Gameplay - 9
Presentation - 7
Story/Creativity - 7
Lifespan - 8
Freeness - 6
A Decent Addition to the Series
Despite the fact that to play a lot you have to either wait for hours or buy tokens, the game gives you hours of fun, something that most free games have trouble doing. I have played some pretty good free-to-play games, but Tekken Revolution puts them to shame.
The Tekken saga is one that I hold dear to my heart. I remember lying in bed with my blankets wrapping me in a cocoon of heavenly warmth, turning on my Playstation One and see the Tekken logo present itself. Just remembering it drenches me is nostalgia. To me, Tekken brings a much better experience than that of the Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter series, and Tekken Revolution for the Playstation 3 is no exception.
Tekken Revolution is a free-to-play, Playstation Network Exclusive that brings some of the characters we know and love into a new, all online, environment. To play online, you must wait for your Battles Coins to replenish, which happens every thirty minutes, and to play the Arcade mode, your Arcade coins need to replenish, one every sixty minutes. If you run out of coins and don’t want to wait, you can use Premium Tickets that are earned in–game, or Premium Coin which can be bought through the Playstation Network.
Despite Tekken Revolution being free, the game is nothing to sneeze at. The graphics are not the best, infact they are quite bad if you study them, but as this is a fighter game, the point is fast-paced action not pretty visuals. The controls are simple, but you have many moves to master, so when you lose, it’s your bad playing at fault, not Namco’s.
There are two online modes in Tekken Revolution. The first being battles, in which winning and losing affect your online rank, and the second being matches against random people just for experience and points. These are both really fun modes and you end up wanting more and more. The Arcade mode however, is a very easy mode that loses freshness after the first playthrough. This is mainly due to it being the same thing every time. There is no variation in the playthrough depending on what character you choose, it’s just the same thing. The only reason you would play the Arcade mode is if you are waiting for your coins for the online modes to replenish.
Unfortunately, the game is so fun and addictive that you end up spending all of your coins in both the online and arcade modes. So just when you are in the zone with Dragonov, you have to wait like five hours until your coins are replenished. This makes buying the premium coins very appealing, especially when you are on a winning streak.
Tekken Revolution is a very fun and highly addictive addition to the Tekken saga, that would probably be better as an addition to a real instalment like Tekken 7 or something.