Reviews and Problems with WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
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Smackdown Vs Raw 2009: Reviewed (360, PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: Wrestling. A sport that divides people more than political debates and has as much drama as prime time television. When I was a bit younger I used to follow the WWE quite a bit, staying up with friends to watch pay per views til about 4 in the morning.
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: 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: 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...
Summary: In what seems to be a pretty reliable occurrence, THQ has put together another solid wrestling title. I really dug the depth of the career mode and as always, the creation system rivals most titles in the industry.
Conclusion: Another year and another WWE game. This year’s game is a big improvement over last years. There really wasn’t a huge improvement over the online play and the same clipping problems are still on the disc. Next year might be better but for now pick this game up if you are a wrestling fan.
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