Most Tekken games are just plain imitations of the previous installment. Tekken Tag tournament does something new and different. It is a very welcome sequel and features an insane cast of playable characters with all new move sets that are far more diverse than in previous games. Kicks flow into other kicks and punchs into other punches with way more speed and grace. Switching characters introduces strategy into a bland button basher. A real classic and great for two player with online options too.
Overall Tekken is my fighting game of choice and always will be but this is the best.
TTT2 serves as a celebration of the Tekken series as a whole. Like the first tag game, it rounds up nearly all the fighters that have ever been a part of the series for its roster. Some notable observations include the return of Dr Bosconovitch as a playable character for the first time since Tekken 3, Heihachi's slightly younger appearance compared to recent Tekken games, and Julia Chang's "Jaycee" revamp.
The graphics are slick and the game can be played in 3D if you have a capable TV. The arcade mode proves rewarding, as the fights are endless fun, allowing your two fighters to play off of each other's strengths. Plus, the ending movies are much more entertaining than the lazy efforts we were given in Tekken 6. There are tonnes of customization options and you now have the ability to save them as seperate costumes instead of replacing the fighters' standard attires.
Exclusive to TTT2 is Fight Lab, in which you train up Combot, who returns from Tekken 4. However, those new to the series will find this mode useful for training up themselves, as the mode talks you through and requires you to perform powerful moves e.g. jugglinb, which will bode well for bouts against the CPU or your friends.
In terms of DLC, you can get a hold of all the classic ending movies and stage music from the early Tekken games, and enjoy them in the theater mode or use them to replace the existing stage music.
There is much go enjoy for both Tekken veterans and newcomers, though the latter may find the game's large roster intimidating, and you do not need to unlock any of them, much as you did in previous Tekken games.
I bought this game because I have been playing the Tekken series since the day of release of the first Tekken game. I am a fan of the series but I will try to keep this review as unbiased as possible.
I've played the game for about 3-4 days now and I have to say that it is a very good sequel to the first Tekken Tag Tournament game for the PS2. The graphics are excellent, and the gameplay is fluid. What I like about this game is that all characters in-game are automatically unlocked. In previous game, you had to clear the story mode of the default characters to unlock more, but here you can jump in a game with you favorite fighters.
TTT2 uses a money system, where you get paid with in-game currency when you win fights, obtain bonuses etc, and you can spend this money on customization. This gives the game a high re-playability value as you can equip different outfits and items which you can even use during the game!
Another thing that is new, is the Tekken Tunes. Here you can load custom music tracks and have them play on stages of your choice. You can download extra music tracks in previous Tekken games from the PlayStation Store and have them play instead of the default background music. Note: If you want to use custom music on your HDD, loading times will take longer and might affect your game with slight lag. I noticed stages took a little longer to load, but the gameplay was as fluid as ever, even with custom tracks.
You can also play with other gamers online, but before you can actually do so, you have to download the Online Pass from the PS Store using the code you get with the game. However, for me, I found playing online was extremely frustrating as TTT2 implements new fighting techniques (which you can learn through the in-game tutorials), and enhanced tag team combos which were always used against me. Out of 10 games, I won none :( You will have to practice and experiment with many tag combinations before expecting to do well against online players.
Overall, I give this game a solid 8.5/10. It's an extremely good game for a longtime Tekken fan like me, and the tutorials in-game are very useful for players new to the series. There aren't many faults, but I hoped the developers would include some story behind the characters, like in previous games. Another negative aspect would be that this game is much more complicated than it's prequel, with many more attack combinations and damage multipliers. This game requires a lot of practice!
All in all, I highly recommend buying Tekken Tag Tournament 2!
This is a really good game. However there are some flaws to it. It is great that you don't have to pass the game to get any more characters for someone like me who is not into games like when i was younger but it is a really hard game to play. The pulse side to it is that the moves are great along with the graphics and the pace of the game is really fast and is for all age groups. If you do not like this game you probably don't like any fighting games.
Despite how much my favourite character resembles a Mexican pornstar (Heihachi), this game executes its role as the king of fighting games once again. Replayability is top notch and is always a good one to have for friends visiting. Fans of the older tekkens from PSX will remember some familiar faces in this installment.
I admit I don't understand these games, but one of my Sons, and his Son [my Grandson] do. Sadly they don't live together, but they both have PS3s and my Son had this game and now my Grandson has too so they can play together online, and this Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was a favourite. So now they can be happy together in the wierd world inhabited by both of them, and millions of others, which remains a closed book to me, but if they're happy, then I am too.
I have played Tekken since the PS1 days and this latest version delivers just like the rest. Movement of characters is via d pad again and not anologue stick which I prefer as it makes side stepping opponents attacks easier.
The best Tekken game that is ever made! All chars from previous Tekken (1,2,3 and so on..) + they added new chars to join the heat! They don't have any story mode beside the arcade where you will only get to watch the ending movie of the char you played trough the arcade with. The new type of small gameplay that is added to Tekken Tag 2 is the fight Lab. Fightlab is a good beginner place for those who are new to tekken. I love this game and i have been Tekken fan since the first Tekken game was made.
Thank you Namco Bandai for making the best Tekken game ever!
The fact that they brought Jun back is the reason why I gave it 5 stars, she was the best character and although she won't be in future instalments unless they make another non-canon game, it was great to have her back. The only thing that could've made this game better was if there was a Tekken Force/Scenario Campaign type mode.