9. Decent Graphics
A few social media comments have scoffed at early build character models for the likes of Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega and Darby Allin. Critics have pointed out that AEW's game lacks some polish, but that's only natural given it's a work in progress.
Also, people will accept a lack of graphical panache if the game is fun.
Does it need to look functional? Absolutely, but Yuke's don't need to obsess over every tiny detail here. If models look bang on facially and have a bit of cartoonish bloating in terms of musculature, then so be it. Gameplay will always trump true-to-life, jaw-dropping graphics - just look at Nintendo's past for proof of that.
The key thing here might be eliminating any bugs or glitches that pop up during development. AEW should iron those out for sure, and they will want a certain quality of artwork (especially on newer consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X/S), but...again, gameplay is king.