Reviews and Problems with WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006
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WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006 PS2 Review
31 May 2010
Excerpt: To think that the SmackDown series started life as something you could most probably find in the arcades is a difficult task. The series has always been fast and physical, which resembled real life wrestling, although everything else was as far removed from the sport as you could possibly get.
Excerpt: It isn't just the usual sports that are given yearly updates. Even the realm of sports entertainment--professional wrestling for those who don't want to get to involved with Vince McMahon trademarks--gives it's fans a new version of virtual entertainment year after year.
Conclusion: Guns of August should put paid to the myth the strategic World War I games must be static. The initial mobilization possibilities alone create great opportunities for attempts at great thrusts using combined arms.
Pros: Good historical approach; simple strategic resource system; innovative combat system; Great replayablity.
Cons: Clumsy scrolling; some confusion is re-shuffling and selecting units; ill-organized and incomplete manual.
Conclusion: Despite these minor flaws, Smackdown vs RAW 2006 is one of the best wrestling games around. The elimination of most of the previous edition's imperfections, along with the addition of many new features, has turned this game into a wrestling masterpiece.
Pros: Improved online play; quality soundtrack; excellent visuals; good use of audio.
Cons: Inept referee; poor AI; some moves are unrealistic.
Excerpt: The first thing you’ll notice in WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw 2006 are the graphics and its presentation. The character models of all the wrestlers are spot-on accurate to their real-life counterparts.
Pros: Graphics are great, wonderful 3D models, one of the best wrestling games of the year if not of all time.
Cons: Some of the new gameplay modes need polishing.
Excerpt: The trumpet blares, the crowd rises, the sparks fly, and he appears. Arms spread wide so the fans can bask in his glory. A red robe, a classic smile, golden hair that’s just a shade away from gray.
Excerpt: It would be extremely easy for a WWE game franchise like the Smackdown series to rest on its laurels and simply churn out basic roster updates every year or so. After all, they're the Madden of the sports entertainment genre, and without any competition (save other WWE games), they aren't forced to...