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Best Tag Game By Far

If you are someone who played Tekken 6 and think that Tekken Tag 2 is that plus a tag mechanic, stop right there. This game is much more than that. From what I've played the controls are tight, graphics have been kicked up about thirty percent, and the online mode makes Tekken 6's online look like a Hummer with the word "Porsche" painted on the side. However, I did get a lttle lag; not enough to stop the match, but just enough to slow down button commands. The sever did seem to quickly solve the problem between and during matches.

The Fight Labs mode puts you in the shoes of Combot (Tekken 4). It is people who either haven't played Tekken and want to learn some quick techniques, or people who just want the whole TTT2 experience. It is a short mode, but the story is pretty funny and the better you are, the more fighting styles you can unlock for your Combot.

Since I got the game on pre-order I did get the DLC characters early, and if you are worried about spending money on them when they become fully available on XBLA/PSN do not worry; every character will be free to download. I'm not certain if the same will go for any extra stages or customizable items, but we can only dream , right?

The game in general is great for people who love fighting games or are getting into the genre.

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  • I think I'll put on my own review after I play more of the game. The only issues I've had so far ( I've been a fan of Tekken since the first was released) would be the "Rank up" screens being too big/in the way of seeing my characters intros and victory pose. The other complaint is that the A.I. for Arcade feels archaic and chaotic, not in a good way either. On medium difficulty, I was locked multiple times into a combo juggle that would drop my characters well below half health and with no way to interrupt it. I know that Tekken has been known for it's extensive combos and being a game that takes time to perfect and master, but I feel the big push for constant juggling to me, well quite annoying. I've skipped over playing Tekken 6, so I'm assuming that the more focus to juggling started in that entry? All in all this game is well over a 9 for me, 9.50/10? A plethora of content, great stages, outstanding cast, loads to customize stage music, characters etc and one of the better "tutorials" I've played yet. Again, my major gripe is that the A.I. feels a little too relentless for medium and even on easy.