Things That WWE 2K15 Should Feature

Time for big changes

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WWE 2K14 came out back in October/November and it was a decent game. Now that the PS4 and Xbox One have come out too, it’s about time to look at what WWE 2K15 should offer.

Better Graphics
I’m going to be very blunt here and say the graphics for recent WWE games have been atrocious. Whereas the NBA games became visually better as time went by, the WWE games (in my opinion) went worse over the years. I barely notice any differences between WWE 2K14 to WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008 back in 2007. The graphics never improved, and some of the character models actually looked worse. Booker T in WWE ’12 looked very ugly compared to what he looked like in older WWE games.

I’m predicting the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of WWE 2K15 will still look ugly so I’m hoping the PS4 and Xbox One versions would look much better. It hasn’t been confirmed yet if WWE 2K15 is going to be on PS4 and Xbox One yet, but let’s pray it will. It’s been way too long since I’ve actually been impressed with the visuals from a WWE video game.

All-new Game Engine
I didn’t like the way THQ were advertising WWE ’12 as a reboot of the series. They were touting the game would have an all-new game engine powered by “Predator Technology”. I played WWE ’12 and I don’t find the game to be many different from the numerous Smackdown vs Raw games they released. The best game engine Yuke’s ever created for the WWE series was Here Comes The Pain in my opinion. The animations for each wrestler were spot on the the gameplay was fast and every smooth. The recent games play slow and sluggish in comparison and some of the animations look awkward. I’m hoping WWE 2K15 would bring in a new game engine that would change the landscape of wrestling games forever.

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Explorable Arenas
2003’s Here Comes the Pain was also the last game in the series that allowed you to fight anywhere in the arena. In that game, you could start a fight in the parking lot, run around to the locker room, fight back inside the ring or even fight out on the streets. They got rid of all that from 2004 onwards. I never knew why they never brought this back as it made “Fall Count Anywhere” matches feel very redundant. What’s the point of having a “Fall Count Anywhere” match if you’re restricted inside the ring area anyway?

Get Rid of the Glitches
I’m sorry I have to bag on WWE ’12 so much but that was my least favorite game of the series. Anyway, I’m sure owners of that game would remember how atrocious the online servers were. The online servers were always down and THQ always promised the next patch would fix things. Once a new patch was released, nothing was still fixed.

The online servers improved somewhat in WWE ’13 and WWE 2K14, but there are still some jarring glitches that occur thanks to “Predator Technology”. I admit these glitches are humorous, but sometimes they ruin the gameplay. Sometimes wrestlers will have objects stuck to their body or their whole body will contort. Other times wrestlers will float in mid-air for no reason and weapons sometimes don’t even connect properly. If these glitches can be fixed, the gameplay would be smoother and stress free.

A Portable Version
It’s been a long time since a wrestling game has been released on any type of portable console. The last game I remember was WWE All Stars on the 3DS. The 3DS has increased its user-base since then so it would be nice if WWE 2K15 made its way onto the console. A PS Vita version would be cool too since wrestling games are always fun to play if you’re waiting for a bus or something like that. Yuke’s might be busy working on the home console versions, but 2K Games could allocate another studio to develop a portable version of the game if there is enough demand for one.

These are just some of the changes I would like to see in WWE 2K15. Comment below about the changes that you would make.

