WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009
One of the best games ever
Wrestling and the PlayStation 2 go together like peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, and Ryan Clements and apologies. However, as the system continues to age, quality opportunities to lay the smack down are becoming more and more rare. This year, THQ and Yuke's have brought WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 to a smattering of platforms, and the PlayStation 2 hasn't been ignored. While it's true that this PS2 version is just a stripped down rendition of what fans are getting on the PlayStation 3, this is definitely a step up from last year's title even though this franchise is nowhere near what it used to be on Sony's second system. On paper, it seems like SVR 09 should cruise to wrestling game greatness. The title packs more than 60 wrestlers, 14 one-on-one match types including the new Inferno option, a new story mode, better AI, and a focus on tag teams. However, when you get into the punching, grappling, and slamming that make up the game, the world begins to feel like well worn territory and begins to look muddled. In the end, we have a game that improves on last year's outing in a number of ways but falls short of returning SVR to its place of honor on the PS2. Where there's smoke, there's an Inferno Match video. Don't get me wrong, SVR 09 is a fun game. The solid controls from last year are back -- left stick to move, right stick to grapple, reversals via the shoulder buttons, and so on -- and come with a few minor touches such as the game flashing "Signature Move" when you can set off a stored special as well as the ability to enter the ring via the steel steps. These are welcome additions, but it's pretty much exactly what you saw last year. Still, there are a handful of other bells and whistles to grab your attention. For starters, the AI in SVR 09 doesn't suck for a change. On Legend, the computer's still going to be reversal heavy, but it's also going to store Finishers, break up pins in tag matches, and basically give you a run for your money. If you're not happy with how the AI is acting, SVR 09 finally gives us sliders to adjust the game's thinking. You can make Finishers more or less powerful, you can adjust how much the computer reverses, and you can even modify momentum rates. Customization like the sliders is a theme in this game. While you're messing with menu, a smattering of entrance music is playing as a soundtrack. If you don't like a particular song, you can press in your left stick and skip to the next track. Via the game's Roster Editor, you can mold the WWE as you see fit with a few button clicks -- change what brand people are on, give and take away championships, decide who is clean and who is dirty. There are alternate attires for the likes of CM Punk, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, and others; there are 19 arenas; and you can unlock the WCW brand and classic championship. Of course, this wouldn't be a professional wrestling game if it didn't add some new gimmick matches. The Inferno Match is an interesting bout that looks good but always ends a bit silly. You and your opponent duke it out in a ring where the edges are set ablaze. As you pull off moves, the flames leap and the temperature in the lower left corner rises. When the magic number reaches 500 degrees, you're supposed to drag your opponent to the ropes and toss him (Divas still can't participate in the crazy match types) into the fire. When one of you is successful -- there's a button-tapping minigame to try and reverse the strong-grapple dragging -- a body flies over the ropes and that guy's clothing is set one fire. It looks a bit goofy to see CM Punk rolling around with his ass on fire, but it's still a fun (albeit simple) fight. Meanwhile, THQ and Yuke's dropped the Parking Lot Brawl from previous games and replaced it with the Backstage Brawl. Here, you can fight in a KO-only match in the locker room or the gorilla position. There are objects to interact with in these areas, but they're pretty barren in general. Plus, there
Its really bad the graphics are terrible, theres no announcers, theres NEVER noone online to play with...save your money and dont buy this trust me.
This game has everything ecxept commentary from annocers and barrier section 2 fight what i dont get is that svr 07 had a barrier section 2 fight so this game is great get it
good for a little while
The game is good for a while but kind makes u mad on PSP.The create modes are great. Exibiton is good with its matches, characters are fine but i hate how the give the fat wrestelers toned bodies i mean Matt hardy is fat and they give him a more realistic lookin 6 pack then Batisda. the controls are fine but the moves kinda get weird when rey mysterio can pick up big show, Mark henry,Khali,and Big daddy V ?!?!?!? Jerry king and miachel cole arent even there on psp. u cant even go over a bariicade. Randy orton looks weird , rtwm is awsome. The annocers move their mouths but no sounds comes out until they stop talking. In short itll tire u out in 3 months.
