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Tekken on PSP (+US version review+)
on 23 August 2006
This is an amazing game-without debate-graphically, it is ALMOST (not quite) as good as it's PS2 counterpart-and it has not suffered for the conversion in terms of controls.
The areas in which you fight are incredibly detailed, most of the backgrounds being found in tekken 5, including the ice cap level with the penguins (yes!) The characters are incredibly detailed, and the cut scenes are extremely good.
Now, this game is basically TEKKEN 5 ON PS2 WITH EXTRAS! I cannot emphasize this enough, every ending is the same as Tekken 5's, except for the new characters which have been added. Lily is an excellent addition to the franchise and armour king has also made a return, the russian chappie who makes an appearence is quite bluntly not very good. Now whilst the fighting is excellent, each character has a tonne of moves, combo's and throws, there is the chance to customize characters using money earned-can i just note that in the US version (the english may be different) there isn't all that much to choose from! They say there is a lot more than Tekken 5, personally i wouldn't say there is that much, although i expect you'll be able to download some of the stuff from the internet.
The inclusion of Tekken bowl, a survival mode, a hard hit mode (hit your enemy as many times (and as hard as you can) for money) and Dojo-where you fight in competitions, increasing your rank until you move on to the next dojo are welcome.
Best of all, you can verse other plays via the internet connection which means lots of competition, or you can download other players ghosts, so that you basically fight an opponent that computer has created based on another persons fighting style and rank, however magazines are saying there is some slow down, fingers crossed, this will not be the case in the UK release.
So any drawbacks? This is basically tekken 5 with extra's, so if your looking for something totally different guess again. Except for new characters, all the endings remain the same, but the mini games and dojo are great. Plus, this is tekken on the move-it does have great graphics, gameplay and life, so overall, this is still the best beat em up on the PSP