This game is unapreciated! It is fun and addictive, but granted there are a few things they need to work on.
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Gameplay: Solid gameplay, seemingly slower than last years but more freedom. New icons make SD vs Raw 08 better.
Graphics: Top-notch graphics with superstars looking amazing and how they should look.
Sound: The commentry is a bit repetitive in some places, but new sayings and commentators (SD JBL and ECW Tazz and the other dude) make commentary better and more respectable. The sounds of steel hitting human flesh is good.
Length: The new 24/7 mode will take you a while to complete, with the week consisting of many things to do. Hall of Fame might take you a while to do also.
New Features: The new 24/7 mode lets you be a manager or a superstar and takes you through the life-style of them. For 5 days a week you have to train for your next match, skill training, doing activities such as dates and charity events or invade todays show. Or even take the day off. It is very good with very impressive cut sceens. Another new feature is Tournament mode where you can compete in the King of the ring tournament or the beat the clock sprint.
The best new feature is each player has its 2 specialities when wrestling e.g. Batista is a powerhouse and a brawler, and you can shoose betweem them before you start. There are 8 of them, with each one provided several special abilities. Some of the abilities you first have to get a stored icon, then it will be useable.
The Bad: The 24/7 mode will take you time to complete and some voices sound different from the people who they really are. Most things are the same from last year.
Creating a superstar is basiclly the same as last year with a few changes. You will have to create a move set for them and an entrance.
Online is amazing. You can choose from a player match, where you gain any points for the next level and the win and loss wont be recorded, or a ranked match. In ranked matches you can choose from a non-title or a title. In this mode stats will be recorded and you need a certain number of points to gain the next level. Creating a session is easy and fun. You can also invite your friends to your session which is also good fun.
Overall and solid game, but some flaws. If you love wrestling, this is the game for you!