Summary: Namco's flagship fighting game franchise returns to Xbox 360 with Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Tag 2 is absolutely packed with content and provides some of the best pure skill based gameplay you'll find in a fighter anywhere. It isn't exactly the most noob-friendly fighter, but it offers lots of training and teaching tools to try to get everyone up to speed (good luck beating the boss in arcade mode, though).
Excerpt: It’s hard to believe that 12 years has passed since the original Tekken Tag Tournament graced our presence on the PS2 and although it felt a little strange in its delivery at first was a game that grew with me as I started to understand the basic mechanics behind what I feel is the greatest fighting franchise out there.
Review: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Microsoft Xbox 360)
24 November 2012
Summary: : Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is a worthwhile sequel in the franchise that’s flush with content and easy to enjoy, and while it’s not perfect, it’s strong enough that it doesn’t need to be. What plot there is to the game is inoffensive and amusing, there are a significant amount of play options available to keep the game interesting, and everything looks and sounds excellent throughout the experience.
Conclusion: This is the strongest Tekken that has been released since Tekken 3, and is a very generous package full of characters, stages, and game modes. It has a steep difficulty curve for the newcomers, with the main focus being on online and offline versus play. The Fight Lab mode gives players a chance to build their skills, while the new tag-team mechanics add a great twist to the Tekken formula.
Conclusion: While Namco Bandai went out of its way to pack Tekken Tag Tournament 2 with an impressive number of characters and features, I came away from the game with a somewhat indifferent feeling. This is the Tekken I fell in love with, the Tekken that conditioned my thumbs as a teenager, and the Tekken that continues to put a smile on my face. But this is also the same Tekken I’ve played over and over again, even with the tag wrinkle taken into consideration.
Pros: Become the ultimate Don Armor King In TT2’s fantasy world, you can put on the dream fights you’ve always wanted to see. You have a ridiculously dense (and in some cases, just plain ridiculous) roster of ruffians to rumble with, either solo or in tag teams. The franchise’s warring Mishima and Kazama clans are at your disposal, along with pretty much every other mainstay from Tekkens No. 1 through 6. Gameplay is as tight as Nina Williams’ outfit Tekken’s responsive and ...
Cons: New challengers might have trouble getting ready for their next battle TTT 2 is for the hardcore Tekken fan. I’m talking about a person who’s debated the superiority of Japanese-style arcade sticks and scoured message boards for animation frame data to gain an edge. If you don’t have an opinion on such matters, then you might never end up playing Tekken Tag 2 at a high level because it requires that much dedication to master. In traditional Tekken releases, you fight ...
Conclusion: You can form tag teams or go in solo with one fighter who will have a significant health regeneration boost at their disposal. The choice is your's. All pre-order incentive DLC has been released to everyone in a patch. A nice touch to have a complete game and write-off to Street Fighter X Tekken's decision for ill begotten and overpriced DLC.
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.
Summary: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is often cheap and barebones. However, it's also one of the most comprehensive fighting games I've ever played. With 59 characters and thousands of moves, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has been specifically designed with fans in mind. Newcomers will also enjoy the large roster and cinematic endings, but may find the online multiplayer unwelcoming! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: It's hard to believe it's been 12 years since the original Tekken Tag Tournament. It seems like only yesterday when my mother and I went to EB as quickly as possible on the PS2's launch and picked this game up alongside the system. I got it home, played it a ton, and recently replayed it to find that it's still a blast to play. Both the main game and Tekken Bowling still rule.