With the announcement of WWE 2K15 coming to the new generations of consoles, we thought it would be fun to give a list of what we would like to see in this new installment, in the grappling series.
The obvious one that everyone has been asking for, for years, has been to add more than 6 characters in one match. WWE’s two most popular Pay-Per-Views (excluding WrestleMania and SummerSlam) are Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble and both have a match unique to them – The Royal Rumble itself and the Survivor Series Elimination match, usually 5-on-5 or 4-on-4 and because you can only have 6 or less characters on the screen at one time, it makes those matches less chaotic, taking a chunk of potential out of how fun they could potentially be. Along with more people in the ring at the one time, there needs to be more weapons allowed around ringside. A TLC does not ever only have 2 ladders, a table and a chair. There are tables, ladders and chairs set up all around the ring and up the ramp.
As for modes, WWE games have had success with their ‘Attitude Era’ mode in WWE 13 and ‘30 Years of WrestleMania’ mode the following year. In the way ‘Attitude Era’ mode let you play as some professional wrestlers through some of their career, with the untimely death of the Ultimate Warrior, maybe 2K should look at having a mode where you play through the Ultimate Warrior’s career – Beating the Honky Tonk Man in 30 seconds, face-off against the immortal Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI. Don’t stop with just the Warrior. Have other decease wrestlers’ careers to play through. A Randy Savage run would be exceptional – Vs. Steamboat at WrestleMania III, The Mega Powers vs The Mega Bucks at SummerSlam, Hogan at WrestleMania V, even the Warrior himself at WrestleMania VII. There are others that could have their own; Eddie Guerrero, Andre The Giant and Hawk (with the Road Warriors) to name a few. It would be a great way to honour their prestigious legacy.
The way the game looks, while it has been improved gradually over the years, still suffers from some problems. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins are not the same size, so in the game, they shouldn’t be either. The Shield do look like copy and pastes with some twinges, here and there. Instead of adding arenas of PPVs, perhaps 2K should look into having famous arenas being brought in. Arenas like the old Raw arena, circa 93; The Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios. Other famous venues like the old ECW arena and the crazy Hammerstein Ballroom would be a superb environment to have hardcore matches in. Last but not least is, of course, Madison Square Garden (including the old entrance way at the side). It would take away the generic look of the arena that players have their matches in and would bring a fresh aspect to the game. The championship belts, are improving but there is still that plastic look off of them most of the time. Now is the perfect time to make that gold look exactly like it’s meant to, not like it was bought from the local Smyths.
This year’s WWE game is the perfect time for 2K to step up and show just what they are capable of. That was only a short list of what can be improved upon and hopefully they have looked into it. With WWE 2K15 coming out on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, one can only wonder what 2K have in store for wrestling fanatics. Personally, I want to see an ECW career mode, with the arenas, wrestlers, weapons, crazy storylines and high spots. Let us know what you would like!