Summary: King of the Iron Fist Tournament - more like King of the Boring Fight Tournament. Namco really need to get there act together, this new installement to the brilliant Tekken 3 is absolutely lame. The backgrounds for fights are uninspiring and the new characters introduced are nothing special and way to repetitive of previous characters. Paul Phoenix, my fave character has been toned down too much for my liking. I also felt Hoarang was made too good.
Summary: Tekken 4 has been a bit of a disappointment and the newest Tekken 5 playstation 2 game is such an improvement on this product. Just like the others of the Tekken series, you basically fight people to get through to the final. However, although it is not particularly interesting and unique, it is an addictive and fun game . It is very straight forward to play and therefore people of all ages can understand the basic storyline and play along.
Adequate game - not nearly as good as Tekken 3 for the PS1
monkeybanjo "monkeybanjo", amazon.co.uk
6 February 2006
Summary: Tekken 3 has that special something - the character balancing, feel, move combo and skill levels that make it a great game. Tekken 4 doesn't. On its own merits it is an adequate game, but feels wrong. There is little of the sense of challenge in fighting through the characters and little to put itself the rest of the genre.
Summary: The story mode for this game was very well done, the graphics are excellent. But other than the story mode, the game needs alot of work. When you beat the game on Tekken 3 it gave you Tekken Ball, and on Tekken Tag, it gave you Tekken Bowling, which were both very entertaining and gave you a break from fighting. This game didnt have any sort of bonus game like that, which wouldve been nice to have. The Tekken Force was honestly terrible.
Summary: I have played many of the recent fighting games, including VF4, VF4 Evolution, Soul Calibur 2, Tekken Tag, Tekken 3, and this game, Tekken 4. While all have their specific qualities that stand out from the rest, I would have to rank this one last. Despite an astonishingly large array of characters, with 10 of them being unlockable, I only found 2 to be fluent enough in style to match with the characters or Virtua Fighter 4 or Soul Caliber 2.
Summary: Not much has changed in terms of the fighting engine since Tekken 3. It's good that they got rid of alot of the repetitive fighters they had in Tekken Tag. Graphics and Sound are great as always. The same problem creeps up with this game though that I found in all the Tekken games... there is no real technique involved to beating your opponent. It's still just a matter of bashing a few buttons and pulling off long drawn out combos.
Summary: Namco has put out another solid fighter, yet I am left wondering, why did they skimp on this game? Sure, there are a few new faces in the game, but ultimately, I am left hungering for more. Hey Namco, how about a whole slew of brand new characters with completely innovative moves? The "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu" guy is more like a huge kickboxer, with a small amount of grappling moves.