TALK TO MY FISTS

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - LEVELUP - —ALL RE­VIEWS BY ARUP DAS

It is time to bust some heads and do some se­ri­ous whop­ping.

Tekken Tag Tour­na­ment makes its re­turn af­ter 12 years. The se­quel bring to­gether the fran­chise’s great­est hits con­sist­ing more than 50 play­ers. Be­sides this, you can un­lock more play­ers as you progress in the game. What’s so dif­fer­ent about this fight­ing game from the other count­less ones? For starters, you need to spend some time get­ting to ob­serve your ri­val’s at­tack­ing moves—you can’t ran­domly keep press­ing the but- tons to thrash your op­po­nents.

For first timers it is wise to head to Fight Lab where, as a Com­bot, you get to learn Tekken fighter tech­niques. In a se­ries of train­ing cam­paigns, you learn ma­noeu­vres like Binds or Tag As­saults. Keep in mind that all these only give you an idea of how to as­sault your op­po­nent. In an ac­tual fight things are dif­fer­ent—you have to get your tim­ing right with your moves. This game de­mands split-sec­ond re­ac­tions to sub­tle changes. And once an at­tack move pays off then you must dou­ble it with an ex­tended as­sault com­bi­na­tion.

As the name sug­gests, you can choose to play solo or tag team com­bi­na­tion which adds up to count­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. Tag2 comes with some in­ter­est­ing modes like Pair Play which is ba­si­cally the Ar­cade mode, Ghost Mode, Sur­vival or Team At­tack, but these can’t be played on the solo op­tion.

Tag Tour­na­ment 2 is the ul­ti­mate fight­ing game. But it is not a walk in the park as you have to

learn hun­dreds of at­tack com­bi­na­tions. There are count­less cus­tomi­sa­tion op­tions which can be a headache. We are im­pa­tient to get down to some se­ri­ous ac­tion rather than spend time dec­o­rat­ing player. But when it comes to thrash­ing your op­po­nents, this game is the best in the busi­ness.

GG TEKKEN TAG TOUR­NA­MENT 2 FOR XBOX 360

Price: ` 2,999

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