Reviews and Problems with WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010
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WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 (PS3)
14 January 2010
Excerpt: The sport of wrestling is often written off by most people as just another soap opera. The actors are not that great at acting, and the production values can be better. The story line contains the usual love triangles and revenge plots, while inevitably someone will end up in a coma in hospital. But the same people miss the point of what wrestling really is.
Excerpt: Much like the Madden NFL and NHL series, WWE video games have a tendency to suffer from “incremental-itis.” This little-known (because I just made it up) affliction affects games with annual iterations, and results from repeated new versions of a game that feature tiny, incremental improvements instead of sweeping changes. Despite the disease’s minor effect on games’ review scores, it doesn’t seem to have any detrimental consequences from a financial standpoint.
Summary: Just like the big-name pay-per-view events that regularly punctuate the WWE's show schedule, Smackdown vs. RAW is back for another year. The latest entry in the long-running series picks up where last year's game left off, continuing to focus on user creation and true-to-TV action. The biggest new additions this year are on the user creation side, but the action itself also benefits from some refinements.
Pros: New story creator is easy to use and full of possibility, Action flows more smoothly than last year, A lot of single-player content, Training mode is great for experimentation, You can design your own logo or tattoo
Cons: Incongruously weak sound effects, Online matches have nagging lag, Imprecise targeting system, Matches can last way too long
Excerpt: Unfazed by skeptics or the creeping influence of the UFC emerges Smackdown vs. Raw 2010, the latest heir to a long-running line of WWE wrestling games. It's taken some considerable risks in the past, but 2010 is wagering on what's perhaps its riskiest prospect to date--the players. As its tagline proudly boasts, the world of the WWE is now in your hands. Does all of it amount to a showing that's sure to topple the rest? Smackdown vs.
Summary: Smackdown is a game that's been continually delivering what fans of the franchise have been asking for and this year isn't any different. This iteration though has a few new features to encourage new players and also provide those that obsess about the sport enough creative freedom to make endless new scenarios.
Summary: WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2010 improves on the series by adding so much out-of-ring content, whilst making slight improvements to other areas (Royal Rumble mini-games, blood). Still has flaws, but this is an upgrade from last year's game. Add 5% if you're a big wrestling fan.
Conclusion: Durch den großen Umfang an Einstellungs- und Anpassungsmöglichkeiten, dürften die Herzen der Wrestling-Fans wohl nun höher schlagen. Wrestling als eine Art des Ringkampfs zielt im Gegensatz zu anderen Beat-em-Up-Titeln auf eine bestimmte Zielgruppe. Aus diesem Grund kann eine Kaufempfehlung nur für eingefleischte Fans dieser Sportart ausgesprochen werden. Diese werden mit WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 aber auf jeden Fall glücklich!