The roster of characters to choose from is overwhelming in the best of ways. Much like the original Tekken Tag Tournament or Mortal Kombat Trilogy if you want an old school reference, you get an epic butt-load of characters diverse in personality, appearance (some of the girls are even not scantily clad!) and fighting styles. The one downfall to this is having to sit through their load screens before each fight. And there are a lot of load screens, let me tell you. The first few load screens prior to a fight where they spout their catch phrase is pretty cool, but you quickly learn that many of them reuse the same catch phrases, and none of them are very creative or witty. Some of them leave it ambiguous if the character is talking trash to their opponent or breaking the fourth wall and talking trash to the player.
Overall, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is a very fun fighting game for anyone who likes to get some friends together and mash buttons while screaming trash talk. If you can master the Double Team moves you'll especially by having a ball. Some small complaints about the game would be a lack of individual character plots (there are a handful of brand new characters in the mix with all of your old staples of the series but you won't learn anything about them until you beat Arcade Mode. Seriously, a beginning, middle and end cut scene would have added a ton to this game), Fight Lab being way too difficult for a novice, and the repetitiveness of load screens prior to fights. Overall rating...
7.5 / 10
Tekken Tag Tourament 2 Is Currently On Sale at
with a normal price of $39.99
I wouldn't have suggested buying this game full-price when it came out at $60, but given that the price is now almost half that, I'd say it's a good time to buy for anyone interested.
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