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Edited by PsychoPenguin

Yay! Being the villain is always more fun

Posted by OneManX

I skipped the last few Smackdown games, but the more I see... the more i want to try it out.

I do like the idea that they've focused their ideas and really made the RtWM actually fun to play.

Posted by IBurningStar

But Sheamus is a face now, why would throwing him through a door make you a hero?

Posted by Akyho

Sort of intrested. First give me the money....anyone wanting a.....*whispers in your ear* only five dollars!

Posted by TechnicallyProficient

No Zack Ryder in this trailer? Are you serious, bro?

Posted by SpicyRichter

This looks awful, is it a wii game?

Posted by GorillaMoPena

According to this it seems no matter who you pick Kevin Nash power bombs you. I approve of this ploy

Posted by KaneRobot

Yeah, Triple H is such an outsider. Being married into the McMahon family and all.

Posted by evilrazer

I know that they just HAVE to do this games every single year, but why do they need to suck so much?

Posted by commodore64

@IBurningStar said:

But Sheamus is a face now, why would throwing him through a door make you a hero?

He's a ginger.

Edited by Sinful

sweet a WWE PS2 HD game!!!....wait a second.........

Posted by BooDoug187

Is there an option to hit people with a car in the parking lot?

Posted by Marino

I haven't bought a SmackDown game since 2005 I think. Are they seriously still building the story mode around getting to WrestleMania? They've been doing this for over 10 years.

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Posted by FlipperDesert

Last game I played of these is Smackdown 2 on the PS1, since getting back into wrestling after seeing the CM Punk promo I am fucking itching to get this for some reason. Still debating if I should give in to temptation.

Posted by Roomrunner

@FlipperDesert said:

Last game I played of these is Smackdown 2 on the PS1, since getting back into wrestling after seeing the CM Punk promo I am fucking itching to get this for some reason. Still debating if I should give in to temptation.

Last wrestling game I played was Smackdown on PS2 8 years ago. And I had already given up on WWF long before that. I remember HHH cutting his first ever promo around the time I stopped watching.

But just like you, saw the CM Punk promo, and was like "alright, let's try this again."

I'd itch for a WWE RPG, with less fighting but waaaaaaay more branching storylines. This on the other hand, looks exactly like the game I played in 2003, except I won't be drinking with my flatmates every time I play it.

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Posted by TehJedicake

Wrestling is so damn dumb these days, but I still think Punk has incredible mic skillz.

Posted by craigymail

@TechnicallyProficient said:

No Zack Ryder in this trailer? Are you serious, bro?

This x10

Posted by Hansolol

Wade Barrett number 1!

Posted by TurboMan

I'm ok with Sheamus being a story character (even though he's a face now)

but Triple H? It's 2011, and I don't want to play as Triple H anymore. They could have went crazy and picked anyone as the outsider, but HHH is a lazy pick.

And who exactly is the hero? Trailer didn't make it clear

Posted by Generiko

I really wish they wouldn't spoil so much in the trailer. :|

Posted by Milkman

These always have these game modes that seem really cool but the gameplay is such shit that it's never worth it.

Posted by Cowman

@TurboMan said:

And who exactly is the hero? Trailer didn't make it clear

YOU ARE THE HERO!

Posted by TurboMan

@Cowman said:

@TurboMan said:

And who exactly is the hero? Trailer didn't make it clear

YOU ARE THE HERO!

Chris Hero?

@Marino said:

I haven't bought a SmackDown game since 2005 I think. Are they seriously still building the story mode around getting to WrestleMania? They've been doing this for over 10 years.

They've never forced a storyline for a particular wrestler.

Edited by Metaltron

Is it me, or do the graphics in these games ( wwe franchise ) get shittier and shittier in every installment? I mean these look like they took a step back to 2004 standards. Just for the record, the developers should make smoe greating lighting and particle effects. They just look way out dated. Freaking WWE All-Stars looked graphically ,and not by art direction, superior to this game and the passed WWE games. One word: PASS.

