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Chindogg
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(12-07-2014, 07:58 AM)
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Welp I'm entertained.

A game with multiple robots, playboys, military types, demons, angels, schoolgirls, farting bears, boxing kangaroos, dinosaurs, and a block of wood is going too far when they add an idol to the roster.

This is truly the best day.


PS: her moveset looks obnoxious as hell. A certified asshole character. I'll probably main her just to make other people mad.
ElBoxyBrown
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(12-07-2014, 08:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by eyeball_kid

Totally agree. Tekken has always been over-the-top in both characters and plot, but I always felt it had international appeal. The characters represented a fairly wide range of cultures and countries. Anna and Nina were sexy vamps, but not in an anime way. But characters like Chloe, Alisa, and Lars show that the Tekken team are becoming more focused on their Japanese audience (and the team's own cultural interests), at the expense of Tekken's aesthetic.

Those heavily cultured characters are still being made. Katarina is like the 6th hispanic/latino character in this series. That arab character that was shown in concept art is still up in the air. I have a feeling we will still get a diverse roster like past games.
ShinMaruku
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(12-07-2014, 08:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chindogg

Welp I'm entertained.

A game with multiple robots, playboys, military types, demons, angels, schoolgirls, farting bears, boxing kangaroos, dinosaurs, and a block of wood is going too far when they add an idol to the roster.

This is truly the best day.


PS: her moveset looks obnoxious as hell. A certified asshole character. I'll probably main her just to make other people mad.

That is what I was saying. I thought the Square trolling was master trolling but this is quite something else. XD
Squire
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(12-07-2014, 08:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by ElBoxyBrown

Xiaoyu is leaning more towards the typical teenage school girl in a fighting game like Sakura from Street Fighter.

That's what I always thought.
LowParry
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(12-07-2014, 08:08 AM)
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What would you find more offensive? An Idol character or another animal character? I'm okay with the fighting bear or kangaroo. This new Idol character will just be another character to learn and use against those that refuse to play her. Stay free.
Muchi Muchi Pink
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(12-07-2014, 08:12 AM)
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Best troll character ever.
raven777
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(12-07-2014, 08:15 AM)
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Is this Yusuke Kozaki's art?
PandaAttack
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(12-07-2014, 08:18 AM)
Moe desu.
Gunstar Ikari
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(12-07-2014, 08:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tizoc

...b-but Athena!

Don't get me started on KOF XII/XIII's moeblob Athena...
ShinMaruku
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(12-07-2014, 08:21 AM)
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Athena predates KOF by some time though. And how she looks now is tame to her first incarnation.
bobawesome
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(12-07-2014, 08:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nimby



you want, don't deny

Passive Assassin
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(12-07-2014, 08:23 AM)
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the worst part?


she's a capo.
Niitris
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(12-07-2014, 08:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gunstar Ikari

Don't get me started on KOF XII/XIII's moeblob Athena...

I still cry at night from what they did to her. ;_;
Doomshine
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(12-07-2014, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Passive Assassin

the worst part?


she's a capo.

Deal with it

devastatorprime
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(12-07-2014, 08:29 AM)
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While I don't mind this character alI that much, I am a bit dissapointed that Namco brought Kozaki Yusuke on board to design this type of character. He's capable of creating someone so much more awesome and badass. Just a small sample of some of his awesome female designs from No More Heroes 1 and 2.

ShinMaruku
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(12-07-2014, 08:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Passive Assassin

the worst part?


she's a capo.

You mean beast part.
Leafhopper
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(12-07-2014, 08:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gunstar Ikari

Don't get me started on KOF XII/XIII's moeblob Athena...



This is a dangerous idol right here.

But yeah give me back 98 or 99 Athena, or 2002 Athena even.
Last edited by Leafhopper; 12-07-2014 at 08:39 AM.
Biker19
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(12-07-2014, 08:35 AM)

Originally Posted by Inorigo

Is Xiaoyu really considered to be a Loli? I don't think I ever got that from her, though she's obviously meant to be cute.

