“ Genre: Fighting / Published by: Namco „
Tekken : Dark resurrection is the 6th game of in the Tekken series, released in 2006 it carries on from Tekken 5 but is more of an update with a slight change to the storyline , if your one of those few who really follow it.
Tekken is a arcade fighter, incorporating combo style fighting as well as a campaign. The wealth of characters and different fighting styles has made this the most successful fighting game on the market.
The game has the same storyline as Tekken 5, but now Lilli is setting out to equal her fathers debt and Dragunov is trying to capture and Jin and Armour king.
This adds a litlle to the storyline but not that much, to be honest the Tekken storyline is always more for the hardcore players, as the campaign has never been a strong part of the game.
Firstly there is Arcade mode , this lets you battle against AI opponents in order to rank up your fighter over 12 titles, battling your way to the top and getting a divine fist rank. This is only aqquired by learning how to do all the combo's perfectly and becoming the real master of that character, as well as completing all the survival tournaments and leagues in the Dojo.
Arcade mode's personal feel is increased by the game tracking each characters individual statistics, including wins, losses , ranking , region and percentage. This comes up when enetering battle and so gives the player a good idea of what they are up against and how the fight may play out.
Story mode lets you run around a rather linear area finding
Customisation plays into Tekkens idea of indivuality as well, with clothes , looks and objects all being able to add to your character through money earned by victorys.
Tekken Dojo allows you to fight ghost characters and practice your fighting, this really helps you to improve and learn about the game if your a new comer to the series or this type of gaming.
The range of characters and environments to fight in keep the game exciting and make it feel as though there is something new to every fight and not just a repetitive fight in a new area.
Online makes an appearence and available over Wi-fi , I havn't had as much epxperience as I would like with this but my few matches have been a joy, quick to load and no lag what so ever, this is a theme repeated throughout the game with loading taking seconds and responce times being minimal.
Combat is of course the main reason for the game and I am happy to say that it is fluid , cool and runs at 60fps. There is bound to be a fighting style to suit you , wether its a martial art or brute strength attacks you can learn devastating combo's for all.
Blocking and parry's are as important as the offense and these can really push up the tension when your on your last bit of health, and an angry kung fu master is flying all manner of kicks your way.
A full list is available on the internet but many of the big previous fighters return including Paul, Law , Hwoarang and Jin. New characters include Lilly , a beautiful robot drone complete with chainsaws and bombs, and Dragonov , a rather weird looking russian with a deadly military fighting style which is a nightmare to fight against. There is also a new version of the lepoard fighter King , Armour king as the name suggest is clad in metal but still retains the same fighting style.
The best way of finding a character is to play around with all of them, who knows you may surprise yourself with what characters you can perform with.
The arena's include snowy castles , lowly dungeons and gritty streets. They all look so exciting and bring a movie type feel to every fight, I am constantly reminded of old Kung fu movies and over the top wire fights whenever battle commences. The arena's help the atmosphere and make the game experience more varied.
The controls couldn't be any simpler in this title and it makes it easy to pick up, as the 4 action buttons are the 4 limbs with the D-pad moving the character. Although you could just jump in and mash the buttons which is what many do to begin with, once you start to learn the game you have the chance to pull of some great looking combo's which will have you and your opponent in awe, when they are thrown in to the air and then pounded head first into the ground, it is a wonderful feeling.
The controls may not be as responsive as they should but this is down to the design of the PSP more than anything, attacks seem to take a half second longer than they do on console counterparts but this is the price you pay for a portable incarnation and is the only critisicm I have. Although Namco do sell a special D-pad which solves this issue, However I dont play this enough to warrent such a cover.
Side stepping and jumping are the most difficult moves with the controls but once you use it a few times it will be fine and you should compensate for it .
The characters and environments are really vibrant and show off what the PSP can do when due care and attention is put towards it. Everything is silky smooth with hair and materials blowing in the wind of dragon punches.
Also of note is the increased jiggle physics still in the game and showing off why the femal roster have such a big part in the game, I personally think this degrading to women and should be removed from the game altogether, just kidding it's awesome and a little eye candy while your playing doesn't hurt eh !
The game has a suitably pounding soundtrack with every arena having a different feel, the music brings the atmosphere right up and makes the fighting a big experience and giving the idea that it the fights truly special. No matter how many 100's you have fought already.
The game is on Amazon for £7 , this is a brilliant bargian and with next to no issues this is one that should find its way into your catalouge.
