Conclusion: The overwhelming problem with Smackdown! vs. Raw 2008 is that Yuke’s is continuously adding new, largely superfluous content without fixing the game’s many long-standing issues. There is still animation in the 2008 game that dates back to the original title from back in early 2000.
Excerpt: Another year, another WWE game from THQ. They arrive like clockwork and despite their big build up prior to release, more often than not the game we get is nothing more than a slightly tweaked version of the previous year's effort. WWE Smackdown!
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Another year and yet another WWE game for us to snatch off the shelves. For many wrestling fans this is great news. This year is supposed to be the year a great WWE game is released.
Excerpt: There was once a time I cared about watching wrestling. It was back during the "Monday Night Wars" between the then-WWF and rival WCW. Between the two organizations, we had memorable storylines such as the New World Order, D-Generation X, Stone Cold vs. Mr.
Excerpt: Pro wrestling is an odd thing to recreate in a videogame because it?s the only sport where the videogame version is not only more competitive, but also more realistic, than the ?sport? being simulated. While pro wrestling pretends it?s real, the main skill of these giant brutes isn?t athletics; it?
Excerpt: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 lets players develop the WWE stars of today into the legends of tomorrow. The #1 wrestling franchise in the world develops more depth and strategy with prominent new features, key annual enhancements and incredible graphics while making its much anticipated debut on three...
Summary: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 will let players take the fight into their own hands with the debut of Superstar Fighting Styles. The game features eight unique styles, each having its own strategy and exclusive attributes.
Excerpt: Whether or not you consider wrestling to be a sport is, it’s undeniable that the Smackdown vs Raw series comes with more than its fair share of sports game trappings. The yearly release schedule practically guarantees that any improvements will be slight, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t expect...