See I agree with most of this, but I voted that I don't know. There is always the chance that things get fixed and upgraded properly, but from a history standpoint, not a good chance. If they change the way that they develope the game organizationally, then it could be better just from that standpoint alone. They really need to clean up their programming and testing of details, which there are a lot of them just due to the nature of the game. They've had a problem with including things in the game that just don't work.
I didn't wanted to buy WWE12 because I already had a bad feeling about it after Corys (one of the worst game designers ever in my opinion) "lets blame it to the fans" and "lets play the damsel in distress" behaviour prior to WWE12 release.
Had also cancelled my preorder but then a friend of mine (I could literally kill him after that -.- ) kept bugging me to buy so "we can play together online" (which happened like once due to the crappy servers and since we are living in different countries a "come over so we can play" option wasn't feasible).
So I bought it, got extra frustrated through all the glitches and bugs from which most are still in the game and I definately know they will never fix them and after creating a few caws for the community and playing a bit universe, I put the game on the self and never moved it from there again.
With other words my experience was:
- throwed my money out for a beta version of a game
- got several broken promises from THQs about fixing stuff which they didn't and never will (as usual so nothing new there)
- got frustrated of having a beta version of a game that could had been actually good if enough effort would had been put into its development (they were too busy hyping it or talking about Randy Boredoms beard I guess)
- faced freezes, glitches, kelly kelly being everyones shadow being it a male or female caws in the match card
- got frustrated by wasting my time trying to enter a server I barely ever were able to connect to
- got castrated of being able to ever play with my friends online since it never works in a game that were supposed to have a working online environment that seriously the previous versions was "excellent" compared to wwe12s one
- got lied to the face about features that yukes isn't able to "accomplish" because of this and that (lies, lies, lies)
among other things.
I admit I will check on the forums to see how WW13 goes and does also because I'm curious if it will be indeed a upgraded or finished WWE12 version with one extra feature or two so they can call it a new game they put "effort" in it (yeah right).
Most of all so I can be amazed once again how everyone will be falling for their hype, empty promises and broken games so they can complain allover again after.
Should WWE 13 really turn out to actually work like a game is supposed to and be bugfree (who am I fooling here with my wishful thinking? ), I might consider to get it a year after its release when it will be thrown out for like 10 or 20€ but I highly doubt it.
So I voted No and it will be a No. Enough is enough.
Also, when you think about it......think about some of the best games you've played recently and whatever issues they had. When I think about that, some of the best games may have problems, but they don't seem to get in the way of the fun of the game the same way that they do in WWE 12. Maybe there's just a higher frustration factor for me with the WWE games because of all the genres that exist, wrestling is the one I'm most familiar with and can more easily find cracks in. See I can play a game like Skyrim and see most people complain about presentational things like well...people trying to talk to you even after you've been killed at their feet. Maybe some problems with jumping and temporary menu hangups. Thing is though....none of that really bothers me for some reason nearly as much as the issues that THQ left in WWE 12, and I think it is in large part because the SAME KIND of problems show up in the games every year. Sometimes the same exact problems even. Almost as if solving one problem brings up two more for them. Anyway....long rant, but I think there is a strong case for not believing that they'll bring us a solid game next year just due to the history of the problems in the series.