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I'm not a huge fighting game fan, but if on the occasion a good fighting game on Playstation3 is required then Tekken will always be the one. I am an occasional gamer who doesn't lose sleep over games, but I do know a good game when I see one and although when it comes to Tekken 6 I usually start out by only wanting to play maybe a game or two, I seem to get far too addicted to it. The positives have to be that it is the type of game you can learn very quickly and can play over and over again and never get bored (as it's very addictive!); the bad points is it is a difficult game to master - getting to the highest rank takes a lot of hard work, and I'm no where near it.
Tekken 6 was released in 2010 by Japanese developers Namco Bandai and is available on either Playstation 3 or X-Box. I am reviewing the PS3 game.
The story of Tekken 6 is about Lars Alexandersson, a member of the Tekken Force military unit, who is rebelling against Jin Kazama's organisation (Mishima Zaibatsu) and Kazuya Mishima's (Jin's biological father) G-Corporation who are at heads with one another. Kazuya sends for Jin to be captured, so Jin in turn calls for The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 against the G-Corporation in order to bring down Kazuya Mishima. This is where all the characters are called upon and come together to battle one another:
"Some seek fame. Some seek the bounty on Jin's head. Some seek soley to banish their own inner demons. Each fighter has a unique agenda".
As we begin our campaign we are given the story from the start - the very first "Tekken" to the current Tekken in the form of a series of appealing animated videos which although is pretty lengthy, are also very easy to skip by. When the story mode begins, Lars is our leader and the player controls him by completing stages with whatever obstacles lie in his way and fight all enemy that is presented before him. Alisa, who Lars awakens her out of cryo-sleep when he meets her, will always be by Lars side during the start, helping him along. A tutorial is given to begin with in order to get you used to the controls. Once you are past the tutorial, more and more stages are unlocked by completing the objectives. As this happens, Lars will be able to receive help from other players of your limited choice and their background stories are also revealed in time. Money bags and treasure chests need to be picked up as you go along which contain rewarding items.
My only problem with this campaign mode is that since the characters are all in a 3-D setting, it is sometimes difficult to control them, as you need to use your d-pad or left stick a lot more in order to get in the right position to attack the enemy. If it were in a 2-D setting, then you wouldn't really be bothering with trying to make sure you get into the right position. The good graphics of the game probably meant something had to be sacrificed (will talk about graphics later on); either way, I learnt that if you are in a position where you are surrounded by enemies from all directions, the left direction button and square works really well!
Detail about the game
* The characters: There are at least 40 characters - the same characters as Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection and a few new like Bob, the fat American who is surprisingly a VERY quick Martial Arts expert and never lets me down (looks can be deceiving in this game) and Miguel, who I've tried playing a few times but his smug and big ego always seems to get the better off him (and kills me..). All of them as they play have health bars on top in green, which eventually drop as you fail in the battle until its red and reaches "rage", just prior to "K.O". If you drop to this rage stage, some of your most impactuous moves could cause some serious damage to your opponent, so take advantage of it. You will also be able to see your enemies health bar, so you know how far he or she has left. As you browse the list of character, you will notice that all are accessible and do not need to be unlocked - which is great in one way as you have free and direct right to use to all of them, but in another sense the fun in working on "unlocking" certain stages and the characters will have been lost. Finally, all the characters have their own agenda and their own unique strength (or weakness). To get an idea, some of the characters include Panda who I tend to find a little bit irritating (sorry to those Panda lovers) and is skilled at bear fighting taught by Heihachi Mishima, the host of Tekken back in the day. Then there is Sergei Dragunov, one of the few human-like fighters who looks like a (Russian) Nazi (unless you give him a outfit change later on with your fight money) and has some very strong attacks - one of my first favourites. Another of my favourites, Yoshimitsu, the Samurai God who can recharge his own health meter and heal himself through "meditation", that's of course if your opponent will let you...then there's Devil Jin whose laser eyes can dangerously bring down his enemy and another strong fighter is android Alisa who appears at the start of the campaign - she has wings and her flying ability along with built-in chainsaws makes her a very strong and ruthless competitor.
