WWE 2K18 has been out in the wild for a few weeks now, and it's safe to say that the game is a thoroughly mixed bag, as most of the recent WWE 2K games have been.
Whether you're a loyal fan of the series or a casual player, the franchise's general lack of progress as far as its long-standing issues are concerned continues to be incredibly disappointing.
Every year, fans vocally ask 2K to fix many of these nagging issues, be they pervasive technical problems or more simple quality-of-life complaints, yet here we are another year later, and they still persist.
Considering how well 2K's NBA series reviews compared to their WWE games, it's hard not to feel like wrestling fans are being given the short shrift year-in and year-out, with lazily rushed-out games that feel more adequate than made with any passion whatsoever.
However, with WWE 2K19 surely already in development, there's a sliver of hope for the future, and it's always possible that next year could indeed be different. If 2K implemented even just a few of these features and fixes, it'd feel like a major step forward for the franchise...