By DBoy 16 Comments
Seems like I just can't stop myself...
Yesterday, during my lunch break, I was browsing Wikipedia (all websites referring to video games are blocked by the proxy) to find some information on WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2009. I wasn't really interested in the game when it was announced, since the last 2 iterations left a very bad taste in my mouth, but I had heard good stuff about the new Road To WrestleMania mode in this year's game and that has me somewhat intrigued.
So, after checking out the review scores that were posted on the page about the game, I went out during my afternoon break and got it. Now, I know what you're thinking: "He hasn't even finished Dead Space or Fable II. Hell, this fool hasn't even played MGS 4 yet and he now has a PlayStation 3!!". You're right. But there's just something about the SmackDown games that keep me coming back for more. It's like I'm a glouton for punishment, while I wait for the next Here Comes The Pain to be made. Hey, a guy can hope, can he?
There are two things that pushed me into buying this year's offering. As I've already mentionned, the Road to WrestleMania is very intriguing. They actually went to the Superstars and asked them what they'd like to see in their story. Then, they took that to the writers and had them work their magic. I haven't played through any of the 6 storylines yet, but I've heard very good things from those who have done so and it has me pumped.
Then, there's an option I saw while creating my Superstar that has me excited and puzzled. The option was "Downloaded Superstar". I'm wondering if THQ will be putting out downloadable Superstars every week or 2 weeks or month or whatever and, if so, which Superstars it'll actually be. Roster updates has been lacking from online-capable SmackDown games and I think THQ finally got the message. Or maybe it's something else entirely.... Nonetheless, I'm very excited to see what they do with this.
As I've said, I haven't really delved into the Road to WrestleMania with "Y2J" Chris Jericho yet (blame Gears 2), but as soon as I get a bit of time with it, I'll let you know what I think about this new feature.
One more thing: I'm not getting Mirror's Edge. From the reviews I've seen, it's a very frustrating game that takes some getting used to and some trial and error. Since I'm not a very patient guy when it comes to video games, and especially platformers, I think I'll skip this one, for the sake of my poor 360 controller. Oh, and no CoD World at War either... not for now, anyway.