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By now you’ve probably overindulged in Tekken 6 on either the PS3 or Xbox platforms, or perhaps even both. And I’m not mad at you; my brother-in-law is still kicking my ass!
Well, my words so far must have tickled Namco Bandai. They sent me a copy for the PSP.
Okay, essentially you’re looking at a carbon copy, yet on a portable platform. So, what more can I say? It’s the same, entirely unlocked forty playable characters (some old, some new). You’ve got Arcade Battle, Story Battle, Ghost Battle, Challenge Battle, Network, and Practice. From the minute I picked up my PSP, intuition and training took over. Power kicks, combos, and special throws: every technique was effortlessly executed via the familiar layout of the portable console.
Put it this way. I’m still not very much of a Story mode fighter. I prefer battling the CPU or friends (and enemies). Accordingly I jumped right into Arcade Battle. And in one sitting, using my favorite old man Wang Jinrei, I beat it! The bitch, however, is I can only rest on my laurels for a few more days. My brother-in-law’s new challenge waits.
Thus, sadly, I have no new laudations to give. It’s still the same great, ass-kicking fighting game
With graphics and motion on par with your immovable platforms, this is a must have for mobile players. To state the obvious, it’s Tekken on the go! But, for myself, I noticed that my PSP quickly became an outlet for training. After beating the Arcade Battle mode, I found myself actually utilizing the Ghost and Practice modes (which are included on the other platforms) to enhance my technique. Now don’t forget, “ghots” are character data that players can develop, save and share over the internet. Since “ghosts” vary in strength and fighting ability, they are a great training tool. Needless to say, the sheer privacy that the PSP offers a gamer is perfect for training. No matter how bad you screw up, there are no witnesses.
So, if you’re a devout PSP denizen, owning this game goes without saying. But even if your not, even if you’re a casual PSP player, it’s the perfect platform to hone your skills during work, family gatherings, long delays in airports, and when you’re supposed to be watching American Idol with your significant other.
Simply put, Tekken 6 for the PSP is a pocket full of pugilistic glory and bragging rights.