Show of the Week – Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Show of the Week – Tekken Tag Tournament 2


OPENING MUSIC SOUNDS FROM TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 -Hello everyone and welcome
to Show of the Week. Mike, what have you been up to this week of which this is the show of. -I’ve been on the Borderlands 2
skill tree calculators on borderlands2.com working out how
I’m gonna level up my character. -You’ve seemed to have put all your points
into something called gun lust. -Yeah it was filled out
like that when I got here. -What’s in this folder? -Umm… give me my laptop back. -With pleasure. So, this week
we’re all about Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Which is out today
if you’re watching on Friday. -Tekken Tag Tournament 2 or TTT2 as
it’s known in some places is the… -[Overhead voice]
Get ready for the next battle! -What was that? -It said get ready
for the next battle. But obviously,
I’m always ready for the next battle. -I’m not ready for the next battle.
These aren’t my battle shoes. -I’ll tell you what, I’ll stall for time.
You have exactly as long as it takes me to read out the entire
character roster of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in
alphabetical order. Go. -Got it. -Tekken Tag Tournament
2 is the eighth game in the venerable Tekken
fighting games series and its accumulated a lot
of great characters as its gone along. As a result, the character roster
for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is as long and bonkers as an extended remix
of the Dizzee Rascal song “Bonkers”. So here they are in
alphabetical order: Alex, Alisa Bosconovitch, Anna
Williams, Armor King II… SOUNDS FROM TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 -[Mike] Tekken Tag Tournament 2
has a lot more going for it then a roster of 50 plus fighters. In it you select two characters then knock
seven bells out of your opponent’s tag team with whatever flashy combo strings, throws,
juggles and tag combos as you can muster. Maybe you’d gathered as much from the name. If you have eyes for only one fighter, by
the way, you don’t have to tag in a second. You can pick just your favourite and
then go up against your adversary’s team with the health of two fighters. SOUNDS FROM TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Tekken Tag Tournament 2
plays a lot like Tekken 6. It holds onto that game’s bound mechanic,
for instance, With which you can smack a fool into the
floor and bounce him as part of your juggle But there’s plenty that’s new as well including fight lab, a tutorial suite
with a generous helping of fun. It stars Combot,
a cyborg with a bucket for a head and features mini-game style matches,
in which you dodge sushi and pizza pelted at you by a tubby man in
a yellow jumpsuit, for instance. SNOOP DOGG RAPPING Also, in Tekken’s time honoured tradition
of being barmy rapper Snoop Dogg appears as a pre-order
special only guest in his own gaudy stage, sat on a throne, overseeing the battle
like an emperor at the Roman Coliseum. Think about that, that’s mad, isn’t it? It’s as mad as if Snoop
Dogg decided he was gonna stop being a dog
and start being a lion. And also make reggae music. -It’s not that I wanna
become Snoop Dogg on a reggae track. I wanna bury Snoop Dogg
and become Snoop Lion. -[Mike] Oh… right. And it’s exactly for
madness like this that Tekken Tag Tournament 2
is our game of the week. Lars Alexandersson, Lee Chaolan,
Lei Wulong, Leo Kliesen, Lili de Rochefort… -Right, back, ready. -Oh, brilliant, made it. -Get ready for the next…
-Yeah, we get it buddy. -Wait, so we have to battle each other. -Yeah, apparently so. And in the style of
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as well. -Why? What’s in it for us? -Apparently, it’s for the entertainment
of Namco Bandai Limited. -Oh, okay. That’s fair enough. MIKE YELLING -Hey, um, you’re making a racket in there.
What’s going on? -Uh… we’re fighting each other
in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 style. Mike just knocked me
through here into the next stage of our
multi-tiered battle arena. -Okay, right. And why? -A disembodied voice told us to. -Andy, if a disembodied voice told you to
jump off a bridge, would you do it? -No… -[Overhead voice] Jump off that bridge! -Are you sure? It’s really high up. -[Overhead Voice]
I don’t have all day! -Alright. So, what have you been up to this week? -I found a DDR machine
on the Boardwalk map in Modern Warfare 3. -Ah cool. Is it playable? -Yes… GUNSHOTS -I can get thrown out
of the arcade for that. -Anyway, I’m done here.