* Graphics: The quality of the graphics is very good. Movements of the characters during fighting or when in motion is very fluid and realistic allowing you to judge attacks much accurately and in turn feeling very natural to play. When you do the leg-pulling attack for example, how you deny that it doesn't look painful! There is lots of detail in the graphics and personally I would say the visuals are good enough to not let it badly or minutely affect your game play. There is no blurring during quick motions which means the quality of the graphics continue to look super and the vibrant colours just gives it that extra appeal. The graphics of the different stages that are available to play in (you do not need to unlock any of these) are just as attractive; some are multi-tier where if you throw your opponent onto the ground or walls, they will break and you will fall to the lower-level to continue the battle. When this happens, the graphics remain just as spot-on, with no blurring or disorientation. There are also things going on in the back of all of the stages available (roughly 14 stages), some have more things happening than others like in stage called "Urban War Zone" cars are thrown around after explosions or in "Mystical Forest" which is a forest pond you are basically fighting in shallow sparkly water and looks fantastic. Some stages are more interesting than other but none of them lack terrific graphic detail.
* Sound: Sound is just as strong as the graphics in Tekken 6. During fighting all attacks presents a sound; the stronger one deliver an even more pounding and crushing sound, making you further proud of the attack you just pulled. Along with this each of the stages has its own soundtrack that plays throughout battle - some cool, some annoying like the sheep stage, for example. But these can be adjusted in the settlings. And finally all the characters have something to say before the match begins; whoever wins at the end of the match is likely to say something smug - all expect Dragunov, who is a mute or just doesn't like to say anything, which is why he is so great...
* Gameplay: The game relies a lot on button bashing. Its different to Street Fighter in the sense that you are able to learn to play right away, you don't really need to practice or think about your moves beforehand, you just bash whatever controls you think seem right and you are likely to hurt your contestant in some way or other. Each of four buttons controls a limb of your fighter and combined with the directional buttons you can create some killer attacks. Once you play more, you will then be able to press two limb button together for example with one of the directional buttons and create some stronger attacks. It really comes with practice and each of the characters has its own strongest combos. Basically what we had in Tekken 5 is what we get here, like chain attacks where you can pull off consecutive attacks that can forcefully damage your opponent or wall-hits where knocking your character against the walls and attacking from within that space will make them pretty defenceless. The first time I played Tekken, I always liked to master around 2-4 players before I moved on and started fighting some more players, because as easy as it seems to just button-bash, there are some hidden moves in each of the characters that you need to learn in order to consistently win fights. And the nice thing about it is that each character is different; if you have been playing Devil Jin for too long, and then decide to switch to Steve Fox the boxer, it may be a bit awkward to work at first.
* Arcade battle: This is the mode in which you can play quick matches against the CPU. Just pick your character out of the long list and the CPU will be ready to take you on. It is pretty much the same way you will play online with your friends, through the character select screen and then select a stage, and get started. There are around 2 minimal rounds depending on how easy you or your opponent is able to knock you out, but most likely and if your pretty much equal, it will go on for a third round or fourth and final round. You could even conclude with a draw at the end of the game if you both knocked each other out at the same time in that final round.
* Ghost battle: The ghost battle is a great way of battling your way through different opponents and climbing up in rank. Each of the "ghost" you are faced with is CPU controlled and will be on a different rank - some higher than you, some lower - though before your battle begins you can choose from a choice of three. It is through ghost battling that you can easily progress up in ranks and I reached to at least 1st Dan level with my favourite fighters such as Yoshimitsu, Alisa, Sergei Dragunov and Bryan Fury, this way and than after that online - because, the highest rank you will be able to reach on offline mode is1st Dan. To get any higher you will need to battle online. The nice thing about Ghost Battle is that for each battle you win, you will be rewarded in fight money.
* Survival: Survival is pretty much the same as ghost battle, but once you reach stage 5 you will be faced with different CPU opponents where you will try to fight as many battles as you can whilst keeping your health bar up. As you win a round, your health bar will increase slightly but ends when you go into rage mode and are knocked out.
* Practice mode: Practice mode is where your fighter can train and build up new skills and manoeuvres which will all be helpful later on in your fights. All this mode involves is, once you have selected the fighter you want to train, select an opponent you want to attack and basically just use him or her and a punch bag to practice your moves on. This is your chance to work out how to master that 10-hit combo (see below for more about this killer) and later on use it during the actual fights.
The online mode allows you to do a number of things, like play a ranked match where you are able to record your score on the leaderboard or invite a friend for an online battle session and play consecutive matches against them - they just need to be online the same time as you. They will choose the character they want and you are free to choose yours. If you want to play against a real person rather than the CPU and your friends don't happen to be online, then you can go for a quick player match where you can choose whichever character you want, like you did when playing with your friends, but instead you are connected and synched online to someone else around the world in order to kick their butt. For me, this online match whether its with friends or a quick player match around the world is really great to participate in one-off short and sweet matches. I don't have a problem with the connection myself and whenever I have played online it has never been slow, lagged or disconnected mid-play; but my only problem is that automatic connection to an opponent can take a long time, so I find it best just to wait until a friend is online to battle against them.
* The 10-hit Combo: The 10-hit combo is basically a way in which if you press a full combination of buttons around 8-10 controls long, in a certain order, where some are pressed down at the same time, which in turn will enable you to bring down your opponent, supposedly, without them even getting the chance of attacking you. The truth about the 10-bit combo, in my opinion anyway, is that it is too much to memorise and too much hard work for something that is supposed to be fun (and mostly because it doesn't always work out for all of my characters lol). Either way though, defeating your opponent with a 4-hit combo, which is a 4 button attack or even a 3-hit combo is just as effective. I'm not really bothered if within the middle of my technique, I get attacked - either way, I'll get my own back later!
* Ranks: The motive of the game is to reach the highest rank possible of course. You start of at 9th Kyu and you then just work your way up and up by fighting a lot and improving your skills. The highest you can reach is Tekken God, but you will past many ranks to reach that - you have got to reach Tekken Lord before you become GOD and then you will be the master of your favourite character.
* Fight money: Oh, and the other motive is that monetary reward - earning fight money! But as much as this sounds good, there is not much you can do with your fight money other than give the characters of your choice a make-over in the "Custom" mode where you can purchase (or sell) new things and accessories for your characters - from a new hair-do, to new boots or even an aura which is pretty cool - but expensive, the aura is probably the most expensive at around ten million dollars or something....! And trust me, that takes a lot to earn...
Overall: Value for money
Tekken 6 is one of few games that is has brilliant value for money mostly because once you have completed the campaign or story mode, you are still likely to continue using the game as you can play quick casual matches with friends or online. This makes it a game which will is likely not to be left on the shelf never to be returned to. It is a easy game to get into and learn, though a very difficult game to know all about - learning to defend properly, to master the 10-bit combo, to reach higher ranks are all very tough to achieve; though the great thing about it is it never gets frustrating when it does get tough. The fun never disappears for me, and with the amazing graphics, the ever-brilliant characters and the overall fantastic gameplay, Tekken 6 should be a must-have for PS3 (or X-Box) owners - if you don't have a PS3, get one just to play the game! ;)
As an avid Tekken fan, this was a must buy for me.
Tekken 6 features a few new characters and also move sets have been upgraded. There's a campaign mode which is similar to the Devil Within mini game featured in a previous Tekken.
There is an online mode, where users can play other users through an internet connection.
Tekken has also kept the ranking mode from previous Tekkens.
Although, one con is that you can only rank to 1st Dan offline. After that, you have to play online if you want to continue ranking. This is a major downside for me as we don't have a fast internet connection so gameplay can lag quite a bit and is sometimes out of sync, meaning that the likelyhood of losing is quite high, not forgetting that someone people may not have an internet connection so this puts a barrier for them being able to rank up fully.
However, the offline gameplay on Tekken 6 is beautiful. The graphics are stunning and the creators have really stepped up their game. If you don't mind not being able to rank up fully offline then Tekken 6 is a great addition to anyone's gaming collection. However, if you have a slow internet connection and online gameplay is not for you, then a previous Tekken may be more suitable.
Tekken 6 is a game I've waited almost four years to play, so I shouldn't even have to mention that I had extremely high expectations for it.
Let's start with the graphics. First of all, the game runs only in 576p, which is a step DOWN from the arcades.
