The Gameplay will remind you a lot of HCTP (Smackdown! Here Comes The Pain),
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The Graphics and Sound of WWE S vs. R is great. The wrestling models are almost perfectly done down to the last pixel, you can tell without a second glance that the wrestler you are pitted against is "Y2J" Chris Jericho in a Hell in a Cell match or taking on the "Legend Killer" Randy Orton in a TLC match and the Divas...well, they also look stunningly good. The arena looks like an arena, the crowd looks like people and not just a continous blob, all in all, the graphics are superb. The voice overs gives the game life, and although your main character can't speak (while playing through a season), every other wrestler can, including the Divas. The entrances are great and are fabulously done (in my mind), the atmosphere while playing the game will feel like you're there in the arena. Again, this just adds two thumbs way up to the presentation of Smackdown vs. Raw and makes the game so much better to play.
From a wrestling fan and a gamer's point of view, I thought Smackdown vs. Raw was great. Although it might feel like HCTP, the tweaks that Yuke's implimented, including making the CAW even more in depth, giving gamers a chance to create their own ppv/title belt, etc. makes me feel that S vs. R is heading in the right direction. Without a doubt, if you are a wrestling fan, or a gamer looking for a good wrestling game, look no further than WWE Smackdown vs. Raw, it will not disappoint.