You going to pick up Tekken TAG Tournament 2?

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#1 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -


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#2 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

So Tekken Tag 2 is out today and I was seeing who is going to pick it up. I wasn't going to at first, but I've been watching some streams and the game looks great. I'm complete ass at 3D fighters, but this seems like one I would like to get decent at. I tried to played Tekken 6 a bit, but the online in the game was ass and it didn't motivate me much to play more. The online in this game is supposedly great and the offline modes look way better too when compared to T6.

So my fellow Bombers, you going to pick this game up?

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#3 Posted by Swoxx (3034 posts) -

Nope

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#4 Posted by Soapy86 (2738 posts) -

I loved the first one. So, probably yes. Probably.

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#5 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

Man I wish but my funds will be tied to Borderlands 2 when that comes out. Huge Tekken fan but I'll probably wait till the game goes on sale or gets price cut been feeling the burnout on Namco fighting games for awhile. Until they add something new to the series I'll sit back contempt on waiting. Felt the same way about the Soul Calibur series to.

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#6 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

I'm really torn... cause... it looks like goofy fun but... I'm also going to be playing DOA 5 soon and dunno how much I'd play it. I'd like to rent it but.... no places to do that.

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#7 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

I'm really torn... cause... it looks like goofy fun but... I'm also going to be playing DOA 5 soon and dunno how much I'd play it. I'd like to rent it but.... no places to do that.

I'm probably more excited about DOA 5... I'll leave it at that.

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#8 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I'm actually holding off and considering the Wii U version.

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#9 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

@I_Stay_Puft said:

@Demoskinos said:

I'm really torn... cause... it looks like goofy fun but... I'm also going to be playing DOA 5 soon and dunno how much I'd play it. I'd like to rent it but.... no places to do that.

I'm probably more excited about DOA 5... I'll leave it at that.

In case my avatar doesn't already give it away I am too.

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#10 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1504 posts) -

It does look pretty cool but its still a Tekken ass Tekken game. I might get it eventually, but I'm not going to rush out and get it day one or anything.

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#11 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

I'm just waiting on it to come in the mail. I ordered it on Amazon in like June. Too many fighting games this year, but since this series is my favorite it's definitely not the one I'm going to skip.

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#12 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

@Hunter5024 said:

I'm just waiting on it to come in the mail. I ordered it on Amazon in like June. Too many fighting games this year, but since this series is my favorite it's definitely not the one I'm going to skip.

I can agree with you there. Kinda curious how long this fighting game boom is going to last.

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#13 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (974 posts) -

I haven't played a Tekken game since Tekken 3, but I'm really considering picking this one up. It looks like a lot of fun.

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#14 Posted by GoofyGoober (941 posts) -

I might, I really enjoy tekken. Easy to pick up and play,

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#15 Posted by DocHaus (2339 posts) -

I picked up my preorder today. At a Gamestop. Once I got over that shame, I enjoyed being able to play as Jun for the first time since Tekken 2. Still learning my way around the other characters on the roster, but I am happy so far.

I guess one of us should start a Community tag thread soon, huh? Maybe even a GB tourney? I'm sure it will last longer than the chorus of crickets that is VF5FS on XBOX Live.

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#16 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

Tag 1 was the only Tekken game I've played, so I might consider it somewhere down the road.

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#17 Posted by lilbigsupermario (813 posts) -

Last Tekken I played was Tekken 4 and I didn't even play it seriously. Tekken Tag Tournament 1 was the last Tekken I enjoyed, so yes, I'll be getting this one. I've been playing too much Street Fighter for the past years hehe!

Also, in terms of new content, maybe around 50% of the TTT2 content is new to me anyway since I wasn't able to play the versions with the new characters in it like Lili, Dragunov, Zafina, Bob, etc. :)

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#18 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

Tekken is tekken so i will always support it , free dlc !

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#19 Posted by TrafalgarLaw (1715 posts) -

Already did, got in my mail today. :D

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#20 Posted by MightyDuck (1848 posts) -

I'd like too, but I'm not good at fighting games. Is the single player fairly interesting when it comes to endings? Tekken 6 was sort of a bummer with the scenario mode.

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#21 Posted by csl316 (13924 posts) -

Hell yes.

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#22 Posted by Svenzon (935 posts) -

I'm considering. Kinda hoping that the publisher will be kind enough to send us a few promo copies.

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#23 Posted by Vonocourt (2192 posts) -

I wasn't...until some of the video reviews started popping, first footage I actually saw.

Also saw some footage of DoA 5 and now I'm really thinking of picking that up too.

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#24 Posted by BleedingStarX (350 posts) -

I had every intention of picking it up, cant seem to find any confirmation of a "Force Mode" or whatever they call it these days though, and I never play these games online so it's slowly becoming a no

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#25 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2537 posts) -

No.

Tekken 6 really rung all of the love I had for that franchise out of my body.

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#26 Posted by DocHaus (2339 posts) -

@BleedingStarX: If you're looking for something resembling a story there is the Fight Lab mode. You learn how to play and deal with cuh-raaaazy antics of your boss at the same time! Plus there's AI that scales up by rank if you really just feel like playing with yourself all the time.

