Backyard Wrestling 2 was a game that I looked forward to playing. After all, Paradox had a year to fix the problems that plagued the original, and instead of focusing on that, it appears that was an afterthought, as the few genuine improvements are easily forgotten amid the many things that were made worse from the first game into this one. I commend them for ironing out some of the CAW mode problems, but what good is a CAW mode when the game itself is so flawed and devoid of entertaining value? At least the first game had a ?so bad, it?s good? charm about it that made things enjoyable for all the wrong reasons, since that isn?t the case here, you?re literally left with nothing as a game player. Instead of being so bad that it?s good, BYW 2 is merely bad, and it simply isn?t worth $50 unless you?ve got a hankering for massive bloodletting, which isn?t even done all that well.