The one thing that would completely sell you on buying this game

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#1 Posted by ThatIndianGuy7116 (253 posts) -

What is the one thing in WWE 13 that, if they added, you would buy it faster than you can say, "YES! YES! YES!"?

My one thing that I would want in the game more than anything is a proper Career mode. I heard they are getting rid of Road to Wrestlemania and replacing it with a mode that lets you recreate old Attitude Era matches or something like that. That's a fine idea and all but that seems like something that should be a side mode or something that lets you unlock wrestlers. I want to see a season mode like the ones from the older Smackdown/SVR games. I like the idea of taking a wrestler you've created and having them go through two years in the WWE. Or better yet, I remember in WWE Day of Reckoning where before you made it to the WWE, you had to wrestle in a few dark matches before making it up to the big leagues. I liked being able to choose your own voice and all that. I did like the idea in WWE 12 where it was a preset name and they would refer to you as that name but how about giving us several preset names or better yet, just go back to having them call us something generic? And I could do without them completely changing my moveset and entrance this year.

Anyway, what would you guys like to see?

#2 Posted by onarum (2014 posts) -

"The one thing that would completely sell you on buying this game"
 
A gun to my head I guess.... though I don't care about my own life that much, but most definitely a gun to the head of someone I care about, that would make me buy this game for sure.

#3 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

If it came with a 100 dollar bill inside the case

#4 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

GM mode was very similar to the old style season modes, and I'll never understand why it was removed.

They need more customisation options in general and badly need a completely new gameplay engine.

#5 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

They need AKI to make it.

#6 Posted by Baillie (4038 posts) -

A whole new engine, it's been the same since Smackdown!, sure there's been incremental improvements but it's still basically the same. TNA iMPACT was such a breath of fresh air.

#7 Posted by Redbullet685 (6025 posts) -
#8 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

Honestly, I just want someone else to take a stab at WWE than Yukes and THQ. They do an ok job and last year they showed that they actually tried a bit more but even still it just didn't hook me the way some of the older smackdown games did.

#9 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

From WWE 12, and what they've announced for WWE 13, they seem to be going in the right direction.

#10 Edited by crusader8463 (14413 posts) -

If they went balls out in the CAW side of things and added a ton of depth to the character maker and made that the focus this time around.I really got into SVR 09, iirc, and it was all due to the CAW's rpg elements. I loved nothing more then making my own guys, ranking them up and fighting them online against other people. Being able to make online tournaments, make our own federations and have people compete against one another online in randomly generated "seasons" would be awesome as well.

Would also be nice if they worked on the netcode to make it more stable. I just want them to stop making it an annual franchise and take a couple years to make it really fun. Tired of their madden approach to development of tiny inconsequential additions each year.

#11 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

If they spend a couple years off and really changed the game from the ground up.

#12 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Nothing, I'd never buy it.

#13 Posted by ThatIndianGuy7116 (253 posts) -

lol well thanks to the couple of people that at least gave serious answers

#14 Posted by BleedingStarX (279 posts) -

I was buying it day one anyway, but the Attitude Era stuff has got me incredibly excited for this years edition

#15 Posted by Video_Game_King (35993 posts) -

Turn-based combat.

#16 Posted by Slag (4001 posts) -

Controls I like.

I don't care much for wrestling in general or their games, but the few I've played the wrestlers were as agile as resident evil protagonists.

#17 Posted by fisk0 (3849 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Turn-based combat.

This, if there's also a party/squad based strategy RPG element.

#18 Posted by Hunter5024 (5541 posts) -

3 year development cycle, a brand new engine, and personally delivered by retired wrestler Edge himself.

#19 Posted by ajamafalous (11847 posts) -

I don't think I've played any since SvR 2010, but what really bothered me about the later SvRs was how loose they felt. I really liked how in HCTP everything was really tight and arcadey. From what I remember, in the later SvRs they got rid of the body part damage readouts and storing up finishers and everything, which was what was really fun for my friends and I. All I want to do is press down-left + X and then L1. Toe kicks for life. 

