Summary: Tekken isn't what I'd consider a "Nintendo friendly" franchise. No, I'm not referring to the actual content of the games, but the mere existence (lack thereof, rather) of the franchise on Nintendo consoles and portables. In 2001, there was Tekken Advance and earlier this year, Tekken 3D . In the 18 long years of Tekken 's existence, Nintendo has hosted a grand total of two games, both of which had less than savory reception.
Excerpt: Along with some of the interesting new exclusive games, the Wii U launch is filled out by a bunch of ports, some of which are worse than their older PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 counterparts. Fortunately Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition is not one of those. It’s chock full content that should keep any Tekken fan happy for a long time.
Review: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition (Nintendo Wii U)
10 December 2012
Summary: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition is a solid game in all respects. The game is easily the best looking and sound title from the Nintendo Wii U launch lineup and the touch screen controls make doing long combos or intricate moves exceptionally easy. Just a flick of your stylus or finger and you’re playing like an expert. That said, this (plus the laughably easy A.I.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (Wii U) Review
7 December 2012
Excerpt: I will admit that the Tekken franchise is probably the only fighting franchise that I am not a huge fan of, nor one that I follow religiously. The style of gameplay has never appealed to me as much as those of others in the genre, and I was subsequently disappointed to see it announced for the Wii U as the only fighter in the launch line up. However, I enjoyed the 3DS edition of Tekken pretty well, so I gave Tekken Tag Tournament 2 a chance.
Excerpt: First, there was Tekken Bowling. Then, there was Mushroom Battle. Namco Bandai’s latest 3D fighter hits the Wii U with a few new features, which make the most of the console’s GamePad and Nintendo affiliation in some inventive--if not flat-out wacky--ways. First thing’s first: If you choose to ignore the additional elements in the Wii U Edition, this is essentially the same rock-solid brawler that hit the Xbox 360 and PS3 in September of this year.
Pros: Looks as crisp as ever on the Wii U, Same huge roster, same great fighting, Effectively the same game with Wii U extras
Cons: Playing versus without the GamePad, Seeing the same Nintendo costumes recycled over and over, New modes only offer fleeting fun