THQ recently started asking for us to tell them what we want in 2012…so…here’s my 2 cents.
Universe mode is the way forward and the closest thing to what I used to hope for since I was playing WCW/nWo Revenge on the N64. What I’ve heard about Uni-mode at this early stage (we’re getting a video later today I hope) it sounds like a GIANT step in the right direction. However, it can go further…
What I want is to be able to turn on my console and run a wrestling company. I want to be able to play a Raw show, have the intro run and the pyro kick off and then commentators do a quick run down. I love the cut-scenes element and I don’t need audio driven backstage scenes, but some backstage brawls – being jumped in the locker room or attacking someone when they arrive in a car would add a little more depth. Vacating titles and setting up tournaments is something that I don’t think has made it into this game mode? It should be an option.
I want to be able to edit the shows…as in the ring, banners, lights etc. I want to be able to put logos on the ring apron or at least add text. Name the show, assign a title to it and set the roster. Now, I’d suggest that at some point it may come up that the game is so editable that it’s too easy to turn it into something non-WWE…if that’s an issue, simply leave WWE branding here and there. So if we make show called TNA for example 🙂 it’s actually called WWE TNA. You guys sound so close with Uni-mode that there’s not that much to add. Allow us to set music from our HDDs for the show/PPV intros.
Commentators. Select 3 and use a single team for all the shows. That way we can have more varied commentary.
CAW mode…stop putting in parts like the LOD shoulder pads and the LOD entrance but then leaving out their doomsday device finisher. It makes the forementioned parts pointless. It’s the same with just CAW parts…if you put in parts for a legend or a rival companies wrestler, then make sure we can make the rest of the CAW otherwise you might as well have just added in a random part. Speaking of legends, more would be nice 🙂 – if it needs justifying, RTWM with a legend storyline. Hell, how awesome would a Stone Cold or a Rock RTWM be?b RTWM mixed with a ‘Relive’ storyline like in LOWM.
Create a tag entrance and trio entrance would be good but then that’s an obvious next step.
Manager interfreence old-school style like in LOWM.
The freedom in this years title is definitely a big step in the right direction. No more building up CAWs, restrictions on downloaded CAWs etc. Keep lifting restrictions that are a pain in the ass. Example: only certain moves as finishers. Codes to unlock is great too. Some of us want everything from the start without having to spend 50 hours unlocking everything. There’s a lot of SVR players who aren’t kids and we don’t have as much time to play all day.
A good rule to follow…games are not supposed to be work…they’re fun. Last two years, building up CAWs was so much hard work that it was pretty much impossible to do more than a few times.
Create a taunt was cool way back when. I’d welcome it back.
Struggle submissions are awesome but the way it should work is that when the player in the submission hold struggles past a certain point, they start to wriggle loose. Ex. Boston crab…if the guy in the hold wiggles the right stick enough, he starts to lift himself up and edge towards the ropes. If the guy putting on the hold wriggles the stick enough he pulls him back to the centre. It’s a pretty logical next step.
Story designer, to me, becomes pointless if Universe mode can create the feuds and stories for me. Focus on Uni-mode or find a way to allow both modes to share scenes/moments so they both have the most available to them as they can.
Weight detection. Definitely overdue in my humble opinion. I tend to avoid booking matches with, say, Rey Mysterio versus Big Show to avoid having to see Rey throw Show around like a cruiserweight.
If any THQ employee reads this, I’m honored. If THQ takes any of this to heart and implements any part of it…thank you.