Is that the C64 game where the guy’s pants fall down and humiliate him?
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What’s a Shinjuku?
A juku that is shin.
No really, I thought it was well known. I guess its not. The easiest to describe is that Shinjuku and Shibuya together form the infamous “Blade Runner” myth of what Tokyo is like.
The reality is that Shinjuku is a nice district of Tokyo, housing an absolutely huge train station/mall that well over 2 million people cross over in a single day. I don’t like Tokyo much (indeed it could be said that most Japanese have an allergic reaction to the name), but Shinjuku has a thriving atmosphere and many small stores with good stuff going on (see also Ueno and Ikebukuro). Shibuya gives me hives though.
Tekken 4 has this great, great Shinjuku stage where you hit the other character into passersby, and they’d all dodge out of your way as you tumbled around across the street. It was all to the back drop of a very strong techno-ish jazzy song. (Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah-na-na, dah-na-na-na na-na na-NANA.)
I love putting Hwoarang and Jin to work in that place and filming replays.
It was totally different than Tekken 3, and honestly, people expect a sequel to be a similiar game not totally different.
I’m a pretty sure I’m a people too. :P And I like it when my sequels are as different as they can be while maintaining the same spirit. I’m a big proponent for sequels like Yoshi’s Island, Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter or Wild Arms the 4th Detonator.
Which is to say completely random storylines, relationships, and new characters get tacked onto them just for fun. It’s the most “Final Fight” of the fighters, I’d say.
Yes, yes, yes. I was actually going to write this in my reply, but you got there first! It is funny, isn’t it? How stuff like this endears the game to people like me, you, curst and Aunt Barbara, the Cigar Queen, but turns off people like Jim Preston, speaking of Jim…
I hate the limited movement in Tekken. Once I got used to 8-way run in SC, I despise not being able to move freely around the ring.
Yeah, I don’t like it much either, but I deal. You should, however, try Tekken 4. It has very free movement, much more so than any other Tekken and feels much more Virtua-y. Its modeled loosely on the VF3 style of having stages with varied elevation and walls for juggling.
Speaking of juggling, yeah, its an important part of Tekken, but I don’t think you representing all the manners of high level play. That’s simply not all that goes on. We could get in one of those fighting game fights about which game is more advanced, but I’ll just take the mature way out and say that Itagaki is a scarred pizza-faced manwhore. :P
Also, all fighting game have highly incoherent storylines, no game is exempt. At least Tekken has the sense to be flashy and self-conscious about it.