So as I stated, with most of the original folks working on the game WWE 2K14 does not miss a beat when it comes to gameplay. Over the years, the game has significantly got better and better each year in terms of smooth and realistic wrestling moves which makes each and every match fun and very believable. Now as with real wrestling there are some things that are just over the top but that is what makes this game fun. Combining some of the arcade style gameplay with realism definitely bodes well for this game and it gets away from feeling monotonous. Now unfortunately the AI is pretty unpredictable in this game as to whether or not it will be good or not. At times, the AI reacts as you would expect and pulls off some spectacular moves but there are other times when I just scratch my head and wonder what the heck is going on. Theyíll also go on quick bursts of activity and put you down for a while even if you were dominating the match. Ok, so yes that happens in real life but it just doesnít seem to fit here sometimes. Overall though, the AI and gameplay is definitely solidified and has made some progress forward. That makes for a much more enjoyable game for sure.
Each wrestler uses default controls to pull of standard moves as well as special moves. Some wrestlers, such as the old school folks donít have quite the extensive library of moves as the newer generation but thatís the way it should be. There are moments in each match when you can pull off Signature moves fluidly with the press of a button and then an awesome Finisher that presents itself as a cool cinematic as you pummel your opponent. I especially enjoyed the addition of 2-man moves in the game as well which looks pretty darn cool. Again, there are some things that are a bit over the top but thatís professional wrestling folks so it works. At times the game seems to teeter on trying to be realistic and trying to be an arcade style fighting game.
Creation mode is back once again and its relatively untouched for the most part. Some subtle differences are found here and there like the fact that you can now create your own belts from scratch rather than editing and working off of an existing belt. You can also clone wrestlers and change up their appearance to give you various options like creating your own band of goon to torment the WWE. Other than that, most of the options for building a wrestler remain the same and while you can get pretty in depth with what you have it would be nice to see a host of new styles, designs, etc.