Friday, March 18, 2016

Pokken Tournament

Gotta Get Ready For The Next Battle! Last year, the people of Pokemon and Bandai Namco, makers of the hard-hitting Tekken series, team up to create a new twist of Pokemon battles. Called Pokken Tournament, it hit arcade stands for everyone to experience a new kind of Pokemon battle by playing as one of the toughest Pokemons in history and see who is the best.

For those at home and you still have that old Wii U with you, here's your chance to try out the Wii U version of Pokken Tournament, packed with added features exclusively for the Wii U, including amiibo compatibility.

Like the arcade version, Pokken Tournament allows players to choose one of their favorites and compete to see who's the best. It can be played solo, with a friend, or against anyone online, this game is all about being competitive. It also works as a party game with your mates.

Players can pick as Pikachu, Lucario, Charizard, Machamp, Gengar, Gardevoir, Suicune, Sceptile, Blaziken, Weavile, Pikachu Libre, or even Chandelure, each with their different kinds of attacks fit perfectly to each Pokemon. Oh, and there are new Pokemon available exclusively for the Wii U version such as Garchomp and Braixen. Someone's going to love Braixen because its Flame Charge attack looks bewitching.

After choosing whose Pokemon you're going to play as, you get to pick a set of Support Pokemon that you can summon anytime per round. You can unlock different sets as well as different arenas if you progress through Ferrum League Mode.

In Ferrum League Mode, you assume the role of a hero and battle your way to become the champion but it won't be so easy. In the world of Pokken Tournament, type matchups are no longer part of the Pokemon battle but only their brute force is what matters so as the hero of this mode, you have to battle through different opponents and become the champion. However, your Pokemon's fighting skills will be tested upon the arrival of Shadow Mewtwo. How will you fare up against a powerful opposition is up to you.

Anyway, let's not be all silly because let's talk about how good is Pokken Tournament and when you play with it, it feels like any other fighting game you know. You'll spend endless hours tapping random buttons to unleash powerful combos and it takes a lot of effort to defeat the opposition. It maybe a fighting game but because this is Pokemon, Pokken Tournament is a fun family-friendly alternative to those...well, you know. Because this is fun for all ages, even your whole friends and family, even your ate or kuya, can join the battle.

Because this is amiibo compatibility, you can gain extras by scanning your favorite amiibos such as extra items to personalize your hero in My Town, in-game funds, and much more.

Pokken Tournament for the Wii U may be somewhat too childish for a fighting game but this is as closest as you get from grown-up fighting games. Playing solo is fine but if your friends and family are joining in the battle, this is going to be as exciting as you can get.

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