#1 Edited by Demoskinos (15165 posts) -

Man, every fucking year. Every fucking year around October a New WWE game hits and I stupidly get the urge to buy it even though every year I vow NOT to get it.

So, anyone here actually getting this or actually paid attention to what's new in this? I know the roster is goddamn incredible this time around which is one of the things that is really catching my eye. Fucking Scott Hall is in a WWE video game again and Im way too pumped about that.

ALEX! When's your WWE stuff going up cause I need to know what is going on with this game this year.

#2 Posted by Brodehouse (10134 posts) -

Anyone who watches VGCW is interested in the differences.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#4 Posted by Carryboy (749 posts) -

I am, help me getting pumped for going to Wrestlemania next year!

#5 Edited by Demoskinos (15165 posts) -

I tell ya what the thing that really killed '13 for me was the 2 count glitch. Completely removed tension from the pinfalls.

#6 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1204 posts) -

Anyone who watches VGCW is interested in the differences.

This, I can't wait to see what this game will do for VGCW.

#7 Posted by iAmJohn (6135 posts) -

Perhaps "gives a damn" is too strong, but I'm certainly interested in seeing what the WrestleMania mode has to offer since that Attitude Era mode from last year's game was pretty excellent. Though I'm not gonna lie, a lot of that is because I'm perversely curious about how they're going to handle Lesnar vs. Goldberg from WMXX and if they'll accurately represent how much the crowd hated everyone in that ring not named Steve Austin.

#8 Edited by GorillaMoPena (2342 posts) -

I want to play Wrestlemania mode because Attitude Mode was well done last year, so I'll likely just rent it or something.

#9 Posted by Krullban (1067 posts) -

I feel like I want to wait until next year to see if there are any bigger changes. This was already half way finished when 2K took over. There are already a bunch of changes that they always said "We can't do that! It's impossible on the engine". So I feel like the next game could be improved quite a bit.

#10 Posted by MildMolasses (3229 posts) -

@krullban said:

I feel like I want to wait until next year to see if there are any bigger changes. This was already half way finished when 2K took over. There are already a bunch of changes that they always said "We can't do that! It's impossible on the engine". So I feel like the next game could be improved quite a bit.

I'm with you. I'm hoping that there will be a massive overhaul for the series debut on the PS4/X1 that at the very least would pick up out of curiosity. I don't really know what sort of changes would be exciting too me, but I'd like to believe that 2K will want more from it than just a fresh coat of paint

#11 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6401 posts) -

I know I'll wind up picking it up when it hits the $35 point or so. I keep telling myself no more WWE games, but goddamn it, that roster is amazing.

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#12 Posted by lun49gameon (148 posts) -

I really want to get wwe 2k14, the roster of wrestlers is amazing and the presentation looks good. Yukes did get help from visual concepts so Im expecting it to be better then the previous entries in the series.

#13 Posted by Demoskinos (15165 posts) -

@sparky_buzzsaw: I know right? Bruno Sammartino! Yokozuna! NWO Randy Savage!

#14 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6401 posts) -

@demoskinos: Last year, I was pissed that a good portion of the user-created CAW stuff was restricted based on if you had the season pass. I'm still going to be pissy about that this year if they keep doing it, but at least this year's season pass looks like it's actuallly reallly decent.

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#15 Posted by FLStyle (4924 posts) -

@brodehouse said:

Anyone who watches VGCW is interested in the differences.

This, I can't wait to see what this game will do for VGCW.

I too am interested in VGCW changes!

#16 Posted by Demoskinos (15165 posts) -

@icicle7x3: @brodehouse: @flstyle: Man, trying to get all the characters re-created and the roster and everything set up would be an absolute nightmare for something like that.

#17 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1204 posts) -
#18 Posted by ThatIndianGuy7116 (254 posts) -

I'm honestly really excited for this game. That's mostly do to the fact that I'm a sheep when it comes to the WWE games, but I don't know, there's some stuff that I think looks really cool. That 30 years of Wrestlemania mode is a cool idea and I'm glad they're using the same format for that mode that they used for Attitude Era mode last year.

