Game Review: WWE 2K14 (XBox 360)

WWE 2K14 is the perfect analogy for the 'sport' it tries to emulate in game version. It looks amazing, but a series of well rehearsed and staged moves make the outcome less of a skilful manoeuvre and more of a linked series of entertainments. The WWE is wrestling at it's most spectacular and the latest iteration of the game for the consoles gives wrestling fans exactly what they want just like the television version…

By Wayne Webb

WWE 2K14 is the perfect analogy for the 'sport' it tries to emulate in game version. It looks amazing, but a series of well rehearsed and staged moves make the outcome less of a skilful manoeuvre and more of a linked series of entertainments. The WWE is wrestling at it's most spectacular and the latest iteration of the game for the consoles gives wrestling fans exactly what they want just like the television version. The same experience, every session, every tournament, every year ad infinitum.

Back in the day when video games were stood in upright cabinets and had anywhere from 2 to 8 buttons for games like this, the main way to win was to button mash faster and with more precision than your opponent, be they real or computer generated. As the technology grew better the games developed so that set moves became the order of the day, get close enough and execute a specific and often challenging button press combination and an animated 'set piece' would execute and delight everyone.

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