WWE 2K19 Video Review
The WWE video game franchise has seen its ups and downs over the years, unfortunately falling from the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra into fairly repetitious content without innovation. It’s a flaw that many sports games have fallen into with their yearly releases, however much like the other franchises under the 2K label, WWE 2K19 has found its stride and come out on top with a positive upswing to start its climb back up the ladder of successful gaming. With a massive roster, a lengthy story mode, and the series-staple deep customization of characters check out our video review below to see just why this is the start of something great for the WWE franchise.
WWE 2K19 brings its refined combat back to the squared circle with a roster of over 200 wrestlers from across wrestling history. The game features the returning transferable position grapple system from last year and a new MyCareer mode following the players created character. Character customization – a key staple of the series – returns with its incredibly in-depth number of options as well as creating your own championship belt, arena, and now Money in the Bank briefcase.
While the overall experience will be familiar to fans of the series, the major grievance with the games comes in the form of its in-game currency. Money earned is used to unlock moves, wrestlers, and customization pieces for created characters. These can be purchased individually or in set packs, as well as players having the option to spend real money to buy them. While this undoubtedly rekindles the discussion on spending money to unlock content, the fact this is really the games only major issue speaks volumes for the polish on WWE 2K19. It might not reinvent the genre, but it’s taking safe steps in the right direction to keep the series fresh and fun without alienating longtime fans.
WWE 2K19 is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. For more information check out the game’s official website.