#20 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

AKI style

#21 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@ajamafalous
I don't think I've played any since SvR 2010, but what really bothered me about the later SvRs was how loose they felt. I really liked how in HCTP everything was really tight and arcadey. From what I remember, in the later SvRs they got rid of the body part damage readouts and storing up finishers and everything, which was what was really fun for my friends and I. All I want to do is press down-left + X and then L1. Toe kicks for life. 
They never got rid of body part damage, and WWE 12 reintroduced storing finishers.
#22 Posted by MildMolasses (3213 posts) -

Made by Volition

#23 Posted by ajamafalous (11847 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@ajamafalous
I don't think I've played any since SvR 2010, but what really bothered me about the later SvRs was how loose they felt. I really liked how in HCTP everything was really tight and arcadey. From what I remember, in the later SvRs they got rid of the body part damage readouts and storing up finishers and everything, which was what was really fun for my friends and I. All I want to do is press down-left + X and then L1. Toe kicks for life. 
They never got rid of body part damage, and WWE 12 reintroduced storing finishers.
But did they keep the little readout HUD element? From what I remember of 2010 they instead just made it so that the wrestlers would grab their head if their head was hurt, etc. 
  
In 12, can you store just one extra or can you store like 3-5? I'm sure that seems like a super nitpicky thing but there's something about just busting out a ton of finishers on a guy one after the other that I really enjoyed.
#24 Posted by HatKing (5816 posts) -

The first two responses were great.

I'd want a totally and utterly, revamped, from-the-ground-up, reworked, rebalanced, and rebuilt gameplay system covering everything from the graphics and animation to the gameplay and UI.

The creative side of this shit, letting players create wrestlers and stories for those wrestlers, has always interested me. But, it doesn't really matter because there hasn't been a wrestling game I could tolerate playing for more than a weekend since the N64 era.

#25 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@ajamafalous
@CL60 said:
@ajamafalous
I don't think I've played any since SvR 2010, but what really bothered me about the later SvRs was how loose they felt. I really liked how in HCTP everything was really tight and arcadey. From what I remember, in the later SvRs they got rid of the body part damage readouts and storing up finishers and everything, which was what was really fun for my friends and I. All I want to do is press down-left + X and then L1. Toe kicks for life. 
They never got rid of body part damage, and WWE 12 reintroduced storing finishers.
But did they keep the little readout HUD element? From what I remember of 2010 they instead just made it so that the wrestlers would grab their head if their head was hurt, etc. 
  
In 12, can you store just one extra or can you store like 3-5? I'm sure that seems like a super nitpicky thing but there's something about just busting out a ton of finishers on a guy one after the other that I really enjoyed.
You can store 3 I think in WWE 12. And the HUD doesn't directly show body damage. You can grab them and hold the limb targeting button and the body damage thing comes up.
#26 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@ajamafalous Also toe kicks are pointless now, you can just pull off a finisher suddenly very smoothly now.
#27 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

If it suddenly became Bioshock Infinite, then i would buy it.

#28 Posted by EuanDewar (4757 posts) -

BASED GOD

#29 Edited by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

All I want to do is press down-left + X and then L1. Toe kicks for life.

toe kicks are the shit. sometimes i didn't even have my finisher stored up and i would do toe kicks over and over and over because i thought the animation looked funny. now in the new games you just have to be facing your opponent. what kind of shit is that?

@Video_Game_King said:

Turn-based combat.

there was a turn-based TNA wrestling RPG-thingy released on iOS a couple of years ago

#30 Posted by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -

@EuanDewar said:

BASED GOD

#31 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@AjayRaz You can still tow kick if you want. I personally think having to toe kick before finishers was dumb, ecspecially for finishers that had tor kicks in them like a stunner or pedigree.
#32 Posted by EuanDewar (4757 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

@EuanDewar said:

BASED GOD

CLASSIC

CLASSIC

HAVEN'T PLAYED IT YET, CLASSIC

#33 Posted by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -

@EuanDewar said:

@AjayRaz said:

@EuanDewar said:

BASED GOD

CLASSIC

CLASSIC

HAVEN'T PLAYED IT YET, CLASSIC

SIREN

IT'S ALRIGHT

@CL60 said:

@AjayRaz You can still tow kick if you want. I personally think having to toe kick before finishers was dumb, ecspecially for finishers that had tor kicks in them like a stunner or pedigree.

yea you can still toe kick but it's not as important as it used to be. i still do 'em when i occasionally play WWE 12 just because it's second nature for me to do a toe kick before a finisher.

