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Edited by DaemonBlack

undertaker!
 
what is he like 65?

Posted by BreTeK

;o

Posted by solidlife

so close.

Edited by Anwar

gl have commentators? how fast will those comments from them get annoying? same move after 30 seconds(somewhere between 01:00 and 01:35)?... not much variety I guess

Posted by Jeffmoocow

The Shane O'Shuffle being mentioned is the greatest thing ever.

Posted by picklecannon

Stone cold is such a badass.

Posted by MisterMouse

not super interested..

Posted by Death_Burnout

I am now finished after so many finshers.
 
This is very useful for the die-hard wrestling game fans, because they love to see new finisher animations.

Posted by Spankmealotus

Haven't watched WWE since about 2001. Still enjoy the occasional wrestling game though.

Posted by Skooky

It should have just been three minutes of RKOs.

Posted by spankingaddict
@DaemonBlack said:
" undertaker!  what is he like 65? "
45 :)
Posted by MysteriousBob
@DaemonBlack said:
" undertaker!  what is he like 65? "
At least he's in it. The main reason I don't buy these games is because the roster sucks. John Cena is the Shadow the Hedgehog of the WWE. 
 
I miss the attitude era.
Posted by Phototropic

That trailer was about 2 minutes too long.

Posted by MoistJohn

even the announcers sound like they are not interested. "spear". "code breaker". no Italic, no Bold, no exclamation mark (or is it point ?).
 
also, i wonder if you can botch moves in women matches.

Posted by WolfmanJenkins

I hope Giant Bomb crew do a quick look on this game so we can see more JR getting run over by a car.

Posted by darkvare

the def jam blazings were real special moves this are just average moves with fancy names

Posted by Dizzyhippos

How is it that madden gets shit for releasing the same game every year yet smackdown is given a pass?

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Posted by sublime90

omg undertaker,kane.hbk,rey mysterio still wrestle? is bret hart really that hurt for money that he said its ok to use his likeness? chris jericho's new finisher is that lame now? i havent watched wrestling in about 10 years now. i miss ECW...the real ECW. in fact i miss all wrestling in the 90's it was amazing

Posted by DarkTravesty
@MysteriousBob:  as do i and mid to late 90's on up to the early 2000's of raw now its just painful to watch.
Posted by MyNiceIceLife
@sublime90:  Brett Hart came back to do an angle with Vince McMahon about the whole Montreal Screwjob that ended at Wrestlemania, and has been around the WWE for awhile now, as in he actually participates in live events.  HBK retired after losing to the Undertaker at Wrestlemania this year.  And yes Rey Mysterio, Undertaker, and Kane still wrestle.  Kane and Undertaker are currently fighting over the title on Smackdown with Paul Bearer having turned on Undertaker. 
 
and yes, wrestling has gone down hill since the 90s...yet I still watch :(
Posted by WilliamHenry

Miz needs a new finisher badly. 
 
@Dizzyhippos said:

" How is it that madden gets shit for releasing the same game every year yet smackdown is given a pass? "
Probably has to do with the popularity, sales, and reputation of the games. Madden sells better and is expected to change something each year because of the audience. most people see Smackdown and just think, "its a wrestling game".
Posted by JakeTaylor

Double chicken wing face-buster?

Posted by shatteringlast

I agree. It should've been all RKO's. My CAW will have the Stunner and the RKO as finishers, methinks.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

Double Chicken Wing Facebuster is my favorite combo meal at KFC.

Posted by Ulong

Its really wierd that Wade Barret and Justin Gabriel aren't in this game without DLC, WWE have been pushing Nexus as a big deal for a while now, there must have been time to last minute add them into the roster.

Posted by Branthog

As a long time wrestler, I have to say that I don't play wrestling games, because they're only slightly more retarded than fake wrestling itself, which is only a bit more stupid than actual real wrestling (which is pretty fucking stupid). 
 
 However, I have to say that this genre has some of the worst improvements in the last fifteen to twenty years of any genre out there. I think I played some wrestling game on an N64 once in the 90s and this footage only makes the play look barely less jilted, goofy, awkward, and rubber-bandy than that one way the hell back then, did.  
 
There's just something about wrestling and MMA games that - even more than boxing and sports - look incredibly ridiculous. The way animation cycles complete oddly out of sync with the other things going on. The way they jolt around to get in the right positioning before, after, or during a move. The oddly glossy and toy-like character models that seem like the only life breathed into them was through some sort of voodoo spell. 
 
As much as I dislike these games, I think they would contribute a lot to gaming overall, if they could some how find a way to master the interactions and animations (and the scripting exceptions for animation execution interruptions) in this type of game, so that it looked smooth and realistic and spontaneous.

Posted by MeatSim

They sure get creative with some of those names.

