Arcade Sushi Pins Down an Excellent WWE 2K17 Review

It has been a roller-coaster ride for fans; does WWE 2K17 deliver the hard-hitting goods?

It has been a roller-coaster ride for fans; does WWE 2K17 deliver the hard-hitting goods?

Wrestling games are sometimes hit-or-miss and in recent years, many fans would argue that these interactive experiences have missed more often than not. The flashy entertainment that is pro wrestling has also been going through a few changes as well, so what should we expect from 2K during this flux stage? Well, according to a great review we found at Arcade Sushi, we can expect improvement with a few of the annoying drawbacks still plaguing the WWE. In other words, the new title seems to fall in line with the “new era” of wrestling, for better or worse.

Critic Jason Fanelli pens an excellent analysis of the recently released WWE 2K17, starting with a direct comparison to the aforementioned transitional phase. Then, knowing full well what the fans have wanted over the years (some new techniques and fresh faces among the most-desired additions), the critic delivers a robust, all-encompassing review. We get an in-depth look at the presentation and mechanics, and clearly outlined reasons why the game falls shy of being great. It’s sort of a two steps forward, one and a half steps back situation, and this evaluation perfectly explains why.

This is Jason’s second nod here at VGRHQ; he was first honored for his Madden NFL 15 review. So congrats again!

Why We Like It:

— With such franchises, it’s critical to have a deep understanding of the sport in question and its fan base, and this critic clearly has a solid foundation.

A great idea to compare to the transition phase of the WWE, so followers can see if the game franchise has adopted the same improvement mindset (and why both the real-life and virtual “new eras” still fall shy).

— Doesn’t waste time with unnecessary tangents or personal rants; this is a well-structured, well-presented review that tackles the most essential aspects of the game. It’s everything we want to know without the fluff, and we always appreciate that.

Read Jason Fanelli’s WWE 2K17 Review Now

2 thoughts on “Arcade Sushi Pins Down an Excellent WWE 2K17 Review”

I think this is one of those times where you have to be a big fan of the “sport,” or you just have zero interest in the game. Used to be when we were younger that it didn’t matter, though…I was no hockey fan and I didn’t know any hockey fans and yet, we all had Blades of Steel. 😉

They still make wrestling games?

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