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WWE 2k17 brings to life all you’re favorite WWE wrestlers, in a mesh of broken tables, bloody faces, and devastating body slams.
Developers promised to give it’s players a more immersive and free flowing gaming experience.
The game offers new character animations, a revamped “Career Mode” and a star-studded playlist composed by P-Diddy himself.
But much of WWE 2k17 is a copy and paste job of the previous instalment. Even acknowledging that it is made my the same team, it still feels lazy.
Yes, there has been graphic improvements and the game offers a crisp playing experience – perhaps the best yet – but it’s a far cry from the perfect game.
For instance, most of the character models hold a life like resemblance to the real life counterpart, but some are still lacking in detail.
The developers still haven’t managed to fix a number of glitches – that have been around since 2k took over the franchise – and while entertaining the first few times, they tend to get old pretty fast.
One glitch proceeds to make your character slide around the ring on his knees, looking like a mutant snail with muscles.
Career mode has undergone a vast improvement and holds your attention much longer than the previous game.
The only niggle is that the cut-scenes – that throw you into the world of WWE – are still few and far between.
So why does it feel like a copy and paste job?
Simply put, much of the games bare-bones have remained the same and other that the improved career mode, there hasn’t been a significant change.
The likes of FIFA – concentrating entirely on football – have managed to bring new and exciting features to its games year in and year out, so thinking of new ways of approaching wrestling is a must for game-makers.
But despite lack of improvement, fans will continue to buy the annually released game, as I’m sure I will.
Although frustrating, WWE 2k still brings to life some of your favorite WWE moments throughout history and brings out the competitive multiplayer spirit (a thing that I believe is being lost to next gen online gameplay).