WWE Battleground 2K Review – Better Than 2K20 But Still Drowned By Microtransactions
After the devastating release of the last WWE game 2K20. Comparing both games Battleground 2K is a massive step up but that doesn’t mean that it’s a good game if you look at it as a new WWE game. The realism is completely gone now and replaced with an arcade feel.
It does feel like throughout that there wasn’t enough time put into the game. It is slightly buggy with frames of animation missing and a dragged out career mode that is a lot better than the past but still kind of plain. It’s very like how WWE is currently running their shows today. Too much rubbish compared to the actual good bits that ruin the whole experience.
Ok story of mechanics but terrible microtransactions
The game though does show that there is no real passion there. It feels like if you went behind the scenes there would be no passion for wrestling or the game. With it feeling like a lot of content is thrown in to see what sticks. With an ok story and ok mechanics that make the experience slightly enjoyable. Then you get to the point where you create your own character and start unlocking characters and rings. This is where you see the microtransaction. That for me put the final nail in the coffin. For a game that obviously hasn’t put the effort in and then adds microtransaction. It just feels like it’s a massive cash grab.
It is better than WWE 2K20 but it’s still a very disappointing game that has a lot of content of old and new wrestlers. There are still some massive problems that show a lack of passion for the game. This could be due to very short development time or developers thinking of it as a normal sports game. WWE needs time away from the game market and come back with different developers who don’t focus on sports games. WWE isn’t a normal sport, it’s a scripted experience where anything can happen. This can be done in video games but not by a team that has a focus on sports games.