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    megatronsf's Tekken 5 (PS2)

    [January 25, 2008 02:47:01 PM]
    Session 2:
    For my second round, I chose to play with Jin Kazuma, who is featured on the cover of the game, and in the storyline is the son of Kazuya, and the grandson of Heihachi Mishima. With Jin, his moves are more based on power than speed, but his combos were so extensive that defeating characters with him was much easier than even Raven, whose combos seemed unmatchable. The difficulty settings were very accurate, and maintained challenging matches throughout my gameplay, but I prefer to play against people around my same skill level.
    Another very intriguing aspect of this game, and this particular session that I had was the array of levels that I played, and the progression of background art as the arcade mode is played. By the time that the final battle is commenced against the master Heihachi who can spit flaming meteorites from his chest, the background, and foreground are as chaotic as the match itself. There are tornadoes and dust flying everywhere, but that is less impressive than the fact that this level along with a few others including the beach map are continuously scrolling, and larger than levels from Tekken 4. When the levels are enclosed though, it is done succesfully because they are usually basements or garages with spectators and everything.
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    [January 20, 2008 06:40:25 PM]
    Gamelog #1
    Entry 1
    To me, Tekken represents the ever-evolving industry of single and two-player fighting games. It was developed by Namco, and released in the US in February 2005 after first being released in arcade format. When played on Playstation 2, the d-pad is the primary motion control thus leaving out the joysticks (L3, R3), but in terms of countering moves, and attacking at a fluid tempo I found this to be a useful feature. Another very attractive aspect to this game is the amount of available characters, and within that, the realm of move banks for each.

    There were many facets to this game that seemed to make it especially more enjoyable than the previous versions, but also more attractive than many other fighter games. Although it didn’t necessarily include counter-attacks, the variety of characters and their immediate connection to the progressive storyline of the game holds the player’s interest. As far as the rules are concerned, they are based primarily on the number of lives each player is originally given. From this preset, one can choose to either fight a shorter match with each player given only three lives, or a longer game where the winner only succeeds after five winning rounds. The only exception to this rule is the outcome of a draw, where both of the player’s live meter’s run out at the same time. That would mean that there are really only three possible outcomes throughout the game (winning, loosing, and draws).
    Because certain moves, like the invisible jump kick by Raven are more or less elegant and aesthetically pleasing, it entices people to feel more upset when attacked by them, but more fervent when using them. The individual player effort is mostly in the blocking patterns, and the timing that most fighting games require, but until those skills are developed, the gratification from a winning outcome is unknown, and simple longed for. Once satisfaction is obtained through a good match where exceptional moves are demonstrated, and one becomes the clear winner, the incentive from then on is to feel that same winning emotion. For me, once I won a single game with Marshall Law, I knew that his array of moves, and overall accessibility as a character made him my favorite character. Overall Tekken is a very enjoyable game that keeps you interested, and striving to complete showy moves while defending enough to maintain health throughout the match.

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    megatronsf's Tekken 5 (PS2)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Sunday 20 January, 2008

    megatronsf's opinion and rating for this game

    very versatile in terms of individual players' moves, and the variety of counter attacks for practically each one.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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