It might be a bit passe to knock PSP games for near-enough ripping-off their PS2 counterparts, but I'm going to do it anyway. While Tekken: Dark Resurrection is certainly not without its charms, it's largely too much of a retread of the brilliant Tekken 5 for the PS2, and while it still has the same fun gameplay, it won't do much for those who have the original game.
For a PSP game, it's pretty good looking; far from the best, but still more than seviceable and they certainly do the job. The arenas look pretty good, and most importantly, the fighters are well rendered, with limited aliasing (which most prominently plagues the PSP), and generally everything look quite slick and smooth. The animation quality also is pretty good for the most part, particularly on the more athletic characters like Eddie Gordo, but occasionally it does glitch a bit. Aurally, the series has never been great, and it's pretty much the same here.
The gameplay is as robust and great as ever, although it never really manages to engage or innovate the concept, and is the most routine entry yet. My major gripe is that the hands-on controls of the game don't lend themselves that well to the slight and quite awkward controls of the PSP that I'm generally not that fond of. The modes are the same as usual, with Arcade mode having you play through every character to unlock their special cut scene and costumes. However, there aren't any hidden characters to unlock, which is a shame, and everything here has been done better before.
If you're unfortunate not to own a PS2, then this might suffice, but otherwise there's no point.
3D one on one fighting comes to the PSP with this portable version of Tekken. It is called Dark Ressurection. It has over 30 playable charaters (including 2 brand new ones) & takes place on 19 different stages.
This beat 'em up works like most of it's genre. Two characters on screen. Each with it's own energy gauge. The aim is to defeat your oppoenent using a variety of kicks & punches by completely draining them of energy.
The game is great fun to play if you like fighting games. It has many good points. These include true 3d fighting so you can dodge sideways. Great Graphics. Unque special moves to each player & also Game Sharing, where two players can fight each other with only one copy of the game.
There aren't really many down sides. This is a pick up & have a quick go type of game. Don't expect it to last as long as Final Fantasy. If you change your PSP, the game save won't work on your new one. Also, there is no online Mulitplayer game. This is pretty poor & I hope that Sony sort this out for the next game. The tag version of the game would have been nice too
In all I would recommend it. The game play is fast, furious & good fun. The two player game is also very good & even with just one copy suffers no slow down & can keep both players entertained for a good while. A really good example of a one on one fighting game & arguably the best beat 'em up on PSP.
Multiplayer-yes, can play with someone else even if they don't have the game
This game is actually an update to Tekken 5 and is technically the seventh game in the series. It follows the exact same storyline as Tekken 5 but with the addition of some new characters.
There is a wide array of gameplay modes that include, arcade, practice, dojo, time attack and many more.
The dojo mode in itself will take a long time to complete as will completing the arcade mode with every character. There is also the way that the game uses the ghost feature. With this you can fight other peoples characters whose style has been recorded and uploaded. There is also the ad hoc multiplayer which allows you to play against someone who doesn't have the game.
This is a great fighting game and there is plenty of depth. There is a large range of characters who all control differently. The graphics and sound are spot on as well.
Overall the game is a lot of fun to play and fans of the Tekken series will be glad that they finally have an edition of the game that they can take with them wherever they go. The addition of multi-player is fantastic especially since they don't need the game and it should be a big factor in whether or not you buy the game. It is available now for around £10 so pick it up while you can!
Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection is a fighting game for the PSP developed by Namco.
Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection for the PSP features a full story mode for all the characters which include all the Tekken 5 fighters in addition to Lilli a posh girl and Dragunov a Russian soldier. The story mode is quite expansive featuring a narrated opening to each of the characters adventures along with dialogue with some of the fighters and then a narrated ending and movie sequence. It may not sound like too much but it is the most fully featured Tekken storyline to date!
The game also features a new Tekken Dojo mode where you can train through the various Dojos in the world, the goal is to become ranked as the number 1 fighter at each Dojo. There are many different Dojos for you to conquer so you will be playing this new mode for hours on end!
The fighting in Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection is nothing short of superb, each character has their own different set of moves for you to learn making ever fighter worth playing as to learn the combos so you can be skilled with multiple fighters.
The game also features an item shop where you can equip your characters with items like swords and cool hats though they don't do anything in battle, if you are a Tekken purist you can also buy the classic costumes that your characters used to wear in the previous fighting games.
Sadly there are some downsides to the game, the PSP doesn't have such an accurate directional pad compared with the Playstation 2 so you may get a little frustrated at times as you try to perform a move. They have also gotten rid of the Tekken classic games and Devil Within minigame that featured in the original Tekken 5.
Graphics are superb with excellent detailed characters and destructible stages, voice over are good too.
If you need a good fighting game for the PSP, Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection is a game you will like.
I bought this game for £15 from argos about two months ago to occupy my son on holiday. though unlike the picture displays mine was age certified 16+.The game has good psp graphics.
The game is fun and exciting if you are into fighter game, though if you have never bought a fighting game before, this game might be a bit fustrating as I myself found it hard getting use to unleashing fight combo moves, fortunatley though my son found it overall entertaining and did not have a problem controlling it and I am sure all teens and young adults would feel the same.
The game has 3 modes:
story battle(this gives you a chance to follow the story of your fighter)
arcade battle(if u want to taylor your own rounds and who you will verse)
and network battle(this enables you to link up and verse a friend on another the pc, and it includes gamesharing mode so you both dont have to have the game to play against eachother)
all three modes give you the choice of 34 characters, all with different combos, to play as.
Tekken Dark Resurrection is a superb game, you have a choice of thirty four different characters, all with different attacks and movements. You choose a mode from the menu to play in and then you fight!!
Quick Battle : ~VS CPU~ You choose your character and the computer's character and then you fight.
~TEAM BATTLE~ You choose the characters for each team and then its random who
Story Battle : You choose and character and it gives you a video about why the person entered the 'Iron
Fist Tournament' (a fighting tournament). When you complete all of the battles it gives a
Conclusion to the video.
Arcade Battle : You choose a character and battle a random computer character. These battles are just
Tekken Dojo : On this one you battle the computer to try to gain 'kyu' (a type of grading). I personally
am 1st kyu, which mean I am the best!!
Attack : ~TIME ATTACK~ You have a time limit to try and defeat your enemy.
~SUVIVAL~ You fight continuously and try to defeat as many characters as possible.
~GOLD RUSH~ You earn money to buy clothing for characters. (You gain money on every
Practice : (quite obvious but I'll explain anyway), you basically choose what type of attach you want to
practice and then... practice it!!
Bonus Game : You unlock these games by completing story mode, you unlock games like 'bowling' and
I personally love this game and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good fighting game.
This game is your typical tekken game but on psp. How awesome is that. The first portable tekken. Th egame plays just like tekken would on your ps2 and with similar graphics. It is one of the best fighterts on the psp at the moment and is also now very good for its price.
You get all the characters from lei ro law to nina etc. The gameplay is just as brilliant as it was on the ps2 to begin with. I would not change it for anything. The multiplayer on this game is fun and even if you dont have a feriend with a psp and the game you know that the arcade mode is more than enough to keep you ocupied. The survial mode is in here as well for lots of great challenges to see how good you really are.
Overall a really good game and lots of characters to fight with. I love playing this game.
Having always been a huge fan of Tekken, the release of this game for the PSP was the main reason I acquired the console and much to my relief my expectations have not only been justified but thay have been far surpassed.
If you have never played Tekken before then all you need to know to begin with is that it is a top notch beat 'em up with story lines for each character that draw you in immediately - the characters also have fantastically intricate costumes. The graphics were stunning - beautifully clear, and as always there was a top quality soundtrack. The arenas themselves are well thought out and are enjoyable to play. This is a highly addictive game and has several different levels of difficulty (although the difficulty between each increases more quickly than I would like) but the conrols themselves are easy to pick up and you will soon be memorizing all of your favourite character's moves. This game is definately worth buying and is very entertaining if you like beat 'em ups as much as I do!
I have been an enormous fan of the PSP for a very long time now and the anticipation i had for this game was immense! What amazed me even more was that it actually managed to live up to my expectations and I have spent way too long on this game, to the point i think i might fail my exams and lose my girlfriend because of it. Still, it is the best fighting game EVER. The seamless controls and action are incredible and the graphics amazing. It handles like a beaut. What i love most is the way you can trip them over with a hammer to the shin and then gauge their brains out with a pick axe. They always have handy things like that just lying about. The dragons are really cool as well as they either squash you flat or if you hypnotise them they come under your control and you can use them to bite people's heads off!