Posted by advocatefish

Shit looks pretty bad.

Posted by bwmcmaste

@Sinful said:

sweet a WWE PS2 HD game!!!....wait a second.........

Exactly.

Posted by DS23

TOO MANY LIMES! TOO MANY LIMES! OOOOOOHHHHHHHH!

Posted by OneManX

@TurboMan said:

@Cowman said:

@TurboMan said:

And who exactly is the hero? Trailer didn't make it clear

YOU ARE THE HERO!

Chris Hero?

I can throw sweet rolling elbows now?

YES!!!!

Posted by cwdawg1224

Shaemus is so white, light doesn't reflect off him properly.

Posted by Tim_the_Corsair

Fuck me, it looks EXACTLY the same.

I'm not making that mistake this year.

Posted by CL60

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

Fuck me, it looks EXACTLY the same.

I'm not making that mistake this year.

Huh? The RTWM mode that this trailer is focusing on is literally entirely different than the approach they've been taking with RTWM every other game.

Posted by Tim_the_Corsair
@CL60

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

Fuck me, it looks EXACTLY the same.

I'm not making that mistake this year.

Huh? The RTWM mode that this trailer is focusing on is literally entirely different than the approach they've been taking with RTWM every other game.

Sorry, I'm referring to the game itself (engine, gameplay).

My bad for being vague.
Posted by GunslingerPanda

Poo, I was gonna get this after not playing a WWE game for years, but it looks shit!

Posted by DukesT3

The only people I recognize in that trailer is the Big Show and Triple H. Damn... so many new faces..

Posted by FlipperDesert

@Roomrunner said:

@FlipperDesert said:

Last game I played of these is Smackdown 2 on the PS1, since getting back into wrestling after seeing the CM Punk promo I am fucking itching to get this for some reason. Still debating if I should give in to temptation.

Last wrestling game I played was Smackdown on PS2 8 years ago. And I had already given up on WWF long before that. I remember HHH cutting his first ever promo around the time I stopped watching.

But just like you, saw the CM Punk promo, and was like "alright, let's try this again."

I'd itch for a WWE RPG, with less fighting but waaaaaaay more branching storylines. This on the other hand, looks exactly like the game I played in 2003, except I won't be drinking with my flatmates every time I play it.

I think I'm still gonna give it a shot, because it does look like they've made efforts to make the gameplay flow more and also at least I can just punch Kelly Kelly's lights out over and over again.

Posted by Colonel_Fury

Wrestling is so dumb. But I love it.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

Universe mode sounds like a big improvement this year, it sounds like they've almost made the game I want.. with the lack of custom belts being the only thing that really hurts it. That said, I expect there to be a "feature" there somewhere that completely ruins the mode, like what happens every year.

The fact they're still using the same gameplay engine from the original Smackdown engine on the PSOne is also totally inexcusable at this point. The game just looks horrible.

Posted by killawogg

i just want it to be fun to play, playing allstars was hillarious and i loved the way it controlled, now playing SvR 11 the controls suck hard so i hope they work on the that. graphically i hope they clean it up a bit man it looks rough in some spots.

im getting it

Posted by bennym6

@TechnicallyProficient said:

No Zack Ryder in this trailer? Are you serious, bro?

And no CM Punk

Edited by AxleBro

how about i don't be either. *drops mic* *walks away*

ok seriously tho, the fuck is up with these games looking like they should be on the ps2, all stars is way better.

Posted by HHAP

Does anyone know who is the narrator (the tv commercial/ppv promoter)? Been hearing a lot of him recently in other stuff.

Posted by TadThuggish

here is the post where i say wrestling sucks now because the rock isn't there

lol fuck you bob backlund

Posted by Undeadpool

I actually kinda like this development. Call me vain, but it always bugged me that I'd set my created wrestler as a "heel" only to have him act like a "face" in the story mode.

Posted by MeatSim

Destroying a door makes you a hero.