The story has now been going on for 7 games, how have they developed it? Not very well! I'm not going to get into detail about it for spoilers, or because anyone reading won't care enough, but just know that the storyline has been twisted up so many times it's just horrendous at this point. Most of the endings you get when completing with that character are short and contridictor from previous games. Again as someone who has followed it, it just doesnt make sense any more.
The Scenario Campaign has its problems also. I always thought Tekken Force mode in Tekken 4 was cool so seeing that this is something similar I was excited and happy. But the controls in this version just makes it annoying. The targeting system was horrible, and it was annoying switching from the analog stick to roam and the D-Pad to battle.
My main gripe with the game is the final boss Azazel. He is 3 times the size of a playable character, and fighting him is, yes, very frustrating. Even in EASY he's hard to beat. And even if you take several tries to beat him you can't even feel an achievement of training, because fighting Azazel isn't like fighting a playable character. So it's no benefit for experience, for things like fighting online or in general.
The main reason you would of got this is becuase you like previous installments and like to get a few friends round for some fights. If thats all you want then this game is fine. The online is pretty quick with no real problems although disconnections do happen which is annoying. If you got your mates round then just slam this on and have a few fights to waste some time it's great. On your own however dissapointment.
I'm glad I was able to pick this up cheap as to be honest - as a single-player game it's not that satisfying.
If you're just playing on your own then there's the traditional arcade mode which is fun to bash through every now and then. Alternatively you can fight against real people online - it is however a lot harder than just fighting the CPU. If you have lag avoid at all costs.
The third major component of single player gameplay is the scenario campaign, or in other words, story mode. Visually it looks a little dated - you do essentially fight through corridors. It's alright, and later levels get more challenging - however it would have been nice to see something that looked a little more polished and expansive.
Lastly there's a few more single-player features like character customization, ghost-mode battles and team battles. Though the real fun starts when you have friends round.
Tekken is an absolute classic multiplayer game and it's great at any small party. It's always fun to watch two of your friends get in little tiffs over beating one another.
All in all the story mode could have been better as I stated previously but as a multiplayer game it's great fun and the game is worth adding to any PS3 library provided it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg.
Tekken 6 is the latest in the fighting series which has been a staple of playstation gaming from the time of the PS1.
Despite its title, this game is actually the eigth game in the tekken series and if like me you've bought any of the previous incarnations you will know exactly what to expect, the game features over 40 characters to choose from. Once you've decided which of these characters is your choosen warrior it is your task to fight your way through the other challengers in order to advance to the final of the 'King of Iron Tournament' and be crowned its ultimate champion.
The gameplay has changed very little over the years, instead each new installment comes with new characters, improved graphics and sound, and a new part of the ongoing (and by now very confusing) story that is the Tekken saga.
As such, any gamer buying this game probably already knows exactly what to expect. This was the case with me and of all the games advancements I have only one complaint, due to the new online multiplayer features the game designers have decided that it is no longer necessary for gamers to need to win the tekken tournament multiple times in order to unlock additional characters and instead all of these characeters are available to you as soon as you start the game for the first time. I'm sure they had their reasons for doing this but personally I really enjoyed this aspect of the older games and I found it to be sorely missed.
Tekken is a fighting game and this is the sixth game of this series. It used to be or started off an arcade game in japan and has now made it to consoles like ps3. Now if you have played other tekken games you know basically what this game is about but what I like about it is the character customization feature has been enhanced which I like. The characters all have their own moves and the difference in this fighting game is their has been different systems put in place such as the rage system which giving characters more damage per hit when their vitality is below a certain point just a bit of a different improvement. Also the bound system has been introduced aswell which is that every charcter has several moves that when they are used on their opponent then they are smashed into the ground which looks good. When you carry out this attack it leaves them vunerable for another combo which is good as you can take advantage.
There is some new characters too in the game and the reason I bought the game was because I like to have my mates around and we usually play fifa for a challenge and a bit of fun ,we easily got bored so I decided to buy tekken and we all love playing it. I prefer playing it with my mates as I get very bored if I am just playing the computer as most fighting games you can only play so much without the novelty wearing off.
