Reviews and Problems with WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2007
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WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 Xbox 360 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: Finally one of Microsoft’s consoles has a wrestling game to get excited about following the disappointing RAW series as well as Studio Gigante’s industry swansong, WrestleMania 21. Instead of enlisting the help of yet another developer, it made perfect sense for THQ to turn to their premier WWE series and debut SmackDown vs. RAW on a next-gen console.
Conclusion: If you enjoy human competition, either online or in the same room, and you are not too into creating customized wrestlers, the game’s glitches and flaws will have little effect on your enjoyment of it. However, if you like to battle the AI, or enjoy creating the perfect wrestler, you may want to pass on this iteration of the franchise.
a bit derivative and in danger of eating its own creative tail. Probably. Is it fun? In the words of my favorite, beer-chugging Texan, oh hell yeah. While the presentation problems are something Yuke's is definitely going to have to address now that next-gen is no longer the sweaty dream of those glued to G4's E3 '06 coverage, the gameplay is fundamentally challenging, addictive, and very enjoyable.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Although this is wrestling don't be put off by the franchise - you don't have to be a WWE fan to enjoy this brawler although undoubtedly it helps. No doubt there are more technical fighting games out there but as light entertainment and for those looking for something a little different, SmackDown vs. Raw is hard to beat.
Summary: The WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW franchise, from THQ and developer Yuke's, may have finally hit a wall. Granted, we're on the eighth iteration of the series, which dates back all the way to the PlayStation era, and the series has steadily evolved with each sequel, with only a few missteps here and there. But with WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, it's tough not to harp on some of the major issues that have gone uncorrected year after year. The collision detection is still suspect.
Pros: Tons of modes and content, including a lengthy season mode and online play, new grappling system takes some learning but ultimately works well, excellent-looking wrestler models, a solid amount of voice-over from the WWE superstars, new environmental hot spots are a hoot
Cons: GM mode is still rather limited and kind of dull, longtime artificial intelligence, clipping, and collision-detection issues remain, commentary is weak, roster is fairly out of date
Conclusion: It’s flawed in several ways that may annoy and frustrate a newcomer, but seasoned wrestling gamers will find everything they love about SmackDown and a whole lot more. It’s not a 360 classic, but if you prefer your fighting gloves-off then SmackDown is King of the Ring.
Conclusion: Despite a lot of people seeing professional wrestling as a joke it continues to go from strength to strength and every year the Smackdown series of games continues to sell well. For the first time though a Smackdown game is available on a Microsoft console! Is it just a poor cut down version of a ps2 port, like so many other games of late?
Conclusion: It is safe to say that when it comes to wrestling games the original Xbox really had a poor showing. With three games in total released of which none were not a patch on the superb Smackdown series on the Playstation 2. However the Xbox 360 looks like it could be onto a winner with WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2007 .
Summary: Glamour, Stars und Sternchen sind doch für Mädchen, der Großteil der männlichen Schar fixiert sein Hauptaugenmerk immer mehr in die Richtung der stählernen Muskeln. Unangefochtene Nummer eins des US-Fernsehens ist seit Jahrzehnten die WWE. Passend dazu veröffentlichte THQ kürzlich mit 'WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007' das NextGen-Debüt der Wrestling-Reihe. Grund genug, sich den Titel in dem nun folgenden Review einmal genauer anzuschauen.