Excerpt: Some of my best memories of gaming are of fighting games. Way back in the mid to late 90s, we used to gather around one of our NES knock-offs and take turns fighting each other in Street Fighter II. Later on, we graduated to playing the first Marvel vs Capcom on the original PlayStation. Not like we knew what we were doing in these games, we just liked to try and beat each other up. But as time went by, newer consoles came along with newer and better fighting games.
Summary: I'm what you call and "on again off again" Tekken fan. I religiously played the series for hundreds of hours per iteration all the way up until Tekken 4 , then I just kind of...stopped. For years to come, I would dabble in the Tekken universe, but nothing ever really caught my interest for more than a few months.
Excerpt: Inevitably there are people out there that would prefer fighting games to tone down on their combo-centric emphasis and just provide a basic, streamlined fighting experience that can be both fun and challenging. The Super Smash Bros. series is a good example of this type of game. Others will cry foul and demand a million button combinations.
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. Every character from every game in the series has made a return, making the cast of TTT2 the largest in a 3D fighter to date. Everything you wanted in a Tekken game is here. The King of the Iron Fist is back, bigger and better than ever.
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?) way back in 1999, quite a few good ones even, but those were all strictly one-on-one affairs.