Tekken 2
Completionist Info
Tekken 2 Bring Back Japanese Jazz Fusion - The Completionist®

Tekken 2 Bring Back Japanese Jazz Fusion - The Completionist®

Episode Number 179
Date Released July 8th, 2016
Completionist Rating Finish It!
Link Tekken 2
Tekken 2 (鉄拳2) is the second installment in theTekken fighting gameseries. It was first released in arcades in 1995, and later released for thePlayStation in 1996. The original arcade version of the game was released in Tekken 5's Arcade History mode for the PlayStation 2, in 2007 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Network, and in 2009 for Zeebo.

There are ten playable characters in the game's arcade version and up to twenty-five fighters, including eight new ones in the console version. The home version also introduced new, now-staple game modes to the series.Tekken 2 was a massive critical as well as commercial success. It was succeeded by Tekken 3 in 1997.

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The Completionist Edit

Jirard reviewed Tekken 2 for the 178th episode of The Completionist.

Though it looks similar to the original Tekken, Jirard notes how much smoother the character look and move compared to the original. He gives praise to the characters' expressiveness, giving each fighter uniqueness. The music is also appreciated as being of its time, but still broad and expressive.

In addition to the limb button system, Jirard talks about additional techniques added in Tekken 2, such as backthrows and counters. He praises this for its expansion of the established formula, as well as the variety in combat. He also talks about the numerous modes, offering some fresh perspective on the original formula.

As a whole, Jirard finds the game fun to master, though easy to cheat using a crouching right kick against computer opponents. However, it's a blast to play with friends. Overall, he finds it an improvement over the original.

Statistics Edit

  • 18 Continues Used
  • 25 Arcade Mode Completions
  • 16 Hours of Total Playtime (9 in Arcade Mode)
  • Countless Juggle Combos
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