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Fails To Deliver...,
This review is from: SmackDown Vs Raw 2008 (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)My partner brought me this by mistake as I wanted the PSP version.
Owning both handhelds however, I did put the game on and I was disappointed to say the least:
The "unique" touch screen control is a nice try but just fails to deliver great gameplay. Instead of feeling like your fighting in a wrestling match, you just feel like you are indeed "dragging the stylus across the screen". You seem to spend more time looking at the icons on the screen, as oppose to watching the action take place. It isn't exciting to play at all as a result which ultimately takes away any enjoyment which in my book, what a game is meant to aspire to.
The wrestlers movements aren't controllable in the ring, they just seem to stand in the middle of the ring unless a move is performed.
The graphics aren't bad, but the icons on-screen take your attention off the action.
Overall, I found it greatly disappointing. The control system takes away any fun that could be had, for me. If you own any other consoles then I would strongly recommend that you try that version instead of this one.
I promptly returned it back to the shop this morning which I exchanged for the PSP version which after 10 minutes play, I can say it is worthy of 5 stars alone compared to the DS version.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE THINK ABOUT MY COMMENTS BEFORE BUYING TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT...