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November 11, 2012 at 7:26 PM, said ...
@ Alan Hall as Hallzzz... I've seen most of the matches (either live or via YouTube) and they feature old talent from the past eras of the WWE and WCW (except the Cena and Bryan ones). It would be have been cool if WWE 13 focused on some of the new Era historical moments (like the matches you listed) vs. solely the Attitude Era. I know Wrestling, I just don't follow it religiously like I use too. But, you don't have to watch wrestling everyday to know WWE 13 is not a Full Price game.
After I completed the Attitude Era, there really wasn't anything else to do. If you would have asked me for my rating while I was playing through the Attitude Era, I would have given it a Full Price. Nostalgia could only hide a game's flaws for so long.
In the end, WWE 13 as buggy and glitchy gameplay, almost all the wrestlers share the same animations, online gameplay is a complete travesty, and lack of NEW Era attention, hurt this game's overall appeal. Also, THQ says it boast over 60+ wrestlers but, they are not unique wrestlers, just only different skins and entrances of the same superstar.
I hoping next year's WWE 14 focuses on the new stuff. The new superstars and still have the older superstars, not featured but simply available to use. Continue to expand reliving historical moments but include the "PG era" stuff and some of those matches you listed below.
I want to know the new Superstars better, and WWE 13 missed a perfect opportunity to bring the Attitude Era fans and the current fans together.
November 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM, Murphy said ...
Also, we would have chosen fans of wrestling of the last 8-10 years as reviewers, but grunts and hooting don't really make for a good podcast. Just the facts.
November 11, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Murphy said ...
Ladies and gentlemen, an attitude demonstration is coming. Apparently it will be directed at me. Please prepare yourself. I'm sure it will be enlightening.
November 11, 2012 at 6:44 PM, said ...
@Elias Salcedo: Hulk has not wrestled since last year due to his old bones (i.e.- bad back). But you still see Sting lay the one-two on whoever whenever.
Also, considering that the reviewers (minus Jason... even though I'm gonna to demonstrate a little "ATTITUDE" on soon) have not thoroughly seen what have gone on for the last 8-10 years (despite a lot of GOOD happening during that time), they don't seem viable candidates for this kind of review. Not bringing them down... it's just the facts.
You ask for examples... YOUTUBE them!
Brock Lesnar vs. The Rock
Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle
Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle
Chris Benoit vs. HHH vs. Shawn Michaels (WM XX)
Chris Benoit vs. William Regal
The Undertaker vs. Kane (Buried Alive Match, Wrestlemania XX, Hell in a Cell)
John Cena vs. Randy Orton (I Quit Match)
John Cena vs. Edge (TLC Match)
The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (Wrestlemania 25 & 26)
The Undertaker vs. HHH (Wrestlemania 27 & 28)
Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena (Extreme Rules 2012)
CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
MOST of the Elimination Chamber matches... check yo'self.
November 11, 2012 at 6:40 PM, Murphy said ...
To Lord Galvatron, Wrestling Phantom, and the rest. We have a very special Happy Hour of WWE 13 going up soon. You're going to love*** it.
***Not really. There will probably be tears, gnashing of teeth, and much posting to vent your flaccid anger.
November 11, 2012 at 5:48 AM, said ...
@Jason Hulk Hogen is in tna impact watch Impact wrestling in spike thursay 8 pm eastern
November 11, 2012 at 5:44 AM, said ...
since Jason seems like he likes Hulkamania you should watch tna impact he still wrestles its at spike impact wrestling 8 pm est
November 11, 2012 at 1:34 AM, Jason Baldwin said ...
November 10, 2012 at 7:48 AM, Amanda said ...
Yeah the PG Era was brought on because the Ruthless Aggression era (Which what followed the Attitude Era) was such a shitty manufactured version of the Attitude Era that it lost ratings. They figured they would change it up to gain back their young audience. Now they keep it up because of Make a Wish and their Be A Star Campaign and all that jazz.
November 10, 2012 at 5:25 AM, said ...
I have to say that this review is somewhat flawed. Despite most of the points that were brought up, they was a good chunk of information not expressed. There are unfortunate flaws, but these nit-picky jabronis reviewing this need an @sswhippin'.
