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The Deadman 09-27-2017 07:42 PM

Wwe 2k18
 

This will apparently be the biggest game to date, with 218 overall characters on the roster, including the main roster, DLC, and managers. Who's excited?

https://www.thesmackdownhotel.com/wwe2k18/roster/

Prowler 09-28-2017 02:10 AM

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Originally Posted by The Deadman (Post 1718302)

This will apparently be the biggest game to date, with 218 overall characters on the roster, including the main roster, DLC, and managers. Who's excited?

...will the gameplay be any good? Or will it be one of those wrestling games where you can beat most opponents by pinfall in just under 2 mins? Because if that's the case I'll stick to Day of Reckoning 2 and WWF No Mercy.

Krutch 10-01-2017 03:51 AM

Still excited for the game, but boy oh boy am I glad I didn't buy the deluxe edition. That DLC is pretty slim.

TheCanadiandrome 10-02-2017 02:42 AM

Getting it for PS4, deluxe edition; and for Nintendo Switch

Krutch 10-13-2017 01:38 AM

Preordered this for the 8 players on screen alone.

At last, we've returned to the PS2 era of capabilities :roll:

Prowler 10-13-2017 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Krutch (Post 1721870)
Preordered this for the 8 players on screen alone.

At last, we've returned to the PS2 era of capabilities :roll:

The last WWE game I've bought was SD vs. Raw 2007. I think the max players allowed on screen were 6 ? But only for a couple of match types such as MITB, Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber.

The Deadman 10-13-2017 11:51 AM

Yeah this is the first time you could have 8 guys on the screen at one time, in this series at least.

Krutch 10-17-2017 08:42 AM

Well, as a consistent defender of the WWE 2k series, I gotta say... I'm very disappointed in what I've played so far :cry:

I'm not sure where to begin. I'll just... jot random thoughts down in no order.

-Framerate on 6 man matches were noticeably bad, so I dreaded playing an 8-man match (which was the main reason I was excited about this game). Let me just say this: an 8-man match runs at about one third the speed. It's practically unplayable. Total let down.

-The progression speed for your career/MyPlayer thing is absurdly slow. Let me put it this way: Each match will get you anywhere from 0 (if it ends with a cutscene), to 300 (5 star match, which will take about 15 minutes) points per match. Then with these points you have to decide what you're going to do with them...

Unlock a wrestler for around 3000 points (estimated average)
Unlock an arena or belt (100-300)
Buy Loot Boxes, which unlock Create a Wrestler parts for you... to be purchased again.

-The game comes with the largest roster yet!... and about 75 percent locked. Combine that with the above fact that that gaining currency takes forever, it almost forces you to buy the accelerator for another 20 bucks.

-The GLITCHES. I usually like glitches; they're a staple in wrestling games and I usually crack up when they happen. But they've happened every match I've played so far from minor (the ropes being tangled around the wrestler in the middle of the ring) to game breaking (wrestler deforms into a ball and jitters)

-Zero weight detection. I've seen Sin Cara suplex the hell out of Braun Strauman in multiple different ways.

-Less sim, more arcade style. This is preference of course, but I prefer a slower paced wrestling game that matches the TV product. Instead, I have damn near light speed strikes and Big Show doing front rolls to get up.

-The AI has become very unfun. I like a challenge, but it should at least try to emulate the show. They reverse damn near everything now (even with the sliders dragged to about 15% on Normal difficulty) and they go for the cheapest wins whenever possible. I had a series of Tag Team TLC matches and none of them lasted longer than 4 minutes, and nobody came close to getting a finisher. They just keep throwing you out of the ring and climbing the ladder.

Anyway... I'm just not happy with it. It's not even that I feel underwhelmed; it's that this genuinely feels like an unfinished game.

The Deadman 10-17-2017 02:07 PM

You can buy the accelerator for like 2-3 bucks so I dont know where you're paying 20 bucks for that lol.

Krutch 10-17-2017 04:32 PM

Got it confused with the MyPlayer Kickstart.

And I'm in Canada, so its $6.99.

Still weak sauce how much they've locked away.

The Deadman 10-17-2017 04:36 PM

It's been like that since THQ had the rights to the games, pretty sure it started with WWE '13.

Krutch 10-18-2017 08:11 AM

How are you enjoying it?

The Deadman 10-18-2017 10:18 AM

Buying it next week.

chrisdude 10-20-2017 06:30 AM

I dig the game, so far. As usual, the main thing is presentation. You sort of buy these games every year for the roster update, and it all looks great. The short time Iíve invested in the career mode is pretty offputting, though, as the dialogue from superstars backstage doesnít fit their characters. Cassius Ohno was a complete dick to me the first time I met him. Weird.

Lots of glitches. But seeing Sheamus and Cesaroís proper entrance warms my heart all the same.

Krutch 10-20-2017 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisdude (Post 1723062)
I dig the game, so far. As usual, the main thing is presentation. You sort of buy these games every year for the roster update, and it all looks great. The short time Iíve invested in the career mode is pretty offputting, though, as the dialogue from superstars backstage doesnít fit their characters. Cassius Ohno was a complete dick to me the first time I met him. Weird.

Lots of glitches. But seeing Sheamus and Cesaroís proper entrance warms my heart all the same.

I think a lot of people are generally too hard on the series each year. It's a lot of work rescanning all those people just to have it mildly outdated by the time it's released. And all time time devoted to that could takes away from time to ironing out glitches and putting time into expanding Career/Universe mode.

But this year... I've just had tons of very, very bad gameplay experiences. I've probably played close to 30 matches so far, and if I had to guess I'd say 20 of them contained big glitches, 5 of them being game breaking where we had to quit. We played a Royal Rumble where one guy just froze where you couldn't eliminate him. A cage match where someone got knocked through the cage and couldn't get back in the ring. A match where I broke out of a submission but I never left the animation (so I was stuck in a sharpshooter position.) A match where I froze on the top turnbuckle. Just... lots and lots of bad experiences. I'll wait for a patch and hope for the best. And hope the framerate improves on it's 6+ player matches.

But yeah, The Bar has the best tag entrance today :tcool:

TheCanadiandrome 10-31-2017 10:30 PM

Just waitin on The Switch version


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