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 26 X 2 X, Sun, 31st Jul '11 6:19:17 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
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Just a bit. [lol]
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 27 Zeromaeus, Sun, 31st Jul '11 6:31:55 PM from Neo Arcadia
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Alright. I've got some frivolous spending money. I want a new fighter. I've got a few choices.

BlazBlue
King Of Fighters XII
Tekken 6
Upgrade SSFIV to Arcade Edition

Sell me on Tekken, if you would. What are the merits of Tekken 6?
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 28 X 2 X, Sun, 31st Jul '11 6:38:42 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
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I can't vouch for Tekken 6 as I have yet to buy it (and I might just save up for Tag 2 instead), but I highly recommend that you cross The King of Fighters XII off of your list. The game is clearly an Obvious Beta for XIII, which will be hitting shelves this Winter.

From what I've heard (someone please correct me if I'm wrong), the mechanics of 6 is very geared towards juggling. As in, moreso than the series usually is. Also, I've heard that Rage Mode (which activates—I think—when your health is low and powers up all of your attacks—I think) is something of a Scrappy Mechanic. Not to the level of X-Factor, but still detested.
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 29 Zeromaeus, Sun, 31st Jul '11 6:59:15 PM from Neo Arcadia
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I've never played Tekken aside from a quarter spent on Tekken 3 at my local mall (Kuma is awesome is all I could gauge from that), so this would essentially be the introduction to the series and the playstyle for me.

If you'll notice, all of the games I have listed can easily be found for thirty dollars or less. I'm a cheap bastard who will NEVER BUY A NEW GAME EVER AGAIN (unless its Mega Man), so unless XIII is either godly good or uber cheap on release, its not even on my radar.
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Tekken's controls always felt the most natural to me. Each face button corresponds to a limb and I find it more intuitive than any 2D fighter I've played. Also there's a beat-em-up mode that isn't very good, but I thought it was a decent enough time-waster up until the final battle. FUCK YOU JIN.

edited 31st Jul '11 7:02:14 PM by KitsuneInferno

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 31 Magus, Sun, 31st Jul '11 7:03:17 PM from West Clownadelphia
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^^ It has a four-CD soundtrack for a preorder bonus, though.

That said, Tekken 6 is good if, besides juggling, you enjoy memorizing a deep movelist and using the right moves in the right situations.
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Really? Running kicks are all-purpose in my experience, but then again I've never played online.
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Do you play fighters competitively, or are you just looking to have fun?

 34 Zeromaeus, Sun, 31st Jul '11 10:04:03 PM from Neo Arcadia
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I mostly play alone or against friends offline. In fact I've never played a fighting game online.
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6 is up there with Smash Bros as a damn good game to just mess around with your friends playing. All the moves, hidden/joke moves, characters, stances, etc. lead to dozens more "oh snap"! moments than most 2/2.5D fighters. Casually, you probably won't see two Tekken matches that look similar.

 36 Shirow Shirow, Mon, 1st Aug '11 8:16:26 AM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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Tekken 6 also has the largest roster out of those games, so there's that.

The juggle combos can get pretty ridiculous (I've been "One-shotted" by Julias) but they look really cool if you pull them off. If you enjoy screwing around with your friends, Tekken's also got a character editor. Unfortunately you'll need to play the godawful "Scenario Campaign" to afford any decent amount of items. That mode brings Rainbow Pimp Gear onto a whole new level.

I actually like "Rage mode". Doubled attack might be a tad over the top, but it leads to some amazing comebacks.

edited 1st Aug '11 8:17:28 AM by ShirowShirow

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 37 Nicktendonick, Sun, 18th Dec '11 4:53:11 PM from A place, not B place
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So, I just picked up Tekken 6 for the PS3 for 13 dollars at Gamestop.

So, what should I know jumping into this? I played the PSP version (Legitly of course, you think I modded my PSP to avoid paying tons of money for eh games and the ability to play SNES and GBA games on my PSP? Yea right.) and the PS3 version at my friend's house.

I don't exactly see why "Story mode" is so terrible...at least, it kinda works with how they did it. Granted, I've only progressed to level 2 (and tried the arena), so something tells me It Got Worse is gonna be the name of the game.
At least it's better then Soul Caliber 4 right?

Oh, and Azazel...Azazel is rage. PURE rage. Cheapest final boss and most rage inducing since I took on SirSweet. Nothing but PURE RAGE. PURE RAGE. He did go down easier then the PSP version on Easy...but I was doing Arena mode with Miguel.

I've taken a liking to Miguel (As I did when I was playing with my friend before). Anyone got any good tips on how to play as him?
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 38 Alucard, Sun, 11th Mar '12 10:35:09 AM from Vancouver, BC Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Wanted to revive this to ask the question: has anybody pieced together just what happened with regards to the story? I have trouble believing the Scenario Campaign was entirely canon.