Also, the P.G. Era was actually proposed due to both the Mattel and Make a Wish Foundation deals. Recently though, you'd have to add Linda McMahon's run for Senate... which she lost. Only time will tell if and when the "P.G." is lifted.
Sho'nuff has spoken... don't get Tombstoned!
November 10, 2012 at 4:14 AM, said ...
Word?! You do a WWE '13 review WITHOUT ME!!!!!! Slender Man... ACTIVATE!
November 10, 2012 at 3:00 AM, said ...
Hulk Hogan is a queer brother, Eskimo Brothers cause he deep dicked that old lady BROTHER!
November 09, 2012 at 7:07 PM, said ...
To all the wrestling fans out there, please join the Wrestling Roundtable
November 09, 2012 at 4:26 PM, said ...
During the review, when I heard 3 is Rental, I was like "I would give this game a 3 out of 5 too". So my ending rating is technically a Bargin Bin.
In the end, this game is worth a buy but not at Full Price, you cannot buy a game for $60 when the Online Experience cripples the game's replayability. Also, the imbalance of WWE 13's focus on the past and not it's new Superstars keeps the rating from a Full Price. Like Mandy Savage and I agreed, WWE fans need to let go of the glory days but, it sure doesn't help when the WWE doesn't do it either.
November 09, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Amanda said ...
@Chris-thulu I think you're right.
November 09, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Murphy said ...
Damn. You're right, Sam. Ugh...
November 09, 2012 at 6:39 AM, said ...
i could have done a better review.... and there is no such as to many matches -_-
November 09, 2012 at 6:22 AM, said ...
I think Jason still has the rating system mixed up. Wouldn't a 3 be a Bargain Bin, not a rental?The scale is 1-"Bull shit", 2-"Rental", 3-"Bargin Bin", 4-"Full Price", and 5-"Better then sex" right?
November 09, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Amanda said ...
@Tony Kerns I get what you're saying but if you look at what's going on with the tag teams right now though...they are actually pushing for a comeback. Team Hell No, Team Cobro, The Prime Time Players, Primo & Epic, The Usos, The Rhodes Scholars and Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio....plus I hear they want to put Tyson Kidd with Evan Bourne together when he comes back and I think they're going to put someone with Justin Gabrielle soon too (Why they split up him & Tyson Kidd I'll never know). And don't forget about the newly formed 3MB...I mean...I keep trying to forget them. My point is currently the WWE is trying to kick start their tag division back up again.
When it comes to DIVAS...I dunno...I'm pretty hopeless. Beth Phoenix just left them. They never use Natalya or Tamina Snuka who are both legacies and both talented. I hear that NXT & FCW have some great young girls in development and I know Sarah Del Rey (Indie Wrestling darling) is helping train the up and coming DIVAS. So I dunno...I think they got too hellbent on getting their girls on magazine covers (Playboy, Maxim, FHM) so they only hired models for a while. I mean just look at Kelly Kelly (who also just left WWE) she had absolutely no in ring skills...and she tried really hard to get into it, but dear lord was she a botchy mess. Kharma was a great addition to the roster, but after her pregnancy and it's complications she took too long getting back in shape so they released her from contract. I dunno what to say ...the DIVA division is just messed up in general. It doesn't help that you can't really have any women fighting men and the two divisions seem to stay away from each other most of the time.
November 09, 2012 at 4:30 AM, Hey it's Melvin! said ...
man I love WCW back in the day.
November 09, 2012 at 3:32 AM, said ...
@Mandy Savage - I can agree with what you are saying about fans not letting go of the Attitude Era, but I would also defend those fans by saying they are just wanting another peak in the company. Currently, the WWE is in its worst creative slump in many years. As a 31-year-old who has been watching wrestling for as long as I remember, I'm dissappointed with the current creative direction because I know they can do better. Their tag team division is struggling, their divas division is one breath away of death, and the champion is no longer the focal point. In the Attitude Era there were compelling story lines, beautiful divas who could actually wrestle, tag teams that could steal the spotlight and be the main event, and a run of world champions that reads like a "Who's Who" of wrestling legends. I don't want them to bring the Attitude Era back because its been done. I want something different, but throw some attitude in it. This PG family friendly approach may help in toy sales, but you know what, the Transformers movies sold a lot of toys too. It feels like McMahon has been too scared to put anyone other than Cena in the spotlight, but that means guys like CM Punk, who is more accomplished and talented than Cena, have to take a back seat even when they are the champion.
