The PSP has had it's share of hits and misses when PS2 games are directly ported over, but Namco's Tekken: Dark Resurrection makes a great transition from Tekken 5 and turns in a stellar game. For Dark Resurrection, two new characters named Lili and Dragunov make their debut, plus there are also over 30 playable characters so fans are sure to find their long-time favorites. The added bonus for the PSP is the fact that all the characters are available right from the start of the game, so gamers don't have to spend time going through story mode just to open new characters.
Dark Resurrection looks amazing on the PSP and all the hot, fighting action hasn't been watered down for the portable version. The battle venues and backgrounds are vibrant, richly detailed and have destructible objects that amp up action throughout all the stages of combat. All characters can be customized with cool accessories, hairstyles and gear that stay with the character even when going online to play against friends.
Like certain racing games, Dark Ressurrection uses "Ghosts" for gamers to go up against A.I. players of different skills and styles. Players can even record their own "ghost" of their fighting style to use in games, against friends or even trade them with friends for additional challenges. To acquire even more ghosts, just pop to the game's official website and get the Ghost Pack Download. For the PSP, load times can be a pitfall to the overall game, but Tekken: Dark Resurrection keeps the action moving between rounds with speedy load times and transitions. Namco scores big with Tekken: Dark Resurrection, a perfect port from the PS2 and one of the best games to be released on the PSP to date.
|Rating||4.5 / 5|
|Hot||Looks fantastic, over 30 characters, lots of game modes|
|Not||Getting used to PSP controls|