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Tekken 6

Reviewed by on Oct 1, 2011
Screenshot of Tekken 6

I have always been a huge fan of Tekken but held out on this one until it hit the bargain bin. To me, Tekken has always been about very fast gameplay. You fight, win, and start the next match.  The problem with Tekken 6 is that there is a giant, gaping hole in this formula. I’m talking about load times.  I put the disc in, select my character, and it takes 30 seconds (I timed it) to start the first match. After defeating my first opponent, it took another 28 seconds to move on to the next fight. To top that, loading boss battles can  run up to a full minute. After digging through option menus, I found an “install game” option (which really should have been mandatory), and the waiting time was reduced to 18 seconds. That’s way better, right?  The problem is, I’m still spending almost as much time watching load screens as I am tearing through the three fast-paced rounds. With even slower online features and the terrible “3D beat ‘em up” scenario campaign, I simply cannot recommend this game.

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Responses to Tekken 6
  1. avatar
    Clark on Oct 1, 2011
    That scenario campaign is so awful, but I liked the normal fighting mode.
  2. avatar
    Ned on Oct 1, 2011
    I looked it up, and the XBox 360 version loads much faster at 11 seconds without even installing it. The PS3 port is far inferior.
  3. avatar
    Matt on Oct 1, 2011
    Admittedly I haven't played many fighters since my college days, but excessive loading times seems to have been an ongoing problem in the genre since the original Playstation. Very frustrating.
  4. avatar
    Almir on Oct 2, 2011
    Tekken has been a part of my life growing up, its a great game to play with friends im going to rent it
  5. avatar
    owais on Oct 3, 2011
    I don't think the game will be as good as the last one
  6. avatar
    Bryan on Oct 6, 2011
    I've been a Tekken fan since the PSOne. This is a disappointment for me. Thanks for the review.
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