When I first saw that THQ was going under and 2K, the makers of some serious video games that are in my arsenal right now, is going to take over the production of WWE’s video game series, I was excited. EVERYONE was excited! When the new guys got in it, video game wrestling fans were about to rejuvenate the WWE brand in the video game market!
When we saw the graphics, we saw some amazing graphics. We saw awesome gameplay graphics…from the actual game, not even cutscene graphics. We saw EVERYTHING WE NEEDED TO SEE IN THIS GAME!
Then we saw that they were going to revamp the career mode and make it better than it was ever before, putting your guy in the middle of everything and making it harder to get to the top of the WWE, making it challenging, making it more fun, making it one of the best wrestling games of the year! I WAS EXCITED! SO EXCITED I BOUGHT THE GAME STRAIGHT UP DAYS BEFORE THE GAME CAME OUT!
The roster came out and is the smallest roster out of any recent WWE video game.
Then the CAW Mode was rumored to only going to be available in the newer versions.
It came out for the older systems and…well…it’s out!
I am not going to lie to you guys. I claim that you are all my friends and it pains me to say this: it’s worse than WWE 2k14. There. I said it. This game is bad. Really bad. Remember those cool graphics in all of those commercials? Yeah, not in this game. Remember the CAW mode? Yeah, not in this game. Remember how they said that this was going to be the best game in the series? Yeah, must be talking about the game that’s coming out for the Xbox One or PS4.
I get that the Xbox One and PS4 are the new kids in town and I get Microsoft and Sony want more people to buy their newer stuff and forget about the older systems. I get that. Hell, if I get a PS4, there are going to be some games that I transfer over from 360 to One or PS4. You want to know why? Because I was entertained by that game. Playing WWE 2k15 wasn’t good, it wasn’t even like I was playing a demo for the newer systems.
Playing WWE 2k15 doesn’t make me want to play it on a newer system, something that WWE, Sony and Microsoft should have mentioned in their little pitch. In fact, it makes me want to pop in a game of WWE 2k14, same graphics and no NXT mode…but more in depth and a lot more replay value than 2k15. I liked the fact that they withheld SOME things but to only have a shell of a game with shit graphics when there are full games coming out for both generations and they both look marvelous for BOTH SYSTEMS.
Hell, WWE 2k15 doesn’t even make me want to BUY a newer console. Sony and Microsoft had a chance to show off their game to the people that are still on the fence on getting a newer system and what did they do? They dropped the ball. You know, I would of loved to hear the conversation between 2K guys whilst on a conference call with the big whigs:
“Hey, how is that WWE 2k15 coming? Big day is right around the corner!”
“It…it’s going great! But, hey, I got an idea.”
“Let’s hear it.”
“Well, why don’t we make the old generation video game look like total garbage so that people would HAVE to get the newer generation console in order to get the better game. We take out all the cool stuff that we said we were going to have. No CAW story, crappier graphics and just a shell of what we have for this game.”
“But what if they don’t like it?”
“They’re wrestling fans. They will just start chanting ‘CM PUNK’ repeatedly and still buy a Xbox One/PS4 anyway.”
“YOU’RE A GENIUS! YOU GET A PROMOTION! AND A RAISE! AND A NEW CAR! AND MY NEW WIFE!”
I don’t know if this is WWE’s fault, 2k’s fault, or Microsoft and Sony’s fault for making this game as bad as it is for the older systems. It’s just bad and makes me regret getting this game and getting hyped for it. I may take the same route as I take with the Call of Duty games and just wait for a later date to see if the game is actually playable and appealing,
I am especially upset about Microsoft on this one because they were the ones who was pushing hard at E3 about having new content come out for the Xbox 360 for five years after the Xbox One. FIVE! WWE 2k15 is a new game….but it’s the same graphics and with a smaller roster to, you know, work on those graphics (?).
I’m just very upset and disappointed in 2K, WWE AND even myself on being sucked in on the hopes of “Hey, maybe this game could be good” because, since we’re talking about the older systems, it’s not. It’s really, really, really not. *sigh*