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#27 Edited by M_33 (531 posts) -

I've been waiting for it to release since it's announcement. I doubt I'll be playing anything else for a long time, actually.

@DocHaus said:

I guess one of us should start a Community tag thread soon, huh? Maybe even a GB tourney? I'm sure it will last longer than the chorus of crickets that is VF5FS on XBOX Live.

I'd be down for both of these. If there's no community thread yet in the next couple hours, I'll think of starting one.

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#28 Posted by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

I never really had an interest in Tekken games until I played SFxT. I really liked a lot of the characters but I know if I pick up TTT2 I'm going to get my ass handed to me. So I pick "maybe".

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#29 Posted by MightyDuck (1848 posts) -

@DocHaus: Does it contain the goofy crazy CG endings for each character in the single player?

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#30 Posted by DocHaus (2339 posts) -

@MightyDuck: Yes. Some are goofy, others are kind of ambiguous. If you use Tag mode then it defaults to the leader in your two-man team when you beat the boss.

Also, contrary to reports around the net I haven't had as big a problem with the final boss of this game. Yes she has a couple of cheap delayed attacks, but nothing on the level of broken final bosses that can eliminate 50% HP in one hit (pick an SNK final boss), has a 10-second unskippable grab animation (Alpha-152 in DoA4) teleport around the screen (Seth in SSF4), or auto-regenerating health/auto-poisoning you whenever you get close (Hazama in BBCS).

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#31 Edited by MightyDuck (1848 posts) -

@DocHaus: Thanks for the information. I hadn't heard much about the offline play, so this is good to hear. I may have to end up giving this game a go. I'm usually pretty awful when it comes to playing fighting games online.

I loved Tekken 5 and played through every character to get their "ending," despite having to fight Jinpachi everytime. Tekken 6 just didn't do it for me.

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#32 Posted by DarthOrange (4178 posts) -

I'm a little burnt out on tag fighters. I'll probably wait for a price drop or Tekken 7.

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#33 Posted by ImaTreee (206 posts) -

i can't decide either because i really loved the first one

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#34 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6563 posts) -

Yes. I'm not even that much of a Tekken fan, but I really wanna support their business and PR practices as much as I can. I mean, damn, they stuffed the fuck out of this game with characters (even though a lot of 'em are essentially skins of another character) and free dlc and when people bitched for more, Harada was essentially like 'chill the fuck out.' Any 'big' name in the industry who is not afraid to speak to fans like a real person and not some automated PR doll gets my full support.

Also, the game just looks fucking awesome.

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#35 Posted by DocHaus (2339 posts) -

@MightyDuck: One more thing, there's a Fight Lab mode which eases you into the gameplay with a story of a Combot being taught by its flamboyant boss/master to laugh at while you practice. I'm told you can later program different characters' moves into Combot and use them in battle yourself, but I haven't fiddled around with that mode yet.

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#36 Posted by TrafalgarLaw (1715 posts) -

Like a lot of players, Tekken 6 kinda burnt me out a little after the awesome Tekken 5: Dark Ressurection. But I can safely say, this is the best Tekkenever created.

From the graphics, the sheer amount of playable content downright to theexcellent (!!!) soundtrack, they outdid themselves. They learned a lot after the mistakes made in Tekken 6, and it shows.

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#37 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

@TrafalgarLaw said:

They learned a lot after the mistakes made in Tekken 6, and it shows.

Harada himself acknowledged that the Tekken 6 home port was fucking garbage. TTT2 is a significantly better home port then T6 was.

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#38 Edited by TrafalgarLaw (1715 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

@TrafalgarLaw said:

They learned a lot after the mistakes made in Tekken 6, and it shows.

Harada himself acknowledged that the Tekken 6 home port was fucking garbage. TTT2 is a significantly better home port then T6 was.

That's why I was on the fence of buying it day 1, buying T6 on day 1 was a mistake but this one is worth it. I must sound like a PR guy now, but I can't believe a Tekken game that has actual good online, it even has online chats in the lobbies, they went all out.

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#39 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

@TrafalgarLaw said:

@JJOR64 said:

@TrafalgarLaw said:

They learned a lot after the mistakes made in Tekken 6, and it shows.

Harada himself acknowledged that the Tekken 6 home port was fucking garbage. TTT2 is a significantly better home port then T6 was.

That's why I was on the fence of buying it day 1, buying T6 on day 1 was a mistake but this one is worth it. I must sound like a PR guy now, but I can't believe a Tekken game that has actual good online, it even has online chats in the lobbies, they went all out.

Yeah, TTT2 is great. SC5 had the chat lobbies good netcode as well. Glad they brought it over to this game.

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#40 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (7965 posts) -

Not right away, but it and Dead or Alive 5 are definitely on my radar for potential Black Friday purchases. I love me some Tekken and this looks like a great iteration.

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#41 Posted by jnw93 (28 posts) -

Free DLC + the best online netcode

the game is great!

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#42 Posted by ManU_Fan10ne (688 posts) -

I'm probably going to rent it. I'm going to pick up Battle Royal (when it comes out) because it's a more casual fighting game, and I suck at anything other than those.

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