Don't just watch it - live it. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007
brings the intensity of being a WWE Superstar to
the next level by offering players unprecedented levels of
choice and control. The #1 wrestling game in the world delivers
the next generation of WWE video games with key new
features, incredible graphics and engaging, highly realistic
WWE action in and beyond the ring...
word of warning for WWE fans: You might think you know
what you're doing when you load up this game. But, if you
are familiar with the control system from previous games in
the franchise, you are strongly advised to spend a few minutes
watching the video tutorials as there are a number of changes
to the 2007 edition.
up the control system has been updated. While it's not radically
different, it does take a little time to get used to. The
trusty old grapples are now instigated by use of the right
thumbstick. Pushing the right thumbstick up, down, left and
right, allows you to perform one of four quick grapple moves.
And, if you also push the R1 button you can perform a strong
grapple move instead. Choosing a strong grapple move also
gives you the opportunity to apply a special move (again by
pushing thumbstick in any direction) or pushing the R3 button
will allow you to perform an ultimate control move (which
allows you to perform more damaging moves against your opponent.)
addition to the franchise is the ability to use your environment
to inflict more damage on your opponent. There are various
hot spots dotted around. Drag your opponent into these hot
spots and you can perform certain moves using objects close
the negative side though the commentary is a little poor.
It can on occasions be slow and incorrect, but then to be
honest when you're trying to beat your opponent you are not
really concentrating on the commentary.
build a wrestler mode is pretty much left untouched, as are
most of the general modes available. The
changes to this year's game represent only fine tweaking to
previous instalments. To
be perfectly honest, if you already own the 2006
offering, then there's not a whole lot of point buying this
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