He might be about four months late with this review but I shouldn’t complain about a new Clueless Gamer segment with Conan O’Brien. This time out, he reviews WWE 2K14. It was one of my 13 favourite games of 2013 but where does it land on the ever-changing Conan scale of game ratings?
There’s a whole pile of games coming out today. There’s the current-gen and PC releases of Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The North America release of Sonic: Lost World is today. And only one major release didn’t have a review embargo that was on the day of release. That would be the latest game in the long running WWE franchise (well, long running in its various iterations), WWE 2K14.
I could tell you about what the critics said but whether you buy it will come down to the same reason I pre-ordered it: Nostalgia. The 30 Years of Wrestlemania mode brought back many of my childhood favourites and some iconic wrestling moments. Apart from that addition and some improvements to the Universe and creation modes, the in-ring action in more of the same for long-time fans of the series. So, like I said, this one is mostly about the nostalgia.
P.S. Do as I say, not as I do, and don’t pre-order games… Even if The Ultimate Warrior is the pre-order bonus.