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WWE 13 tidbits: My thoughts

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Whelp, it's that time of the year again. With the upcoming WWE 13 being the talk of the town, I thought I talk about the latest news and tidbits of WWE 13. I'm going to give my thoughts on the confirmed roster, DLC, special guest referee being brought back, news about Create-An-Arena mode, THQ improving Community Creations, WWE Live + mid-air finishers, Predator Techology 2.0, and my thoughts on the Attitude Era mode. I will also touch briefly on the confired Universe Mode 3.0 and the things I want to be in it.

First, I will like to say that CM Punk being on this year's cover kicks major ass. Seriously, it's the best cover for a WWE game in YEARS!

WWE 13 roster thoughts
For those who haven't seen the confirmed roster or have been living under a rock (), click here. Honestly, I think the roster overall is amazing. The Attitude Era roster is great. No complaints about it really. Although I did want Rikishi and Too Cool to be in it but I can live with it. Especially since they gave us Ken Shamrock! As for the current roster, it's great as well. My only complaints is putting another Lita and JBL character model in the game when that spot could have easily gone to Tyson Kidd or Drew McIntyre but other than that, it's all good. Thuganomics John Cena being in the game is fucking awesome for me personally. I'm definitely going to have Thuganomics Cena feud with CM Punk in my storyline in Story Designer mode.

It's been confirmed that AJ Lee along with Damien Sandow will be a DLC. Plus, Cory Ledesma sent out a tweet saying that they plan on filling in the gaps in the roster through DLC so expect more current wrestlers and Attitude Era wrestlers to appear in the game. I'm assuming Ryback and Tensai will be apart of the DLC but I have no clue on what Attitude Era wrestlers will come with a DLC. Val Venis and Steve Blackman maybe? One can hope.

Special guest referee
Man, I've missed this special guest referee matches so much. I have no clue as to why they took it out in the first place. Cory has confirmed that special guest referee matches will be playable in exhibition and online. This is great and it also shows that Cory Ledesma is listening to the fans since this has been requested for a LONG time. Great to see this being brought back and hopefully it's not going anywhere.

Create-An-Arena news
Okay guys, so the news about the Create-An-Arena is that you can finally edit the stage of your created arena. You can take out parts and add selected parts to your stage setting which freaking rules. Oh no but it doesn't just stop there. You can also edit the crowd, choose the size of the arena, and either have the option to have your created arena either indoors or outdoors. They are giving us so much creativity with this feature that it's unreal. This alone makes me want the game.

THQ improving Community Creations
So THQ said that they will ensure that there are no issues with Community Creations on the upcoming WWE 13. Lets hope so, because the issues with Community Creations in WWE 12 ruined the game for me. Community Creations is a big part of these games and it would be a shame if it has the same issues as WWE 12. I'm certain it won't though.

WWE Live + mid-air finishers
The mid-air finishers feature is pretty cool and I always wanted that to be in the game. Looking at the features, it looks great. The mid-air Codebreaker looks amazing. As for the new WWE Live feature, it's something that adds that realistic dynamic with the crowd sounding realistic and also the Spectacular Moments you can pull off, which by the way, looks incredible.

Predator Techology 2.0
THQ promises to give us a more fliud and fun gamming experience with the new Predator Techology 2.0 feature. This sounds great and all but I'm really hoping the game doesn't feel a little stiff and the controls are a lot smooth because the controls in WWE 12 were pretty horrible. Judging by the previews, it does look a lot more smoother and the new pinning system sounds good so that's a plus.

Attitude Era mode
With the Attitude Era mode, you basically relieve a time where WWE was fighting for ratings supremacy during the Monday Night Wars. You get to collect bonus arenas and Attitude Era wrestlers along with historic photos. Now I'm really excited for this (being a Sone Cold and Rock mark) and I'm gonna love playing through great storylines like the DX storyline, the Austin vs Mcmahon storyline, The Brothers of Destruction storyline, The Rock's storyline, along with Mankind's storyline. I would have loved playing through Bret Hart's storyline leading to the Montreal Screwjob though. I do hope it's nothing like the Road to Wrestlemania mode from last year's WWE 12, that's for sure.

