Bought this as a curiousity purchase after spending a lot of time playing the last one. Not much has changed with this version. A few roster changes, a few tweaks to the controls, a bit more theatrics with the fighter intros and that's it.
The added entrances are entertaining for the first few times you see them, before you realise that they are all pretty much the same and before you know it, you find yourself skipping all of the theatrics, just wanting to get down to fighting.
The gameplay gets really boring very quickly and fights begin to really drag, resulting in switching off the console quite quickly.
Furthermore, the games online gameplay is absolutely awful. Much like WWE 12, which was created by the same game company (THQ), the online servers are ALWAYS down and never function like they are advertised.
Not been able to get any of the online menu items working in the 3 days I've had the game (other games by different developers work perfectly).
I would not recommend purchasing this game. Even at one third of its price, it's not really worth it. You'll probably end up trading it in early or losing your temper trying to get the infuriating online game working.