In recent years the WWE has seemed to have an issue with giving "New Stars" that push to make them seem more special and to help them reach the level of the stars of the past did. But one thing always blocked them and that was they wanted the already established star to take the cover. In recent years names like Brock Lesnar, Steve Austin, and John Cena have graced the cover of the WWE games which hasn't really helped other talent get more attention for themselves in the gamer world.
The reason this is important is not just because it is sort of like the company is telling a star that they are giving them the ball, but also it allows a talent like Seth Rollins to get more attention. For example, if a former fan sees the game and Seth on the cover they maybe intrigue or if someone who watched Seth before he came to WWE sees Rollins on the cover they maybe more like to give it a chance. Basically, giving Rollins cover allows him to be in the eyes of casual fans just as much as regular fans which is something a "New star" has needed since Punk was on the cover of WWE 2013.
I for one am very happy that Rollins got the cover because I feel like it is WWE's way of saying that they aren't going to lean on the stars of the past as much anymore and may given guys like Rollins the chance they deserve. But like the WWE well have to wait and see what happens in the future.
Now with Seth Rollins officially announced as the cover athlete for this year's WWE 2K game. I thought it'd be fitting that I selected a match featuring the upcoming Raw PPV main event between Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe. Even though I still question the name of the PPV and how they call the name of the event Great Balls of Fire is crazy, but also unique. I honestly had no idea that Samoa Joe was a part of the game last year, but either way surprise.
Recently there has been a lot of talk regarding the cover athlete for this years game for WWE 2K18. In my opinion, the hype for the game will go through two parts the first going up to the cover revel for the game and then going up to the actual release date. I really thought that the best way to start the hype for this years game would be to put up a great match between two top stars.
At this point now let the countdown begin for the newest installment in the series that will never end.
I think it's fair to say that the WWE games franchise has hit somewhat of a cold spell with them not really having a great game in a very long time. I feel that though they have done very well with the DLC in recent years, but other than that the game have fallen flat overall. Even with Goldberg as the DLC, I feel like they haven't done enough to take advantage of Goldberg's invovlement in the game as both the streak and WCW as a whole could be tied into the game even more than it is a season mode or something.
Though the graphics are getting even better and better with every year that goes by, but with everything they have been changing since 2K took over the gaming rights it might be fair to say that time is all they need, but as it gets more real looking it seems like more is missing from the game. Because as I mentioned above I feel like this would've been the perfect game to bring back a story mode of some kind either based on The Streak or a WCW story mode of some kind that you could playthrough. I know that they have sort of a new season mode where you play as your created wrestler but still more variety is good and helps the playthrough rate of the game.
I will say that I do extremely like the reintroduction of the ability to go both backstage and in the audience as that has been something I have been missing in the WWE games since they removed it from the game a few years ago. So I am very glad to see that feature back in the game!!
As far as next year goes I think with the reintroduction of the Brand split it would be the perfect time for the WWE games to bring back the old classic with more added this time around that being the return of GM Mode. I loved playing this mode back in the older games from the WWE series and it helps the playthrough of the game tremendously because there are so many ways to have variety with that game mode. I hope this comes to be as it would make me extremely excited for next year's game for the first time in years.
It's been a while since I put a post in this section of the site, but I thought about it and felt like changing things up and giving this section one more shot. This will likely be the closing point for this section of the site and couldn't think about any better way to close this section off then a "dream" match of sorts between Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan. So I hope you enjoy this retro match of the week:
For the first time the match of the week jumps into the gaming world of WWE 2k17. I thought after all of the same from this series I figured I would switch things up and move into maybe breathing some new life into the series. If you thought that I have done all I could with this game..... You were wrong!!
Though I have hit already spoke a little bit about the fact that Crews is now a part of his first WWE game this year. It seems like with every year the gameplay gets better and the matches get even more real and this year is no different take a look.
This will be the last part of this series as I have both pretty much ran out of people to include in the series and I think I have worn my welcome with this series. But we still have one more edition of this series to go before we close the book on it. This time around we look at both Hideo Itami and Baron Corbin who are both in their first games this year:
The WWE had been partnered with the gaming company THQ for over 12 years at the time of THQ going out of business; then the WWE gaming rights were sold to 2k games and they have done well so far. However, THQ was not the WWE's first gaming partner as before the year 2000 the WWE was actually with gaming company Acclaim. During the WWE's stay with Acclaim they gave us three games those being Attitude, War Zone, and In Your House. For this edition of the series we focus on Attitude.
In my book Attitude was the game that showed just how far the WWE/F games had come and that their was still room for improvement. Overall, I do believe that Attitude was a great game for it's time and still holds up to this day as being a great game in the WWE games franchise history, maybe not the greatest but it is up there. Why don't you be the judge? How good was Attitude:
Even with the games arrival earlier this week we still have some names that are in their first game this time around. I didn't realize exactly how many new faces have found their way into the game this year. With the bigger role for NXT in this years game it was fitting to have so many new faces a part of this years game. We still have some new faces to the game that deserve a chance to be shown off. Especially one name that I actually forgot that this is his first game.
Even with the games arrival earlier this week we still have some names that are in their first game this time around. I didn't realize exactly how many new faces have found their way into the game this year. With the bigger role for NXT in this years game it was fitting to have so many new faces a part of this years game. Depending on how things go for this installment of the short series will determine how long this series goes. Now let's get to spotlight the new faces: