gamers (47%) found this review helpful
Pros - Improved Tekken Force mode, Great new characters, alot more characters to choose from with a lot more character customization tools. Online mode faster more efficient way of finding battles with players making the action almost nonstop.
Cons - Laggy Online play (Poor netcode like Tekken 5 DR), last boss not challenging if you understand the pattern can be beaten with one move. Long loading times if the game is not installed.
Tekken 6 is a great game to play with friends locally but due to its poor performance like Tekken 5 DR, online multiplayer fails greatly. I find myself wanting to throw my controller when I attempt to do my combos and watch them fail because my fingers go faster than the game can read them due to the lag. I would have thought that Namco would have fixed this issue from their previous installment for the PS3 but I have been proven wrong. Some would argue that you can get used to the lag of the online play but then I would become weaker at local play due to being used to the laggy play.
The good aspects of the online play though is the ease to find a match unlike the previous installment where finding a match was either hard or you would have to wait a good amount of time before it was your turn.
Character Customization is very well done in Tekken 6 compared to previous games with a lot more options to play around with and of course more items! For example, being able to tweak how the front, back, left, and right of the hair can look is an improvement of the previous Tekkens
Finally, the long loading times can be pretty harsh if you don't have the game installed. Only reason why I don't install the game is due to my low HDD space but I won't let that affect my game rating score.
Overall, the game is still a great hit if you play with friends at your household but if you wanted to vs someone on the other side of the world prepare for some nasty lag. I rate it 7 but if it wasn't for the lag I would easily rate this game a 9.
This game is bad on every level, it says 720 but it looks like last gen graphics. This is going right back to gamefly on monday. Give virtua fighter 5 a try if you are looking for a good fighting game.