Universe Mode 3.0
Universe 3.0 is back for it's third year and to be honest, I'm not excited for this at all. I tried getting into this mode but I just can't. It's pretty boring to me and I'm sure there aren't going to be any changes or added features to it. Maybe it's too early to say and I may be wrong which I hope. I would have loved to see GM mode brought back but it looks like that isn't happening so I'll just give Universe 3.0 another go. What I want is more cutscene and not repetitive ones like a wrestler buying a ticket to the event for no reason. I want these cutscenes to make SENSE for the built-up feuds and not just random cutscenes that we've seen for the 1000th time. I would also like it if there was a title history feature where we can keep track of the past title holders. If we get this, than I wouldn't complain about Universe Mode 3.0 that much. One more thing, please let us change the participants in the Money in the Bank match in Universe 3.0. That really takes the fun out of things when you can't even change who you want to be in the Money in the Bank match and I hope they give us that chance to do so.

Thanks for reading guys! Take care!

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Updated 09-04-2012 at 08:22 PM by Dubs



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  1. rhyno535's Avatar
    Well sure the AE roster is wonderful and as you said Too Cool and Rikishi is missing. But you forgot 5guys or didnt want to include them because they work for TNA, Im talking about Kurt Angle, Dudley Boyz and Hardy Boys. IMO 5 guys that was a huge part of the AE. Its sad that THQ couldt do something to include them, well you can always download them later.

    Create an Arena is awesome and its good that they improved it. In Referee matches i hope you can have 2 special guest referees like in HCTP. Another thing that I like about HCTP is the story mode. Sure you played the same storylines over and over again but it was still fun to give some wrestlers attributes and play the Faction storyline. I myself would like to remove the Story mode with a Season where you can challenge which title you want like in No Mercy or HCTP. And to add a thing to the Season you can include the creation room from SDVRAW07. It was fun to buy a nice ECW Banner and hang it in "your" room .

    The Universe mode is lacking a bit. Its not the same as GM Mode which is really good imo. But please THQ make the contender list change able, so you can have a lower midcard wrestlers fight for the Hardcore title belt or you can choose which tag teams should fight for the World Tag team gold so you dont need to delete the tag team because they are on the contenders list. As you said maybe its too early to demand something (or late) but a GM Mode would be fantastic with so many wrestlers to choose from.

    Other than that Iam excited about this game and can't wait. I can write better but its my laziness and my english teachers so im sorry if its hard to read what i wrote.
  2. dub's Avatar
    I think THQ is really gonna hit the mark on this one (after like 5 years). Create Arena is gonna be awesome! Being able to edit the stage and crowd is just rediculous . I'm also looking forward to WWE live... This is important to me because it helps me get more into the game. When you have a moment in a match where a finisher is hit the crowd should be marking out! In WWE 12 you could barely hear 1 clap. The roster is really good it is the biggest (I Think) But as you stated with all the extra models of certain wrestlers it takes away roster space for current guys. I would've much rather had an Alex Riley, or Evan Bourne, or Drew Mcintyre but I guess that's how the cookie crumbles and BTW... Why is the Great Khali in the Game????? Is anyone gonna use him...? Besides jobbing him out to other guys (lol)
  3. deadly56's Avatar
    YES! YES! YES!

    The only thing, I would want to say. I wonder why WWE games don't have as much matches as they used to. There used to be 3 stages of hell,6-man Tornado Tag,Triple Threat Tornado match,Lumber Jack ect. My Favorite WWE wrestling game has to be 'Here come the pain'.
  4. TheDevilsAdvocate's Avatar
    I loved all of the games up until' Smackdown Vs. Raw 2006. General Manager mode was amazing. WWE 13 is the first wrestling game I am contemplating to buy after so many years.
  5. #BITW's Avatar
    bring back bras and panties match! On a side note, the wrestlers looked better in wwe 12 than wwe 13 from what I can see
  6. Rockstar83's Avatar
    Im hoping this WWE 13 will actually have good DLC.
  7. Bagg's Avatar
    yeah im looking forward to the attitude era part of the game complete with OLD arenas, which is sick. The roster im pretty lukewarm on myself, like three triple h's??? two Litas??? nearly every mcmahon and again a TON of divas (except kharma and Beth who are usually good characters to be). I am down with the return of the godfather and xpac to wwe videogames though, shamrock too.
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