This is the best game so far for the PSP, simply because it is the best 3D fighting series ever. I bought this just before street fighter: IV came out because I was hoping for a decent (and cheap) fighting game to keep me entertained until SF4 came out and until I could afford it. A quick google search for 'best PSP 3d fighting game' led me to a review for tekken: dark resurrection, and so a few days later I ordered it from Argos (2 for £20, with killzone) and have been playing it ever since. When I first played tekken I felt that I had everything ready for me and that I wouldnt have to work hard to unlock any of the games features. When you start you have access to all 30 charecters and a handfull of different modes, all of these charecters have their own full stories so that means 30 different storys in one game, FANTASTIC. The actual fighting is viewed from a side on perspective and moves are carried out by pressing 1 of the 4 face buttons whilst holding different direction buttons down. Each face button corresponds to a limb so 1 button is left punch the next is left kick and so on. By pressing buttons in sequence you can pull of the tons of special moves each charecter has. All the charecters have their own fighting style such as karate and boxing.
All the charecters can also be customized by changing hair styles and the colour of their outfits as well as other stuff with the money you earn by wining battles. There are also other modes such as gold rush where you get money by hurting your enemy and tekken dojo where you fight through a series of leagues to advance your charecters levels.
Overall this is a fantastic game and if you have a PSP you must buy this. And if you dont have a PSP, buy one then buy this.
The tekken series is back and now on the PSP. But does it live up to or even excel the best tekken game ever to be produced (Tekken 3)?
Just say the word tekken to an arcader and they will immediately know what it is. This game is by far one of the best titles that ever hit the playstation consoles. But for the readers who have never touched this game before. Tekken is a beat em Up game. Might I add the best beat em up game ever created.
This game follows the usual select your player, hit button combination to unleash combos and juggles on your opponents.
The button combination for this game is really easy to do and master. You will be able to play this game in under 30mins worth of randomly pushing buttons. However if you want to become the expert Tekken'er around, then you will need more than 30mins to learn all the different and vast moves each character has.
The Graphics is one of the best on the Psp when this game first came out. This isnt just the video scenes, the actual gameplay is really good and worth admirring as you beat the opponent down to the ground with you 10hit+ combos.
The music is really good but is not the main feature of this game. The main features of this game the beat em up aspect of it. But don't let this discourage you from going to the option menu and playing all them songs that you have unlocked.
Like tekken 3 had the added extra of theater mode, this game features the extra of tekken bowling. If you are bored with the usual fighting, go down to the local bowling alley and get some strikes with the characters available to select. The best character for this has got to be GunJack. With his strength and pin-pointer. you are going to be able to knock them skittles down with ease!
The game features characters from alot of the older tekken series. Lee is back along with new characters only available on this edition. With the added characters and old ones, you can expand you knowlegde of each char, with every story mode/arcade mode you complete!
This game by far beats tekken 3. Do not believe me? Go play this game and then revert back to tekken 3. You will find tekken 3 to be slow and sluggish with not as much skills needed to win. Tekken on psp challenges gamers both hardcore and non-hardcore in many ways. The casual gamer will learn the simple button combinations to win, but the real fun begins when you can juggle your opponent to death on one chain. Now learn that and take it to the arcade environment. I am sure the players facing you will be back for more trying to take their revenge on your skillful play.
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Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection is a fighting arcade game for the PSP and is although the name is Tekken 5 it is really the 7th game in the Tekken series and is made by Namco and was released in 2006.
The game is very similar to Tekken 5 but adds a bit more to the story with a few new characters but not many more although the addition of more characters allows more game play and more different battles.
As with the other games you have the same game types basically training, story, arcade, free for all and survival amongst others, you can also play against other people and only one of you need the game which is always good.
For the PSP the graphics of the game are pretty good and they still run smoothly, the controls take a bit of time to get used to if you have had much practice on the PSP. The soundtracks and music are pretty good.
As with all these games you can select your difficulty level and the easier levels are pretty easy to complete and the harder levels take a bit of skill and quite a lot of practice for you to complete.
Value for Money
With the amount of options available to you and different characters to select each with their own story, there is plenty of game play in this game and you can play it again easily without getting bored easily so is worth buying.
My rating 7 out of 10
If you've read some of my other reviews, you might well know that I am a huge fan of an earlier game in the Tekken series, Tekken 3, which I said is in my opinion, the ultimate fighting game, having such wonderful controls, moves, characters, tactial play and wonderful balance.
When I got myself a PSP a few weeks ago, one of my first tasks was to get Tekken 3 running because the thought of being able to play my favourite fighting game ever on the move was so appealing. Once I had done so I found that it really was just as good as it ever was and I loved playing it again.
Since that review, I discovered something I didn't know before, there is a Tekken game on the PSP. As soon as I found that out I had to get it! I got myself a copy (nice and cheap in the pre-owned games in a shop near me!) and started to play.
I have been playing it now for a little over a week, though having been very busy at work and hooked on Burnout Legends, I haven't played it huge amounts as I've been rather limited on time.
The first thing I noticed when I first played was the fact that all the fighters were unlocked from the start, rather a departure with the traditional situation whereby you unlock characters when you beat them in story mode etc. I still can't decide if this is a agood thing or not. Part of me thinks it is because it can sometimes be a bit of a drag having to complete storymode numerous times to unlock all the characters. The other part of me thinks it's not a good idea as it takes away from the longevity of the game, as completing it time and again only seems to unlock things like the story videos for the characters and other sub games. I've not really investigated these enough to know if they are any good so time will probably tell if this is good or not.
Having been out of touch with the Tekken series since the days of Tekken 3, I dont know if some of the characters are new to this game or if they have come from other incarnations of Tekken. I do however know that a lot of the old favourites are there, including some from either Tekken or Tekken 2, it really is a great gathering of characters and more importantly of fighting styles!
This is, as was the case in Tekken 3, a wonderful thing as whatever you're prefered way of playing fighting games, there is a character to suit you, not only that but the variety of opponents means that you will find your skills really put to the test by fighers who come at you in different way to what you'd normally expect.
I have always loved the control system in Tekken 3, which sees one button assigned to each limb, meaning that you have total control over your fighting as you know if you're going to throw a left arm punch or a right footed kick etc. This approach rather than an attack button or whatever else other games have used, means that it is not only possible but easy to plan your attacks, Which in turn allows for wonderful tactical fighting! It was this that made long nights on Tekken 3 while at university so much fun. Battles between skilled players turned into epic duels of tactical waiting and moving, blocking, attacking and counter attacking. I was very pleased to see this is still very much the case in Dark Ressurection.
This wonderful tactical play combined with the large number of different fighters and different fighting styles all adds up to a huge amount of depth to the game play. I have yet to explore the sub games or the multiplayer and online play because I have been so enthralled with the straight up fighting against the computer using all the different characters, but already I can safely say this is a one hell of a good fighting game! The graphics and sound are amazing and as I've said, the controls and fighting are truely awesome.
If you like fighting games you really must buy this game!!!
Tekken Dark Resurrection. The game to buy PSP for.
For all people who doesnt know whats going on - Namco's Tekken is actually the best 3D fight series ever made. Long time ago as and exclusive to Sony Playstation was fighting with Sega's Virtua Fighter. With the fall of Sega its now the supreme ruler. And behold - the PSP version of Tekken 5
It's simple - run the game, choose a mode (f.e each of almost 30 characters has its story - why he's taking a part in the Tekken contest, which friends and enemies will he be fighting, survival mode where your energy doesnt recover during next fights, vs, network mode etc). Choose your character - you got almost all the fighting styles from chinese kungfu, wushu, taekwondo, combat, sumo? and begin. But wait! Have you tried training first?
Each of characters has more than 50 different moves to learn. Basically it's just combination of pressing buttons but you will see it's not easy. Powerful moves, punches and grapples need an hell lot of training to carry.
Graphics is astonishing. Although backgrounds couldnt be 3D (like on PS2) they still looking hilarious. Music beats are also making your blood pump run faster.
It's a great fighting game - worth every money. Its' hard to take control of some more complicated figthers but it pays back when you grab your opponent and start to throw him until the end of turn.
A handheld version of Namco's venerated fighting series, this PSP game is based on the arcade expansion to Tekken 5. Dark Resurrection features over 30 characters, including Dragonuv and Lili, the two new characters that were added for the Dark Resurrection arcade update. Also making the trip over from the arcade are new stages, themselves based off the original Tekken 5 stages, but with climate and time effects as well as new background objects, totalling 19 stages. Namco has a few additions exclusively for the PSP version as well. Look forward to new game modes, including time attack, practice and mini games, while ad-Hoc wireless play allows for multplayer bouts. Namco hopes to add new items to the game, perfect for creating custom characters prior to a match.