The newly released WWE 2K16 video game so closely mimics its real-life counterpart that players cannot complete a match without sitting through at least one commercial break.
“This is the level of realism I’ve always wanted from a WWE game,” tweeted fan Bobby McCutcheon while waiting for gameplay to resume after an advertisement for Diet Mountain Dew.
The game is so authentic, in fact, that players can hear the referee whisper “10 seconds to commercial” to the competitors, which is the cue for one of them to get thrown out of the ring.
Players can rest assured that matches will never end during a commercial break, except on the rarest occasions.
While many fans have praised the game’s realism, others say certain features detract from excitement of gameplay, including:
- Authority Promo Mode, which opens every gameplay session with an un-skippable 20-minute monologue by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
- Kane Turns Heel/Face Mode, in which the player must make Kane vacillate between “babyface” and “heel” as much as possible during Career Mode
- Total Divas Mode, in which the player goes shoe shopping with Nikki Bella until finally “tapping out” due to annoyance
- Push Cesaro Mode, in which nothing happens