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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 has to be one of the most uninteresting entry in the series. I actually didnt have the drive to finish it. I got a little far but like I said, I just felt like "who cares". I was going to send it back the second day I had it but I thought I was being to quick to judge so I didnt send it back and decided to play around with it more.
Nothing changed however. Got somewhat farther but I didnt play it for 2 days so I just sent it back. Im going to keep this reveiw short so I'll just some this game up in one word...boring.
Unless your a true DIE HARD fan of Tekken then dont waste your time with this game. Youll regret not getting something else, and just to think I could be playing Uncharted 2 right now...
I've played all the Tekkens except for 5, and maybe that's why this one left me so flat.
The Tekken I remember, and expect, is a great, hard-hitting fighter game with moves and fighting styles that are based on the way people really move and an expansive story-line that may not always make sense, but still creates characters you care about and keeps you hanging on for more.
That stuff is still, here, I guess, but it's in gameplay that is so tediously old-school and just plain boring that I just can't get through it anymore. Maybe Tekken 5 was like this, and if so, I'm glad I missed it.
This tekken still has some great head to head fighting, but the story mode is old-style, static camera, linear street fighting against multiple enemies. I mean, really, it's like playing a PS one again. Tedious and boring are the only words that keep coming to mind. The story unfolds as you progress, but even it's gotten out of hand: It's so complex and bloated that it's hard to really care about the characters anymore.
The graphics are solid, I guess, but they hardly push the envelope for a PS3. Tekken has always had a very strong Asian influence, and that's part of it's charm, but the stilted dialog and cardboard character interaction just don't cut it for a modern video game.
I guess if you're an ultra-hard core Tekken fan that really appreciates the old school style of gameplay and the Manga-esque dialouge and pacing, then this might be your thing. But for me, I was wildly disappointed and couldn't even care about it long enough to finish it on the easiest setting.