#34 Posted by noby_guy (91 posts) -

HUGE rosters: New and old! Wrestlers with all of their alternate costumes and different versions of them. Like what they're doing now, PG era Rock, Attitude Rock, etc etc. I want PG era CM Punk and 2005 Ring of Honor Punk with the blonde/black hair and less tattoos.

#35 Posted by jmood88 (392 posts) -

If it had nothing to do with professional wrestling and better animations

#36 Posted by Pezen (1561 posts) -

CAW system as it used to be; crazy. And none of that "X amount of points" for accessories. Fucking dumb. I want to create a monstrosity that look like a stick figure.

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#37 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6086 posts) -

Stable servers. Seriously, that shit went down every other time I went to look for a match or a bit of created content.

Secondary to that, they need a massive update to the roster - stop recycling the same wrestlers and animations from the last ten years of Smackdown games already. I realize the CAW feature allows for the creation of practically anybody, but recyled animations and warmed-over taunts make it hard to really create unique feeling wrestlers. A more refined Universe mode is an absolute must, with the ability to make sure favorite wrestlers and/or feuds can be created and added with more regularity.

The CAW system is pretty okay, but a larger cap on the number of items that can be used or implemented would be a great thing. We probably won't see that until the next generation of consoles, but a fella can dream. Other than that, there are the usual suspects - make the crowd look better, less weird clipping, overhauled and simpler controls, and less goddamn HHH.

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#38 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2051 posts) -

If I could ride the referee like a skateboard.

#39 Edited by ShaggE (6331 posts) -

Babalities and Friendships.

Big Hair Mode.

Mode that lets you play as the car in the lot that hits various wrestlers.

Mode that lets you commentate as JR, with a Mass Effect style dialog wheel.

Any of the above.

#40 Edited by Gantrathor (200 posts) -

If every character in the game, including the crowd, were in the nude. Is there a PC version, by chance? I think that would solve my problem.

#41 Posted by fisher81 (535 posts) -

If they promise that you can turn off superstars in Universe mode. Ruined the game for me having dead people wrestling on every PPV.

#42 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Completely redesigned to be based around putting on a good wrestling match instead of being a shit fighting game.

Make it so you have to play the game with wrestling ring psychology in mind, essentially; heels should have to do something cocky that will probably allow a comeback, finishers should only work at a logical end to a match (and will only get kicked out of on PPV), referees should get knocked down at the worst possible moment, etc)

Basically, make the style and soap opera quality portion of wrestling an integral part of the experience.

Also, less limes. The WWE has TOO MANY LIMES, TOO MANY LIMES!

#43 Posted by ablestwin (7 posts) -

I'd love a career mode with a very dedicated plot, instead of just plodding along to get from match to match.

More importantly, I want an engine that is as fun as WCW/NWO Revenge. When that dropped (granted, I was much younger), me and my friends sat around for hours, not playing matches really, but just seeing what we could do and where we could go, and I miss having a game that was that fun just to play around with.

#44 Posted by SharkEthic (1004 posts) -

Nothing could ever sell me on buying this. Nothing could even sell me on renting this.

#45 Posted by RainDog505 (100 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

@EuanDewar said:

BASED GOD

"Super Dragon Ball Z...classic"

"Smack Down: Shut Your Mouth"...classic"

"Mortal Kombat Armageddon...classic...haven't played it yet"

"Siren...it's alright"

Best video game critic ever?

#46 Posted by DasUberOgre (58 posts) -

I'm in the GameFly hive so I probably won't buy it. But seriously I'd be sold if it had a branching storymode like No Mercy did or dynamic storymodes. Maybe they wouldn't have to voice it but say if I started the story with a jobber like Primo then the story would be about me working my way up through the smaller belts and smaller shows but if I started with John Cena I'd already be at the top and trying to fend off the new comers.

#47 Posted by Morningstar (2139 posts) -

If it was a JRPG.

#48 Edited by dcgc (878 posts) -

If it had "Here Comes The Pain" gameplay.

And that allows me to drive a limo and run over JR in the backstage.

#49 Posted by RedRoach (1176 posts) -

I complete overhaul of the gameplay so it's not slow, boring, and shitty.

#50 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

I haven't watched wrestling that much since WCW shut down. If they made it about WCW and the main story mode was focused around Holywood Hulk Hogan then probably. If they had a alternate skin for Hogan named Holywood Jeff Gerstman then definately.

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