Tekken 6

(58 votes, average 4.50 out of 5)
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  • KingBurritoSmithsion12
    I would write FIRST! but I'm not an asshole. I always like Tekken but I might pass on this one
  • dudeintheskully
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    DON'T the fighting is alot smoother in this one and the look and feel of it is better than 5
  • EarthboundXE
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    I don't know, seems saying I won't write FIRST! Is almost the same thing as saying it.
  • PLA
    Meh, the shitty beat-'em-up mode at least looks better than the shitty beat-'em-up mode in Tekken 5. ;)
  • Shwa
    It is better. Hell, Scenario Campaign ain't all that bad, either. :/
  • Hsoj
    I have to agree with a great deal of what you had to say about the game. Really Tekken 6 is for the fans. And as it is a fighting game, really thats all anyone should be exspecting from a tekken game fighting. The fact that the tekken "force mode" is horrible should be no surprise to anyone who has played a tekken game. They have always been retched in their exicution. But I think if your a hardcore fighting fan then this game is for you. But if your someone who is sold on the bells and whistles of a game, maybe you should pass it up. I have heard a lot of people complain about the backgrounds of tekken 6, but really i don't see any problem with them, from dramatic backdrop of the Noh Theater to the opulence of the High Roller's Club and the slapsticness of playing in the Hidden Reteat. I really enjoyed the backgrounds, and think they are some of the best in the series.
  • Kaleion
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    The only Tekken I've played was Tekken 3 for the PS1 (I think) it was at a friend's house and I remember it was quite fun, I would give Tekken 6 a try but I didn't really liked Soul Calibur 4 so I guess I'll pass
  • sabbath
    Great review.
    I'll most likely not buy this game yet due to that I don't own a PS3, but I think he does it job.
    I just hope that the final boss isn't as ridiculous as Tekken 5.
  • LunarLycan
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    I kinds gave up on this series after Tekken Tag, which in my opinion was the most fun of the bunch. Everything after just started to get stale.
  • First Person Shane
    I would get this game, but I'm pretty sure a friend is buying it for me as an early Christmas gift at the end of the month. I gotta curb my spending on games for Christmas anyway. Lousy loved ones XP

    And as long as the end boss isn't as much of a wretched bitch as Seth from SF4, I'm happy.
  • roemer
    I played the original tekken and absolutely loved it, and then fell in love with tekken 2. However after thast my tekken experience is limited to playing tekken tag team at the arcades. While i certainly never mastered one of these games i do know how long it takes to master just one character's juggle moves. i think ill stick with Uncharted 2 multiplayer and then jump onto mag.
  • Mr.Stillman
    All the puffy flashes of color on every hit are just too much for me to bear. What IS that stuff? Is it magic? Some things just completely ruin a game for me.
  • Kurre  - re:
    I bought a copy yesterday and I'm pleased so far. Your review is pretty accurate but I don't agree with your thoughts on the campaign mode.
    At first I thought the controls in it were horrible too, but then I tried to use the D-pad instead of the stick to move around and the targetting system actually started to work nicely.
    With the stick, you just run in the direction you push and with the D-pad you jump or crouch, move from or towards your targeted opponent. It's not a perfect system but certainly not horrible either.

    [quote=sabbath]
    I just hope that the final boss isn't as ridiculous as Tekken 5.[/quote]
    He's much, much worse.
  • Champignon
    Aah. Tekken. There's nothing quite like it. Tekken 2 was my first fighting game and I've loved the series ever since I played the game first time. I've actually broken two Tekken 3 games, 'cause I simply played them too much (both of my PS1s scratched the CDs a little bit).
    I own 6 Tekken games and I'd surely love this one too, but since I don't have a PS3 or 360 the game would be... We'll pretty useless. I could always look at the pictures in the manual.
  • TacTic
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    Honestly they need to remake Tekken Tag and not just make it an option on this new game. Tag had the mechanic that really rewarded you for choosing two characters that complimented each other. Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan were always my picks the duo worked nicely.