This game is a slight improvement from the last one nothing major and I find these games will not have big improvements as fighting games are limited good for having your mates around fast moving game with good characters and also good graphics too.
This great game is fun for everyone although it is mainly set around fighting.
I purchased Tekken 5 online edition from the Playstation 3 store and it was ok but nothing special, graphics were standard but not of the detail you would expect from a next gen console.
So I waited for the release of Tekken 6 which has been designed for the Next-Gen system and takes advantage of the processing power with much improved graphics and playability.
The single player story mode on Tekken 6 is very good although the controls can be a bit hard to master, however in the story you pick your character and then you are taken to a map where you will select your first mission.
Once this is on you are in a 3D environment going around a the world defeating bad guys that get in your way and collecting special items which can be found in crates or some enemies drop them when you defeat them.
Once at the end of the level you will fight that level boss. Who is one of the main Tekken characters.
The online part of Tekken is great especially compared to the previous Tekken online experiences. Before you had to wait in a queue and watch other people fight and winner stays on. There was up to 7 people in a room and as you can imagine if your last you will be waiting around 20minutes just to get one go.
Now the new Tekken 6 doesn't do this, it will put you in a room one on one and when someone has won you can choose to fight again or move to another room. So no more queuing and no more waiting.
Tekken 6 overall is a great game and worth buying for when you are bored as it does pass time and is very enjoyable.
I would give this 8/10 because it has good online, good story and is a big improvement from previous versions.
Released 2009 Can buy from Amazon for £24.99
I hadn't picked up a game of Tekken since the days of Tekken Tag. It wasn't that I thought past games were bad its just I'm not the biggest fan of fighting games. Tekken 6 brought weeks of fun though, good single player action but fantastic multi player.
As someone who enjoys the one player and the multi player I found it a fun, exciting experience. It's a game that's easy to pick up but pretty hard to master and if you want to go online you need to master it. It's a game that I found good and challenging as an experienced gamer but my girlfriend was also able to pick a controller up and button mash her way to enjoyment and victory without any experience of fighting games or games in general.
The game is primarily what you expect, good one on one fighting action with multiple characters to select. How you choose to play those fights is up to you, you can play through arcade mode which is a tournament to be crowned Champion, simple one on one, time attacks and team battles where you each pick up to 8 fighters that fight in gauntlet style one after the other, a new man entering when the current fighter gets knocked out. Not that much new here, except some pretty graphics and good fight mechanics.
There is also a story mode where you pick a fighter and with an AI partner work through levels in classic side scrolling beat 'em up action seen years ago in classics like 'Streets of Rage' to best other characters from the game that are level bosses. Thankfully though we are now in 3D, although this can cause its own problems, as it's prone to some silly camera angles that hinder you whilst you are fighting. I must say it adds a new element to the game and adds more longevity and freshness to the genre. I'm very interested to see where they go with this in future versions as it shows a lot of promise.
Tekken 6 also has other little bits and pieces in there to keep you interested. Characters you use will move up in a Karate style rank the more you use and win with them. You earn gold for winning that can buy extra clothes and powers for characters and there are trophies for achieving certain feats in the game, which provide a good but winnable challenge.
Online multi player is also available and I found this to work very well and without lag. The competition can be hard though so if you want to win here you will need a little bit more than button mashing.
Overall I would recommend this game to any fight fans. It has the rough tough one on one action you would expect with a little extra on top to provide even more longevity and a bit of freshness to a fighting game. Most places have this game for £25 or less and you can't go wrong at that price. Fun and engaging in one player but getting your friends round for some button mashing mayhem is opens up a whole new avenue of fun.
Tekken 6 is the highly anticipated sequel in the massively popular Tekken fighting game series. Once again it mixes in third-person story fighting modes with the usual one-on-one fighting Arcade and VS fights, as well as featuring all of the well-loved characters in Tekken (which I'm not going to name because everyone has a different favourite).
To begin with, I'm going to put out a little complaint. Tekken 6's Tournament Mode (the King of Iron Fist tournament which features character stories, ending movies and a ridiculously large final boss) is a bit harder to get to than in previous versions. Normally when I play I jump straight into the Tournament and don't do the third-person story mode until later, but this time the game doesn't feature the tournament as playable in the menu straight up. You need to unlock it in the story, on the world map, as well as the characters. It's not very hard though, and usually involves a short 3-minute level of beating people up while following the very linear paths (like all Tekken "story modes") followed by a boss fight with a certain character, which is then unlocked and playable in tournament mode. In an hour you can probably unlock about ten or twelve without much difficulty.
