was one of the more enjoyable wrestlers to watch at the moment till he hurt himself, He deserved to have the championship especially compared to guys like Triple H who are just overrated.

    I do wish Kennedy would get the championship though but I doubt that will happen anytime soon unfortunately.

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  • AretèAretè infiltrating neo zeed compoundRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Has anyone seen the preview for TNA? Actually looks pretty good...and I feel the same way about SvR2k8, I actually might not pick it up. Too many great games coming out within the same time and THQ has hardly done much to improve the series, I will check the demo out tommorrow night when I am back home but I am not holding my breath.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    I don't understand how its so hard to improve a wrestling game. You add the ability to move from the ring into the back or roam free backstage in your off time making real time alliances. You can't just run out into a match which sucks a huge amount of cock.

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  • Shakey1245Shakey1245 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I'll be swerving this years edition. Like a lot of people I stoped watching wrestling a while ago and a lack of familiarity with the roster puts me off but what has put me off the most was what they did with the CAW last year. The actual CAW system was fine if not greatly improved (the created wrestlers actually looked liked they belonged in that years version of the game) but to give your created superstar some stats you were forced to play through the yawnsome General Manager mode.

    I came here to Wrasle, not to fart round with how much I'm paying John Cena or if the Undertaker thinks he's not getting enough TV time.

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  • GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Legacy wrote: »
    Kennedy.

















    ...
    KENNEDY!

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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  • VashinVashin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    i love these games just for the fact that i can create a character and beat on some wrestlers like john cena. so i think i might pick this one up, i find them fun.

    and on the WWE: i think Triple H is their biggest name right now, just that he is being used as a good guy which he is NOT, he has been known to boost others carrears just by being the bad guy.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    Edge could easily be a good champ, Orton is a dick but he'd make a good champ again. He has a useful move that has the Stunner feel to it.

    This is Cena's major problem. Noone buys that, that piece of shit submission move or that F-U where he just basically drops to his side with a guy on his shoulders are legitimately powerful moves and NOONE buys Cena as a submission artist because he isn't. Hes a thug, he plays the thug life and a submission/technical wrestler he ain't.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Edge could easily be a good champ, Orton is a dick but he'd make a good champ again.

    Umm, Edge was champ before he got hurt. Orton is champ now.

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  • VashinVashin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Edge could easily be a good champ, Orton is a dick but he'd make a good champ again.

    Umm, Edge was champ before he got hurt. Orton is champ now.

    i loved edge's reign as champ, always manged to slip through the cracks. i hope they give hime another chance

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  • Vargas PrimeVargas Prime King of Nothing Just a ShowRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Legacy wrote: »
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Not to turn this into a general wrestling discussion, but I don't think Cena get's enough props. He went out there and performed almost nightly, delivered in most PPV matches, and more importantly, he has a HUGE audience. Yeah, those are mainly kids, but so was Hogan's. Also, the reaction he gets from a live shows makes watching his matches interesting. I think all the backlash he gets is due to the creative team and WWE forcing him down people's throat rather than him as a performer.

    And I played the demo, and pretty much got what I expected. Same old game. Game needs a shake up more than an ever. THQ really needs to stop just adding little features in the game, and do an overhaul.

    He ripped his pectoral doing a hip toss. D:

    Also, everyone hates Cena because he's been doing the same thing for a year. He was stale and they just kept the belt on him.

    I don't know if that's it, though. The "boos" were loud and clear a LONG time ago for Cena. I never got it. I mean, I know he's not quite on par with Rock or Austin in their primes, but I always liked him. Plus, giving him a nice long title run was at least a change from Triple H toting it around 10 months out of every year. Plus he made a better champ than Edge, I think. Not that I don't like Edge or Triple H, but still...

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Pretty much the same thing everyoene's been saying. I'm not going to pick this year's game either. Man, I fucking hate that every year they change the control scheme. It would be alright if you know, they actually improved on the year's before, but really, what it boils down to is different buttons doing the exact same thing I been doing for the last five years. And yeah, what's up with no stamina bar? I thought last year's game was actually really good and enjoyable. The stamina bar have it a bit less of an arcade feel.

    Of course, if you been following the smackdown games, you shouldn't be surprise. They tend to have one good year, and one bad year. For my money, Here Comes the Pain is the best one of the lot. It plays the best, and also has the bext roster(Lesnar, RVD, Booker) Man, I wish I had my ps2 to pick up fire pro. If nothing else, I I would spend hours with the create a player. Too bad they won't have all the songs the japanese ones do. I remember playing the dreamcast one and it having the "my way" song by Limp Bizkit, which at the time was awesome because they were using it for Wrestlemania 17.

    And don't worry folks, Jericho will save Raw. I mean, that's what his teasers have been saying, and why would they lie?

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    noir_blood wrote: »
    And yeah, what's up with no stamina bar?

    First thing I turned off in 2007

    I do like the fact that Irish Whip has now been mapped to a single button though.

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    What. the. fuck.

    I played the demo last night and that is all I could think.

    No stamina bar? That was the best damn addition last year. If you didn't like the bar you could turn it off in the options.

