I played a lot of WWE: Day of Reckoning for the Gamecube during my younger days. I also watched a lot of WWE, RoH, TNA, PWG and other wrestling humbug. I’ve not heard good things about WWE 2k15, but hey, it’s not very expensive and it’s really the only WWE game available for PC (I don’t have a PS4 just yet I am afraid).

My expectation is that this game will be better than my expectation… if that makes sense. I mean, I expect a pretty shitty game, but I think it will be better than that at the same time. Quite contradictory, but we’ll just have to find out.

Stages of the game

First impressions

This music. Seriously. Is this what the cool kids listen to nowadays? Awful, auto-tuned, feminine sounding male voices with crazy bass drops. And don’t get me started on the god damn menus. Every menu entry has an associated picture that has nothing to do with that particular option. Like, the settings option has a picture of the pale, Irish guy Sheamus flexing his muscles. What?! You’d expect a cog or maybe a wrench. I guess Sheamus is ye olde settings master here.

The create-a-wrestler mode doesn’t seem to have evolved very much since the last wrestling game I played (Day of Reckoning 2 for the Gamecube.) I do what I always do in this mode and create a big, black wrestler called Barry White with an, for his size, unnaturally acrobatic move set.

The gameplay is fucking awful. It’s so unresponsive, slow and I don’t fully grasp the controls. Why does this play slower than the old Gamecube WWE games I am familiar with? Hell, even Def Jam: Vendetta for the Gamecube has way better gameplay.

I should have trusted all the bad reviews.

Somewhere in the middle

I’ve been playing the career mode a bit. I became NXT Champion and moved on to Superstars. At that point, I couldn’t bear playing this any longer. This is the worst piece of shit I’ve played in quite a while.

The game does introduce some (at least for me) new features that are pretty cool, but that does not matter as long as the gameplay is this bad. How could they release a game like this? I will not be playing this any more.

I used to be a pretty hardcore wrestling fan (I still watch some PWG and that kind of indy wrestling at times) and I still hate this game. There is absolutely no chance in hell that anyone who is not a die-hard fan would want to play this. None.

It’s good that a WWE game was finally released for PC, but this does not cut it. It’s like if I’m starving, that doesn’t mean I’d be thrilled when being fed fucking poison. Stay away from this. Seriously.

Verdict

Don’t play!

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