The Tekken creators once more push the envelope and expand limits with the Tekken 6 game. Fans of the Tekken series can expect a visit from past characters and combos that provide your opponents with more harm. Newbies to the game will be thrilled to know that Tekken 6 provides extensive training modes that help to prepare you for the most skilled opponent. Also, there is a single-player beat-‘em up option that serves as a luring entryway in to the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
Tekken 6 gives game players 41 fighters to select from. These 41 fighters are a collection of past and new Tekken characters. Though veterans to the game will be able to recognize past characters, some of the moves from these characters have been slightly changed with the addition of a new attack or two. Out of the 41 characters in the Tekken 5 game, six are new. This roster of new characters includes Alisa, Zafina, Bob, Leo, Miguel, and Lars.
The fighting mechanics will feel familiar to past Tekken players. Each limb is controlled by a different button on the controller. In order to perform combos one will simply press certain buttons in order to activate such an attack. There are hundreds of moves that a player can master and some able to easily be executed by the touch of more than one attack button. This allows any novice to be able to perform combos as soon as the game is popped into the console.
In addition, to a few extra players being added to the game, newbie and veteran Tekken players will be able to enjoy rage. Rage comes into effect when your character’s health level is decreased to about 10 percent. Once at the 10 percent health level, your character’s heath meter will be surrounded by a red color and the damage that he or she does to the opponent will be greatly increased. With the right strategy, rage can allow a person to transform the round to be in his or her favor and possibly win it.
The Tekken 6 game has a list of various modes. These modes include the Arcade, Ghost Battle, Survival, Time attack, VS Battle, and Team Battle modes. This game as features a beat-em-up mode also known as the Scenario Campaign which allows players to follow a story that includes the characters Alisa and Lars. In this mode, you will move from level to level. After the first levels have been completed you will be able to unlock the Arena mode. Arena mode gives you the opportunity to choose any character to play in through the storyline, but not at first. Characters in this mode are unlocked in sections as you defeat various boss characters that challenge you at the end of each level.
In conclusion, Tekken 6 allows the game series to keep their title of being the ultimate fighting game. Though there is one con, especially if you have a slow internet connection. While playing over an opponent over a slow internet connection be prepared for a slight lag.