THQ has been making WWE Games for who knows how long, and now angry fans want someone else do it.
ehh this always happens when only one company makes games for sports or other licensed content. Look at madden, it has no competition so the devs dont necessarily push themselves or their budget to create a great game. Fifa is a great example of a series that was seen before as 2nd rate compared to pro evolution, but that competition forced them to create what most consider the best soccer games currently. This all comes down to business. EA, Thq, etc pay a lot of money for exclusive contract to make sport games so you can partly blame nfl and wwe for allowing this.
WWE most certainly doesn't care. As someone who watches wrestling every week, WWE markets the game 10x more than THQ. They legitmately believe it's the best WWE game ever. I can't imagine "two" WWE games being on the market, though. Unless they make one game feature only Smackdown wrestlers and another featuring only RAW wrestlers.
they just need to find a new formula that works... because the wrestling games back on N64 were the bomb-diggity.... But that was when wrestling was called WCW and WWF.... not this WWE crap...
True. The announcers kept saying that WWE '12 has the best graphics ever. Talk about false advertising.
Yeah won't work, people are too demanding and will want to be able to get all wrestlers in one game. Plus, THQ owns the rights to WWE games, they have some contract with WWE that enables them and only them to make WWE games, otherwise you would see other competitors rising up and buying the license and making games like the old days when wrestling games were kickass - remember when Smackdown games had to compete with xbox exlusive Raw games? Eliminate your competition by getting exclusive rights to WWE license and you get what every other sports fan gets - a slightly more polished version of the same turd. Also, the kid who wrote that dumb article (complete with spelling mistakes no less) just sounds like a whining baby, if he doesn't like the games then he should do his part by NOT BUYING THEM. Being a self entitled baby about it doesn't get anyone's attention in an executive office.
This petition is not going to work. No matter what your opinion is of the games, THQ renewed their contract with WWE for another 7 or 8 years more I think...They cannot simply break this contract no matter how angry the fans get.
Online petitions almost never work. for example: megaman legends 3.
True... but it never hurts to try :/
I think the petition might not be for the right reasons, but at least this will get THQ's attention and hopefully address some of the problems instead of the same engine/same game being released with a new 20_ _ number. People complain about cod and still buy it. Same rule with FIFA, Madden. This is whats ruining games industry repeat purchases of franchises. I for one am guilty of this.
thq cam keep the license they just need a new dev. or rather an old dev, "aki" was the king of wrestling games, give them a year or two with wwe and i guarantee it would be 10x better
AKI hasn't been a competent wrestling developer for over 10 years. They couldn't even develop a PS2/Xbox game by themselves, Def Jam Vendetta/Fight For NY. They had to have help from almost every major EA developer as they were too used to developing for Nintendo 64 only. That's why EA and AKI fell out and they never went back to them since. There's NOTHING that says that AKI would do a better job even if they were given 5 years, they just don't get the technology of today and that's part of the reason they don't make wrestling games anymore. AKI recommended the WWE license to Yukes and they went with it and have been doing it ever since. Yukes has done a great job even though there are some obvious weaknesses that are slowly being ironed out now.
yukes has done a decent job but they peaked years ago and for some reason keep changing for the worse. they still dont give the ability to go backstage which i know many people have wanted for years. they havent added anything to the create a fighter in years ( content, the only real change was 3d items ). and lastly they cant decide how to make a good single player, its like everytime they take a step in the right direction, the next year they scrap it and take two steps back. and i agree aki hasnt done anything in years ( not even called aki anymore ) but def jam and fight for ny were two of the best fighting games created last gen.. maybe they needed help maybe they didn't ( i never read anything like that ) but either way, given the license for a couple games, the first may be decent but the second would almost guaranteed to be twice as good since they have continuously gotten better with every sequel they make
What other company is honestly going to fight THQ to get the license?
hmm... Activision, EA, Codemasters, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Take Two, 505 Games, and many others are possible. I am hoping honestly that TNA gets a licensed game out to the public soon. I know they tried once and made a ok choice, but company died.
Call of WWE: Bloodfest ...... like no thanks Activision.
Well THQ is already doing odd ball things. WWE Brawl coming in 2012 is like Mortal Kombat. Activision doing them as well with Nascar. Nascar Unleashed anyone? After releasing a respectable Nascar game for 2011 they made that.
I can see Activision doing it since they are grabbing random things like Nascar here and there. However EA, Ubisoft, and other big ones like that I don't see them being interested. With all the other licenses to take care of and all (MLB license is going up soon).
@Soldier There is no need to fight for the license, EA or Acti can wait a year or so, let THQ go down and buy the company for cheap XD
I don't like Namco, but Urban Reign was one of my favourite games. The fighting was fast, smooth, and the animations for the wrestling moves looked more legit than actual WWF/WWE games. Stunner! Double Stunner! http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I just wish THQ got the moto gp back, capcom have destroyed it last good moto gp was in 07 im still hoping one of the best online racing games ever makes a return.