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Damian Antony Seeto


Game reviewer from New Zealand

13 Comments

  1. WWEFanatic4Life
    January 1, 2014, 11:35 AM

    I’m a authentic gamer meaning I like for games to be as real as possible to give me that I’m in the game feeling.There are numerous things that 2K could improve on to make this game the best experience ever. I’m sure I won’t touch all of them, but I do have some detailed ideas on how to do so. I agree they do need better graphics, and a new engine. They also need to fix the glitches, and make the arenas explorable again. That was fun for a WWE fanatic like myself. I’m also thinking we should go a step further now. As in they should work on roster updates like NBA 2K does(at least for Universe mode). I also think a WWE My Superstar/My Diva mode(like the NBA 2K My Player mode) should now be deeply rooted into this game to give you that feeling. Maybe have your superstar start at NXT and work his/her way up to being a big time star. They also took a lot out when it comes to superstar/diva creations. I like having an entrance video for my created player. It made it look more authentic. Also I would like more themes & designs for a created player. We should be allowed more than two pyrotechnics in our created superstars entrance and it transition smoothly throughout. I can’t tell you how annoying it is if I have smoke coming up at the beginning of an entrance and it stop when I get to the ramp. Or when it keeps starting over every cut scene. Speaking of cut scenes if there were different cut scenes for superstars and divas in the universe mode during a rivalry that would be awesome. Having the divas doing manly poses in their cut scenes is kind of in the “Ew Man” category. Also if there could be more commentary during the matches cause they just repeat the same quotes over and over. Or if a superstar comes out to watch a match at commentary have them commentate. I would like it if they didn’t wear their wrestling gear in everything they do. If I have CM Punk as a manager or come out to commentate. Put him in his BITW hoody or street clothes or something. Also add in some interviews maybe promo scenes inside the Universe/My Superstar Mode for that WOW factor of the game. Add simple things as in a “Create A Fan Sign Mode” for your created superstar/diva. No not logo a sign for the fans to hold up in the audience. I like how 2K added the voice overs in some of the entrances, but if everybody doesn’t get voice overs that does voice overs it’s pointless. I like the new “superstar head mode but lets go a step further with that now and let us get diva heads too. I believe the WWE Divas get treated unfairly man they don’t get enough love on the games, but they should you know. I like how the crowd seems to be alive on this game but they always be more into the matches. Or hell if we could bring the matches to the crowd and let us fight in the crowd. Speaking of crowd you guys can do a lot better with “The Shield’s entrance” It’s exactly how I expected it to look which is why I’m not impressed. I hope when you do their entrance on 2K15 or the Wyatt Family’s Entrance you make me eat my words. I know I’m missing a lot and that all these can’t possibly be put in the same game in the amount of time they have to make the game, but as a WWE fanatic I want this game to flourish and be the best it can be man.

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  2. sai_shadow
    January 2, 2014, 5:23 PM

    While I would LOVE a ‘My Wrestler’ type mode I usually create 3 CAW 2 males and a female. They need to fix the Universe Mode where you’re only controlling your character or you can dictate what your character does. Example, I was in a rivalry with CM Punk and chose to play only those matches (yet, after each match I have to exit out and go back to the screen to advance it). Anyway it was a CM Punk vs Ryback so I knew my character would be interfering. However, I could only chose CM Punk or Ryback and my character was used at the end for a cut scene. I basically watched a match for a 30 sec cut scene. Generally, when I play Universe I play my CAW matches and having to simulate shows and matches I’m not in or can’t interfere in is boring. A ‘My Wrestler’ situation could clear all that up. As long as I can control another CAW as my tag partner and another to dominate the Divas division.

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  3. Isaiah
    January 5, 2014, 3:35 PM

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  4. scott
    January 8, 2014, 10:39 AM

    We ALL want a storymode or my player mode but Its like they just dont want to give it to us, I hate these one time game modes like attitude era and 30 yrs of wm, Im close to not even getting the games anymore.

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  5. joey
    January 12, 2014, 8:01 AM

    There is no excuse for 2K Games to make WWE games brilliant now PS4 and Xbox One is out i played NBA 2K on PS4 and it was brilliant the arena atmosphere was really good the crowd looked realistic so thats what i am hoping for in 2K15 better looking wrestlers and crowd they should be able to make this game brilliant to play now next gen is out so lets hope they will take NBA graphics and put that in to WWE

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  6. Jacob
    January 14, 2014, 5:37 PM

    for wii u cuz they could make a map on the gamepad. That could have Making caws on the gamepad

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  7. Kepo
    January 14, 2014, 5:49 PM

