Reviews and Problems with Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
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Tekken 3D Prime Edition
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: The Nintendo 3DS is starting to show itself as a powerhouse in the hand held realm. I was skeptical about this little hand held at first, which is why I waited close to a year to purchase the system. Gamers know Tekken. This is a fighting game where there are all kinds of interesting characters. If you are not versed on fighting games let me explain. You select one character, and you punch and kick another character.
Excerpt: Fighting games finally overcame the limitations of portable hardware on the PSP, and Tekken helped lead the charge. With a pair of stellar iterations, the series established itself as the preeminent genre leader on the system, delivering robust, near-console-quality fighting experiences that rarely felt like the compromised ports we'd been playing on handhelds in the past.
Pros: Runs at 60 fps with or without 3D, Large character roster, online play, Complete CG movie on cartridge
Cons: Minimal, uninteresting play modes, Online interface a bit wonky, some lag, Tekken cards are totally useless
Excerpt: The Tekken series has more than made its mark on the fighting genre with its solid gameplay, unique characters, and diverse play-styles. Now Tekken makes its move to the 3DS. Luckily, it takes all its pros with it and puts it in a nice little portable pouch. Tekken 3D Prime Edition gives you the fighting experience of a Tekken video game and includes the full length theatrical film TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance, now viewable in 3D.
Excerpt: I had high hopes for Tekken 3D: Prime Edition when I first slotted the game cartridge into my 3DS. Nintendo’s handheld is a very capable piece of hardware that can deliver graphically impressive and content-rich games if the developer plays its cards right. While Tekken 3D runs smoothly and has an impressive character roster, the game’s paltry number of modes and lack of variety is disappointing.
Excerpt: The DS was originally a console with little to no fighting games. Within the six years that we’ve had the Nintendo DS, we’ve only got about five or so games that are worth mentioning in the genre. Now, with the 3DS, in little over a year, we’ve got at least two sizeable instalments from many famous franchises and to top that off, we now have a third.
Summary: : Tekken 3D: Prime Edition can be considered a decent game only due to the strong mechanics of its parent franchise, make no mistake; while the core game is mostly solid and technically impressive, it’s also shallow to a level that only the most dedicated fans will have anything to be joyful about here. There are enough game modes to be engaging for the serious franchise fan, and the game has translated well to the 3DS on a presentation level.
Summary: Tekken 3D Prime Edition sees the King of Iron Fist Tournament fought in 3D. Players choose from a selection of 40+ characters and do battle on new stages alongside others redesigned for the Nintendo 3DS.
Summary: Tekken 3D is a game that has a great sizzle, but no steak behind it. The game looks absolutely fantastic. The character models look terrific, are well detailed, and are well animated. The full Tekken 6 roster has been fully translated over to Tekken 3D with their full moves list as well. The problem comes in the lack of any real depth. There’s simply not much to do here.
Excerpt: I hesitate to call Tekken 3D: Prime Edition for the Nintendo 3DS a watered down version of the beloved fighting franchise. I think 'condensed' is a better fit because, on paper, all the most important elements of Tekken are here; strong visuals, a huge roster of varied fighters, and addictively competitive multiplayer. What's missing are all the extras that have slowly become expected parts of recent Tekken titles.