Tag Tournament STORY:
In terms of plot, Tekken Tag Tournament does not have a
storyline and was developed as a "dream match" with characters from all
previous installments of Tekken. REVIEW: Tekken
Tag Tournament reunited every character in the franchise to
date, making up an extravagant roster of 39 characters. Most importantly, this
installment of Tekken introduced intense 2-on-2 tag team battles and
featured the fastest gameplay yet. With Tekken 3's gameplay
engine as a starting point, Tekken Tag presented a finely tuned and more
balanced 3D fighting game. The gameplay is more combo friendly than Tekken 3
and also introduced flashy tag-team combos & throws. The sidestep mechanics
were also improved upon, allowing players to skillfully
dodge their opponent's attacks left or right.
That grass looked pretty
awesome on PS2.
Many animations were tweaked from Tekken 3 to Tekken Tag, offering
a smoother visual (and gameplay) experience for players of all
levels. On that note, Tekken Tag's gameplay is intuitive enough for
beginner players to enjoy, but only lives up to it's true potential when two
skilled players are in the ring. Returning fighters were updated generously with a handful of new moves,
throws, and combo possibilities. Over-powered moves & characters from Tekken
3 were rightfully toned down as well. Rage Mode was also introduced in Tekken
Tag, allowing teammates on the sidelines to become more powerful for a
period of time after being tagged in. Since you lose a round even if one of your
characters are KO'd, Tekken Tag offered incredibly strategic, unique and
exciting battles that hardcore players enjoyed for years on end.
That's a 101 arm bar right
version of Tekken Tag didn't look much different from Tekken 3 and somewhat failed
to impress visually. However, the graphics for the Playstation 2 version were completely
re-done and were truly "next-gen" at the time. The texture quality,
lighting effects, and character models were simply amazing for a console fighting game
in the year 2000.
With a shiny new paint job, Tekken Tag
Tournament was definitely
one of the star launch titles for the PS2. Also remixed for the home
version was the soundtrack, which flows eloquently with the frantic pace of the game. The
presentation wasn't quite as extravagant as what we saw in the console version
of Tekken 3, but as usual, the
gameplay is the real star of the show.
It hurts so much to win
sometimes... in a good way.
Tekken has changed quite
a lot from the early days. Now with more
authentic fighters and martial arts styles, a connoisseur of martial arts
will surely appreciate the authentic and well-executed martial arts techniques
featured in this game. The fighters of Tekken are no doubt the most
authentic martial artists of any fighting game to date. Aside from the authenticity and
fluidity of the animation, the characters of
Tekken are still among the hardest-hitting around... so many moves in this game never fail to make you cringe your teeth with joy.
What Tekken does right cosmetically, it also does technically... and it's easily
one of the most responsive fighting games to date. Tekken's control system was
originally designed to feel
natural and it has only gotten better with age. After a player inputs a command on their controller, the technique is
executed in the next frame. In "one frame" after the input on
your controller, you
see the results displayed on screen. This fact alone gives Tekken Tag an
ultra-responsive feel, and puts many other 3D fighting games to shame. After the
amazing Tekken 3, Tekken Tag Tournament gave many hardcore
fighting game players a place to call "home".
Tekken Tag Tournament was an extremely popular fighting game both in arcades and on
Playstation 2 due to it's stellar, skill-demanding gameplay. The tag-team element worked exceptionally well with Tekken's 3D gameplay
engine and presented a unique and satisfying experience to both hardcore and
casual players alike.
The variety of
teams players can use adds tons of replay value and allows for practically
endless combo possibilities. If the awesome gameplay wasn't enough for you, the PS2
version was packed with a variety of modes, including 4-player Pair Play Mode
and Tekken Bowl Mode,
where players could take their favorite fighters and go bowling
for Heihachi-shaped bowling pins!
While the home version of TTT lacked an actual story and FMV endings, the real-time character endings were halfway entertaining
at least... but unfortunately, there's no dialogue what-so-ever in any of them. :/
Tekken Tag was (and still is) a very fun game for serious
and casual players alike, but the solid gameplay system really separated the newbs from
the pros. Button mashers and beginners have absolutely no chance of winning
against a seasoned player (unless they decided to go easy on them ).
Hence, Tekken Tag was a very rewarding fighting game in its