    The Tag mode in the past few games just hasn't been a main aspect so it's taken a back seat. They could make a very unique battle system if they made a total Tag game for Tekken, even if it used the same character models as a main Tekken game.
  • Professori  - Still the same huh?
    Looks like it still suffers from the same problem that Namcos other fighting games suffer from.
    It's too god damn fast.
    Sure the movements are realistic now, but the games lack depth because of it. The speed of the movements doesn't make the fighting realistic.

    There is no way to react to the movements of the opponent. Only the best of boxers can see the opponents movements from the limited moves they have, but it's not all common in boxing either.
    You have to read the moves on where the opponents weight is and how strenght moves in his body from slight movements, and you have to be well trained in this very section to react accordingly.
    In a game, there are NO indications like this, it doesn't matter if you are the God of gaming, you can't react to moves this fast.

    This wasn't a problem before Tekken 5 (I never played 4, so dunno about it), but in Tekken 5 they picked up the phase to the realistic speed.

    This creates a luck factor in the fighting, and it also forces the AI to leave itself open for any hits at random spots, or it just cannot be beaten (A mayor problem really). This leaves you with the feeling that it's not really about how good of a player you are, you win if the AI allows it.
  • RocketGruntKenny
    Are you sure? I've played faster. Like Street Fighter or Marvel vs. Capcom.
  • VengefulRonin
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    I played Tekken 6 at Play N Trade the other day, and had a chance to do a couple stages in the beat-em-up story mode and the arcade. To be honest, the beat-em-up wasn't that bad. Yes, the targeting system is horrendous, but the enemy AI is pretty damn stupid so you typically have plenty of time to adjust the camera. No, it's not a GOOD mode by any means, but it's quite easy to plow through and really doesn't warrant complaining.

    The arcade mode, obviously, was fantastic.
  • angel85
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    I hate rage quitters, game developers should put in a thing that if someone quits in the middle of a match because they're about to lose then they'd lose a bunch of in game cash or one of the items they unlocked, or automatically go down in the ranking, anything to keep them from quitting like a bunch of petulant children.
  • Wermin  - re:
    LOL I'm happy that i never play online
  • WarriorofNaught
    What really sucks is that if you get disconnected you are penalized. So I guess penalizing unintentional stops but rewarding spammers is the logic here.
  • 80Baby
    Williem Walles was from Scottland.
  • DoomGuy
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    I never liked Tekken's fighting system
    Also, Lars has to be the stupidest looking character ever
  • WarriorofNaught
    As a long time Tekken fan I have to say this is a solid review.

    To sum up, the only real problem is that something that was not supposed to be the main focus of a fighting game (Scenario Campaign) actually was what you'd be spending the most time on. I mean controls can be remedied slightly if you use the D-pad rather than analog but that still doesn't excuse the camera and awful targeting system.

    That and the online here is quite laughable compared to their own Soul Calibur online. Granted it wasn't perfect but it wasn't THIS!
    I mean what logic is that to have two games made from the same company have vastly different online experiences.

    On top of that, the story which in many ways separated Tekken from other fighters in it's early days has continued to take a downward spiral from which I fear it will never recover from.

    It's a shame really because this is the most smooth and balanced Tekken I have ever played in my honest opinion. It's like not knowing there is a giant pile of gold deep in a pile of shit. No one is going to bother to look.
  • Crosstop
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    I knew a fatguy could be so agile. Check Sammo Hung! :woohoo:
  • Thaisoup
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    Well, lets see, where to start...

    First of all, I enjoyed scenario mode. And the upcoming online co-op will make it more enjoyable. If you're hitting in the wrong direction, then you're using the analog stick which is for the 8 way running. Using a the D-Pad you will always hit in the direction of your target. The Camera yes, I agree that could use some work. The targeting system, I didn't have a problem. As long as you're not lazy and waiting for auto switch, it never proved to be a issue.

