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My WWE 13' Review,
This review is from: WWE '13 (Video Game)
Its that time a year again for THQ to release its yearly Rasslin' game this time with WWE 13. I purchased the xbox version and I didn't have many expectations but I knew I was getting a solid update from WWE 12
WWE 13's controls and game play is pretty much the same as WWE 12. The A button to grapple, The X button to punch, etc. For me the AI was kind of stupid at earlier difficulties. When I was playing on normal difficulty there was points where the AI opponent would just stand there and do nothing. There are some minor gameplay glitches but i expect those to be taken care of if THQ releases a patch somewhere down the line. There are several match types in the game including the returning Special Guest Referee and I Quit match. Both of the matches are fun to play and you should have fun messing with your friends online with special guest referee. The Inferno match also got a bit of a touch up and now works similar to a way you eliminate people in Royal Rumble. The Universe mode is back and better then ever. You can now reset universe mode and change up everything. The current roster getting old? No problem! Make your own roster. The mode is almost endless.
The Online play is about the same. After the first day I have had no trouble at all downloading, uploading, and playing online. The people who play online are still cheaper then ever before and I would recommend just playing this game with friends. People tend to run attack, run attack, do the same move over and over, and be cheap. Stick to friends when you are playing online. THQ also lowered Royal Rumble Online to six people rather then twelve which is understandable because they don't want to slow down the servers and Royal Rumble always glitched in previous games online. We will see how good THQ's servers will keep up when people from other countries get the game.
The game took out their Road to Wrestlemania mode and replaced it with the all new Attitude Era mode which takes you back in time fifteen years ago and you relive WWE's greatest moments from Mid 1997-1999. Honestly, I don't know why this mode gets so much praise. The objectives and matches are long and kind of boring and the video packages are heavily edited. For example, the 1997 RAW intro edited out Ahmed Johnson for some reason. The mode is more of a chore honestly. Get fan axxess you wont regret it. The mode is not as legit as I thought it would be. When Kane debuted, we all remember Vince McMahon saying "THATS GOTTA BE KANE! THATS GOTTA BE KANE!" Vince is not on commentary and JR is during this and I didnt feel that Nostalgia. The only people who I feel will like this is people who didn't see this era in WWE, or the younger audiences.
Create a Wrestler is back and its the same as 12 except they added kick pads and you can use transparency for tattoos and clothing (This is a good thing) Create an Arena mode is probably one of the best features of the game as you can literately edit everything in arena. The stage and everything can be edited. Anything you create you can upload to the servers and you can now play with your created arenas online which is a HUGE plus and will make the game way more fun to play with friends.
Ultimately, WWE 13 is a great game with lots of customizable features. Wrestling fans will be playing this one till the release of WWE 14 (if THQ is still around ha ha ha) If you enjoyed WWE 12, you will love WWE 13 even more. Oh and THQ should lower the crowd noise. Holy crap so loud why.
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Initial post: Nov 8, 2012, 10:36:37 AM PST
when playing online, you mentioned just play with your friends, is that actually possible to do and fill in any empty slots with AI players? I have been searching the internet all over to know that before buying it and no one seems to go far enough in reviews to mention that. I did read it was being addressed in one article but no confirmation.
Posted on Nov 17, 2012, 9:13:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 17, 2012, 9:13:11 PM PST
Marvin Powell says:
Good solid review. I don't know why people are hating on you. Guess I'll be skipping this crap like I did WWE 12. Last WWE game I bought was SvR 2010. And although I have 2011, I got it for free and didn't pay anything for it.
WWF No Mercy, twelve years later, is still the Undisputed Champion and still holds the crown. Seems like it'll go down in history as The Undertaker of good WWE games.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013, 4:48:34 PM PST
Ty Schleppi says:
yes you can fill empty spots with CPUs
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