Excerpt: Back in September 1998, issue 36 of the Official UK PlayStation Magazine carried what was easily the most exciting thing to happen in my 13-year-old life at the time: a playable demo of Tekken 3. The accompanying magazine featured an exclusive Tekken 3 review (10/10) alongside a 14-page analysis of the Tekken series. If that wasn't enough, there was an 8-page look at the history of Final Fantasy. It was a brilliant issue.
Excerpt: First of all, I should point out immediately that Tekken Hybrid isn't a single game , but is, in fact, a bundle of Tekken goodness. There is a High Definition version of the original Tekken Tag Tournament , a preview of the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (appropriately named Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue , as well as Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D , a 3D compatible full-length computer animated Tekken feature film.
Excerpt: Tekken Hybrid looks impressive at first blush. This three-part collection includes Tekken Tag Tournament HD, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue, and the movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance . But spend a little time with it and you find a disappointing trio of products that make this frail collection fall flat. The first, and most substantial, inclusion is Tekken Tag Tournament HD.
Pros: Tekken Tag Tournament is a fun game.
Cons: Lacks online support, Unimpressive visual overhaul, Tag HD lacks any original content, The demo and movie add little value to the package.
Excerpt: The Tekken series is without a doubt a great fighting franchise, with its fair share of quality titles. Back in 1999, Tekken Tag Tournament was released in arcades and eventually released on the PlayStation 2 the following year. This title boasted quite the roster, allowing you to choose from almost every character from the first three Tekken titles.
Excerpt: Ever since PS2 backwards compatibility was removed from the PS3, Sony and its partners have sought to ensure that new gamers can still enjoy the classics from generations past, either via PSN or through HD remasteries/collections. Most of these have been welcome additions to my gaming shelf, but one has to draw the line somewhere.
Excerpt: Being released within the PS2’s launch window, Tekken Tag Tournament is now over ten years old, so with a sequel on the way, Namco Bandai felt it was time to do what is popular these days and put together a HD upgrade which, unlike the PS2 version, doesn’t look like somewhat of a blurry mess on a lot of modern day TV’s. Tekken Hybrid features not only Tekken Tag Tournament HD, but is also comprised of a CG film and a sample of next year’s Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Summary: Tekken Hybrid is a must own for hardcore Tekken fans. Tekken Tag Tournament holds up pretty well after 11 years and looks good in HD. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue is a great demo for the upcoming game. Tekken: Blood Vengeance isn’t a very good movie but I’m sure there’s an audience of Tekken fans that will enjoy it for what it is.