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Smith’s Venom: WWE ’13’s Frustrating One Count Bug

November 16, 2012 // 2 Comments

I scored WWE ’13 a 9.0 in my review earlier this month because it is a superb wrestling game, and I still think that. But more and more I am becoming increasingly frustrated with one bug that only lasts a second at a time, and that’s one counts. In wrestling, it takes a three count to pin someone. The normal match will see multiple pinfall attempts and 98% of these will result in the opponent kicking out at two. There are couple of reason’s for this: 1.) It creates more drama in the match, and 2.) The wrestler typically uses that two seconds to take a breather. The problem [...]

Review: WWE ’13

November 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

WWE ’13 (Playstation 3 [reviewed], Xbox 360, Wii) Developer: Yuke’s Publisher: THQ Genre(s): Wrestling Released: October 30, 2012 ESRB Rating: T – Teen Yuke’s and THQ could a big step forward with the WWE license last year when they scrapped the RAW vs. Smackdown name and gutted the engine to give the series its first true overhaul in years. WWE ’12 ended up being the best playing wrestling game of the generation thanks to the all the big improvements made. This year, Yuke’s is back with WWE ’13 and it’s largely the same gameplay wise. [...]

Trailer Thoughts: WWE ’13 Launch

October 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

Trailer Thoughts is a new frequent series that will be featured on Vortex Effect. Instead of simply posting game trailers thrown our way by PR people, we’re going to provide thoughts on the trailer and score the trailer’s effectiveness on a Hyped/Meh/Soured scale. THQ released the official WWE ’13 launch trailer today, and you can watch the almost 2:30 trailer above. The game releases tomorrow for PS3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii. Official trailer description: The official launch trailer for WWE ’13, featuring the all-new “Attitude Era” Mode, Predator [...]
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