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Every so often, tekkenbbs of japan has discussion on who are the good and not so good characters in the newest Tekken games, however usernames are not required, so the information can sometimes be skewed by popular opinion. However, this month’s Arcadia gives some better insight since it comes from the opinions of top level Japanese players such as fukushi, yuu and others. The current Japan tier list is as follows:
S – Devil Jin, Kazuya, Heihachi
A – Nina, Feng, Steve, Bob
B – Lars, Leo, Jinpachi, Armor King, Jack6, Bryan, Hwoarang, Dragunov, Lee
C – Marduk, Jaycee, Bruce, Lei, Ganryu
D – “the rest”
uncertain – Ling, Miguel, Paul
Tier lists are somewhat interesting, but there will be a lot of changes once the game hits console since there will be the inclusion of at least 7 more playable characters. Even though this list is from Arcadia, it is still very early in the game’s life and characters are bound to rise / fall as time passes.
People who have been keeping up with our website may have read the recent posting on the damages in TTT2: Unlimited. This has now been corrected by the official confirmation from the Arcadia Magazine.
Tekken games lifebar damage:
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion [console] – 180 points
Tekken Tag 2 – 180 points [per character]
Tekken Tag 2: Unlimited – 165 points [per character] for teams, 230 points for Solo mode.
My guess is that Namco decided to reduce the lifebars to reduce the number of time-outs. My personal opinion is that the damage and lifebars were perfect with the vanilla TTT2 version. Haven’t play Unlimited, so I cannot judge it much until actually playing it, but in any case, a new Tekken game is very much welcomed.