8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 1 November 2013
Let me start of by saying, this game does feel different to WWE 13, it is a lot more fluent, and the game has a new reversal system, which if you've played 13, where when you reversed something it would go into a headlock, then if your opponent reversed something it would go into another headlock, this is gone, now you reverse a move, it turns into an offensive maneuver, making the gameplay feel a whole lot quicker.
And the roster this year is fantastic, with guys that one year ago would be unheard of for WWE game fans, now there is guys like 'Hulk Hogan' 'Sgt Slaughter' 'The Macho Man Randy Savage' (RIP Macho ) and all of the present stars of today, and Big E Langston and others have been confirmed for downloadable content.
30 Years Of WrestleMania
Now this feature is the main feature of the game, it includes a short video package of the events leading up to the match that you are about to play, so that you can get a bit of a back story on the match before you play it, which is very helpful if you did not know the events transpiring at the time. And when you play a match there is 'Historical Objectives' for you to complete, if you complete all of the objectives in one match you receive some unlockables, like the arena that you just played in, the arenas are all brilliantly built, exactly like the ones that you would see watching it on your TV.
Now I have not played that much of this mode, it is a little bit annoying at times, like when you try and make a story and then the game ruins it, but this year that happens less frequently. Now if you want to start a feud with two men, or teams you can, unlike previous years when you try to make guys hate each-over, and it just goes away over time, now it doesn't happen as much, still can be annoying though.
Now this is why I gave it 4/5, if you had 13 this is practically the same, with some new stages for arenas, but now you cannot make a logo so big on the arena, unlike last year when you could make logos as big as you wanted, this is extremely annoying, as I try and make a realistic arena and I cannot put the logo on the side big enough, hopefully this is a glitch and they patch it.
Also there is a create a title mode, which is better then last years, but most of the graphics and designs are the same as you could put on in Smackdown Vs Raw 2007,so that is a bit of a bummer.
I would recommend getting this game as it is fun, and the gameplay is great, except from the similar to last years 'Creation Suite' the other modes make up for it, 8.8/10.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2013
Wide and varied roster
Fun Wrestlemania mode
Expanded and improved universe mode
Incredibly fun creation suite
If you don't have a redeemable code, you will have to pay £7.99 for what I can only describe as the worst online gaming experience I have ever come across.
Weight detection system doesn't work, ie Rey Mysterio can lift up a character like Big Show
Aside from the Wrestlemania mode, 97% of the commentary has been recycled from last years game. Not only that, but the commentary is repetitive and buggy. Jerry Lawler often repeats the same sentence over and over.
Lack of crowd interaction. It feels dull when playing single player matches. Often the crowd are silent.
In short, it feels like what WWE13 should have been. The developers seem to focus on things they already have got right IE the roster, instead of things that they get wrong every year IE their disastrous online servers and gameplay. I have been looking forward to this game for months, but I feel a little let down. The game is fun, but it hasn't progressed, just slightly tweaked.