The roster is pretty good, in my opinion. People were made about guys like The Usos not making it, but I honestly don't care. Most of the guys that didn't make it are guys I really wouldn't have used anyway. The only guys I'm bummed didn't make it were Big E Langston and Fandango and they'll be DLC in a few months so it's all good.

They finally added the one thing I wanted in Universe mode which is the ability to create your own rivalries. I understood what they were trying to do in previous years in terms of just letting storyline play out, but it sucked that if you tried to make your own rivalry, you didn't get any cutscenes. This way, if you want to let shit play out, you can and if you want to be a booker, that's alright too. Also, KotR being a PPV type is awesome.

Overall, it's exactly what I want out of a WWE game. Hopefully they've fixed the shit that was broken last year like the 2 count glitch. It's also just getting me excited for what might come for the next generation of consoles. I'm assuming a few of the people who watch VGCW want it to be a complete broken mess and 2K14 will probably be one as far as the storyline creator and actual matches, but I honestly just want a polished wrestling game.

#20 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

I am hyped up for this game, it looks like they have made some improvements to it.

#21 Edited by cloudymusic (1234 posts) -

I'm interested insofar as it might lead to another amazing Quick Look.

#22 Posted by Andorski (5367 posts) -

Less this; more WWE All Stars.

#23 Posted by Bernoulli (158 posts) -

I hate myself for being interested in it but it has exactly what I want. Classic wrestlers with a nice focus on nWo guys. In fact this is the first time I wont have to use all the slots (100 slots in this one) because just about everyone I would have downloaded is represented, except Sting and DDP. Every year the first four people I download are Hollywood Hogan, Nash, Hall and Goldberg. I'm clearly stuck in a certain era.

#24 Edited by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

sadly me I somehow always find enjoyment out of it. Not saying im right just saying I do.

#25 Posted by Hunter5024 (5976 posts) -

I really like wrestling video games, but the fact that they went with the same developer on the same engine kind of killed my interest in this one. I was hoping for a little freshness in these games after THQ collapsed, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

#26 Posted by impartialgecko (1689 posts) -

I'm super interested in the changes to the VGCW scene. Esports you guys.

#27 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4893 posts) -

Every goddamn year I tell myself "this time things will be different," and every goddamn year the honeymoon lasts a shorter and shorter time period. But. This time, I think things really will be different. The roster is amazing, the season pass looks amazing, the suite of new creation options are amazing, the vastly improved Universe mode looks amazing. Just, everything, ev-er-y-thing looks goddamn amazing.

Now if they just announced the 1993-1996 Monday Night Raw arena complete with awesome, synthy theme music I would go out and by the most expensive version there is.

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FINALLY CLASSIC UNDERTAKER. GODDAMN IT.

#28 Posted by BBAlpert (1580 posts) -

I'm torn on getting this game. On the one hand, I want to try my hand at making custom characters. On the other hand, I don't think my heart could take it when my Sam/Lonnie (from Gone Home) tag team inevitably gets rejected from WVGCW.

#29 Posted by Demoskinos (15165 posts) -

Man,now Im thinking of a Giantbomb themed story in story mode and Im starting to inch to buying this. DAMMIT.

#30 Posted by FLStyle (4924 posts) -

@adam1808 said:

I'm super interested in the changes to the VGCW scene. Esports you guys.

That joke doesn't really work for VGCW, it's not a gaming competition, it's a wrestling show.

#31 Posted by Demoskinos (15165 posts) -

So,after reading reviews I think Im in on this. It genuinely seems cool this year. Im getting it in PS3. Anyone else picking it up on PS3? I might be down for some matches with someone. I hate playing with randoms online. Also since I found out you can have a entire show in Universe all female Im thinking I need to make the entire cast of Rumble Roses and make a custom show around them.

Getting excited! Hopefully my goddamn persistence buying this every year will pay off with this one actually being hood.

#32 Posted by Vod_Crack (753 posts) -

@flstyle said:

@adam1808 said:

I'm super interested in the changes to the VGCW scene. Esports you guys.

That joke doesn't really work for VGCW, it's not a gaming competition, it's a wrestling show.

It's Esports Entertainment.

