WWE 2K18 Wishlist: WWE 2K17 has been out for a while now and everyone who has played it will agree that it has an equal amount of flaws and draws. Needless to say, the reaction to the overall game has been mixed. But there’s no denying the fact that the latest game to have been released has been a pleasure to play, and while its drawbacks are certainly not to be missed, the positives far outweigh them.
And now that WWE 2K17 is finally out on the PC, fans have started looking ahead in anticipation towards what to expect from the next entry. There is little doubt that creators Visual Concepts and 2K are already knee deep into working on WWE 2K18. But while the last game was generally perceived as satisfactory, it still left a lot to be desired. And that leads us to what new things fans want to see in WWE 2K18. These range from technical improvements to new features that would add to the excitement of virtual wrestling with our favorite stars for company.
WWE 2K18 Wishlist
Better Graphics: WWE 2K17 was a good game that gave wrestling fans a lot of reasons to rejoice. But ultimately, a game’s core reception is based on its technical soundness. And that’s where the 2016 iteration fell dangerously short. In fact, it actually looked like the creators had not tried to improve upon the technical aspects over its predecessors at all. The result was clunky gameplay that was affected by poor and almost comical animation. While it would have been acceptable if the graphical flaws were relegated to the outer elements, but weak graphics marring match experiences is just unacceptable. We hope 2K pays some serious attention on this front and actually makes advances rather than going backwards.
Women’s Wrestling: Yes, we know that the WWE games do have female wrestlers as unlockable characters and downloadable content, and they can partake in all the drama that constitutes wrestling as a form of entertainment. But while the real sport has a number of renowned female wrestlers, only a few of them find representation in its gaming counterpart. What’s even more annoying is that players cannot choose to play as a female superstar in the Career mode. And that is a real shame considering the fact that women’s wrestling has seen a major boost in the last couple of years. And this problem of representation in WWE’s virtual counterpart is not a one off case. EA’s FIFA series introduced women’s football in 2015, but it is yet to be expanded in the way the men’s version plays out. We know that it will be difficult for 2K to go from virtually naught to something big, but we hope to see some real women’s matches in WWE 2K18.
More Customization: One of the most amazing things about WWE 2K17 was the amount of customization it offered, not only in terms of the characters but also in terms of the entire match set up. Players were given the opportunity to tweak the match ring and its peripherals according to their own liking. But as is the case with anything new, it still needs a long way to go before we can get the kind of accuracy that we want. But we know that WWE 2K18 will at least be one step closer to that goal.
So while we still have more than half a year’s wait ahead of us before we can get to see WWE 2K18, fans have a huge amount of anticipation surrounding the upcoming title. However, while new features will always be added in and older ones will keep making an exit, we really hope that the technical aspects in the next entry are paid special attention to.