I admit that I got this game on the PC because I got it for a song thanks to some discounts I had saved up. $50 for the deluxe out of pocket. I figured: Why the hell not? Throw the PC a bone.
Controllers work great on this. I can't imagine who in their right mind would or could try and play a game like this with a mouse and keyboard but sure enough, it's possible. LOL
I'm starting to wonder if I might have a mistake, however. There are some potential issues here that I'm not seeing mentioned on the consoles. I had the game freeze one me once yesterday while I was in create an entrance or some such. It froze for 10 seconds and then it crashed to desktop. I haven't heard about comparable issues on the consoles but perhaps there could be. I know who I am dealing with here with this outfit.
The eye candy differences are negligible and the game runs in 60fps for the in ring action on all platforms anywyas. Online presence, CAWS, etc. will simply be better on the consoles. I'll lose out on mods but honestly that's not a big deal.
Just not sure what to do. Not sure how to feel about it. It's early in the game's life so we'll see what happens. That was my only issue in probably a good 3 hours worth of useage thus far.
How is Road to Glory and some of that other stuff working for you guys?
EDIT: I played for a couple of hours today and I must say overall I'm pretty damned impressed with this game regardless of what platform it's on.
Here is an example: I'm playing on Legendary difficulty although I've noticed this AI has some more teeth so I had to be a lamer and go into game balance and turn the player sliders for reversals up a little bit.
So I booked an old school match that never was: A triple threat between 80s Hogan (great CAW) vs Savage vs Warrior.
I was Savage. This match was 20 minutes and I won in a way that I could have seen Savage absolutely doing. Warrior and Hogan decimated the hell out of each other and I came in picking shots ,capitalizing, occasional cheating (this was 87 Savage time all the way)...whatever it took to survive the two titans. It almost didn't work even that. Think about false finishes on everyone towards everyone...tons of finishers...last minute saves... everyone was bloodied and on a wing a prayer.
Damn it if the whole thing really looked liked what it could have been if a triple threat match had existed back then and they had done it with these three. The only reason I ended up winning was because I let Warrior drop Hogan again for the billionth time, hit the finishers, and the second he was done I hit Warrior with the signature piledriver and the big elbow for the pin. The way this match had been I honestly figured it was still 50/50 on a kick out. Great stuff.
I've been noticing more of that sort of thing in this year's game.
I started with the two man power trip concept with those two. I could take the NWO tags off and switch the music over to... I think it's 90s 1 or some such... if I wanted to. I like the NWO thing, though.
I was starting to think about Roode as a third man.
If not Roode, Samoa Joe might make a nice addition.
Nice! They need an enforcer for sure.
I'm also looking for "the next Orton" and what I mean by that is: A young up and comer that needs the rub and could be the next big thing they are training and passing the torch to, etc. etc. I've got to think about that.
Another stray I was looking at was a monster heel Big Cass concept. I've got some plans for him regardless of any of the rest of this.
The alternate to this was imagine the lighting being a little less dark with a LOT of flashing and one of the custom tracks like Hell's Demon or some such that suggests a disturbing, psychotic edge of sorts. Instead of the NWO salute on the ring posts it was a more brief, berserker type reaction. I forgot what it was called.
Cass came from his injury and things are very different. He needs the rub. He's a young guy and this particular iteration definitely makes for a not always controllable enforcer for the group.
Trust me this is a Cass people have never seen before and yes, the mask stays on.
That match didn't go well for Enzo. It started out with the break out very quickly and a few sledge hammer blows. It only went downhill from there.
I'm keeping his finisher. Put a couple of Nash taunts swapped in...on the prowl for a new signature move because the SAWFT elbow drop definitely doesn't fit this.
I think I'm zeroing in on Jason Jordan next. He's probably headed for a heel turn in real life with some of his attitude and things we're seeing... he fits that future push for my NWO group. He and Cass are both young with bright futures.
Roode and Joe are still in consideration past this.
Nice, I like it. Now that I've got the CAWs, some shows and a few titles downloaded, I started setting up tag teams this weekend (set up the Road Warriors and Dudley Boyz so far). Have a few more to do before I start setting up my Universe(s).
Thinking I'm going to have at least one event per year that will serve as a "Time Machine" kind of thing to have epic matches between current generation and legends. Already imagining NWO vs The Shield, Randy Savage vs Finn Balor and AJ Styles vs Ricky Steamboat.
Jason Jordan is friggin' awesome. Definitely the right choice for my NWO. I'll have to show him off later.
I'm thinking I need one more guy: A leader since Orton and Cena are there but they have way more days behind them then ahead in their careers. I need a guy that's near or at the peak of his career to join with Cass and Jordan in this new NWO.
Sand: Get a good 80s Hogan CAW and put him in triple threat against Warrior and put yourself as Savage. I did that and I couldn't believe what was going on there. They did things where I kept saying "Yes! That's what would have happened!"
This is one of three variants I've run with Roode.
This is the first. Skip to the 30 second mark to start seeing it.
The second is basically it's either Bobby Roode 1 where he is spinning on that stand and that whole bit with the Scott Hall NWO closure like you see in this...
Third is he comes out with Kevin Nash entrance like you saw on Jordan followed by a combo of Roode 1 and 2 that somehow gelled perfectly with the Hall NWO closure in the ring, also like was done on Jordan.
I might stick with that for one reason: These first two entrances are laughably grandiose and arrogant because, let's face it, it's Roode...but just too damned long.