Week 1: Fresh off my Royal Rumble “win” I was booked into a handicap match versus Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe. Somehow I managed to win this match, which I think was my objective.
Week 2: Seth Rollins comes up to me to offer to help me combat Lesnar and Joe. I was skeptical of another allegiance but we faced Lesnar and Joe. Come to think of it, since i beat them 2-on-1, I’m not sure why I needed his help.
Week 3: Seth tells me to find one more member to join our team. The choices go from Ambrose, Finn Balor, Apollo Crews and Roman Reigns. Given the competition, I spoke to the Big Dog. His response caught me off guard. He rejects my offer and we exchange words in the ring in a effort to convince Roman.
Week 4: Roman challenges me to a match and says if I can defeat him cleanly, he’ll accept my offer. I defeat Roman and he says he doesn’t trust me but also does. Not sure what he is saying but we’re going in to Fastlane as a unit.
Monthly PPV: We form a “new” Shield against the badass team of Lesnar, Joe and Mark Henry. Roman and I re-create the Shield entrance but Rollins comes out on his own. We defeat this team in a fun brawl where everyone gets in their signature and finishers on the opposition.
Now that I have a faction of my own, I have the confidence I’ll capture the Universal Championship no problem at Wrestlemania and you can believe that!
Week 1: I speak with Triple H backstage who applauds my formation of my new faction. I then proceed to cut a promo in the ring about how my faction will dominate the landscape of the WWE.
Week 2: Mick Foley approaches me backstage and yells at me for starting a faction and disregarding management. He sets up a non-title match with Samoa Joe. Mid match, Seth Rollins attacks to have the match end. A backstage brawl breaks out mid interview with Renee and me and Joe brawl once again.
Week 3: I cut another promo to address the GM and the future.
Week 4: Triple H called me out for being all talk over the past few weeks so I combat that with…talking some more. Joe comes out and looks to address me but ends up knocking me out. I confront Seth backstage asking why he didn’t come to make the save.
Wrestlemania is upon us and I have my shot at the Universal Championship. A bit of a lukewarm build and not too much fanfare in this one. No elaborate entrances. I have Billie Kay in my corner and end up capturing the title fairly easily.
There is a Superstar Shakeup and I cut a promo about my journey to this point. I take some pictures with fans and head backstage. Triple H applauds my efforts and my journey and thus ends the official story mode.
Overall my impression of MyCareer mode is that it lacked creativity and fluidity. My biggest grief is that you start off as 50 rating yet no one in NXT is rated lower then a 75. You’re pushed immediately and have to be competitive with main event guys oN NXT despite being weak. I think they should improve your rating by wins and accomplishments rather then using currency to enhance attributes. I also didn’t like that you had to fulfill your objectives in order to progress in Career mode. I think fulfilling objectives should remain included but impact your attribution growth.
I hate that there is no genius in wrestling games. You can have low mid card guys come across as a big deal. Nothing gets me more upset then seeing me square off against Epico or Primo individually or seeing Primo randomly team with Brock. There is no acknowledgement of teams or alliances. My guy went from being a bad guy to a good so often that I couldn’t tell what he was. The dialogue is repetitive and lacks authentic WWE speak. I appreciate the open world but there needs to be more side quests. Right now, I can continue in my career without the main story so we’ll see if anything exciting takes place. Any thing that is of interest I’ll write about but for now I’d say it was about a 6/10 game play experience for the WWE 2k18 My Career mode.