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Smackdown vs Raw 2011 Review

The WWE Smackdown vs Raw series has gradually started to overcome it’s lacklustre predecessors reputation in recent years, with the 2008 version in particular reaching new lows.  So, how good is the latest effort?

Gameplay

A fair few changes have been made to this years’ Smackdown vs Raw, the most noticeable being with the control system. Basically it’s been revamped in ways which I’m personally not too fond of, in previous series entries the control system has always been smooth and enjoyable to use; Smackdown vs Raw 2011 is almost the exact opposite and takes quite some time to get used to. Fortunately as soon as you fire up the game you’re greeted with a training ring, so you can thankfully get used to the difficult controls at your own pace.

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Top 10 Video Games of The Decade

For the final part of my ‘Top 10’ lists we’ll focus on video games.  Millions of gamers will fondly look back on the decade, with the tail end of the original Playstation and Nintendo 64’s lifespan starting us off and ending with the likes of the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii on top of the world and (for the most part) churning out a constant stream of quality titles.  Franchises have been born and continued, series like Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy have continued to wow us and it looks likely that they will continue to do so long into the next decade.

There have been a lot of ups and downs along the way though, namely the RROD problem for Microsoft and Nintendo’s disastrous showing at the E3 convention for both 2009 and more infamously 2008.  With that being said no matter how you look at it the beginning of the 21st century has been memorable.

So, without further ado here are my top 10 video games of the decade in no particular order.

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