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Great entry in WWE's long gaming history!,
This review is from: WWE '13 (Video Game)
Let me start by saying that I have not experienced any bugs, or glitches while playing this game. Just for starters let me tell you I have been playing WWF/E games since the very first one was released way back in the 80's. I currently own every WWF/E, WCW, ECW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, etc game that has ever been made, with one exception, WWE '12. I loathed that game. Hated almost everything about it. It was the one game that I was glad I rented before buying. That game was full of glitches, and some would stop you from ever going past a certain point in the game. With all of that said, here's my review of WWE '13.
Now a lot of people have already touched on the major points of the game. So I won't go too deep into details.
Attitude Era was my sole reason for picking this up. I was a little gun shy on the purchase due to hating WWE '12 but I actually got to get hands on at a comic convention, and all my worries went away.
If you were a fan between '95-'01 you know how amazing this period was, it was amazingly fun to replay some of the key moments like DX, Stone Cold vs McMahon, Mankind, Kane, the Undertaker, etc. It was great hearing the audio we all know and love from those matches, and boy what a relief it is to here good ol' JR and The King back together again. Hearing JR call the Mankind vs Undertaker Hell in a cell still gives me chills to this day, and it did so in this game. I had more fun than I can ever tell you playing this. My full intention was to go home, open this, download Fan Axxess to get DDP, Goldust, and Gangrel, and the accelerator to unlock all characters, then play a few matches, and put it away until I finished Assassin's Creed 3. That didn't happen, and as of this writing, I still have not touched Assassin's Creed 3. I really can't put this down.
Attitude Era 10/10
Now onto the WWE Xbox Live portion.
I don't play these online much if at all, and even though they can be played online, I don't feel like this is an online game. I would rather play with a friend sitting in the same room, than online, but hey that's just me, and my opinion. To each his own. I did however play 3-4 matches, and have to say it was rather slow, and buggy.
I love the Community creations more than anything. I can't tell you how dead on accurate a lot of these Arena's and Wrestler's are, and they are free to download. I already have 50 characters, and 15 arena's downloaded, and the download took seconds. If you do download please rate as it helps to weed out the bad ones.
Community Creations 10/10
Online Play 7/10
WWE creations. Where to begin here, this is where this game stands out above and beyond all other console games. The creations are amazing. Want a logo, t-shirt, arena, wrestler, make it here. The options are beyond deep.I love being able to upload music to this as well. I gave DDP his music from WCW. i have the Outsiders, i have all the WCW arena's, Impact arena, ECW arena's, etc. There is nearly no limit to what you can create. Now I admit I am not great at creating, but I made some pretty solid creations, and uploaded them to the community.
WWE Creations 10/10
WWE Universe. Have you ever sat there and thought you can do a far better job than the creative team, well get to work, and have a blast. Create stables, create tv, make WWE on 7 days a week. This makes you Vince McMahon.
Let me get into Fan Axxess for a minute. I like the concept, but I absolutely hate having to throw down another $20 for characters, and move set's that should already be in the game.I bought it because it was the only way to get DDP, and Goldust. I don't really care for Brian Christopher, Scotty too Hotty, and some of the other's that are going to be released. Forcing me to buy this to get 2 characters is BS. What is also BS is that Ryback, Aj Lee, and some of the current superstars won't be out until next month, and the move set for Brock's Kimura, and Jericho's Lionsault won't be available until January. I believe they did this to help boost sells. If you didn't grow up on Attitude Era, or just don't care about the older Superstars, then you really are being shafted in having to wait. When the next pack releases in December it will boost sells because main current stars will be available to download.
Fan Axxess 6/10
Current Superstars. I still watch Raw, Smackdown, and Impact. There aren't a huge number of current stars that I really like. The ones that I do are all here, and are fun to play as. CM Punk, Ziggler, Daniel Bryan, kane, Undertaker, etc. So if you are a fan of the current roster, they are all here.
My final rating is 5 stars for the sole reason that I have had ridiculous fun playing this. The controls are smooth, the damage is great, the online community adds to this game so much, and it's just flat out fun.
While at the Comicon I did get one of the developers to slip that the next is geared towards WCW. That is not set in stone, but that is the way they want to take it. Imagine Attitude Era from WCW's perspective.
If you liked the SvR, or if you somehow managed to like WWE '12 you will love this.
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Initial post: Nov 10, 2012 3:00:46 PM PST
Dr. D says:
I honestly have no clue how people are rating this game so highly. It's a 3 out of 5 star game.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 12:58:07 AM PST
A. N. Sharber says:
That's great, you should write your own review on that. You seem to be in the minority. It's called a personal opinion, and yours holds no weight to me.
Posted on Nov 16, 2012 12:02:42 PM PST
Very nice review. I recently rented this game from a redbox, and the time I got to play it was a blast and I couldn't put it down either, and will make the purchase soon. Thanks for the helpful review, as I didn't have Xbox live, but that community creations' stuff you were talking about convinced me to get Live when I get this game. Can't wait to see the WCW stuff people have come up with!
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