Jun 18, 2014There really isn't a lot to say about this game. Tekken Tag 2 is an excellent game, so this game is every bit as fun as the original, but there are a few differences
(+ means pro and - means con, by the way) + The new game modes are fun, especially the return of Tekken Ball + The new costumes look nice + The loading times are slightly faster than the PS3 version + The commandsThere really isn't a lot to say about this game. Tekken Tag 2 is an excellent game, so this game is every bit as fun as the original, but there are a few differences
(+ means pro and - means con, by the way)
+ The new game modes are fun, especially the return of Tekken Ball
+ The new costumes look nice
+ The loading times are slightly faster than the PS3 version
+ The commands assigned to the gamepad may be a nice thing for beginners and those not used to the gamepad
- Tekken Tunes is essentially useless as you cannot store your own music on the console's hard drive and you can't download new music, you just choose from the songs already present in the game
- The music that plays in Tekken Ball mode cannot be changed and may be considered by some to be unfitting and annoying
- Although Tekken is a series that prides itself on a consistent 60FPS framerate, this version dropped far below that pretty frequently. The game slowed down and lagged when I was playing offline with only two characters in their default costumes on screen, it was worse than the lag I experienced playing online on the PS3. This is my biggest complaint and is unacceptable, especially considering the fact that the Wii U is a much newer console than the PS3. This is especially noticeable in stages with water, such as Fontana di Trevi, in which the gameplay slows down to somewhere around 75-80% of the normal speed. I also noticed that some characters, such as Tiger, made the game slow down more than with other characters. The inconsistent speed of the game makes it a much more frustrating and unfair experience. The slowdown was even worse online.
- There is almost nobody online at any given time, those who are are very high in rank
- The gamepad commands are not very useful for those who play the game on other consoles
- Although the gamepad is a decent controller, the d-pad is not really well suited for fighting games and I found some commands harder to input than on the PS3, although this is not necessarily a flaw with the product it's still worth mentioning
- The gameplay cannot be seen on the gamepad, unless this is changed in the settings menu, but then the sound can only be heard through the gamepad, not the TV.
In summary, if you have a PS3, stick to that version, but if you only have a Wii U, this is a perfectly adequate substitute for casual players. The number of technical flaws with the game should dissuade professional players or fans of the series from purchasing this version just for the additional features.… Expand
Awards & Rankings
Jan 24, 2013Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition is a great fighting game. This version is as great as the others, and the nice extras are good enough to grant fun and laughters. If you're looking for a good fighting game for the new Nintendo console, this is your best choice.
Games Master UKJan 15, 2013The best technical fighting game on a Ninty home console since the days of the SNES. [Feb 2013, p.76]