#33 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

I stop playing wrestling games years ago. I used to be a huge fan of wrestling, but as the years went on it stopped being interesting.

#34 Edited by Darji (5293 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

So,after reading reviews I think Im in on this. It genuinely seems cool this year. Im getting it in PS3. Anyone else picking it up on PS3? I might be down for some matches with someone. I hate playing with randoms online. Also since I found out you can have a entire show in Universe all female Im thinking I need to make the entire cast of Rumble Roses and make a custom show around them.

Getting excited! Hopefully my goddamn persistence buying this every year will pay off with this one actually being hood.

I watched some twitch newlegacyinc stuff and it looks really fun. But 60$ or in my case 60 Euro is a lot of money for such a game at the end of the year. So I guess I will pass. The real test however will be next year or better the next next gen game from 2k. Normally. If it would only come close to the quality of an NBA that would be really really cool.

But man I really want a cool story mode again with takes you over the course of a year like in here comes the pain etc,...

#35 Posted by MachoFantastico (4890 posts) -

To be honest, what I've seen of the game as made me decide not to pick up the game this year. The Wrestlemania stuff is neat but the gameplay seems absolutely identical and that's it. Might as well wait and see what they do next-gen.

#36 Posted by FLStyle (4924 posts) -
#37 Edited by Humanity (10123 posts) -

I never have and I never will give a damn about anything even remotely wrestling related, much less wrestling itself.

#38 Edited by SpiderJerusalem (138 posts) -

@humanity:

Just out of curiosity...how did you end up in this particular part of the forums?

#39 Posted by Humanity (10123 posts) -

@humanity:

Just out of curiosity...how did you end up in this particular part of the forums?

I click on the Forums button which actually shows all current threads from the various subforums - it was a slow time for posting and not a lot of new stuff was popping up; this particular thread posed a question so I decided to reply. No offense to any wrestling fans out there, if this sort of stuff is enjoyable for you then awesome.

#40 Edited by MaxMikado (51 posts) -

To be honest, what I've seen of the game as made me decide not to pick up the game this year. The Wrestlemania stuff is neat but the gameplay seems absolutely identical and that's it. Might as well wait and see what they do next-gen.

I shared many of the same concerns. However, after a week of play, much of the improvements were worth the $60 to me -- again, that's just me.

Many of the refinements are subtle. The gameplay mechanics, while near-identical to the past three years, are tweaked to where the flow of matches are much better-paced, the reversals are more varied, and selling is much more realistic. The enemy AI is more aggressive than in years past and will attempt pinfalls early, rather than the conservative, brainless approach that hampered last year's title. Arguably, matches almost mirror the real-life product if played with enough skill.

Admittedly, there are still many flaws. The timing of reversals feels unfairly skewed in favor of your opponent when played on higher difficulties, and Universe Mode's weekly booking logic for designated rivalry matches is laughably vanilla. And again, the engine is largely recycled and will not win over any critics of the previous two editions.

That said, for someone like yourself, this may be worth a rental.

The 30 Years of WrestleMania mode is surprisingly fun to play, with the historical objectives never handcuffing your progress or ability to enjoy the nostalgia. This single-player campaign, alone, makes it worth a weekend rental. Despite its premise being similar to last year's Attitude Era mode, the biggest difference is in the scripting of events and the integration of true-to-life elements to immerse you in the proceedings. I have a few small gripes, but for the most part, attires, entrances, and cutscenes are accurate for each respective match.

Moreover, I love how each wrestler "feels" different. Rather than choose an arbitrary character, it matters who you select in Exhibition matches based on your style of play and familiarity with their moveset. I can't describe it; you'd have to experience it for yourself.

#41 Posted by Demoskinos (15165 posts) -

@machofantastico said:

To be honest, what I've seen of the game as made me decide not to pick up the game this year. The Wrestlemania stuff is neat but the gameplay seems absolutely identical and that's it. Might as well wait and see what they do next-gen.

I shared many of the same concerns. However, after a week of play, much of the improvements were worth the $60 to me -- again, that's just me.