Do you wanna tag me in? -Yeah, sure. -[Overhead Voice]
Round 2, fight! -So, while I’ve got you guys here, I want to talk to you
about Tekken characters. Now as Mike already covered, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has approximately
16 thousand playable characters but that’s not even the end of it. FIGHTING NOISES -We need to get this place soundproofed. Yes, according to our sister site BG 24/7, industrious people on
the internet, intent on squeezing secrets out of Tekken Tag Tournament 2
to create delicious Tekken secret juice, have discovered 6
additional characters on the disc. First up is Thin Bob. As you may be aware,
Bob is a pretty hefty guy, but his Tekken 6 ending shows him
losing a load of weight for no reason. Now you can play as
Bob’s slimmed down alter ego. Well, hello. FRUSTRATED NOISES
FROM THE CHARACTER “THIN BOB” Now according to my Tekken research
this is Sebastian, Lili’s frail and elderly butler
who will presumably polish his opponents to death in an exciting
first for fighting games. The next character found on the disc
is Miharu Hirano, a character who was
originally a palette swap or alternate colour version
of Ling Xiaoyu in Tekken 4. She’s a high school
girl so her character portrait is her in a tiny
bikini, obviously(!) Here we have series’ staple Violet
also known as Lee Chaolan in the world’s most unconvincing disguise
of a wig and some sunglasses. Here’s a quick test.
Here’s a picture of Jane. Now see if you identify
this person on screen right now. Well done, you’re smarter
than everyone in the Tekken universe Next up in this roster of terrifying
and physically imposing characters is a 96-year-old scientist,
Dr Bosconovitch. He created Roger and Alex as well
as the prototype Jack unit so maybe he knows something about fighting
though, right, maybe, ah whatever(!) Finally, we have a nude woman
covered in purple goo. Usually you have to pay
a lot of money to see that. She’s called Unknown
and you might remember her from the original
Tekken Tag Tournament. Oh, she also has a terrifying wolf spirit
growing out of her back for details So, these characters are
apparently already on the disc but unlike Capcom’s model of
charging for this content, which understandably gets
gamers pretty annoyed, these characters will most likely be free if series’ director Katsuhiro Harada
is to be believed as he’s come out publicly
against such practices in the past. And no one wants to argue with that guy,
believe me. -Well it seems we’re
pretty evenly matched. -Yeah, I know right. I am exhausted. -Just as well
as it’s time for the comments. This is the bit where
we share your comments across the site, YouTube,
Facebook, Twitter this rock with a note wrapped round it
that someone threw through the window. The answer being yes we do like our legs
not broken thank you very much. -Right and remember we read
all the things you write in all of those places so
please do keep it coming. Over on twitter Neil Allchin tweets at us about Joe Danger 2: The Movie
which is out on XPLA today and he writes: -And somehow his scores
are better than mine. Anyway, Sam Williamson
comments on the site itself: -It’s not a problem we’ve had while playing but there is a free demo
if you want to try before you buy. -How? He’s like, he’s 5 years old. -Let it go. Finally, terrifyingly titled
YouTube commenter thebrutalitygaming explains why Counter Strike GO is easier
on the console than on PC. He says: -Hmm, if you’re playing CS:GO
at the moment, let us know in the comments
in a totally unscientific survey. Have you already played Counterstrike on PC or is this your first time
striking counters? -I struck the counter once. I was dissatisfied
with the service in a Nando’s. -Alright, I’m tagging out now.
You can tell it to my partner. BACKGROUND MUSIC -Okay well that’s it for Show of the Week. We’re off to further hone our TTT2 skills,
thanks for joining us and we’ll see you… I thought you were sending on your partner. -I’m a palette swap. -Argh that is so lazy. Go. Yeah, you better run. That’s just you in a green wig now. -No! I’m an entirely original character! I’m Verdant, mysterious child of nature… ah ENDING MUSIC

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