    Fix the glitches, sick of choosing props not to appear in entrances and them still appearing!
    Also include title matches in normal shows like raw and smackdown
    Take away restrictions on the universe mode, why can’t I have as many active belts as I want on a show, or as many matches or if I want have all the rosters appear on o poverty or even break it down to 1 roster since that’s basically what it is now anyway!
    Get rid of the disqualification restrictions for diva and mix tag matches, it’s rediculous I don’t care if wwe does it in their matches think battle of the sexes!
    Upgrade the match gameplay to be more like the beat the streak gameplay, it’s the first time in years I’ve actually felt challenged in a match against the computer. Have a separate stable position for managers so that they appear at ringside in all matches unless a storyline dictates otherwise.
    Get rid of the tag team positions in stables so all members can challenge or at least change it so the entrance positions match, wwe 13 for too cools entrance to work rikishi had to be one of the tag team members for it to make sense even tho it was Scotty and grand master that were the tag team(I know they added an option in 14 but it just changes the position the same way I described above without having to change it in the stable, pointless)!

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  8. jackaroo
    January 18, 2014, 4:47 PM

    A good think for wee 2k 15 it should be a open world game

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  9. anonimo
    January 20, 2014, 5:52 PM

    I want chris benoit

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  10. Josh
    January 26, 2014, 1:08 PM

    They should make more heads for superstar heads specially make diva heads like I wanna make a bikini match with aj and Layla in a bikini I think everybody wants that to happen and they need to fix caa with the size limitations I couldn’t make An arena in 2k14 it was to small size and the 3rd thing they should put in 2k15 is ruthless aggression story that might not happen because wwe is pg now but that would be an awesome story mode to see

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  11. pompeezy
    February 9, 2014, 12:34 PM

    I definitely would like the free roam to be brought back. Also when playing universe mode, why did they get rid of the shows openings? (ex fireworks and shows location before matches) we all miss being able to go backstage during a match and fight in back.there without choosing a backstage match. Please let us have a story mode with a superstar or caw like in older games. I play universe mode and have to skip most matches because my player isn’t scheduled to fight. Also why do partners randomly trade on one another during matches even if I have the “disband teams” cut off in universe settings? Please fix it. Make the players look more realistic like in nba 2k14, it’s like wwe 2k14 and nba games are made by different people. Let our managers or stable mates accompany our players to matches without having to “add manager” for each match. And also if I’m playing with 3Mb for example, how come both of my partners can’t be at ringside in 1 on 1 matches instead of 1 manager.

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  12. pompeezy
    February 9, 2014, 12:56 PM

    We would like to do promos during universe mode and more cutscenes like in smackdown vs raw 06 or 07. The free roaming arenas was cool, and please let champions have belts after non title matches. It looks crazy they come to match with belt and leave without one after the match. And please make more post match celebrations. Some superstars have specific celebrations and others repeat the same celebrations. also I think it’s crazy to have 4 undertakers and 3 hhh and 4 the rocks instead of it being 1 undertaker with different attires. On another note, I’m all for nostalgia but I’d rather have the full current roster and download old wrestlers than to have old wrestlers on rosters and have to download wrestlers from wwe ‘s current roster. It would be good to have more foreign object options like maybe a mic, brass knuckles, and tables during singles match rather than sledge hammer or baseball bat.

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  13. mikos146
    February 14, 2014, 11:59 AM

    First things first. There needs to be a PC VERSION of this game. It makes no sense why THQ never thought to make a PC version. Secondly, I agree with Mr. Seeto, there needs to be more backstage areas to fight in, and not only that, these areas need to have some DEVASTATING hot spots (think Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 and 2007). Thirdly, as much as I would like there to be a new engine, the chances of that happening (at least this year) are next to zero. Yukes needs to up the bar on how many wrestlers appear on screen at one time. PS4 and Xbox One are more than capable of running 5 on 5 and even 6 on 6 Survivor Series style matches, they need to make this happen, this is long overdue. Another thing Yukes needs to look at, is to add to the creation suite (nothing needs to be taken out for Christ’s sake, stop deleting moves!)

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