Namco Bandai brings back the legendary Tekken series with Tekken 6. One of the biggest names in the fighting game-world is back with a title that won't let you down at all. Featuring all the pre-existing characters and more, the game is an exponential growth from the previous title.
Not only is it the first Tekken title available for the PlayStation 3, but it also got a PSP release. And for the first time ever it got a release for a non-PlayStation console, with a version for the Xbox 360.
Since Tekken was an exclusive title for the PlayStation consoles up until the Xbox 360 release of Tekken 6, this is a pretty big deal. So, let's talk about it now.
About the game
To start talking about Tekken 6, you could divide it by its most important aspects. Starting with the characters, as it features 40 characters already in the game. Pretty much all the characters from all previous Tekken games are back here with some amazing new additions. These new additions include characters that will from now on be crucial to the Tekken storyline. There are Lars and Alisa, Miguel, Leo, Bob and more.
Of course, not only is it about the characters, but also the amazing new levels. There are about 16 interactive levels, all beautiful and nice designed. Not only are they the best of the franchise up until Tekken 6, but they are also deeply interactive. The ground breaks, the snow falls and moves, and even the borders can break. There are so many things to interact within the levels that no fight will be the same.
And the variability in the fights is also thanks to the amazing controls. The characters are well balanced, and with the introduction of new faces in the series things got even better now. It's a pretty accessible title or newcomers into the series, but the fans will also enjoy it a lot.
Moving around and forward
Tekken 6 is a big step forward from all the previous titles in the franchise. In the world of 3D fighting games, it is definitely one of the best. Sure, there's also Soul Calibur IV competing here, but Tekken 6 feels more hardcore and serious. Both games look and play nicely, but fans know what they're looking for.
Tekken 6 really proves the franchise can go from one console to another flawlessly. Even though it's the first time it moved out from the PlayStation comfort zone, it worked out great. The game plays and looks amazing, and the story keeps getting more and more interesting. It's incredible how the Tekken games keep improving from one game to the next.
Graphics and visuals: This is obviously the best looking game in the series up until its release. The interactive scenarios, the amazing character design, the animations, and the 60fps are simply stunning.
Gameplay: Tekken 6 features a flawless gameplay experience. A ton of new modes, an enhanced story mode, excellent combat controls and balanced characters with nearly perfect hitboxes.
Sound: As usual in the series, it's excellent, completely fits into the game. The soundtrack makes it feel like an anime, and each level has unique music too. The voice acting quality is excellent, and the sound effects make the fights feel solid.