The story, by the way, follows on from Tekken 5 with Jin Kazama as the new head of Mishima Zaibatsu, the increasingly powerful and threatening company of Tekken series, and the Tekken Forces leading an attack against them. Main character Lars suffers amnesia and with the strange supposed-to-be-dead girl Alisa Boskonovitch (who's a cyborg or something, you'll find out the deal when you play) fights his way through everybody in the Tekken world to put a stop to Jin's coporative assault.
Tournament mode in the game is different to other versions. The fights and everything are the same, it's just that it feels a bit empty a lot of the time. In Tekken 5 there were mid-tournament cutscenes which feature characters fighting and talking to important characters in their storylines, which is lacking a bit in this version. They still fight them (Brian fights Yoshimitsu, for example), but nothing more. It doesn't help that the tournament is now only 4 fights long (which is more realistic, when you think about it).
Other than that, arcade, VS and team modes remain largely unchanged, which is always good, and the graphics are very slick and very good.
All in all, Tekken 6 is what you'd expect for a Tekken game. It's good, repetitive violent fun, with the same trustworthy characters (and some new ones, of course) and the controls and fighting work hand-in-hand seamlessly and fairly naturally, making learning combos pretty simple. It's just a shame that tournament mode is so ... underdeveloped.
I haven't played Tekken for many years so when the 6th installment was released I wasn't exactly dieing to play it. However, it was going cheap at Argos (£20) and so I thought I'd give it a go.
The basic premise hasn't changed much from the early games. The bulk of the game is a series of one on one arena fights between your character and either another player or a computer controlled character. There are numerous characters to choose from, including males, females, kangaroos, pandas and robots! Each character has their own series of special moves which you can unleash on your enemy by pressing the joypad buttons in a certain combination.
I find that the biggest flaw of these types of games is that too often you tend not to bother about learning the different combo moves and instead just randomly mash the buttons, hoping your character will do something cool. In games against real life opponents this can be especially frustrating as the victor often tends not to be the one who knows all the special moves for their character, instead the winner is the one who can press the buttons the fastest.
This flaw seems to be addressed in Tekken 6, especially when playing against the computer. The AI is quite adaptive and if you continue to use the same move over and over again or use normal attacks instead of combos, the computer will start to block these moves and launch a counter attack against you. This means you do actually have to spend time learning the moves of your favourite character and as such this game requires a fair degree of dedication and patience if you wish to become good at it.
As well as the standard one-on-one arena battles, Tekken 6 also features a scenario mode. In this, you make your way through a series of side-scrolling stages, fighting your way past numerous enemies until you reach the boss at the end. Defeat this boss and another character is unlocked for you to use in the arena. Most of these stages are fairly easy and take roughly 5 to 10 minutes to complete but they are fun, especially if you like old school beat-em ups like Streets of Rage and Golden Axe.
A word of warning on loading times - they can be very long! This is especially true on the scenario mode as on some stages you wait an eternity for the intro CGI to load, watch it, and then wait another eternity for actual stage itself to load. This problem can be mitigated slightly by copying the game to the hard disk rather than having the PS3 read the game from the disc itself, however, this doesn't solve the problem entirely.
Overall Tekken 6 is a decent game. It doesn't anything new to the franchise so if you've got the previous Tekken games then you'll know what to expect from this. If you have never played Tekken before then this game is a good starting point, as long as you don't mind the long loading times.
I have to admit, I have not been loyal to the Tekken franchise over the years, in fact before I got Tekken 6, the last Tekken game I played was Tekken Tag Tournament the the PS2 came out!
But anyway, Tekken 6 is a fighting game, much like Budokai, Streek Fighter, Mortal Kombat and the like, there is a story mode, but it is very free roaming unlike the story mode in Budokai (for example) which is basically move from fight to fight.
