WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 Pro Reviews

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WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 Reviews

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GamingTrend 67% Apr 13 '08
GameSpot 6.5/10 Nov 21 '07
Gamespy 3/5 Nov 28 '07
Gaming Excellence 6.1/10 Mar 13 '08
IGN DS 7.0/10 Nov 01 '07
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WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 Previews

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GameZone Oct 20 '07
IGN DS Sep 17 '07
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"This portable wrasslin' game is basically fun, even if there aren't a whole lot of play modes."
"SmackDown! vs. RAW meets the Nintendo DS, but how does it fare?"
"There's still more to see in SmackDown! Vs. Raw 2008 for DS, but from what we've played thus far the mix of strategy and speed (multiplayer can get surprisingly hectic) has shown that THQ's latest attempt isn't just a touch-screen gimmick. Whether it has enough depth to hold an entire single player season mode, or if it truly warrants multiple copies of the game for vs. action still remains to be seen, but our latest hands-on was certainly a positive one. It's great to see a wrestling game that relies just as much on strategy as it does button-mashing, and the new design certainly makes the DS version a more strategic, pure wrestling experience."
"While most licenses end up shoveling an uninspired wreck of an experience onto handhelds, it’s nice to see Amaze and THQ team up to deliver a truly innovative and entertaining wrestling experience on DS that’s anything but ordinary. It was a risky move, as the core wrestling audience isn’t always up for a more strategic and tactical game when they could be button mashing all over the place, but the current experience lends itself well to DS’s somewhat limited 3D capabilities, the cinematic nature of wrestling, and the more tactical elements of the sport. The gameplay can become shallow a bit too quickly though, and while there are some solid match variations there’s never more than a one-on-one bout, and computer AI doesn’t do the game justice. In order to play multiplayer you’ll need to score two copies of the game, so it can take a ton of investment to get the most out of this year’s product. Hopefully next year brings more options, a bit more control over the wrestlers, and far more multiplayer modes, as this newcomer has the potential to become a true legend. If it’s given the right push, that is."
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