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| "Tekken 6 first impressions" , posted Fri 30 Nov 00:15|
Thank you guys for reminding me that Tekken 6 was already on the arcades!
Yesterday I went to this salon near my place and found the machine there. My first impression was utterly disapointing. It did not even look better than VF5! But after 5 minutes looking at the screen, as I stood on the queue waiting for my turn to play, it somehow began to look better, truely "next gen", as someone has pointed out earlier in this trhead. Maybe it was just some sort of Stockholm syndrome or something, but after overcoming that first letdown, graphics turned out to be pretty neat. Then I remembered that it happened the same on my first contact with Tekken 5.
However, it's been a bit hard for me to accept that those days when Namco defined the state of the art for 3D graphics with each new fighting game they put into arcades are long gone.
I can not comment too much on the gameplay, because I did not have he chance to play (a godlike Lili player frightened the crap out of me and had not the guts to challenge him...), but routines, juggles and etc. seemed pretty much the same as T5DR. Nobody seemed to know how to out into use that new "rage mode" feature or whatever. Anyway, I plan to play some credits this weekend; hopefully NOT against a human player, cuz at least at first I'd like to enjoy the game at my own pace seeing stages, new characters and stuff.
Other than that, character models did not impress me that much, but the backgrounds are quite cool. Full of life and plenty of fun elements. You gotta love kicking the piggies at the farm. And then there's this lovely japanesque scenery, with a run down Noh stage over a cliff... such a gloomy atmosphere somehow has some kind of Dan no Ura reminiscences that totally get me.
I'll try to post something more juicy when I get to actally see/play the new characters. Man, I am SO EAGER to see if Gipsy King Miguel can slay his oponents with a flick knife!
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| "Re(1):Tekken 6 first impressions" , posted Sat 1 Dec 02:35|
It's here out in the sticks (Fukui). I found it in Sabae's Joyland, which is a 20 min bikeride.
I think the character models are nice to look at, although there are some things that are cooler than the VF5 models and some stuff that aren't so hot. For instance, the T6 guys don't look so plasticky like some VF5 fighters, but at the same time I think the clothing physics are much better in VF5. I love the T6 backgrounds way more than VF's... easily trumps Sega's efforts. However, the water stages in T6 are not so hot... I actually think the splashing water effects are kinda last-gen and blah. Lighting effects are great in T6, but sometimes the shadowing gets weird (in the casino stage with the money raining down) and the shadows get a little pixelated up close. Minor quibbles, I know.
I don't play Tekken very much, but I admire it for what it is. It's always fun to watch people play it, and I intend to visit the arcades more to see this game in action.
The game I actually play, that I'm totally hooked on is Otomedius. It's a solid shmup with nice Mine Yoshizaki artworks... I love that cabinet too. I hope they bring this one on a home console someday.
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| "Late reply and off topic (about Ogre)" , posted Sun 9 Dec 10:51|
Whatever happened to that plotline about Ogre and the Latin American temples in... Tekken 3 I think?
I never knew much about it, but it sounded hilarious.
Ho ho ho, I didn't read of this question until today, so, I'll answer it now, ho ho
Well, little is know of Ogre until after he was found, in theory, he was "digged" from a "prision" like temple in central america, and after it was set loose, it went berserk/hungry inmediatly; the game implies that Ogre feeds from souls, and being a fighting game, martial artists have the stronger and tastier souls.
It is rumored that Ogre was an alien weapon sent to earth, and that the mayas managed to stop it and imprision it, I find this highly dubious mainly because Namco of america has already "made up" alien issues for tekken, for example through tekken 1 to 3 Yoshimitsu is regarded as an alien (space pirate) by namco of america, while this fact wasn't present in the japanese storyline; hence, that whole alien fight might be yet another american lie .
What we do know, is that Ogre is called "Toshin", wich is translated usually as "Fighting god", so Ogre might be a war god from ancient central american culture.
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