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.
Review: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition (Nintendo Wii U)
12 December 2012
Excerpt: Wow, is this really my eighth review of a Wii U title in less than a month? So much for not reviewing games this year. Anyway, I’ve never been a big fan of the Tekken series. I’ve always founded it to be one of the weaker series, more akin to Fighting Vipers or Virtua Fighter than something like...
Summary: A link to Tekken's past 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.
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.
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
Summary: It’s easy to recommend Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition as it’s the only fighting game out right now on Nintendo's new system, but Tekken is also franchise that’s cemented itself as a quality participant in the genre; this instalment is also bursting with content.