I am a Wrestling game fanatic.. There I said it.. I have bought ever single wrestling game since the WWF Wrestlemania - The Arcade game and so as such you can imagine my horror to see that this years release is one of the most problamatic I have ever experienced in my life.
Before I go into just some of the Bugs in this game I will say Presentation wise this game is very pretty.. Yes Pretty! It looks amazing but overall you dont buy a game because it looks nice, More so because you want a game thats going to last you and be enjoyable to play. Sadly yhis is not the case here.
Match types are identicle to last years Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 but in some cases thats a good thing, In others a bad, as more updated matches and match types would have been a nice addition to what is supposedly a fresh start/reboot for THQ.
Create a wrestler is still the same with minor updates in terms of Hair styles and clothing options and as said before this basically is SVR2011 with better graphics.
Create an Arena is a nice new addition although given the other problems its something now that gets overlooked, Road to Wrestlemaina this year is a nice One long road divided into 3 character segments, which despite some limited options in matches and there outcome, is still a good mode.
Universe mode however, the bread and butter of this game is now sadly where we have lots of problems, mostly if you want an all Created Brand making this year as was promised possible by the leading execs at THQ is not actually possible along with a whole host of other things that were promised possible but have now flled short of there target.
Below is a list of just some of the Other glitches and bugs so far
Offline, when superstars come out, their names are not announced
Cannot see DX walk to the ring during entrance (only tron showing)
Edge And Christian tag entrance not appearing in entrance list
"in a ladder match, I fell off but was suddenly transported back into an RKO off the top of the ladder."
"in the Royal Rumble I climbed up top, and Morrison was stuck in mid air for 5 seconds." (needs clarification)
Game locking up, requiring restart to fix
Ejected manager walking through the ring
Whenever the ring is present (CAE or during matches), it will on ocassions present a dark/shadowy flickering box covering part of the ring.
Eliminated participants in the Royal Rumble float
RTWM sometimes superstar themes will not play
Edge's Five Second Pose features strange animation
Random DQ for no reason
Wrestlers failing to enter the match during Royal Rumble
Edge & Christian's Movesets change to Alberto Del Rio's if you change their entrances
Game crashing during RTWM if you do not do the "Button Prompt" Moments straight away
Missing depth of field during Universe Matches
Titles assigned to brands in Universe w/o being part of the show (There is a fix to this)
Online mode having sever dificultys in anyone getting access to online features, not only match wise but also comunuity creations having freeze and non active server problems for most other people too.
All in all this game was rushed out and not given the correct beta testing to ensure all if any of the tech bugs were ironed out and as a result this game and we as fans are now suffering because of it, Its a sloppy effort on the part of THQ and i'm furious at the sheer lack of polish that has gone onto this game, a game that boasted being so much Bigger, Badder and better, this year has falen way way Waay short of its tagline and I hazard a guess but lost a good chunk of its loyal fan base with repetative glitches and lies over what was possible.