WWE 2K23 is the latest installment in the WWE 2K video game series, and fans have been eagerly waiting for its release. With improved graphics, expanded features, and a deeper roster of WWE Superstars and Legends, the game promises to provide an even better gaming experience than its predecessor, WWE 2K22. In this article, we will review WWE 2K23 and discuss its pros and cons.
Gameplay and Performance
One of the most critical aspects of any video game is its gameplay and performance. WWE 2K23 seems to have improved in this area compared to its predecessor. During our five-hour gameplay, we did not experience any crashes. We played on a system with an i7 processor, 16 gig ram, and a GeForce 3060, and the game ran smoothly. The loading time also seemed fast, although we had yet to upload custom logos.
AI Tendency and Gameplay Editing
One of the areas of interest for us was the game’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tendency. We created a heavyweight character with all aerial moves set to 0, and the character did not attempt any aerial moves. It was surprising and showed that with proper editing, players could have the AI characters pull off some exciting combos. We also played around with the Comeback Attack, which allowed us to choose whether we wanted the AI to do a move on the opponent in the corner or walk to the opponent to perform a grapple move.
Other Gameplay Features
Some of the other gameplay features that we enjoyed in WWE 2K23 include
- Expanded Moves and Animations
- Customizable Arenas and Stadiums
- Improved MyCareer Mode
- Better Universe Mode With More Options
- New Weapons and Props
- Improved Sound Effects and Commentary
Pros and Cons
- Improved Graphics and Animations
- Expanded Features and Gameplay Options
- Deep Roster of WWE Superstars and Legends
- Improved Performance Compared to WWE 2K22
- Creative Suite with More Options for Customization
- 2K Showcase Returns with a Focus on the Career of John Cena
- WarGames is Finally Here
- Feels Like an Incremental Improvement Over WWE 2K22
- Some Bugs May Still Exist
- Somewhat Steep Learning Curve for Newcomers
In conclusion, WWE 2K23 seems to be an improvement over its predecessor, WWE 2K22. It has improved graphics, expanded features, a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends, and improved performance. Some drawbacks, such as it feeling like an incremental improvement over WWE 2K22 and a somewhat steep learning curve for newcomers, may exist. However, with its creative suite, players have more options for customization, and 2K Showcase returns with a focus on John Cena’s career, while WarGames is finally available. Overall, WWE 2K23 is worth playing for any WWE or wrestling fan.