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WWE í12 is out, and rabid wrestling gamers have been putting it through the paces over the last week plus. The feature set is deep in this yearís game; Road to Wrestlemania, online play, exhibition play and the deepest creation suite out there. But the mode that might be the most overlooked is Universe.

Universe mode allows your own WWE to begin, living and breathing, on your console. The steps to begin a Universe can be as deep or easy as you want it to be. You can just start stock or edit it to your heartís content. I immediately got rid of the spinner belt and the old Intercontinental title, replacing both with older titles (WCW Title and the Classic I-C belt). After you have the titles set up, itís time to set up which shows you want to ďair.Ē I have Raw on Mondays; Impact Wrestling (thanks to the creations download from Xbox Live) on Thursday; Nitro on Friday. Nitro is taking the Smackdown roster, but has the WCW logo, title and ring. The level of detail here is staggering. Any arena you want to use, any show name, anything you want is basically at your disposal.

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# 1 eaterofworlds888 @ 12/05/11 11:55 AM
man I can't wait til I get this. Universe mode sounds pretty great. I hear some people are having some minor issues though. Mainly with guys who are in the free agents showing up on cards anyway. But I say hey just edit the match, problem solved. Overall, looking forward to this
probably getting it for Christmas
 
# 2 DJ @ 12/05/11 12:43 PM
I just started playing yesterday and I'm already hooked on Universe Mode. It's a definite blast. Brock Lesnar has started up a feud with The Rock after Lesnar ran down and put a beating on "The Great One" before his match with The Miz.
 
# 3 N51_rob @ 12/05/11 03:39 PM
Is there a limit on this, does it run for "one year" or can you just keep going and going? I am leaning towards picking this up, or letting someone get it for me for xmas. Thanks in advance.
 
# 4 Molarmite @ 12/05/11 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by N51_rob
Is there a limit on this, does it run for "one year" or can you just keep going and going? I am leaning towards picking this up, or letting someone get it for me for xmas. Thanks in advance.
It goes on forever.
 
# 5 Retropyro @ 12/05/11 04:11 PM
I've been disappointed with wrestling titles since the days of No Mercy & Wrestlemania 2000. Every title since has failed to live up to those games. This one has me interested though. Might have to give it a rent to try it out.
 
# 6 bigbob @ 12/05/11 04:22 PM
I'm with Retropyro on the disappointment side, but I believe no game has lived up to the Smackdown! Series for the Playstation/Playstation 2. The Smackdown VS Raw were okay, but there was just some things missing that shouldn't have been and those things became even more imminent on the next-gen systems. Unable to connect all the backstage areas for a Falls Count Anywhere match has always been a killer for me and that's that reason I don't buy wrestling games every single year.

I personally preferred GM Mode over WWE Universe because you were actually doing something. You were trying to beat the other shows. Sure, you have complete control with WWE Universe on virtually everything and that's great for people who wanna do that. I think it was a huge mistake getting rid of GM Mode (I was terrible at it, never beat the other shows in ratings but it was just so much fun).
 
# 7 Union Carbine @ 12/06/11 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbob
I personally preferred GM Mode over WWE Universe because you were actually doing something. You were trying to beat the other shows. Sure, you have complete control with WWE Universe on virtually everything and that's great for people who wanna do that. I think it was a huge mistake getting rid of GM Mode (I was terrible at it, never beat the other shows in ratings but it was just so much fun).
I think they ought to combine the two. One of the big things missing from Universe is the granularity of information. The "News" section gives nothing. The information on match records, feuds, current momentum etc. is either hard to find, missing, or not grouped together to present any kind of overall picture of what the Universe looks like.

Also, I'd love it if matches were rated, if I could get details over what happened in matches I simmed (where's my highlights?), and reports, reports, reports! Why not?
 
# 8 texasgmr @ 12/07/11 12:30 PM
This sounds really great! I can't wait to get my hands on this for the 360!
 
# 9 Union Carbine @ 12/08/11 11:10 AM
I really wish that a) titles were tied to brands, not shows, and b) I could edit titles to determine who is eligible, on what shows & PPVs they can appear, etc.
 

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