Excerpt: Tekken has been steadily fighting its way into the hearts of hardcore gamers for years now. The Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 versions of Tekken 6 brought the series to a new level of realism. Hand held versions are generally scaled down versions that few hardcore gamers enjoy. What about families though? Do families enjoy taking on characters and beating each other senseless with punches and kicks?
Excerpt: It's certainly been a while, but Namco/Bandai's long-running fighting series is finally back. It's true that Tekken: Dark Resurrection arrived about a year after Tekken 5 dropped, but have no fear: the portable version of Tekken 6 has arrived hot on the heels of the console versions. Make no mistake: it's an enjoyable title, and Tekken fans will certainly dig it. Of course, this is the kind of stuff critics write before a "but" makes its way into the review.
Summary: If you’re looking for a good fighting game for the PSP, you certainly can’t go wrong with Tekken 6 . It look, sounds, and plays great and has a couple of killer modes that will keep you coming back for more. Still, it’s worth noting that the game would have been better without Azazel and with a few less subtractions from the previous installment. So be warned. Its not going to be as good as TDR, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get your monies worth.
Review: Tekken 6 PSP, Very Similar to the Home Console Version
19 February 2010
Excerpt: When it comes to 3D fighting, connoisseurs know that the Tekken series has always set a standard. This legendary fighting series had already made its way onto the PSP when Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection successfully made the jump from arcade to console over three years ago. Those who are veterans of this series will probably be thrilled with the new mechanics that Tekken 6 introduces.
Excerpt: Tekken 6 makes the port to the PSP and the transition proves to be both visually flawless and amazingly well done. A must own for any serious partakers of the fighting genre, this latest sequel does anything but disappoint. Decked with crisp visuals and stunning cg's Tekken 6 Portable is absolutely a work of art. This is clearly one of a scarcely rare set of titles for PSP that gives you that "Wow!-They-got-all-that-in-there?" impression.
Excerpt: Tekken experience admirably. The basic mechanics work just like the PS3/360 version (which you can read about right here ). You won't find a true port, however. The game omits the excessive and often boring campaign mode from the console version, and the backgrounds and textures aren't as sharp and refined. But despite hardware limitations, Tekken 6 PSP closely resembles its brethren: great visuals, demanding gameplay, and a roster brimming with personality.
Pros: you miss the good ol' days fighting on your PSOne in your parents basement.
Cons: you are mired in the sudden surplus of console fighting games or fight only with the aid of a joystick.
Excerpt: One of my favorite Web shows is called The Spoony Experiment. In it, one of his recurring gags is when he refers to himself as the "Lord of Tekken" in response to a hate mail he received. The character brags about how great he is in Tekken that he would air juggle anyone he challenges, people would ask him for guidance, and even have ladies line up to give him special favors.
Excerpt: PSP port seemed uninteresting at first, but when word got out that it'd be very similar to the home console versions, I had to check it out. Fighting games do often wind up very well suited to a portable system, as the quick bouts and short-attention-span action are perfect for when you're spending fifteen minutes waiting at a doctor's office or in a parking lot.
Excerpt: With Tekken 6 on PSP, Bandai Namco is trying to emulate the tremendous success it saw from Tekken: Dark Resurrection, the PSP version of Tekken 5. Dark Resurrection was critically lauded, and a commercial success as well, but has Bandai Namco made lightning strike twice? The short answer is yes. Tekken 6 on PSP is a brilliant fighter. What you might not expect however, is that for many gamers this may actually be the definitive version of the game.