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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Review: Tag teaming never looked so good.

ImageHello fellow gamers and welcome to another edition of the gaming angel.  Before we begin, I would like to apologize to my followers out there for the long hiatus, but there was a few factors that kept me distracted from keeping my fellow gamers updated with the latest and greatest in gaming goodness.  First off, I started a new job shortly after graduating from college, which I am very thankful for especially in today’s economy. There was also a series of unfortunate family issues which demanded my immediate attention, so again to all of you, I apologize.  Anyhow, it has been over a decade since Tekken Tag Tournament was released for the Playstation 2 console.  Now the sequel has arrived, however does it exceed over it’s predecessor?

Graphics:  From the moment you insert the disc, the graphics blow you away.  Character details are well developed and animation is clean and crisp.  The backgrounds are robust and eye popping.  The CG cutscenes are very high quality as well.  Keep in mind, characters have CG cutscene endings.  So, there are a good number of CG scenes, all of which are great.  Score: 9.5/10

Sound: The traditional sounds of Tekken make a huge return.  Different genres of music and the ability to upload custom tunes via the Tekken Tunes option is an excellent addition.  Sound: 8.5/10

Gameplay:  Veterans of Tekken will be all but too familiar with the huge arsenal of moves and combination capabilities that have made Tekken so legendary.  Controls are smooth and responsive.  The new menu options are extremely vast and giving each character his or her own ending will keep players coming back to see them all.  The online mode is pretty much similar to Tekken 6’s online mode.  Novice players will be investing a lot of time in mastering the combos and techniques for the characters, but practice makes for a deadly adversary.  Score: 9.5/10

Issues: One critic complained massively about the menu and as a result gave the game a less than worthy review.  I’m sure Namco was focusing on a lot more than merely the menu option.  I personally had no trouble navigating this menu screen.  So don’t be fooled by the critics that complain about this.

TTT2 is probably one of the best fighting games out there.  There is more than enough to keep you entertained for MANY HOURS to come.  So strap on your controller and prove you’re man or woman enough to conquer the Iron Fist Tournament!!!

Final Score: 9.5/10

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