I will admit some features are nice like an updated roster , better graphics ,updated move set and better internet gaming experience are great.
I will also admit that the WWE being PG presents obvious limitations like games being less violate, less bloody, no infernal matches or buried alive matches and no bra and panty matches. But just because you have PG limitations is no excuse to provide an inferior game. If the game has to be PG why not include a slobberknocker option like older games and include the option of relieving, rewriting or redefining to unlock videos.
But when you look at game play for WWE 2K games especially games like WWE 2K18 it sucks the controls are inconsistent, game pace is slower it is harder to do reversals or escape from a pitfall. I personally like the smackdown series but I can tell you even the smackdown series had some games that the controls sucked but THQ decided to be more inclusive they quickly learned to give options for players to adjust the controls different ways to cater to player’s preferences. THQ also had stable controls if you turned off the stamina meter it was off and your player would not just gas out in mid match. With THQ if you adjusted the reversals and kick out system it was consistent and you didn’t have situations in which an opponent pretty much does minimal damage pushes you down and beats you.