Summary: : Tekken 6 is a great fighting game, make no mistake about that, but with some minor tweaks and adjustments, it could have been even better, and while it’s still worth picking up if you’re even a little interested, some more work would have made it a must purchase title. The story is solid enough to carry the game along and there are a whole lot of modes to play around with, the visuals and audio both are generally quite nice, and the game plays as well as it ever has.
Worthy brawler skimpy on story, appropriate female attire.
Common Sense Media
16 March 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that since Tekken 6 is a fighting game, kids will see lots of violence. The game's characters study an area of martial arts, executing flurries of punches, kicks, and throws against opponents. They will also use weapons such as swords and guns on occasion, but none of the combat is graphically violent (there's no blood or gore). Also, some of the female fighters wear little clothing and tend to bounce around in a provocative manner.
Conclusion: The problem is, there’s supposed to be a game attached to this mode, too, but that feels like an afterthought. The gameplay is reminiscent of old-school beat-’em-ups, with the player fighting though a number of nameless thugs, culminating in the obligatory boss battles. Sadly, the Scenario mode just never measures up to quality of the rest of the game. Visually, Scenario mode looks bland and watered down, while the gameplay is essentially a boring button-mashing mess.
Excerpt: It seems difficult to criticise Tekken 6 for feeling like an uninspired effort from Namco Bandai in the same year we heap praise upon Street Fighter 4 - a fighting game Capcom is delighted to hear described as Street Fighter 2.5. But it lacks the freshness, sparkle and zing SF4 has in abundance. It lacks excitement, pizazz and spunk. It feels tired and devoid of new ideas. And yet, it's Tekken.
Conclusion: you will keep playing is to unlock characters for the normal story mode (more on that later) and for customization equipment. You're allowed to change characters during the scenario mode, but it doesn't really make much sense unless you are being Lars since the whole point of the story is focused around Lars and Alisa. The story is nice, but I feel it could have been presented better.
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Conclusion: Then there is your Survival mode, Team Battle and Practice mode. I like the game more then the Last Street Fighter but I am partial to the Tekken Series. I like the fact that the roster is huge. Over all it is a good game. Probably should of rented it first before I bought it but still i should get my money's worth out of it.
Excerpt: Namco Bandai recently released a Tekken 6 patch to fix several problems plaguing the online portion of the game. With the patch, I probably won't hear the words, "Online is f****** unplayable," a passionate sentiment sent to me over Xbox Live when Tekken 6 first released.
Pros: Tekken is your fighter of choice or you can find room for it amongst the genre's crowded schedule.
Cons: fighting games aren't your punching bag, no, not even ones with great dress-up options.
Excerpt: Barring a few arcade spin offs the game has always remained an exclusive to Sony consoles with Tekken and the stunning Tekken 2 gracing the PS1 with Tekken Tag, Tekken 3, 4 and 5 all appearing on the PS2, not forgetting the PSP Tekken games too.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Fighting is good. As young kids, picking a fight at school and then attempting to beat the crap out of other kids with our bare hands was somewhat amusing, fun, liberating, and “cool” in a weird sense. As teens and adults, however, we get utterly bored at the prospect of just pushing someone around and landing a punch or two. Our warped minds demand butt-kicking on a much more serious level to provide that same sense of liberation.