Reviews and Problems with WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
Showing 1-10 of 25
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
Game Over Online
27 November 2015
Excerpt: After fan complaints of stagnation, Yuke’s responded by trying to make SvR ’09 the freshest entry in the series to date by adding in things that fans have requested for years, like downloadable content, a create-a-finisher mode and the Inferno match, while also bringing back backstage matches and...
Conclusion: Concept: The king of the ring returns, ditching 24/7 in favor of a stronger story mode
Graphics: The in-ring action looks good and some of the animation and hit detection problems from last year are fixed
Sound: Same as it ever was, a solid rock soundtrack backs up the annoyingly repetitive...
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: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will unleash a new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win.
Excerpt: Name: WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 Genre: Pro Wrestling Platform: Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP (Reviewed on Xbox 360) Last year, in my review of WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 , I called for Yuke’s to do for wrestling games what EA did for skateboarding games with its revolutionary title, Skate .
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Like every other sport game, for better or worse, we also have a yearly WWE game to play. Not that we are complaining, after all the series has been really solid for a few years now.
Excerpt: The SmackDown series has been around for about as long as WWE Superstar Edge. In that time, he has been on the bottom as a member of the Brood; he has won the tag-team titles multiple times; dropped Christian and worked himself up to Intercontinental Champion; and now he is the current WWE Champion.
Pros: In-ring action as good as ever., Road to Wrestlemania mode is worth the time., Significantly decreased loading times.
Cons: Same tired gameplay., Exhibition match commentary., Career mode is a throwaway.
Excerpt: The new Inferno match gives you the bare bones “set your foe on fire“ idea of the match across, but does so many years after it was initially wanted, and the execution isn’t all that great and basically boils down to just beating a foe down enough to drag them to the ropes and watched the same...