There are an insane amount of characters and this in turn means that there is an absolute monster lift of moves and techniques to remember for each, but even more of a hurculean task is finding out combo's that work well together, This gives the game a huge amount of replayability and entertainment as there are some very aesthetically pleasing finishing moves that will have you key mashing to do again!
Overall this game is superb, and well placed together, reminding me why I fell in love with the tag tournament installment and I have to say that since I got it (christmas day) It has probably had more gameplay hours spent on it that Modern Warfare 2!
I love it!
Tekken has always been a great franchise , combining an addictive arcade mode as well as the steep learning curve as you go from button basher to 10-hit combo master. Tekken 6 is no different and offers up another great game featuring arcade mode, online and the campaign.
The graphics in this game are beautiful, the characters muscles and hair are very well created, it also seems as though tekken have used alot of time on the female form as the jiggle effects have been cranked up another notch.
The arenas are stunning and range from temples , to roof tops , and outdoor battles, the arenas are now 2 levels, the starting level and a below level when you manage to break your opponent through the floor. Weather effects on the arenas are great , rain is very realistic and leaves reflections on the floor and snow moves according to your character. however , 2 arenas graphics dissapoint, 1 is a tropical rainforest in which the water (ankle high) seems to just stay still even though a great battle is being fought in it, secondly a sound of music esque arena where sheep just dissapear if you move into them, but apart from that great graphics.
Tekken 6 brings back a lot of old favorites such as law, hwoarang and yoshimitso, but they have also thrown in a lot of new charcters , some which are notably overpowering. An example of this is one charcter which with ease, can fly , use chainsaws and explosives, not fun to fight against. however the inclusion of the new charcaters mean more variety and this leads to more exciting fights, as you are always going to find someone using moves you have bever seen before.
Ahh , the old tekken force, this mode is essentialy the campaign, it works as a side scroll beat them up which dosnt add much to the game. i found the scenario mode difficult to play, and seemed to be a way of the tekken devs just improving their movie skills as every minute there was another cut scene , it ends up feeling like a interactive movie.The addition of online campaign does little to save this, and is obviously just a filler to make sure the buyer feels they got their moneys worth.
The online system is good , but not for the unskilled and faint hearted. on my few plays on line i saw no lag but i did find myself being beaten regularly and fell that although i chose ranked match , the players i was going up against were extrememly good.
overall Tekken 6 is a must have for any fan of the franchise and anyone who is a fan of fighting games, its one of those titles that if your not a huge fan you might not play as much , but its a nice game to have in the collection , and whip out when your mates come round for some good old fashioned rivalry. And at £25 in the high street , its worth a look.
Ahhh the lastest installment of Tekken, more of a an evolution to the 5th more than a revolution. I have been a Tekken fan from the first installment we got on the playstation back in time. I have purchased all the games and still love playing them.
I remember when the PS3 was coming out and saw the trailer for this. it looked AMAZING and that i had to get the game regardless of whether of not i had a PS3. Luckily i got one and the game together.
ROUND1 - FIGHT!
Now from the beginning i notice that there isnt the usual story which is a shame as i always enjoyed watching before getting to the menu. UPDATE!! The story at the beginning IS there, i guess i didnt see it before due to my tendancy to press the buttons as i'm waiting, very sorry!! Once getting to the menu screen you can choose from online mode to offline mode. You then have the usual arcade mode, vs battle, team battle etc but they have added tekken scenario which is like Tekken mode in the 3rd installment. NO STORY mode, i was gutted when this wasnt there as i really enjoyed the characters stories and the endings even though they were abit cheesy. There have also given you the opportunity to use ALL the characters from the beginning which to me is sad as i used to love playing it constantly to unlock new characters. But i am assuming this was done so all the online gamers have a fair chance when playing against each other.
ROUND 2 - FIGHT!
The gameplay is the same as the previous (triangle and square punch, circle and X kick) and this is also makes it easy for any newcomers to the game. They have revamped some of the combos and move of the characters but its all the same which is great. The graphics look pretty much the same as Tekken 5 but you still notice the difference (maybe because of the HDMI cable). One problem i have is that loading times are quite long as it will say 'Get ready for the next battle', your still waiting and waiting and then it pops up. Maybe its due to it having so much in one go, i dont know.
