WWE 2k15 [PC] Only fun if you have friends.
PlatformS : PC, PS3, PS4, X360, Xbone
I stopped watching WWE sometime during 2005. I grew up with the Attitude Era and after Wrestlemania 21 getting up in the mornings to watch a WWE PPV just didn't work out any more for 6th grader me. What I always loved about WWE were the video games, my first being Smackdown 2: Know Your Role on the Playstation. Smackdown 2 had life, it felt dynamic. Exactly what WWE 2k15 lacks.
I waited for a WWE game for the PC for over a decade. Ultimate Impact left a terrible taste in my mouth. Although I am thankful that we can finally beat up scantily clad men in a squared-circle on a PC, WWE 2k15 just didn't feel like a game made in 2015. Low-spec machines will feel the wrath of the frame-rates as they drop to the depths of 15-20 when the crowds are turned up and random glitches involving things disappearing. The six-month late port that did not do justice.
A huge part of the WWE games was the ridiculous customisation. Creating weird characters that we could mess around with was a ton of fun. That has been stripped away. Now we are tightly bound by what the developers think should be right. The options are very limited and extremely disappointing. I just gave up and went to the other modes.
The showcase mode was interesting. There were two available options, the John Cena & CM Punk storyline and the Shawn Michaels & Triple H arc. I picked the Shawn Michales/HHH arc and wasn't disappointed. Triple H has to be one of the best characters developed in modern entertainment and his rivalry with Shawn Michaels being another awesome storyline, reliving that was a 10/10 experience. The John Cena & CM Punk one fell short of expectations as it got boring and monotonous at that point.
The other singleplayer modes were quite fun. Cage matches, Hell in a Cell, TLC, Ladder. Wait. There's no Ladder match, only TLC. There's no handicap match either. No Special Referee and no Tornado Tag. WWE 2k15 is a 28GB game that can't make sense of the game's size. It's littered with showcases and such but not enough modes. Did I mention that you can't access the backstage either? I don't know if it's a recent WWE game phenomenon but yeah, just the ring for you. If they tack on new modes as DLC, that'd be a very sad day for gaming.
The multiplayer mode on the other hand is a joy as always. If you have two controllers, you can possibly spend endless hours beating up John Cena because no one can do that in WWE. You can actually make him tap out. Iron Man mode is possibly the best mode to play with a friend. Pick John Cena, let your friend lead 3 – 0 then quickly use the last 5 minutes to win the match. I will not be held responsible for your friend's broken controller.
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