Evil Avatar: "The Smackdown vs. Raw brand has been going for quite some time now, and despite some recent legal disputes over contract renewals, it appears as though THQ has no intentions of slipping away from the yearly release schedule. Unfortunately, with yearly releases comes a yearly struggle to add enough new features, and improve the core gameplay enough to warrant the player coming back. Particularly true when your game is neither a proper sports game nor entirely story-focused. Nobody really cares if the roster is up-to-date do they? What they should care about though, is the long list of brilliant changes that have been made to this years game."