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Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition hands on at NYCC

Back in the day on the original PlayStation, I used to love fighting games.  Tekken 3 was one of my favorites.  Later I played Tekken Tag Tournament, and other subsequent Tekken games, but I never got into them as much as I did with Tekken 3.  My love, and skill with all fighting games has declined over time as they have gotten more and more complicated.  Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition makes playing these types of games fun again for me.

It plays similar to the other versions of the Tekken Tag Tournament 2, but it adds a few new things.  In this version of Tekken Tag Tournament you can change your characters costumes to make them look like classic Nintendo characters.  From what I have seen so far, the move-set doesn’t change when you do this.  It only changes the characters physical appearance.

The other cool thing to help lapsed fighting game players like myself is the tablet.  On the tablet the game has touch based controls where you can touch the combos on the screen to have your character perform them.  Instead of learning how to do complicated combos you can easily tap the screen and your Nintendo character will go flying into action.   I can see handing this to my girlfriend or a non gamer to help turn them into a somewhat worthy opponent.  The tablet input was easy, and lag free.

The Wii U Edition also adds a new mode called Mushroom Battle where you receive mushrooms power ups and change size.  Some power-ups will make you grow larger, and some smaller.  They also have a star to make you invulnerable   All of this can completely change the way you are used to playing the game.

Graphically the game looked as good as any other version available.  It seemed a bit dark, but that could just be how the TV was setup and configured.  All in all I think this will be the version to buy if you haven’t already.

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