Reviews and Problems with WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
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WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
Video Game Generation
24 April 2009
Summary: Smackdown v. Raw 2009
is actually pretty fun. I haven’t picked up a wrestling title in years, yet this one managed to sneak its way into heavy gaming rotation. The Road to Wrestlemania mode is great, although I wish they had more storylines to play through. Career Mode is boring and feels wasted.
Pros: Fun multiplayer, Good variety of matches, Road to Wrestlemania mode
Cons: No old-timers, Control scheme isn't explained well and turns into button mashing, Career Mode is boring and bland, especially when compared to the Road to Wrestlemania mode
Summary: In the WWE, it's not uncommon for seemingly vanquished superstars to return at random, handing out fresh beatdowns and earning back their former glory. After a disappointing showing last year, THQ's long-running SmackDown vs.
Pros: Impressive array of different moves, Great-looking superstars and arenas, Robust creation tools, including new create-a-finisher, Solid single-player modes, Lots of different match types
Cons: Weak sound effects lessen the impact, Lag hampers online matches, Characters maneuver somewhat clumsily, Occasional clipping and animation issues
Excerpt: THQ’s Smackdown series has been laying it down ever since the days of Blasto, but lately the franchise has gone through some hard knocks. Uninspired yearly releases glittered with marginal improvements haven’t exactly been kind to the brand, and neither has the engine, which has aged about as well...
Excerpt: The WWE SmackDown franchise has become a staple for THQ ever since they've gained the WWE license from the, now defunct, Acclaim. From the start, the series has been a smash hit and a financial success for THQ.
Excerpt: WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw returns to the console world with this review focusing on both the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 versions. THQ once again allow gamers across the world to enjoy one of the most entertaining "sports" as they wrestle their way to victory with new maneuvers, gameplay modes and the...
Excerpt: Another year, another visit to the Smackdown Hotel. Indeed, THQ’s series is the number one fighting game franchise in the world, and with the 2009 edition, the development team have clearly been doing their research into what the fans actually want to see. Outside of the ring.