Tekken 6 Reader Review
I've been playing Tekken 6 for the last few hours, and by in large it's pretty much a graphical update from the last Tekken. But wait Namco have decided to have included a "Scenario Campaign" which bears similarities with the "Tekken Force" and "Devil Within" modes from previous installments. In this mode, the player can move freely in an environment similar to that of a third-person role-playing game. Players can also pick up weapons such as poles and Gatling guns, along with lootable items, money, and power-ups which can be found inside crates that are scattered all throughout the playing environment. Players can move freely between fights, but when a group of enemies are encountered, the gameplay switches to the traditional, two-dimensional Tekken style.
But the problem is, whilst Tekken Force moved from left to right like Final Fight or Streets Of Rage, the Scenario Campaign moves along the Z axis and makes the game unplayable. The controls are stiffer then a drunk 18 year old penis after the girl he has a crush on has just walked into the bar in a LBD.
I can understand if Namco want to try something new, that's okay, but this is the first option on the main screen. The "Classic Mode" that people are familiar with is actually in a sub-menu. I know of course that some people will play this just for achievements and trophies but they are only available through the Scenario mode, and they make no sense. I got a trophy for just watching a cut scene. I'm dead serious. I got another called "Night at the movies".
Now don't get me wrong, when you play Tekken 6 as it is meant to be played it is near perfect. The controls are familiar and easy to pick up and play. The online mode too is great with little to no lag (thanks to constant patches) and all in all is a lot of fun to play.
So would I reccommand Tekken 6 to people, I would but with a warning, if you want trophies you're gonna earn them here, but not because the game is "difficult", but because the game mode where you get most of the trophies is busted and broken.