IGN writes: "Last year, I crapped on WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 when it came to the PSP. The system was trying this updated control scheme where the D-pad controlled moment and the analog nub taunted but you had to drop to the nub after initiating struggle submission moves with the D-pad.
I found it to be a headache, and I wished death upon it.
Sadly, the control scheme is alive and well in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 on the PSP, but it's nowhere near as annoying. I think it's because characters use fewer struggle submission moves this year so the D-pad to nub moves aren't as common, but whatever the change is, I like it. However, that's not to say you need to run out and pick this UMD up; the D-pad is still less than ideal, especially when running."