Tekken: Dark Resurrection
New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast such
as Jin, Heihachi, Paul and Law in the battle to be crowned King of the
Iron Fist Tournament. An all-new intro movie lets you dive into the
midst of the world of TEKKEN®, this time with ad-hoc multiplayer mode to
fight against friends as well as more items to customize your favourite
characters. Now you can fight anytime, anywhere – are you ready?
One of the best fighting games of all time
finally arrives on the PSP that really delivers one of the most
impressive games to this console. With an extremely competent gaming
system, amazing graphics and sound to make any Tekken fan weep with
glee, this title will definitely hold you over until Tekken 6 is
released on the PS3.
GRAPHICS: The beauty of TEKKEN is re-created on the handheld
console, delivering one of the most realistic graphics on a
handheld platform. A variety of destructible objects pump up
the action on 19 stages!
CHARACTERS: Play as one of over 30 characters, including
classics Jin, Heihachi, Paul, Law and more. New characters
Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast with all-new fight
styles and moves. Collecting victories to lead your
character to become king rewards you with ending movies for
CHARACTERS: Use your fight money to customize your
characters - with more than double the items seen in
TEKKEN®5, the sky's the limit on the unique look your
character will have!
MULTIPLAYER BATTLES! Using Wi-Fi connectivity of the PSP
platform, you can battle against your friends - take your
customized, original character against theirs and let the
MINI-GAMES: Mini-games provide a little breather from
heart-pumping fighting action for more fun against friends!
With that said, the presentation is outstanding and makes fine use of the PSP without
wearing it down. The graphic presentation, for the most part, is
faithful to the arcade upgrade, complete with 60-frames-per-second speed, detailed backdrops, solid animation, and quick loading time.
There are a few slight annoyances that come up, such as shadow effect
(where a shadow shows a slight blur on the character) and the occasional
graphic jaggy. Other than that, the game looks glorious.
As for sound, you have background music that is very faithful to the
series, as well as sound effects that add a little impact to your punch
and little quotes here and there to try and add personality to the
characters. This is probably the area where the least amount of
improvements come into play but hey, there wasn't anything wrong in
this department before, aside from some screechy voice work here and
there. Pop on your headphones and indulge.
We've also got gameplay that manages to hold up in this current
conversion that makes you of the PSP controls perfectly. In its essence
Tekken: Dark Resurrection is an arcade fighting game that has the player
battling their way through a plethora of enemies but bare in mind that
this game has a ton of extras.
The first thing that's worth
mentioning is Ghost Mode, which is bound to be a popular feature in
future fighting games to come. You basically record your fighting
performance and then upload it via online servers, where others can gain
access and see how they compare. Likewise, you can challenge other
players and see how well you hold up.
Dojo Mode is another extra that allows players take on various fighters,
with a balanced AI that works them over on a progressive scale. This is
a big plus for Tekken players, and a nice introduction for rookies that
helps them get into the game. It's also the primary mode where you can
unlock extra items, movies, and other little goodies to pack into your
PSP memory card.
Tekken: Dark Resurrection is a damn good game and to date the best damn
brawler for the Sony PSP. New additions such as The Dojo Mode, Ghost Mode, and Tekken Bowling are worth the
price on their own and the fighting looks and feels just like it always
has. Highly Recommended!