There's no backstage action in Aftershock. Those looking to cause some real damage can head outside the ring and find a chair. It's a quick way to make someone bleed, and with the damage being location specific, that's important. Sadly, the invisible referee doesn't allow for much, and unless you're in the right match type, one swing will end it by DQ.
Aftershock never really stood a chance. With the advances developers have made in this top selling genre in only a few years, a WWE title with no create-a-wrestler, career mode, or storyline feels outdated. The core gameplay doesn't do anything to advance N-Gage gaming in general, and to compare it to other wrestling games would set them all back a few years.
WWE Aftershock is a rated T (Teen) by the ESRB Blood and Violence.
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