Now this is my first WWE 2K game since WWE 2K16 so it was interesting to see what is different this time around and how much the game has progressed since then. As I didn’t play 2K17 I may mention modes that were in that game but as i’m not sure what they are I’m going to review them like I have not seen them before (which is true)
So I have been playing the game for a few days now and I am going to run through my first impressions on the game and the various modes, stating with My Player
MY PLAYER MODE
This is a fun little mode which acts as this games’ story mode. You create a new superstar who has joined the ranks of NXT to work your way up to the big leagues on either raw of Smackdown. This is an updated, more polished version of the My Career Mode from 16 and 17, but what I loved about this mode is the little extras you get. Like the lady who sits in the hallway who you can select to make your own T-shirt, I love the promo segments, the backstage brawling and the run ins and to be honest I spent the first few nxt shows just attacking Roode. This mode does however come across as one of those modes that may get a little boring quick but the Road the Glory mode will hopefully keep you going inbetween.
WWE UNIVERSE MODE
This is pretty much the same as previous years, you can create your own WWE rosta and set your own titles and champs. You will have the chance to build up more in game point to buy classic titles, arenas and superstars here as well. This mode gives you the freedom to mix things up a bit, and for a solo player who enjoys the create a superstar mode you can make your own show up with whatever crazy creations you may have. Not much in way of changes in this though.
In other modes…..Wow the creation suite this year is bloody amazing, this is the first time I have ever really seen the created characters look just as good as the official superstars. This takes me back to the days of the old Smackdown games and makes me really want to spend a week creating random people.
The match types are pretty cool as always, all you staples are here Hell in a Cell, Money in the Bank and even the backstage brawls.
My only real criticism for the game is at some points it could be a little tedious and a little repetitive, and the commentary team are god awful but as a whole I am really enjoying playing this one. I like the realism in the superstar movements, like the roll to the outside when you are in multi person matches, of the crawling back to your feet when your stamina and health bar is low. I am also happy they have two different submission game modes here and I hate the swinging bars submission game.
This is THE game for Wrestling fans and a brilliant addition to the WWE game catalogue.