Tekken Hybrid Review
Tekken Hybrid Box Art
System: PS3
Dev: NAMCO Bandai
Pub: NAMCO Bandai
Release: November 22, 2011
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence

Now, the last thing on the disc is Tekken Prologue, which is essentially a demo. It's a limited version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 with only four characters to choose from. The character choice actually isn't that bad. Devil Jin and Devil Kazuya are a blast to play, and Alisa and Ling Xiaoyu control just as they did in Tekken 6. The mechanics of the game are tight. It's basically just Tekken 6 with a tag button, but that's fine, because I think that's all we really wanted.

Tekken Hybrid Screenshot

Oh, and the game looks absolutely gorgeous. Tekken Tag HD pales in comparison to the demo with its high-res models and beautifully rendered environments. Also, each of the characters in the game has two costumes. One costume is their default costume from Tekken Tag 2 while another is a costume modeled around Blood Vengeance. Hopefully this means we will have many more interesting costumes when the full version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 releases.

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Tekken Hybrid costs forty dollars, which is a reasonable price considering you're getting a full game, a full movie, and a demo for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. If you're a Tekken fan, this is probably worth checking out. If not, there's a small chance Tekken Prologue might convert you.

By Angelo M. D’Argenio
CCC Contributing Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.7
Graphics
Tekken Blood Vengeance and Tekken Prologue are feasts for the eyes, while Tekken Tag Tournament HD is a competent remake of an old title.
4.0
Control
Both games control like a dream. It gets you hyped for Tekken Tag Tournament 2's full release.
3.4
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The music in both games isn't the best, although the HD remake's soundtrack does trigger some nostalgia. The voice acting in Blood Vengeance is just regrettable.
3.9
Play Value
Taking a walk down memory lane and also getting a preview of the next big thing in Tekken? Sounds like a fair value to me.
3.7
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • 3-in-1 Package – Contains the full-length 3D CG Tekken movie, a full high-definition version of the original Tekken Tag Tournament, and an early peek at the upcoming game, Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Blood Vengeance – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue contains characters and content featured in the Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D movie and special exclusive content to Tekken Hybrid
  • A History of Tag Battle – A complete Tekken Tag package, including the full gamut of Tekken Tag content from the past and future.
  • Fully Featured – Tekken Hybrid takes full advantage of the PlayStation 3 features, including trophy support for Tag HD and 3D compatible viewing for Blood Vengeance and Tag 2 Prologue.
  • Blu-Ray compatibility – Tekken Hybrid supports all Blu-Ray players and plays Blood Vengeance in any Blu-Ray player and both the movie and game content on the PlayStation 3

  • Videos / Game Trailers
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