Excerpt: There’s strength in numbers. Ever hear of that old saying? It’s not just random piece of philosophical jargon, but an observation of our daily existence. Ideally, a team of people can get a job done far more efficiently than someone working solo. The average person cannot lift a car, but the combined strength of several others can make it a relatively easy task. The size of an army can spell certain victory or utter doom in the midst of battle.
Excerpt: Before you go anywhere, make note of this, this review of Tekken Tag Tournament is a revised version for US of the import review I wrote back in April. I decided to do this because the US and Japanese versions have remained nearly identical except in the visuals are which I have re-written as well, I'm not doing this because I'm lazy, but because I would end up writing the same words in my US review as I did in my Japanese review, about half of this is new text, thank...
Excerpt: When you think of Tekken, what is the first thing that pop into your head? The first thing that I get is "greatest fighting series of all time". People may argue but it is pretty safe to say that Tekken is by far the only fighting series that is not "sequel happy". Take a look at the Street Fighter series, since 1994 we must have gotten over ten Street Fighters.
Excerpt: Games on the PlayStation 2 are going to look better than games on the PlayStation. I'm sure it would be possible to make a bad looking game on the PlayStation 2, but you'd have to work hard at it. The PlayStation 2 also has immensely greater computational power than the original PSX. Tekken Tag Tournament puts this to use in certain stages, where the backgrounds are richly animated.
Excerpt: About six months before the release of the original PlayStation, I was fortunate enough to attend a small CES (Consumer Electronics Show) near my home. After waiting in line for nearly an hour, I rushed inside in hopes of getting my hands on a demo unit for this crazy, unknown new game system put out by Sony of all companies.
Excerpt: While I don't hold the original Tekken with as high a regard as Brad does, I do consider the second part of the series to be one of the finest videogames ever made period (its number 10 on my all-time favorites list). Tekken 2 was a game that rewrote the rules by being sadistically dark, stylishly sexy and pushed the boundaries of innovative design. During its time, it was a beacon of light for all the dreary clones that were driving the life out of the genre.
Excerpt: As I was browsing a local video game store I spotted this game on one of the shelves. Picking it up I thought to myself \'Hey isn\'t this just the like game in the arcade?\' After seeing that it truly was a Tekken game, although a lesser know one, I proceeded to buying it. The Tekken label has come to mean first class fighter over the years and I was sure this game wouldn\'t dissapoint me.
Conclusion: (Brazilian rythmic kickboxing), Kung-Fu, and even some shoot-fighting techniques. Because of the different styles and body types, there is a much larger degree of differentiation between moves - for example a standard front kick in Karate looks nothing like a sweep kick or sabate kick in Muay-Thai and the character models reflect that.
Excerpt: Okay, I could prattle on about this game for a 1000 words, touching on the graphics, the sound, the gameplay (and I will - later), but why don't I save you all the trouble and answer the one question that you no doubt have: Should I buy this game? If you like Tekken, most certainly. If you're not a fan, TTT won't convert you. If, like so many people you're impartial to the whole series, this may be enough to win you over. Is Tekken Tag Tournament a new game?