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This game just got the 3 count.

Ok, here we go again, another year, another SvR game. Wait a minute, is this 2008 or 1998, I'm confused. Smackdown vs Raw 09 is a perfect example of how developers like to simply cash in a steady check, sort of like Madden, you get the picture. I really want to like this game, but it's clearly unpolished in a rush to make the deadline. This is the same game we've been playing for the last 10 years! Same canned animations, slighty updated player models and attire, same stupid moves for all the wrestlers, same ugly crowds, same slippery sliding animations, ect. It's sloppy and unforgiving when players still warp to different animations, or when Rey Mysterio can still body slam The Great Khali! It's even worse when the game looks flat out dull, washed out and very unpolished, sometimes I think I'm playing a ps2 game. There are a couple of positives, like the somewhat updated roster and the new Road to Wrestlemania. But gone are the GM and Season modes. I'll probably get bashed by a bunch of 16 year olds who are loyal to this Franchise and I know it's just a game, but damn, THQ makes millions of dollars off these games. I know they can implement the foot plant technology that other sports games have and I know they can have codes where a Rey Mysterio cannot body slam a Mark Henry. I know THQ have the resources to assign each wrestlers specific grapples and movements and I know THQ can implent better camera angles or at least have the option to choose one. Smackdown vs Raw 09 is a clone to 08. In summary SvR 09 is not a bad game, it's awful. When there is no competition, this is what you get, another rehashed game that will appeal to 12 year olds. This Franchise will not get better, even when the PS4 rolls around, we will be playing the same exact prehistoric game. It's a shame and disgrace to all WWE fans around the world.

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