    Tekken being one of the Largest, if not the largest fighting game franchise, doesn't quite need to aim for a new audience. On a note about being for the "New People" The new bound system was one thing aimed to be more useful to newer Tekken players, rather than the air combo system in the Previous Tekken games.

    The complaint about the background is a factor of many things. Some of the textures are yes, low resolution, but not that noticeable as you really shouldn't be staring at backgrounds. Second, considering all the time going into these character models, textures, animations, and the scenario mode. Comparing it to Soul Calibur's options is a really unfair thing to do, as all the customizable items on SC were universal, not so many different items for each character. The time for animation is ridiculous, considering the large move list. You can already say just by adding the extra button that Tekken has more moves to animate than SC.

    Animations, yes fast, but compared to 5. Its not too much faster if faster at all. If you've seen real matches of good players, you'll see that people can see moves coming. It all depends on the player really, the human eye has a limit, but its how good a person's is. Also knowing your opponents moves and commonly used moves helps a bit. You don't see your opponent make moves in chess, but you decide what their best approach would be and play to counter that.

    The online does fail pretty bad though, I must agree with that.

    I say this as a Game Designer and an avid fighting game player. People are always going to be anal and knit picky, but as being on the other side of things, no game ever is complete on release, somethings got to give. I'm just giving my points on some well..uneducated statements.
  • GTO Neko  - You've hit the nail on the head.
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    This is something that's been said with some of the other reviewers that are "professionals", and alot of people didn't like that.


    Unfortunately, the ones who didn't like that are the regular Tekken fans. Even though I'm a fan, the pros and yourself have hit the nail on the head.

    Great job on the review and can't wait to see what else you'll hit next.
  • RocketGruntKenny
    (Pssst, one problem: he's not a pro, either).
  • Vooz
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    Very good review!
    Alltho I think it's a pity it's not PS3 exclusive since it would have been a whole lot of better graphics and who wanna play this on an Xb Controller?

    Didn't really like the last boss Azazel but w/e the only cool last bosses are Heihachi (Tekken) and Devil (Tekken 2)

    Anyways really good review! :D
  • Chizai  - offline content
    Do not buy this game if you want to be able to rank your character up offline...because you can't. Atleast not for now, you need to play online if you want to reach higher ranks then 1st dan. Makes me wonder why they even put a "ghost battle" mode in. Fighting games are the genre that loses a great deal of the gameflow online, that is why i don't like playing fighting games online.
  • Gamez1985
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    Professori said: Professori - Still the same huh?

    ""Looks like it still suffers from the same problem that Namcos other fighting
    games suffer from.
    It's too god damn fast.
    Sure the movements are realistic now, but the games lack depth because of it.
    The speed of the movements doesn't make the fighting realistic.

    There is no way to react to the movements of the opponent. Only the best of
    boxers can see the opponents movements from the limited moves they have, but
    it's not all common in boxing either.
    You have to read the moves on where the opponents weight is and how strenght
    moves in his body from slight movements, and you have to be well trained in this
    very section to react accordingly.
    In a game, there are NO indications like this, it doesn't matter if you are the
    God of gaming, you can't react to moves this fast.""

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    All I can say is I can, and I have. I've always been able to read people in Tekken. The game is made so that GAMERS can do so. Although you seem to have brushed up on your knowledge of boxing you're not a gamer if you can't read people in Tekken. What you see in it is just wrong, although it's normal since you CAN'T see it without being a gamer. MY WIFE can do what you say is impossible!
  • Shwa  - Scenario Campaign's controls, awful?
    From the video, it looked like you only played with analog.
    Which is what you [i]should not do [b]all the time.[/b][/i]

    Analog for free-roam, d-pad for fighting.

    And once you get the hang of the targeting system, SC can become even more enjoyable than any other Tekken Force mode.

