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HCTP was really masking it's season mode, it actually has less diversions than 30 years of WM has matches (Try it for yourself, there's about 40 "storylines" total in HCTP season, it's not as endless as people think it is).
I played the hell out of it, and probably put more time into HCTP(5) than any of the other Smackdown's besides SYM(4), which was my personal favorite.
The reason nostalgia always comes up when you bring up a 10 year old game, is because it's also what you're bringing up, even if you can't see it. Within it's time frame, HCTP was amazing, if it were released today, it would not outdo WWE2k14 on it's own, because you need that nostalgia factor.
That is a bold lie. A bold lie. It has way more diversions than that. Sometimes you ahve to lose matches too or choose different options. Even if it were just 40, all 30 years of Mania is is re-living matches. I'm in favor of bringing season back.
And I agree that I loved SYM's season more.
I'm not saying this games perfect, but I do remember HCTP having its fair share of problems as well, one of them being no one at the time seemed to be a fan of the season mode, go figure.
^^^Pretty close to it. I was on the HCTP boards when it came out. 2K14 has had more negative observations than HCTP with in the same TIME FRAME. Now over all after what 8 years many may have posted negative comments expecting a perfect game.