Tekken: Dark Resurrection is a fighting video game and an update to the PlayStation 2 game Tekken 5.
Tekken is one of the most in-depth fighting games around, and DR heightens that fact. With over 30 characters, you’d expect everyone to be a little dumbed down to keep it more straightforward–but no. Everyone has so much depth that to master all of them would take, like, forever. Seriously, this is some of the most profound fights you’ll ever come across today, and with so many different characters to choose from, there will be someone who will appeal to you.
With those characters, there are tons of things to do besides the story mode. For example, you’ve got versus (excellent), bowling, survival, and of course, the Dojo. In the Dojo, you pick a character (probably your favorite) and fight your way to the top of various areas to become the champ. What’s more, Dojo is vital if you want to unlock all DR has to offer. Bonuses include alternate costumes, movies, and more.
But let’s face it, bonuses aside, you just want to kick ass, right? Well, that’s what’s so great about DR. Especially with ad hoc, fighting has never been so much fun. Yet, we all knew it would happen–the PSP will make this fighting game a little challenging to get used to. And boy, it sure does. The controls are definitely what you’re used to from the PS2 or arcade. Thus, DR’s learning curve is challenging, time-consuming, and frustrating (the insanely unforgettable AI doesn’t help, either). Still, take the time to adapt, and DR will become your favorite PSP game you own. Over 30 complex characters, tons of stuff to do, lots of neat extras, and a kick-ass versus mode make DR’s gameplay some of the best around.
Some of the best graphics to be seen on the PSP. Character models are simply stunning, with exact detail, fluid movement, and dozens of outfits. I can’t imagine them looking any better on a portable system. Then there are the level designs, which also look spectacular. Each of the 19 was given incredible beauty, and some of the environments even reacted with the characters’ movements. This game looks fantastic, even if it were on a current-gen console.