Thursday, August 03, 2006

Game Selection of the Month: Tekken: Dark Resurrection

Sony's PSP has been no slouch in the action game department. To say otherwise would be silly. What we can say, though, is that the fighting game department has been notably... well... vacant. With the exception of the Capcom port of Street Fighter Alpha, there really hasn't been too much to discuss in this genre. Until now, at least.

Enter Tekken: Dark Resurrection, the long awaited portable entry into the long running series. Though the wait for this title may have been lengthy, the final offering is certainly satisfying. Intense visuals and disturbingly impressive sound make this game entirely enjoyable. The mechanics of the game quietly dare you to find something to complain about. Throw in some impressive new modes and you've got yourself one slick little piece of pummeling fun.

Such a successful game from this series is far from unexpected -- martial artists have been known to praise the franchise for its authenticity and enjoyability. In a genre where the misconception that more blood and bigger fighters make the better game is common, here is yet another example that sometimes "real-er" is better.

Tekken: Dark Resurrection (PSP)

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