I didnt get this game until a week ago, because since Here Comes the Pain most of the WWE efforts have been extremely poor.
When I first put the disc in I noticed it would need to take 3.5GB space which is part of the reason I didnt score it a 5 star, smaller capacity ps3s will not be able to run this game.
Moving onto the actual game.
Graphics - Impressive characters models, all very distinctive and easy to tell who they are even in different attire. The interactions between characters to perform moves are much better e.g. big show v mysterio, it doesnt look like big show is lifting mysterio without touching him now. One thing im not impressed with are the championship belts, haha they are so funny looking and small. Graphics get 4/5.
Gameplay - Essential for a wrestling game, if the controls are too confusing people simply will not purchase this game, part of the reason legends of wrestlemania didnt do too well! The use of R1 and the right stick is easy enough to grasp, and simply triangle to execute a finisher is well thought out, finishers in previous games meant pressing a certain button combo. These controls, although im told are similar to 2009 are much much improved on 2008 which was abysmal. Gameplay is easy enough and gets 4/5.
Camera Angles - When in ring the camera is ok, nothing really gets in the way and I like the Slow Motion Finishers, they are a nice touch and make them look even more devastating. But when you knock someone outside the ring, the camera moves really far aways, its so annoying and its a constant nuisance.
Customization - Massive, simply infinite, Create a story mode is vast, its the first year this has been implemented and im already enjoying making the likes of ziggler, christian, kane champions instead of the usual big wigs, this mode will expand over the next couple of years I hope. Create a finisher mode is nice and easy to use, I made a move called the shock drop and honestly think it would take someones head off in real life, the only thing is, there are only 10-12 initial holds to start off the finisher, which leaves the remaining moves limited, you can now create a top rope finisher which is quite good. Create a character and entrance are fine as always. Customization gets 5/5.
Roster - A little out of date considering when this was first brought out the likes of Mcintyre and Sheamus were already around, but really, it doesnt pose much of a problem to be honest, although DLC roster updates could be introduced. 3/5
Overall I like the game, My finishers and created man are quite cool and I like being able to make the should-be main eventers win titles. I recommend the game if you havent got it already.