Fighter fanatics’ wait is over
THIS legendry iron- fist franchise has remained alive and kicking, quite literally, for more than a decade.
It returned to prominence last year with the hit Street Fighter X Tekken, which followed a virtual avalanche of titles seeking to overthrow the series’ more accessible competitors.
The Tekken lore has a ton of charismatic characters that fans have been itching to see make a comeback. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 digs deep into the franchise’s history and pulls out everyone from the alternate skins, to the boss unlocks, and the joke characters from every coin- operated arcade and console release in the series over the past 15 years.
Nearly 60 fighters spanning every game are thrown together for this ultimate tag- team match- up.
Casual gamers, I regret to inform you that this game is not for you. This, I’m afraid, is aimed at hardcore arcade fighter fanatics.
The new tag combos using two fighters fits right in, although you can still go it solo if you feel like mastering the special moves of a single character.
You can even create a customised robot fighter that uses moves from any of the characters you’ve beaten in the story- driven tutorial mode.
Progressively unlocking new equipment and weapons forms a key strategy, and equipping your fighters with new and interesting gear is rewarding and entertaining.
Fans can expect to learn the controls down pat. Eventually.
If you’re not prepared to dedicate some serious practice however, you’re going to become very familiar with the term, You Lose.
Jump into the online match- making lobby and you’ll discover it’s populated by the mighty warlords from the high court of Tekken, a digital realm designed for only the truly committed.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 doesn’t revolutionise the fighting genre like it did all those years ago, though I’m sure fans will be just fine with that because there is still ample content to unlock.