Positive, WWE 2K22 is on the way in which, however the upcoming wrestling sport is about to have some stiff competitors. That’s as a result of Yuke’s, the Japanese workforce that labored on the WWE video games for 18 years prior, is now creating an All Elite Wrestling (AEW) sport.
AEW is at present competing with WWE by way of live-action wrestling broadcasts, arguably with a greater roster, extra personable commentary, and a much less sterile and company method to storylines.
Given the wealthy historical past and expertise of Yuke’s, there’s little doubt the AEW sport might be value taking note of. In any case, Yuke’s is thought for unbelievable WWE video games reminiscent of WWE Smackdown! Shut Your Mouth, Smackdown! vs. Uncooked, and even WWE ’13.
However one entry specifically has stood the take a look at of time: WWE SmackDown! Right here Comes the Ache is arguably probably the greatest video games in the whole sequence, and we’d like to see Yuke’s implement a few of that sport’s most memorable options into the brand new AEW providing.
Listed below are 4 options the AEW sport must borrow from WWE SmackDown! Right here Comes the Ache.
4. Up-to-date roster
What good is a wrestling sport if it doesn’t have an up-to-date roster of the present superstars? A part of what made Right here Comes the Ache so pleasurable was its roster, which had model new wrestlers duking it out in opposition to previous legends.
Whereas the AEW sport received’t be capable to implement legends for the reason that promotion is just a few years previous, it ought to have a present roster that mirrors the actual life record. We already know of some superstars who will make an look, and because the AEW roster grows, so too ought to the sport’s record. The recognized roster is as follows:
- Chris Jericho
- Cody Rhodes
- Darby Allin
- Hikaru Shida
- Jungle Boy
- Kenny Omega
- Matt Jackson
- Nick Jackson
The nearer the AEW sport can get to the actual roster, the higher. This isn’t at all times sensible as a result of timing points and different components, but when it’s something like Right here Comes the Ache, we’ll be in good palms.
3. Wholesome mixture of arcade and sim gameplay
Sports activities sims can generally be off-putting as a result of how difficult they are often. There’s actually room for complexities, however it’s straightforward to see why a newcomer — or somebody who does not’ play video video games typically — can be intimidated.
Nonetheless, Right here Comes the Ache was so interesting as a result of it discovered a wholesome steadiness of sim and arcade gameplay that was advanced sufficient to be satisfying whereas nonetheless feeling accessible. Particularly, its new grappling system was a pleasure, because it gave every wrestler 16 completely different base strikes to select from, every maneuver inside their very own class.
Having 16 strikes may not sound like lots, however it may simply take the whole size of a match to implement all of them, particularly in case your opponent was good at countering. And that’s not counting the fundamental strikes, turnbuckle grapples, excessive flying strikes, and ending maneuvers.
When in comparison with a number of the 2K video games, Right here Comes the Ache was good, permitting for loads of methods to take down your opponent with out overcomplicating issues. We hope the AEW sport strikes an identical steadiness.
2. Engrossing profession mode
Among the finest issues about WWE SmackDown! Right here Comes the Ache was its participating profession mode, which allowed you to take part in a slew of various storylines relying on the famous person you’d select play as, alongside along with your choices.
It was immersive and engrossing, as a result of it adopted a full calendar yr, permitting you to take part in numerous title matches, whereas forming alliances with sure members of the roster. Relying in your efficiency and the way you’d work together with superstars behind the scenes, issues would play out in another way. This inspired you to replay the profession mode, making new selections with numerous wrestlers all through.
Different WWE video games have profession modes as effectively, however the one in Right here Comes the Ache as soon as once more had an ideal steadiness of advanced and accessibility. Whereas lots of the newer WWE entries have felt too linear, Right here Comes the Ache gave you loads of freedoms whereas nonetheless holding you on observe.
Yuke’s ought to use an identical system with the brand new AEW sport to make it as memorable as doable.
1. In-depth create-a-wrestler mode
Lastly, let’s contact on the Create-a-Wrestler (CAW) mode from Right here Comes the Ache, as a result of it was method higher than you may anticipate. Even to at the present time, this is among the most in-depth creation methods in gaming, permitting you to create superstars who look precisely like their actual life counterparts, and even horrifying monstrosities.
A part of what made the CAW mode so strong was the flexibility to position numerous items of artwork and symbols onto your wrestler. You could possibly alter the opacity, dimension, colour, and place to kind distinctive creations that helped your wrestler look extra genuine. Meaning any wrestler who wasn’t included within the sport may simply be recreated, whereby your solely restrict is your personal creativity.
Whereas we hope the AEW sport has a prolonged, up-to-date roster, we additionally hope the CAW mode is in-depth sufficient to permit us so as to add in any lacking superstars — and even non-wrestlers! We vividly bear in mind seeing unbelievable creations in Right here Comes the Ache of well-known superheroes like Wolverine, and even motion stars like The Terminator.
The AEW sport remains to be a methods off, however it’s at present in good palms with Yuke’s behind the wheel.