Jumping right in, My Career, to be as blunt as possible, has been terrible for what feels like forever since the good old days where a WWF/WWE game would have some sort of point to a career mode. Recent ones have been flat out dull and littered with errors and just massive portions of not much happening in it at all. In WWE 2K19 this is sort of fixed, and if anything at least has a thread of a point of something to the career this time around, and not just months and months of boring stuff.
You play as a guy named Buzz, who starting out is one of the top talents on the indy scene in a place called BCW, who after being spotted by WWE, of course, has a rollercoaster of a ride with backstabbings and other wrestlers wanting a piece of him as you work through it. Think a really cheesy TV wrestling movie and you more or less know what to expect. Of course, going through you can earn points and things to increase attributes and skills, which of course make your character stronger and just much better in the ring. As well as playing the road to glory mode which offers matches against other online players, and the brand new towers mode being a part of this mode too. Something we will get to a little later. Overall My Player is a big improvement on recent offerings, but is still far from perfect, with the mode still feeling not much has been put into it if you strip things back a little. Still, it's better than the last few years if you wanna be positive.
Then we have 2K Towers, which sounds like something you would find in a Mortal Kombat game, but is simply you playing in a gauntlet of matches against superstars, with each "tower" having certain themes, match rules, win conditions, and stipulations. Winning a tower will earn you a reward of some sort. Fun for the first few times, but not something I've not lost that much time on in all honesty.
Overall: WWE 2K19 is more of the same for the 2K series, with a few new things here and there, but the game itself still needing just a bit more to make it something great. Great to see showcase case back, even if it's a very basic form. Career/MyPlayer is better than previous years but still feeling like it's missing that little something to make it be as fun as it should be.
Showcase is back
Career is a lot more entertaining than previous years
Still, the only way to get your wrestling fix on console
Online and other modes are stuck in a time warp and don't seem to change