Summary: What separates a great fighting game from a mediocre one? Like the racing game genre, it's one that's cluttered with offerings that only differ in characters and backgrounds to the casual viewer.
Conclusion: In some ways Tekken Tag Tournament 2 feels like a waypoint before the next REAL Tekken game. Still, there is a huge roster of fighters and the same tight technical gameplay that is the hallmark of the series. Series fans will be pleased.
Excerpt: At first glance Tekken Tag Tournament 2 feels like a novelty; take the core of Tekken 6 and bung in a tag mechanic so Namco Bandai can laugh all the way to the bank. But this latest trip to the Mishima Zaibatsu is, thankfully, a far more elegant and generous effort than it first appears.
Excerpt: The long anticipated sequel to the original Tekken Tag Tournament has finally come about. Now the 10th game of the Tekken series is bringing the biggest cast and biggest system that Namco could make.
Excerpt: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is one of those long overdue videogame sequels where the end product does not quite justify the long wait but is thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless. We’ve had plenty of Tekken games since the original Tag Tournament was unleashed in arcades (remember those?
Conclusion: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is not a bad fighting game, but I would rather play almost any other fighting game that came out this year before it. I didn’t find the fun that I was looking for, and considering that this is a $60 retail title, I find it hard to recommend over games like Virtua Fighter 5:...