    As far as I could figure out there are no grapple move with weapons now, which is just random and dumb.

    The running and finisher buttons were moved, not a big deal but it doesn't seem to have served any purpose.

    They still haven't added back in the mini-games that started the match like they had in '06. Those were great and added a real wrestling feel to the game.

    Fighting style system, just, lord, nice idea but worst execution imaginable. So for Dirty you get to remove the turnbuckle pad, use the ref as a shield, and perform a dirty finishing move. Well holy shit I could do all of that last year! Hell I could take off the turnbuckle padding as a face, it just dropped my momentum bar instead of fill it up if I was a heel. The High Flyer abilities? They were all just regular moves you could pick last year. The only new stuff that works the way the system should are the Thrasher and Basher abilities, which basically put you into a "Hulked out" mode.

    I really don't understand how you can make the same game every year and always fuck it up. I mean, I'm use to two steps forward, one step back but this time it feels like eight steps backward. I don't even know why I bother anymore. Hopefully the TNA game will avoid sucking ass.

    What the hell did they do all year? Figure out new and exciting ways to make their game worse?

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    A_ccualt wrote: »
    What. the. fuck.

    I played the demo last night and that is all I could think.

    No stamina bar? That was the best damn addition last year. If you didn't like the bar you could turn it off in the options.

    As far as I could figure out there are no grapple move with weapons now, which is just random and dumb.

    The running and finisher buttons were moved, not a big deal but it doesn't seem to have served any purpose.

    They still haven't added back in the mini-games that started the match like they had in '06. Those were great and added a real wrestling feel to the game.

    Fighting style system, just, lord, nice idea but worst execution imaginable. So for Dirty you get to remove the turnbuckle pad, use the ref as a shield, and perform a dirty finishing move. Well holy shit I could do all of that last year! Hell I could take off the turnbuckle padding as a face, it just dropped my momentum bar instead of fill it up if I was a heel. The High Flyer abilities? They were all just regular moves you could pick last year. The only new stuff that works the way the system should are the Thrasher and Basher abilities, which basically put you into a "Hulked out" mode.

    I really don't understand how you can make the same game every year and always fuck it up. I mean, I'm use to two steps forward, one step back but this time it feels like eight steps backward. I don't even know why I bother anymore. Hopefully the TNA game will avoid sucking ass.

    What the hell did they do all year? Figure out new and exciting ways to make their game worse?

    Look at Spider-Man 3. It shouldn't be possible to actually detrimentally affect your game but yet they manage it.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I had no idea you needed to be in the dirty style to remove turnbuckle. That's just asine. Like you mentioned, you could already do that last year, and it worked better. I know people complain about Madden/Tony Hawk being the same games over and over again, but you can ast least say that those games take miniscule steps forward. With the Smackdown series, you can't say that. Hell, you can't even be sure it'll be better than last years. It's sad that Yukes has gone from being a well known wrestling devoper to this.

    Speaking of which, whatever happened to AKI?

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    A_ccualt wrote: »
    As far as I could figure out there are no grapple move with weapons now, which is just random and dumb.

    You need the hardcore fighting style.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    A_ccualt wrote: »
    What. the. fuck.

    I played the demo last night and that is all I could think.

    No stamina bar? That was the best damn addition last year. If you didn't like the bar you could turn it off in the options.

    As far as I could figure out there are no grapple move with weapons now, which is just random and dumb.

    The running and finisher buttons were moved, not a big deal but it doesn't seem to have served any purpose.

    They still haven't added back in the mini-games that started the match like they had in '06. Those were great and added a real wrestling feel to the game.

    Fighting style system, just, lord, nice idea but worst execution imaginable. So for Dirty you get to remove the turnbuckle pad, use the ref as a shield, and perform a dirty finishing move. Well holy shit I could do all of that last year! Hell I could take off the turnbuckle padding as a face, it just dropped my momentum bar instead of fill it up if I was a heel. The High Flyer abilities? They were all just regular moves you could pick last year. The only new stuff that works the way the system should are the Thrasher and Basher abilities, which basically put you into a "Hulked out" mode.

    I really don't understand how you can make the same game every year and always fuck it up. I mean, I'm use to two steps forward, one step back but this time it feels like eight steps backward. I don't even know why I bother anymore. Hopefully the TNA game will avoid sucking ass.

    What the hell did they do all year? Figure out new and exciting ways to make their game worse?

    Bolded for massive truth. Every year you got the feeling they were improving (very slightly) the series, but also taking something from it. THis year though is like they couldn't figure out what small improvement to make, so they just threw in the first thing that came to mind. It really seems to be the breaking point for alot of former Smackdown fans. Christ I hope TNA gives them competition.

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    A_ccualt wrote: »
    As far as I could figure out there are no grapple move with weapons now, which is just random and dumb.

    You need the hardcore fighting style.

