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Tekken 3 (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  ABGamer (45)
Written on  :  Jan 13, 2013
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

Tekken 3 takes Tekken series to a new level.

The Good

Tekken can be easily said to be one of the best games (especially, in the fighting genre) available on Playstation. A marvellous, yet simple button configuration allows the players to control their character by using only 4 buttons, each assigned to each limb. A new sidestepping system was integrated into the classical mechanics of Tekken fighting system, which allowed the players to sidestep (slightly pressing up or down button) in both left or right directions to dodge the opponent moves and/or to get an advantage. Tekken 3 fights runs on 2D background with 3D models of the characters. It contained all the modes of the of the previous installment 'Tekken 2', with some new modes like Tekken Ball Mode & Tekken Force Mode. Tekken Ball Mode is a mode in which players charge the ball with attacks and send it to opponent's court for damage, whereas Tekken Force Mode is a beat 'em up mode where player fights waves of Tekken force mercenaries.

The Bad

There isn't much in the game that makes it boring, yet there are some flaws in the game like the useless characters like Panda, Kuma, Dr. Boskonovitch which are pretty useless according to the game's context. These players can be easily be an eyesore for an veteran player, even if controlled by a newbie. Besides this, the game is nearly a perfect art.

The Bottom Line

A must playing game for the lovers of Tekken and Tekken 2 players. Also proved to be enjoyable by the fighting genre lovers. Tekken 3 has a lot of replay value as there are 20+ characters which will take a lot of time to learn fighting with each of them or to master a single/limited number of characters. I'll give it a 4.5 rating out of 5!