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GF Rating
6.3

3804 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Solid Fighter but no new ground broken

posted by Turiel (PITTSBURGH, PA) Nov 11, 2009

Member since Nov 2009

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

If your a fan of the Tekken series then this game will be fun for you. It keeps the best of the Tekken series with some character customization features that you unlock with G dollars that you earn by winning matches. I liked the game overall however If your looking for something new and fresh this game is not it. It is essentially the same game as tekken 3 which I played 8 years ago but with streamlined graphics. Many of the features seemed like they were ripped straight out of virtual fighter.

It has a story/campaign mode but It seemed very much like metal gear solid in that you spend 90% watching cinemats and 10% playing the game. I literally watched a 30+minute cinemat to play for about 12 seconds that it took me to kill the jacks.

The arcade mode is fun but it gets old quick as you play many of the same characters over and over again.

Also if you care about balance some of the characters seem like they are much easier to play and potentially more powerful than other toons

All In all it was a solid game but I think I liked soul calibur better honestly

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Tekken is not supposed to be DOA!!

posted by dedguy (KATY, TX) Feb 25, 2010

Member since Nov 2009

4 out of 9 gamers (44%) found this review helpful

I was a huge fan of the Tekken series... until this one.

I think Tekken 3 was the pinnacle of the series: very enjoyable, great, smooth gameplay, and great use of the 4-limb fight system. One of the great things about Tekken generally has been the fact that you didn't need to know all the special moves or combos to pose a threat, unlike Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, and DOA. This was particularly true because of the 3-D sidestep or dodge. If someone proficient in Tekken's combos decided to come at you, all you had to do was sidestep, and then deal back the punishment instead of taking it all the time. Tekken 4 experimented with the 3-D motion more, and, in spite of the public, I think there were some good merits to what was accomplished. However, responding to popular demand, Tekken 5 ended up being a little of a throwback, though with less of the 3-D element, and the introduction of the thing that makes Tekken 6 so awful: the JUGGLE. (And, while we're at it NAMCO, can you explain how someone breaks a grab from behind in the middle of a combo?)

Part of Tekken's appeal as a fighter was an element of realism. Other games, like Killer Instinct, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and DOA abused the juggle, allowing those with the know how to continue on meaningless tirades causing other players to give up in frustration. Tekken was that all important sanctuary for those of us who wanted a game that actually didn't require you to spend inordinate amounts of time mastering esoteric combos and juggles. Well, no more.

In a seeming appeal to the DOA, et. al. lovers out there, NAMCO has decidedly ignored its base of Tekken enthusiasts. Instead of expanding on the things that made Tekken a standout among fighting games, NAMCO managed to make it more ordinary like the rest of the pack with this version, and frustratingly so.

I ended up giving a 3, because graphics were good.

I am willing to give Tekken 7 a shot, but it will be the last. Fix it NAMCO.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

tekken 6 ... ended a great franchize

posted by squirlley (LOUISVILLE, KY) Jan 15, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

4 out of 9 gamers (44%) found this review helpful

tekken was without a doubt one of the most fun games to ever hit playstation. with this new installment that is no longer true. the basic arcade mode is ridiculous and really not that much fun and this campaign mode they threw into the mix ruined it all. terrible camera angles, character controls that make you insane, a story that seems it was wrote by a 2nd grader, with awful voice overs and subtitles so discreat you can barley read what they say. just say no and take this game off any wish list

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