As I'm sure everyone knows, WWE '12 isn't just another installment in the popular Smackdown! series, it is the game totally revamped in each and every aspect. Along with a new look and gameplay mechanics comes a new franchise title. I think I speak for most Smackdown! series and wrestling gamers when I say that THQ's new game promises to be the best compared to previous installments. But, having said that, many felt that last year's game was the highest the series would elevate to. So, now that the one series has come to an end, and a new series will take it's place in this renaissance, what are your thoughts? What's your take on everything you've heard or seen? More specifically:
-What will you miss from the SD! series the most?
-Which game from the SD! series do you have the most and/or best memories with? The worst? Tell us!
-What are you excited for most?
-Do you think the developers are leaving a few new features secret? If so, what do you think they are?
-Who do you think the remaining superstars might be?
-How far did your Smackdown vs Raw 2011 "WWE Universe" mode get? What are the best matches and greatest moments that occurred to superstars and divas during it? (Going back to 2011's "It's Your Moment!" catchphrase)
For me, I'm really excited to see such a dramatic change. Some people have a hard time getting used to change, but this looks for the better! Tons of new creating tools and content? A roster with a gigantic size? Improved WWE Universe? Sounds like my cup of tea! But what I'll miss most is the classic features of passed games like SYM's story mode. But those games will always be here to go back to whenever, so I'm not too concerned about that. The best games I've had matches, memories, and awesome moments would definitely be HCTP, SYM, and 2011. All of my WrestleManias is 2011 proved to be amazing, from the insane money banks to the epic Undertaker streak battles. I honestly didn't hate any of the games in the series. Each year I was impressed and amused with new features, game modes, rosters, etc. I doubt the developers have kept anything a secret at this point. While I'd love to find out if there IS anything, it's doubtful at best. With Brock Lesnar in the game, they can be anyone! I'm assuming they'll be revealed in a few months as more DLC packs, though. And lastly, my WWE Universe mode is in year 6, probably not as far as most people! But either way, I love it to death. The bookings are random, yet intelligent! No matches happen often unless a rivalry is built, which usually happens in the Main Event spots. Titles change hands a a normal rate, and the surprise events like run ins, injuries, switch-outs, etc are always rewarding to see! It's like story designer without an end, and simplified! That's my take on just about everything, and I can;t wait the remaining 8 days!