Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WWE 2K17: Early Hands-On Thoughts

Here is a really quick and dirty look at my first day with WWE 2K17...

  • The feel is similar to WWE 2K16, it may be slightly sped up a bit.  Overall, I still like it. 

  • Ladder match mini-game is a bit odd, but it feels less random than the old way.  I think I like it better.

  • Table match mechanic where you build to a table finisher is kind of cool, but I also lost a match on a superplex through a table almost as soon as it started.  That kind of surprised me.

  • New submission option seems better to me.  It's a button-based one, but not the old button-masher.  In this one you hit buttons as they show on the screen.  If you hit the wrong one, your opponent gets credit for it.

  • The roster is awesome of course.  AJ Styles is my favorite addition until the Von Erichs and Freebirds hit in DLC.

  • I think the graphics are a touch sharper on PS4 than they were last year.

  • Not a huge fan of some of the camera angles they give you.  Makes it hard to navigate at times.

  • Could not figure out how to get out of the Hell In A Cell so I'd love to know that.

Overall?  Very pleased with the game and look forward to digging in further tonight.