Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Ps3/360/WiiU) review
I received a message that I could pick up this game at my local shop. Finally. I pre-ordered and I got Ancient Ogre, Kunimitsu, Bikinis and also Tekken 1 PsOne classic (but I already have NTSC version of that). Been playing it all day.
What can I say, the best fighter of this generation is upon us. Its amazingly good. I already liked Tekken 6, but it was flawed. This game is a not-flawed Tekken 6 with twice as much to offer and a better performance to boot. No scenario campaign either, just fighting modes. And yes, a great netcode along with it as well.
The graphics are cleaner than Tekken 6, yet I think some sacrifices have been made. Although the TTT2 looks better, I think T6 had a more detailed look and more impressive lighting. The gameplay of TTT2 is slightly more responsive as well. The soundtrack is bat shit crazy, its being composed for me. Bountiful sea is proper techno, and the Netherlands stage has one brilliant piece of music behind it as well. But if its not your cup, you can completely edit the OST of this game with your own XMB stored MP3 via Tekken Tunes.
The Arcade mode is back! It grants you an ending like it should. The rest of the modes are same old but training mode has been improved although there is still no command practice. But I've heard Sega actually patented that. Oh, and the sample combos now have inputs listed.
The game is difficult, the tag mechanics are deep. Best dive into Fight Lab and learn everything before you take others on. Excellent game.
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Has the loading been optimised in this? I had 6 on the PS3 and hated the clunky loading, very un-Namco. Soul Calibur came after and was much better, so was wondering how this is?
Yes, loading has been improved. The game looks and runs much more solid overall. Netcode is on par with SCV, better perhaps. Downside though is that Ranked also seem to have lone wolves. I don't like those 2 vs 1 fights.
But you could say that, as this game has proper 1 vs 1 mode as well, that T6 is rather redundant if you get TTT2.
But this is one difficult game. The tag combos are something I can't nail right away.
Originally Posted by SCCAAMMM
Last edited by saturn-gamer; 13-09-2012 at 08:05 PM.
Was thinking of buying this, as I loved TTT back in the day, but the lack of any incentives or progression when playing alone has put me off it. Even the characters are all unlocked from the start. Is there any point in going through all the modes except unlocking decorations for the characters?
Trophies, ending movies... dunno actually. Survival, Time attack etc are also back and there are leaderboards. I hate unlocking characters anyway, doesn't keep me from finishing arcade mode to see movies and grab credits. The boss is also an improvement over Azazel. Some call her cheap, but I think shes okay to fight. Unknown is slightly more difficult than in TTT1, some nasty moves added.
Sounds good. Seems they missed a trick not putting in a Legendary Souls mode like Soul Calibur or a type of Quest mode like Virtua Fighter. I`m interested in Tekken and sometimes find it annoying unlocking characters if its difficult. I think the online sounds nice and stable too which is nice to hear. Harada was raving about the Training mode how is it?
Originally Posted by saturn-gamer
I've seen better. But its an improvement over Tekken 6 (shocker!), though it has no command practice as I said before. It should have to do with Sega and their patent. I think old Tekken did have it. But you can easily lock a certain move or combo and try it yourself. It does have a record feature, and you can actually practice with someone else online via Player Match..
There are also Ghost Battles in TTT2. The catch is indeed that nothing has been spent on something like Scenario Campaign. As dull as it was, it was a pretty big ass story mode.
very nice game so far.
love the tekken 2 remixed music in the ending credits.
Really loving this after a night play, lots of single player modes, seemingly solid online and full CG endings for everyone
There are still unlockables characters btw, not everyone is unlocked straight away!
My only gripe right now is that tag assaults are fairly difficult to pull off for my right now, but might be because I'm using a standard 360 controller... Anyone got any tips?
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