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.