    HOLY FUCK THAT IS THE WORST IDEA EVER

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    noir_blood wrote: »
    I had no idea you needed to be in the dirty style to remove turnbuckle. That's just asine. Like you mentioned, you could already do that last year, and it worked better. I know people complain about Madden/Tony Hawk being the same games over and over again, but you can ast least say that those games take miniscule steps forward. With the Smackdown series, you can't say that. Hell, you can't even be sure it'll be better than last years. It's sad that Yukes has gone from being a well known wrestling devoper to this.

    Speaking of which, whatever happened to AKI?

    That is even worse really, I mean that relegates you to being either a face or a heel rather than doing the switch. Got screwed out of the belt by your crappy AI'd partner? Walk out on the jerk and return as a bad guy. But you dont have that option mid-match and after what? 20 games? Not all by THQ I don't think but still, a LOT of WWE games, its getting pretty fucking pathetic. And Lazy. The assets are already there for you, a year is more than enough time to do something worthwhile.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Also, would it kill them to fucking replace animations that have been there since the first game?

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Yeah I am with everyone else and giving this one a pass. What I hate is that TNA has developed and used a ton of different new wrestling moves that aren't in the smackdown games. You don't have to call them what they do in TNA, but give me the god damn moves they look cool! It seems like last years game paired down the number of unique (not associated with a real wrestler) finishers that looked cool, and just moves in general.

    One thing they need to get rid of is the idea you need to hit your finisher three times to finish someone, that's retarded. Make it take longer to build up to a finisher, but when you get it, that's fucking over!

    I haven't watched wrestling either, is Batista still around? I liked him he wasn't the stereotypical bigman out of the ring his comedic timing was funny (to me at least).

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  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Batista is the current champ on Smackdown.

    As for this years game, I've yet to try the demo, but from the comments above about the changes I don't think I'll even bother. Thanks for the heads up guys.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Oh he's the champ? Good good, is he still working the funny guy in a suit angle or did they go with the "I am big grarwrwerrwrwrw" I don't mind him going all animal in the ring, I just liked his out of ring interviews. Plus the batista bomb, while not original did look cool, kind of like a pearl river plunge without the double arm pull up.

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  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Not so sure on his character right now. I mainly keep up with things on Smackdown through news sites as my Friday nights are used for other things so I mainly know who's feuding with who and not so much what is said by or how certain individuals' interviews go.

    The Raw side I keep up with a bit more and watch when I can so I could probably discuss characters on that show a bit better.

    To keep with the game conversation, has a complete roster been released? I'm curious as to how out dated the game will be by the time it comes out with certain people leaving/returning to the company recently/soon.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Usually about 6 months out of date, which kind of sucks considering how often the roster, champs and everything else get turned over.

    Preacher on
    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Official Roster

    the announced and official roster (according to IGN & Wikipedia):
    Superstars
    • Batista1,4
    • Bobby Lashley1,4
    • Carlito1
    • Chavo Guerrero
    • Chris Masters
    • CM Punk1
    • Edge1,4
    • Elijah Burke
    • Finlay1
    • Gregory Helms1
    • Hardcore Holly1,2
    • Jeff Hardy1
    • John Cena1,4
    • Johnny Nitro1
    • JTG
    • Kane1,4
    • Kenny Dykstra
    • King Booker1
    • Mark Henry
    • Matt Hardy
    • Marcus Cor Von4
    • Mr. Kennedy1
    • Montel Vontavious Porter
    • Randy Orton1,4
    • Rey Mysterio1,4
    • Ric Flair1
    • The Sandman
    • Shad Gaspard
    • Shawn Michaels1,4
    • Snitsky1,4
    • The Great Khali
    • Tommy Dreamer
    • Triple H1,4
    • Umaga
    • The Undertaker1,4
    • William Regal
    Divas
    • Ashley Massaro3
    • Candice Michelle
    • Jillian Hall2,3
    • Kelly Kelly
    • Melina3
    • Michelle McCool
    • Mickie James
    • Torrie Wilson3
    Legends
    • Bret Hart
    • Eddie Guerrero5
    • Jim Neidhart5
    • Mick Foley
    • Rick Rude
    • The Rock
    • Roddy Piper
    • Sabu
    • Sgt. Slaughter5
    • Stone Cold Steve Austin
    • Terry Funk
    Referees
    (non playable)
    • Mickie Henson
    • Mike Chioda
    • Nick Patrick
    Commentators
    (non playable)
    • RAW
      • Jim Ross
      • Jerry "The King" Lawler
      • ECW
        • Joey Styles
        • Tazz
    • SmackDown!
      • Michael Cole
      • JBL
    Other non-playable characters
    • Armando Alejandro Estrada
    • Jonathan Coachman3
    • Lilian Garcia
    • Maria
    • Shane McMahon
    • Stephanie McMahon
    • Theodore Long3
    • Tony Chimel
    • Triple H in a suit
    • Vince McMahon3
    1 This character appears in the Nintendo DS version as a playable character.
    2 This character is exclusive to the Nintendo DS version.
    3 This character appears in the Nintendo DS version as a non-playable character.
    4 This character appears in the mobile version.
    5 This character is exclusive to the PlayStation Portable version.

    As for how out of date the roster is, I couldn't say. I do know that Booker T was recently released from the WWE.

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    PSN: OrneryRooster
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