Wasn't WWE '12 like the best selling game in the series? No chance THQ will let it go now.
WWE 12 is not very fun. Its a BS PR thing that sold the game to us with lies. As much as they think they are trying if they were not wasting money and resources building Oddball WWE game properties. Like Crash, and now Brawl? Which is a Mortal Kombat/WWE game from the looks of what I have seen. How the hell is that relevant to WWE? If they stood up and build a proper game the way they used to do then it wouldn't suck ass. They picked one way to play for this Generation of consoles and so far have kept it from SVR 2008 til now and it still sucks. I hope with the next generation they do something different.
I said this in the other comment to you and I'll say it again. You must be playing an entirely different game if you think it even compares to SVR2008 in the slightest as far as gameplay is concerned. There's NOTHING the same as 2008 as far as gameplay in WWE'12 dude, nothing. I don't know how you came to that conclusion but I literally played SVR2008 on Friday and it SUCKED compared to WWE'12. SVR08 was one of the weakest entries as it is, and it hasn't aged well at all. WWE'12 is a much friendlier user experience as far as gameplay goes dude, it's easier to look at too just to add. I don't know man, I just don't get how people can play this game and objectively not like it when it's one of the best they have ever put out before. Oh well, I guess not everyone sees things the same.
Give it a rest with the damn petitions. If you don't like it then don't buy it.
Here's how you can sign the petition, stop buying the games. Haven't bought and kept a wwe game since 2006 ( the last good one). I recently bought wwe 12 out of curiosity and sold it the same week it sucked so bad.
Captain Qwark9, I can say that it is 100% truth that AKI needed major help with the development of both Def Jam games they worked on. They are now doing PSP/DS games only, that's how far away from wrestling they have gone. Most of the things you are talking about isn't up to Yukes, THQ and higher ups, not the THQ developers, are responsible for what goes in the game or what is taken out. Most of those things they cannot help and they try new things all the time and sometimes, those new things don't work out, sometimes they do. I honestly don't think AKI would do anything worthwhile with the games at all nowadays. They don't have any of their assets and legacies from their past Wrestling games, and a lot of their ideas and gameplay was based on such old technology. It was much easier for them to do the things they did back then because they did hand drawn animations for EVERY SINGLE ANIMATION in the game, that gives leeway to a lot of things to make them look more realistic but the bad side to that is that the game doesn't look as good. They aren't used to motion technology, which is what really messed them up with Def Jam games, and they wouldn't be able to do a lot of what they brought to No Mercy at the time either. Trust me, Yukes tried they just can't do it without the technology having an adverse affect on what they want to accomplish. These things take time and they will eventually be put into place. We started this year with Predator Technology, cleaning up all of the ugly transitions and jumps and cuts in animations. We'll get further along with the physics and grappling transitions being more smooth and fluid as WWE games move forward. They are already working on WWE'13 now and I think it's going to be a lot better as far as the most important factors are concerned, gameplay and Universe.
I havent played a decent wrestling since Here Comes The Pain. Where do I sign?
Im more concerned about people who actually watch that crap.
Well be concerned for a lot of people, millions of people watch it EVERY WEEK :)
The last WWE game I enjoyed (and still do enjoy to this day.) is WWE Day of Reckoning. The story sucked, sure, but the gameplay was simple and overall flawless. The customization was awesome! Crappy graphics, but still awesome. DoR 2 made them a little better looking, but the loading time just destroyed everything. I want a wrestling game that plays like DoR 1, and a wrestler customization options like that in the game.
I think everyone is forgetting something, THQ doesn't make the games, Yuke's do. If you're going to complain about the WWE games, then complain to them. THQ just sticks their logo on the cover.
Never mind a petition for WWE lats get one for Madden/NHL these 2 franchises haven't changed sense the early 90s, Iam sick of NHL having the same annonsers sense they started making the game . And for madden well that game has never changed it's formula . NHL at least changed the controls .
Is that dude's name really John Bonham lol?
This is a simple way to make THQ or anyone else step up there game. Dont buy it the more people drop out of buying the game will force THQ to improve it next time. For me they need to stop trying to make the game a sim like fifa and go back to the WCW No Mercy where it was all about fun and look at the MP side as this is what made the old games on the N64 when there was 2 to 4 people playing on the console.
Well THQ may go the way of Midway. Stock has gotten its warning for delisting. Midway had that happen to it and it was bought in 6 months by someone. Then most assets sold to Warner Bros. Entertainment. THQ's stock is at .66 cents a share. I don't know the maximum shares for the company, but at .66 cents a share and dropping its becoming a target for someone to buy. I hope if someone does buy it. Then it makes some changes. Although if all assets are sold. Red Faction, WWE, Homefront ends up in the hands of another publisher.
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