November 09, 2012 at 2:11 AM, said ...
@ Mandy Savage Yeah, I'm eager to see what they do with Ryback, so green and he does have an upside but, I don't think he will be second coming of Goldberg. The WWE is certainly riding the "Monster" gimmick hard and I know Ryan Reeves has talent beyond a couple of taunts and his one liner. Granted that taunt is fun to do!
On a side note, I really want the Wrestlemania Anthology DVD set.
November 09, 2012 at 1:57 AM, Amanda said ...
@Sesar S I get you on Ryback. He's not a developed character at all...in fact the best thing that came from him was a moment with Jared from subway...really the only time I've enjoyed that "Feed Me More" crap. I'm interested to see how he is on mic for more than just saying his slogan.I also totally agree with saying it's hard to build up new guys when you wont let go of the Attitude Era. There's a difference between honoring the glory days and refusing to let them go. I think the audience needs to move on, but it's really hard to when you have games, dvds and guests that do nothing but talk about how nothing is as good as it was "back in the day".
And yeah...Team Hell No was a total surprise for me. I was ready to hate it, but they have so much fun I can't help but enjoy it.
November 09, 2012 at 1:35 AM, said ...
@Mandy Savage Oh, and I'm loving the Kane/ Daniel Bryan storyline. Team Hell No is definitely a throw back to the Attitude era's silliness. Reminds me of the Rock and Sock Tag Team.
November 09, 2012 at 1:30 AM, said ...
Opps sorry for the formatting SNAFU on the last comment (replied back on from my phone).
@ MahMahAfro Dude.. that game was awesome and it is the 80's wrestling fan's cup of tea. I just wish there was a game that represented the old school in a traditional way like WWE13 does for the current superstars. I just hate that in the Wrasslin' business has so many big egos (behind the scenes and in the ring) and too much drama is keeping all classic wrestlers from appearing in today's video games. Also, Macho Man was my favorite wrestler of all time, it's bums me out the way he left this world. It really does.
@Mandy Savage Yes, I totally agree with you on that note about Rock vs Hogan. The Toronto crowd bought into that match hard but, Rock and Hogan did pick up on that energy. I wonder how much of that match was altered because I'm sure they didn't expect the crowd to get behind Hogan. I'd admit it is really hard for me to look at that match from an analytical standpoint because both wrestlers are dear to me. On Hogan's legacy, he never really put anyone over like Andre did for him but, I can see why Hogan couldn't let go of his immortal persona (selfish I know but that's what made him). It's kinda like the Ram in the movie the Wrestler.
Ryback vs CM Punk, yeah, I figured it was a filler match because of Cena's injury. It's just a damn shame that Cena got hurt because their feud had a nice build to a great PPV. BUT, dear god, Ryback is just plain crazy. I got giddy when I witness him pick up two dudes at once with his Shell Shock. About WWE writing, you could tell they couldn't handle Rock vs Cena that well. But, it was so hard to make one of those guys a true Heel when each have strong fan bases. It was lame when they created the angle of the Rock writing his promos on his wrist. Really? I mean Really? really? Really?
I'll give you that. The WWE midcards do have talent and charisma but, are they being utilized correctly? Like @J.A. Reynolds said, WWE is really having problems when it comes to promoting their new talent. Especially, when a game like WWE 13 put's their old Attitude talent at the forefront. I wish WWE 13 just bridged the Attitude fans with the new Era's fans.
@The Man of 1004 Holds I wish we had more time to get into My Universe mode. Of course, we didn't mean to totally dismiss it. It just doesn't hold enough weight to help with games re-playability. Personally, the idea of creating PPVs, story lines or stables never really attracted me to previous wrestling titles because eventually it would run out of unique story options. I mean how many times could you watch generic cut scene? The commentary and the "universe" I would create wouldn't mesh well and it would turn into a bare bones affair versus actually fleshed out story lines that add that unforgettable drama.
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