Many of the refinements are subtle. The gameplay mechanics, while near-identical to the past three years, are tweaked to where the flow of matches are much better-paced, the reversals are more varied, and selling is much more realistic. The enemy AI is more aggressive than in years past and will attempt pinfalls early, rather than the conservative, brainless approach that hampered last year's title. Arguably, matches almost mirror the real-life product if played with enough skill.

Admittedly, there are still many flaws. The timing of reversals feels unfairly skewed in favor of your opponent when played on higher difficulties, and Universe Mode's weekly booking logic for designated rivalry matches is laughably vanilla. And again, the engine is largely recycled and will not win over any critics of the previous two editions.

That said, for someone like yourself, this may be worth a rental.

The 30 Years of WrestleMania mode is surprisingly fun to play, with the historical objectives never handcuffing your progress or ability to enjoy the nostalgia. This single-player campaign, alone, makes it worth a weekend rental. Despite its premise being similar to last year's Attitude Era mode, the biggest difference is in the scripting of events and the integration of true-to-life elements to immerse you in the proceedings. I have a few small gripes, but for the most part, attires, entrances, and cutscenes are accurate for each respective match.

Moreover, I love how each wrestler "feels" different. Rather than choose an arbitrary character, it matters who you select in Exhibition matches based on your style of play and familiarity with their moveset. I can't describe it; you'd have to experience it for yourself.

Yeah, if anything the AI tweaks are great. They WILL hit finishers and they will go for covers after big spots there is the occasional hiccup where the AI freaks out a little bit but its much improved over previous years.

#42 Edited by Sudbuster (39 posts) -

I ended up picking this up yesterday. I haven't played a WWE game since I got kind of bored with Here Come the Pain on PS2. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm actually having fun with this so far. I like the reversal system, and the AI seems decent enough to be fun. I always thought recent WWE games made it look like it was hard to control the movement of your character, and while it can be bit all over the place sometimes, the controls generally feel good after a bit of time with the game. I'm really enjoying the 30 Years of Wrestlemania mode and I'm looking forward to messing around with the creation tools. Hopefully this will be able to keep my interest for awhile.

#43 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

I had no plans on buying this... and then I bought it. I really like the changes to the AI, the game can feel legitimately tough at points, unlike WWE 13 which pretty much played itself. Other than that, it feels pretty identical, though the expanded roster for classic wrestlers is awesome. OOOOOH YEAAAAH! Though for some reason this was the game that made me realize how weird it is that they are completely silent in the ring or during all entrances. Dunno why that hit me this year, but it's super weird all of a sudden!

#44 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4893 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

I had no plans on buying this... and then I bought it. I really like the changes to the AI, the game can feel legitimately tough at points, unlike WWE 13 which pretty much played itself. Other than that, it feels pretty identical, though the expanded roster for classic wrestlers is awesome. OOOOOH YEAAAAH! Though for some reason this was the game that made me realize how weird it is that they are completely silent in the ring or during all entrances. Dunno why that hit me this year, but it's super weird all of a sudden!

That's probably because a good chunk of the roster can be heard in gameplay. You can hear Sheamus yelling "FELLAAAAAA!" for instance. The first time I heard that and CM Punk was silent during "it's clobbering time" really stuck out to me.

#45 Posted by Mrj420 (1 posts) -

anyone know if there will be a wwe 2k14 quick look??

#46 Posted by Hunkulese (2875 posts) -

@mrj420: Looks doubtful. Jeff spent an afternoon creating a story and then the game ate it and he declared the quick look canceled.

#47 Edited by kishinfoulux (2523 posts) -

@mrj420: Looks doubtful. Jeff spent an afternoon creating a story and then the game ate it and he declared the quick look canceled.

At least we got to see it during the live stream. Was pretttttttty amazing.

#48 Posted by Demoskinos (15165 posts) -

@hunkulese: He actually was able to play the story. During the livestream for Extra Life they did a WWE2k14 bit.

#49 Posted by Hunkulese (2875 posts) -
#50 Posted by kishinfoulux (2523 posts) -

@demoskinos: @kishinfoulux: Oh yeah? I only watched the first half or so. Do you remember whereabouts it happened?

there should be a chart in the extra life topic that has times for each segment.