More Mini Games
The PS360 versions of Tekken 6 was a straight port of the one found in the arcades. In the past when Tekken was ported from the arcade, Namco released tons of extra modes and features for the home version of the game not found in the arcade, like Tekken Ball, Tekken Force and Tekken Bowling.
With Tekken 6 we got the broken mess known as Scenario Mode. If the PSP version of Tekken 5: DR can have Tekken Bowl why not the console version? Hopefully Namco can redeem itself with the next Tekken.
Bring Back Tag
Tekken aficionados have been hoping Namco would create another Tekken Tag Tournament or include a tag option in their fighter for years but for whatever reason their calls have gone ignored for the past four Tekkens.
There have been signs that a possible tag mode may be in the works for Tekken. We’ll have to wait and see though.
Bigger, More Interactive, More Detailed Arenas
Some of the lighting in a few of the arenas in Tekken 6 were pretty flashy while others were plain old dull. Take for instance the snow and forest stages. After playing Uncharted 2 the snow and water effects of Tekken 6 were unimpressive. One can argue that the console versions of Tekken 6 are an aged port of it’s arcade brethren but to this day I still consider DOA 4 as the best looking 3D fighter to date and that game is almost 5 years old.
Keep The Wait At A Minimum
After nearly 2 years in the arcade, Tekken 6 was the longest fans had to wait for a Tekken game to hit home consoles. The arcade scene may still be big business in some parts of the world but it’s pretty much dead in North America.
The machines that run Tekken 6 were a bit on the expensive side which was a turn off for some businesses. I understand Namco’s desire to keep Tekken in the arcades but for those without access to an one, waiting 2+ years for a fighting game is a bit much.
Tekken 6′s new game play elements ,including Bound, Rage and the juggle system, were good additions to the series and shouldn’t be changed in my opinion. Maybe adjusted a little but not changed. I loved the character animations and attention to detail.
The Tekken franchise is a long running one that is still enjoyable but if Namco wants to keep the series from going stale then they shouldn’t just make another Tekken game for the sake of it. They should make another Tekken game with the goal of being the best 3D fighter ever.