Now whilst fighting away you will sometimes come have a chance to go up a rank as you will come across a few ranking matches on your way to the boss. There is also this really funny and weird bonus round where you have to fight this huge machine called nancy. I dont know what happens when you destroy it as i always seem to get beat! Now we come to the boss called AZAZEL. I cant really explain this character to you apart from it being a huge combinations of True Orge and a transformer. So far i havent beaten him over the two rounds, i get close but it never seems to be enough which is really annoying but none the yet i like the challenge so i go for more and more and more. UPDATE! I have just beaten him using one of the new characters called BOB, i feel great!
FINAL ROUND - FIGHT!
As most games not Tekken has also adopted the online mode, which gives us Tekken masters the opportunity to test our skills against the world. Like many people i have experienced the lagging of the game but sometimes its ok. i also get cut out of games too which can be very annoying too. I guess it may be due to the connection and speed. Whilst fighting i noticed that you will gain Tekken money but you will need a hell of a lot of money just even for a hat!. Word of advice, when online and you see the opponent heavily kitted up with different outfits be wanred that he/she may be very good at this!
Overall i'm happy with Tekken 6. Its all that i expected (except the no story mode) and i'll be enjoying many many hours playing this offline and online. So if anyone wants a online Tekken challenge, bring it on!
Prices for the game Vary between £30-£40 so have a shop around before you buy or for the ultimate gamer you can buy the game and Tekken arcade stick but thats alot more money.
I have loved playing tekken since the second game came out and things have moved on a lot since then. One disappointment was that they removed on of the best modes of the game, tekken tag tournament. Tekken 4 was great to play in 3D, but probably was a little short in the number of characters available. Tekken 6 has sorted these problems out with many characters to choose from aswell as hundreds on new moves and backdrops to test out.
The main upgrade for this game is the new online mode, which allows you to play with your friends online aswell as thousands of people from around the globe. From the start of the game you have all the 40 characters available meaning that you need not unlock any characters like previous games. I think its to allow all people to have all the characters unlocked so they playing online is as fair as can be, however I did enjoy unlocking characters - gave a new purpose of playing the game.
The gameplay is as usual, they have kept the modes that have kept this game in the ranks for the last decade or so - arcade, survival, VS and team battle modes. Controls are still the same, move your character using the d-pad, although you can also use the left stick. There are 16 different backgrounds to play in, including a field of sheep who get bounced about if they're in the way (funny). There's also place where you'll be falling through the floor. Win money allows you to customise your character but you'll need a lot of it for the full outfit and funky haircut or "aura" even. There are some great customised fighters online.
Online modes involve ranked and unranked matches though there are connection problems from time to time and don't be surprised if your opponent suddenly disappears just as you are beating him/her on the final round. You can see your opponents ranking before you play a game, but if you come across a heavily customised character then you're in for a game as they have played the game many times before. Popular characters online seem to be Bryan, Hwoarang, Steve and the irritating Eddy Gordo.
I would recommend this game to most people, but be warned playing the computer can get boring from time to time, so buy this game if you have friends or family who also play tekken - as this where the fun gets started. You can buy this game for a good price during this christmas period, so I'd say purchase when you can.
The latest iteration of the Tekken series is a visually polished game with finely tuned game play but haven't we seen this all before?
The game is accessible for beginners with easy controls and simple to pull off moves. When compared with Street Fighter 4, this game will be less likely to alienate casual gamers and can be enjoyed by anyone, right off the bat. There is no need to spend hours and hours practising here unless you have your heart set on being a Tekken pro.
The graphics are beautfiul with fluid animation and there are a wealth of characters to choose from. There are interactive environments, a wealth of game options and a ton of unlockable content. Split screen multiplyer with a mate is as fun as ever and far more fun that taking on the AI.
On the negative side. The game is not really offering anything new in terms of gameplay mechanics. A case of evoultion, not revoultion here. Online play has potential but is currently too laggy to be really playable online. Its a beat em up and for a lot of people that will mean less replay value than other games.
In conclusion, worth getting but dont run out and trade in your old games.
Tekken 6 packs the full punch of next-gen power for the first PS3 chapter in the acclaimed fighting franchise.