  • Anna, Bruce and Kazuya's endings are kind of ambiguous since they would require the G-Corporation to have won the war, which means Kazuya effectively controls the world. Might make a decent plot for the next game.
  • Bryan, Feng, JACK 6, Julia, Leo, Miguel, Roger Jr. and Xiao's endings fit into the reasonably-plausible category (each of them seems like something the character would do, independent of actually winning the tournament).
  • Shared/Variation endings
    • King, Marduk and Armor King: Probably canon.
    • Asuka, Lili and Panda: Probably canon.
    • Paul, Law and Steve: Definitely not canon.
    • Eddy and Christie: Probably canon (sadly).
    • Raven and Dragunov: Probably not canon
  • Wang, Baek, Devil Jin and Zafina's endings aren't too likely to be canon since they require the characters to be taken out of the series. Perhaps not impossible since the characters will continue to exist non-canon in Tekken Tag 2 (hell, maybe Tag games will become a bi-yearly tradition, allowing them to finally start killing off characters in the main series).
  • Heihachi, Ganryu, Hwoarang, Kuma, Lee, Mokujin, Bob and Yoshimitsu fit under the not-likely category since these characters don't seem like they would win the tournament/defeat Azazel.
  • Lei is a bit iffy. His ending seems to depict him going back to his normal life, which implies the war is over. This one may or may not be canon depending on how Namco wants the war to play out.
  • Jin and Nina's ending both require the Mishima Zaibatsu to win the war. This turn of events might make an interesting plot for the next game, but I'm not sure Jin would continue to pursue his conquest after destroying Azazel. Since his ending doesn't explicitly depict him killing Kazuya or Heihachi, some fans think he's outright given up on ending the Mishima bloodline by those means.wild mass guessMaybe killing Azazel will put an end to all the demonic influence in the world?wild mass guess

edited 11th Mar '12 10:35:47 AM by Alucard

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 39 X 2 X, Sun, 11th Mar '12 1:33:44 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
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Your guess is as good as mine. I was under the assumption that Scenario Campaign was canon, but characters had their own endings for the heck of it, but given that this is Tekken, which tends to retroactively revise history and endings from previous games, who knows?
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 40 Nicktendonick, Sun, 11th Mar '12 1:52:07 PM from A place, not B place
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 41 X 2 X, Sun, 11th Mar '12 2:19:08 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
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 42 Nicktendonick, Sun, 11th Mar '12 3:24:34 PM from A place, not B place
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We hope
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 43 Alucard, Sun, 11th Mar '12 5:57:50 PM from Vancouver, BC Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
...But what if they don't?
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 44 X 2 X, Sun, 11th Mar '12 7:44:17 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
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Well, then we're screwed.
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 45 Alucard, Tue, 13th Mar '12 1:40:37 AM from Vancouver, BC Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Then I guess we're screwed...

Seriously, the prologues in the (exceedingly sparse) story-mode all seem to make perfect sense with the events of Iron Fit 5: Asuka never found Feng and Lei went home; Raven fought Heihachi but had to retreat in the middle of the fight; Bruce reunited with Kazuya and later on helped him in his hostile takeover of the G-Corporation; Paul tired himself out in his fight with Kuma, leaving him unable to proceed any further in the tournament; Ganryu got lost in the later stages of the tournament, which lead to him stumbling across the Forrest-Restoration data that he used to propose to Julia, who turned him down; Hwoarang defeated Jin while he was unable to concentrate, causing him to transform into Devil Jin who nearly killed him, causing Baek to drop out to see his pupil in the hospital.

Basically, accepting the prologues as true canon seems pretty worthwhile. The problem with the Scenario Campaign is that Hwoarang and Miguel's prologues don't mention anything about them becoming rebellion-leaders. JACK 6's prologue has Jane getting annoyed that so many copy-cat JACKs are being used by the G Corporation; his scenario campaign stage has him as the boss of a level filled with those same JACKs. Also, the prologues make it clear that Paul, Steve and Law were all completely active in their tournament matches while the campaign has them messing around doing other things. My best guess is that the Campaign is canon for Lars and Alisa but the battles themselves were not (unless the character they fought was presented in a cut-scene or in some way valuable to the plot i.e. Lili, Wang, Lee or Julia).

edited 13th Mar '12 1:44:37 AM by Alucard

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 46 X 2 X, Tue, 13th Mar '12 1:47:18 AM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
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And none of this is even factoring in the Continuity Snarl that is Blood Vengeance...
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 47 Alucard, Tue, 13th Mar '12 6:08:10 PM from Vancouver, BC Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I think we can safely treat BV as a Non-Serial Movie/What If?.

edited 13th Mar '12 6:09:15 PM by Alucard

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 48 X 2 X, Tue, 13th Mar '12 6:18:11 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
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But didn't Harada make the movie specifically to counteract the Adaptation Decay that was the live-action film?
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 49 Alucard, Tue, 13th Mar '12 6:44:02 PM from Vancouver, BC Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I think the key-word is "distanced." He said "We're not trying to rewrite those wrongs. Fans are always asking us for a 3D movie. This is our response to them... We want to make a movie that everyone can enjoy, though. Not just Tekken fans."

In other words, it's not a response to the live action but a response to the fans, and you don't have to know every fine detail about the last several Tekkens in order to get the plot. That makes it sound similar to one of those OVAs that want to be simple fun without worrying too heavily about impacting the established plot. That's my gist of what BV wanted to be, anyway.
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 50 X 2 X, Tue, 13th Mar '12 6:47:06 PM from the Darkness Beyond Time Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
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Ok. That makes more sense. Because I found myself scratching my head more than a few times after watching BV.

"It's been years since we were all under the same roof."

"But you just fought each other in Tekken 4."
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