Good SVR Game
this smackdown vs raw is good , because for the first time ever includes de road to wrestlemania for superstars of wwe , this game dont include legends but the roster is very good , in my opinion is one of the best SVR for PSP
BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!
Smackdown vs Raw 2009 for PSP is one of the best games ever. There are so many type of matches like the all time favorites Hell in a Cell, Money in the Bank, Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber, Inferno Match and more. If your the type of gamer that likes fighting and being extreme than you should totally get this AWESOME game. It is really fun because you can jump from ropes, ladder, and even the Elimination Chamber doors. Something cool about it is that you can play with another person that has this game and fight it out to the finish. The graphics are pretty good and the wrestling moves are just amazing. The divas are so amazing and you could team up with them in a mixed tag team match. The Road to Wrestlemania makes you feel as if you were a wrestler and lets you see what wrestlers have to put up with. The best Arena is the Tribute to the troops and you can unlock it in story mode. Also, the Create-a-Wrestler is so cool because there is new things that you could put on him and you could enter him in career mode where you can make him the strongest wrestler ever. Of course there is crate a move, move set , and entrance. So if your a wrestling fan go buy this game right now.
Its a good game
This years smackdown vs raw 09 is a game that I would reccomend for all wrestling fans. Even though I have it for the psp. The road to wrestlemania story mode is pretty good where Triple H has to chose between evoultion or dx. Also the new inferno match is pretty fun once you get the hang of it. I hope that the 2010 version has the announcer table in the game and the commentary that goes with it. I also hope that they fix Jeff Hardy's hair from long to short. The sound is pretty low in the game but I like the wrestling theme songs so I'll live.The controls to this game is almost the same to last years version but the signature move option thats it. I think that THQ did a good job with this game and I hope that they keep upgrading the Smackdown vs Raw franchise into a bigger and more better fighting game.
This game is really fun i really like the road to wrestle mania the graphics are really good for i hand held system i really like playing online. they create a finisher is a really good idea and i am really happy they made it. one of the best matches to play is the new inferno match its a little hard when u first play it but then u get the hang of it. they also made the create a wwe superstar a lot better u can now pick what u want to enter the arena wearing. they even made the little things cool like if you control someone who is the wwe champion as they enter you can make the center spin. also when you do road to wrestle mania with the undertaker u can control santino with magic. there is one little glitch if you are the wwe champion the announcer says wwe heavyweight champion but thats only small.
IF U DONT HAVE IT, GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got this game the day it came out and let me tell you its one of the best games in the WWE series so far. The grafics are so awesome and the moves are just amazing. Finally every superstar has there special moves and the quality is amazing. The controls are easy but not to easy. There Road to Wrestlemania mode is wierd because you would never expect it to happen but ii is believable.There is no general manager mode though. Career mode is just a new general manager mode which is actually better in my opinion. The divas are just amazing, a new arena with tribute to the troops its just awesome.The Create - A - superstar is more clearer than the old games. TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT good graphics newer moves quality should be worth more GET IT!!! Its a good choice
WWE SvR 2009!!!
I've been a huge WWE fan for many many years now and I have played the games ever since it first came out. From the NES to the PS3/PSP. Ever since it first came out the graphics have improved little by little, but as you can see the graphics from SvR 2008 has improved dramatically in SvR 2009. The graphics aren't the only things that changed, the Roster has also changed a lot and the motion of the mouth matches the sounds even better now. The controls hasn't really improved but it is actually a lot better than controls in SvR 2008. The camera angle has changed a lot too. The camera will follow you to one side of the ring if you are out of the ring on that side, so it's improved too. Then it's time for my favorite improved thing about SvR 2008, The Creation Mode. In the create mode there is 4 different things you can do create a superstar, create a entrance, create a moveset, and the newest feature (my favorite) create a finisher. In these modes you can create your own superstar, then make it's entrance, give it the moves you like, and create your own Finishing move for your character. I've played this game for many hours now and still LOVE IT, so if I were you I would recommend buying this game because the money you spend on it is worth it!