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.
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: 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! This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Review: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Microsoft Xbox 360)
18 October 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.