E3 - Tekken 6 HANDS ON
Alright Let’s get this party started. I got to sit down and take some time with the new Tekken at E3. Right off the bat, Tekken 6 is gorgeous. It’s the first Tekken game to be released on the current generation of game systems. It also marks the debut of some new characters to the Tekken world including Bob. Bob is… well… he’s just Bob. Ok fine, he’s fat as all hell and what’s even more weird is that he’s WAY faster than a fat guy should be. Click the pic for more on Tekken 6.
To be honest with you, I like Bob. He’s a fantastic change from all the super buff and super sexy characters in fighting games out there. Sure he’s extremely cheap due to his speed but I’m sure that veteran Tekken players will learn him and learn to fight against him soon enough.
The gameplay in Tekken 6 is great; I say that because the gameplay in Tekken 5 was great and not much has changed since then. Tekken 6 has a great fighting system and, like every Tekken, it runs at a very smooth frame-rate. I only got to check it out on the arcade cabinets that Namco Bandai had there at the show and I’m hoping that it feels good on home console controllers. Most likely, it will feel great on the PS3 and, unless Microsoft does something about their controller, it will most likely feel down right gawdawful on the 360. But hey, there’s always the option of picking up a Hori fight stick.