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Tekken Hybrid Review | Must-Have Mashup Or Heinous Hybrid?

Matt Gardner
Fighting Games, Namco Bandai, PS3 games, Tekken Hybrid, Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Prologue, Tekken Tag Tournament HD, Tekken: Blood Vengeance
Tekken Hybrid | Playstation 3

Tekken Hybrid Review | Must-Have Mashup Or Heinous Hybrid?

Platform: PS3

Developer: Namco

Publisher: Namco Bandai

Remember the days when demos releases were eagerly awaited entries in the calendar, when print magazines offered up precious samples of upcoming titles to fuel the flames and fan the hype? Of course, these days the digital distribution platforms offer up plenty of opportunities to try before you buy, from hand crafted samples to simple, free half-hour trials. But I'm not sure if anyone told Namco that.

Tekken Hybrid is essentially made up of three components: Tekken Tag Tournament HD (a shinier reskinned version of the PS2 launch title); a demo for its upcoming sequel, titled Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue; and a 90-minute CG feature called Tekken: Blood Vengeance that takes a long, hard look at the Devil gene and, of course, centres around a Mishima family squabble.

Tekken Hybrid Review | Must-Have Mashup Or Heinous Hybrid?

First up, the PS2 classic. It's all pretty much business as usual here, and a fairly serviceable, but relatively uninspiring, upgrade. There's nothing much that's changed, the backgrounds look a little shinier, but the character models belie the original game's age. Everything's brighter and a little sharper, though, and we finally get the 60FPS we were promised.

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