Edited by Hot_Karl
@Branthog: THQ's had some SHITTY animations for a long time now; I swear they've been recycling some of them for close to a decade.And THEY NEVER FIX THEM EVER. Trust me, a bunch of people complain but since the last game sold like gangbusters, THQ has the mentality of "if it ain't broke". Same thing happened with UFC and look where that ended up.  Ironically (or not), I'm still picking up this game because I've been aching for a wrestling game ever since I got back in the habit of watching it this year. But trust me, we see the stiff animations. Get the dudes from Backbreaker to do a wrestling game & I'll be interested. Or just release that Fire Pro XBLA game already! 
 
@Ulong said:

" Its really wierd that Wade Barret and Justin Gabriel aren't in this game without DLC, WWE have been pushing Nexus as a big deal for a while now, there must have been time to last minute add them into the roster. "

So stupid right? The worst part is that Daniel Bryan, Daniel FREAKING Bryan, who's probably more over with the fans than about 90% on the roster and who's a major (U.S.) title holder is not only excluded from the main roster, they don't even have plans to put him in as DLC. What the fuck? And yet  they have Rob Van Dam, Mickie James, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin & Batista in the roster, and they all left the company this year. I can understand Matt (he was just released last week), but everyone else has been gone before the Nexus angle even started. RVD's was the fucking TNA heavyweight champ like 2 months after he left WWE! 
 
Fuck THQ. Why the fuck am I buying this game again?
Posted by Faint

canadian destroyer? :( no?

Posted by Hansolol

The only one that matters is the Skull Crushing Finale.

Posted by StrikerTheLizard
@VinceNotVance said:
" @Branthog: THQ's had some SHITTY animations for a long time now; I swear they've been recycling some of them for close to a decade.And THEY NEVER FIX THEM EVER. Trust me, a bunch of people complain but since the last game sold like gangbusters, THQ has the mentality of "if it ain't broke". Same thing happened with UFC and look where that ended up.  Ironically (or not), I'm still picking up this game because I've been aching for a wrestling game ever since I got back in the habit of watching it this year. But trust me, we see the stiff animations. Get the dudes from Backbreaker to do a wrestling game & I'll be interested. Or just release that Fire Pro XBLA game already! 
 
@Ulong said:

" Its really wierd that Wade Barret and Justin Gabriel aren't in this game without DLC, WWE have been pushing Nexus as a big deal for a while now, there must have been time to last minute add them into the roster. "

So stupid right? The worst part is that Daniel Bryan, Daniel FREAKING Bryan, who's probably more over with the fans than about 90% on the roster and who's a major (U.S.) title holder is not only excluded from the main roster, they don't even have plans to put him in as DLC. What the fuck? And yet  they have Rob Van Dam, Mickie James, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin & Batista in the roster, and they all left the company this year. I can understand Matt (he was just released last week), but everyone else has been gone before the Nexus angle even started. RVD's was the fucking TNA heavyweight champ like 2 months after he left WWE!  Fuck THQ. Why the fuck am I buying this game again? "
Wow, man. THQ doesn't even develop this game, Yukes does. Also, SVR10 had a ton of new animations in and so does this year's installment. Also, Daniel Bryan, believe it or not, is not that over in the WWE. He does not get Orton level pops and he probably won't for a year or so. Get off your indy high horse, he hasn't done much in the WWE yet. 
Also, I very much enjoy having as many guys in my game as possible, so having The Gold Standard, Evil Batista, Piggy James and Fatt Hardy in won't bother me at all. And RVD hasn't been a part of the company for 4 years, he's just in as a legend...probably because he is fun as hell to play as. 
Just calm down, man. It's only a game.
Edited by Vlad_Tiberius
@darkvare said:

" the def jam blazings were real special moves this are just average moves with fancy names "

I agree.  The first 2 Def Jam games (Vendetta and Fight for NY) are the best wrestling games with no actual wrestlers in them. Fight for NY had even the best story for a fighting/wrestling game.
It's too bad that the developers, for the past decade and a half,  are trying to simulate, FIFA/Madden style, the pro wrestling as a sport, instead of overblowing it arcade style, NBA Jam, Def Jam style + MK fatalities on top, picturing it as a crazy "soap opera for men" TV show, with steroids, screaming into the mic, creepy macho laughter, redneck sweatin',  '80s and early '90s crazy commentator intense crap, if you know what I mean.
 
Man, I just wish a company like Rockstar, which is known for their humor and crazy imagination, to make game about the wrestling world, Tarantino meets Coen Brothers action, story and characters.
Posted by eggybob

Who was the guy in the grim reaper type get up?

Posted by Terranova
@eggybob said:
"Who was the guy in the grim reaper type get up? "

Dunno i haven't watched WWE for some time, but it kinda looked like the hooded oufit the Undertaker wore during his Ministry of Darkness era although he never wrestled in it just wore it to the ring.