    There. I said it.
    Okay, maybe not Tekken 4's Tekken Force, because goddammit, it was Tekken 4 and the stages weren't flat.
  • gerbil
    this game was terrible. yeah everything about it you said is right but the reason it is terrible is the damn loading. it takes like 30 secs for each match as well as time in between rounds time when picking characters time between cutscenes. overall i played the game for 2 hours but about half of that was sitting through loading screens.
  • Shwa
    That's why you should [b]install the game[/b], dumbass.
    After installing, you get accurate arcade loading times which are 8-10 seconds.
  • Weareclaudius  - re: re:
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    [quote=Kurre]

    [quote=sabbath]
    I just hope that the final boss isn't as ridiculous as Tekken 5.[/quote]
    He's much, much worse. [/quote]

    Only due to his guard which is unbreakable unless the AI wants you to hit him or use an unblockable attack, am sorry but this is noob boss fights i want fights which a couple cheap moves is fine i guess but it a test of reflexes and skill. The boss for Tekken 6 is full of noob attacks and only win unless the AI decides you can. Boss at Tekken 5 only had 2 attacks which made it difficult but wernt near as bad.
  • ChaozCloud  - re: re: re:
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    [quote=Weareclaudius] [quote=Kurre]

    [quote=sabbath]
    I just hope that the final boss isn't as ridiculous as Tekken 5.[/quote]
    He's much, much worse. [/quote]

    Only due to his guard which is unbreakable unless the AI wants you to hit him or use an unblockable attack, am sorry but this is noob boss fights i want fights which a couple cheap moves is fine i guess but it a test of reflexes and skill. The boss for Tekken 6 is full of noob attacks and only win unless the AI decides you can. Boss at Tekken 5 only had 2 attacks which made it difficult but wernt near as bad.[/quote]

    He is actually much easier than Jinpachi when you know how to beat him. All you need to do is block his attacks and then pull out a left-right combo or any other quick attack. Since he has so few moves and most of them are really slow, so you should be able to block or sidestep all of them. Only thing that really does damage is when he grapples you.

    And also, it isn't a tag team mode, it's a team battle mode. It doesn't allow you to tag in any of your reserve characters. All it is, is a 1v1 battle between 1-8 characters and the one who loses all his characters first loses.
  • ArtificialRaven
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    Tekken is the only fighting series I ever enjoyed, and I played all the new fighters and still prefer Tekken.

    I agree with you, Bennet, about the game mostly being about the die hard fans rather than bringing in new blood to play it. As far as the extras such as buying costumes and stuff, I don't give a rats ass about how characters look, I just want me some good ol'fashioned 1 vs. 1 play against my friends.

    So far Tekken Tag for PS2 is still my favorite.
  • Ravonox  - re:
    [quote=ArtificialRaven] Tekken is the only fighting series I ever enjoyed, and I played all the new fighters and still prefer Tekken.

    I haven't bought this game but have been playing at a friend's house who did. I agree with you, Bennet, about the game mostly being about the die hard fans rather than bringing in new blood to play it. As far as the extras such as buying costumes and stuff, I don't give a rats ass about how characters look, I just want me some good ol'fashioned 1 vs. 1 play against my friends.

    So far Tekken Tag for PS2 is still my favorite.[/quote]

    Yeah you love getting beat down by me with Lei and Law in tag didn't ya ha ha. Well not always but good times. In my personal opinion,that's my opinion mind you, Tekken 3 Tag toury was the peak of the series. Its just the same old games now repackaged to try to make money which they will from the fans. And don't get me wrong I'm a fan of this series. It's my favorite fighting series of all time. But with the new games nothing is really "new" or ups my level of enjoyment with the series. What the heck is with all the characters too? That's an act of desperation to get people into quantity over quality right off the bat. The combat system in all the games has been great and I'm sure it is in this game. Love Namco though second to Konami but I wont shell the money for another of the same old when Tekken 3 and Tekken 3 tag still work ha ha. Tekken Bowling for the win!
  • ArtificialRaven
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    ^ Dude wtf are you talking about, I always kicked ass with the Jin and Heihachi team. :D lol nah you probably have a few more wins on me. I agree with what ya said though. On a side note, Tekken bowling is fun too, unexpected of the series but a damn fun drunken party game lol.
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