No, never.
Uraizen
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(12-07-2014, 08:35 AM)
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... Sure, why not, keep the surprises coming.
eyeball_kid
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(12-07-2014, 08:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by ElBoxyBrown

Those heavily cultured characters are still being made. Katarina is like the 6th hispanic/latino character in this series. That arab character that was shown in concept art is still up in the air. I have a feeling we will still get a diverse roster like past games.

Oh sure, they're not going to slash all the old characters, and there's a couple new ones (though IMO sloppy designs). But there's a definite tonal shift going on since T6, and it clashes with the long-established Tekken aesthetic. It's not like I'm going to stop playing over this, but I'm disappointed in the direction this series is taking.

Can we please get a Wing Chun fighter or something at least.
Speedwagon
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(12-07-2014, 08:37 AM)
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New waifu to add to the list
Inuhanyou
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(12-07-2014, 08:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Passive Assassin

the worst part?


she's a capo.

That just makes eddie feel so sad. :(

Where the fuck did a random jpopping moeblob idol learn capo from!? Atleast with Christie she was trained by her dad and that ties into Eddie
erawsd
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(12-07-2014, 08:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zukuu

Seems I'm through with Tekken for good. Vampires, Barby dolls? After Tekken 6 they have lost me and this doesn't want me to come back. Was a fun time, played since Tekken 1, but it's time to put it to rest. =/

I dont like the actual designs but I dont think the archetypes are far fetched for the series. Tekken's always had a strange and ecletic roster. Theres devils, angels, zombies, bears, terminatiors, kangeroos and a log of wood.
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(12-07-2014, 08:43 AM)
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Holy cow that is one awful design lol
Triple Da G.O.D!
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(12-07-2014, 08:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShinMaruku

Athena predates KOF by some time though. And how she looks now is tame to her first incarnation.

Goddess Athena ≠ Athena Asamiya. They're not the same character.

Originally Posted by Niitris

I still cry at night from what they did to her. ;_;

What exactly did they do again other than reference her Psycho Soldier look? Athena looks fine, hell better in fact! On top of that they did the same to Kensou too. Terry also went back to pre-Garou outfit and Ralf & Clark went back to their Ikari Warriors look.

Don't cry though, I embrace those thighs with all my heart!
Famicom
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(12-07-2014, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inuhanyou

That just makes eddie feel so sad. :(

Where the fuck did a random jpopping moeblob idol learn capo from!?

I bet she learned from playing Tekken
BossRush
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(12-07-2014, 08:47 AM)
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This is really just a case of different tastes for different cultures. Japan loves that idol shit, so it makes sense.
Leafhopper
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(12-07-2014, 08:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Famicom

I bet she learned from playing Tekken

I wouldn't put that passed them as the reason.
GorillaJu
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(12-07-2014, 08:49 AM)
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I have no problem with characters being cute or whatever, Xiaoyu for example is a 'kawaii' type character, but everything down to the name with this character is infuriatingly 'Un-Tekken.' It's total brand name dilution.

Originally Posted by BossRush

This is really just a case of different tastes for different cultures. Japan loves that idol shit, so it makes sense.

Japan as a whole doesn't love this kind of thing. I think it's more that the group of people who love it are very willing to pay for it, and that's important for financial success.
Talax
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(12-07-2014, 08:53 AM)
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Don't see what the problem is. Nice design, nice fighting style.

Annoying voice though.
Creaking
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(12-07-2014, 08:55 AM)
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I wish Tekken was still profitable enough to maintain it's dignity...
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Leafhopper
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(12-07-2014, 08:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Creaking

I wish Tekken was still profitable enough to have maintain it's dignity...

They lost that privilege when Death by Degrees came out.
Gr1mLock
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(12-07-2014, 09:10 AM)
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Huh. Wow they ..went with that. Well ok then.
Spirit Icana
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(12-07-2014, 09:17 AM)
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Meh, she's no where near as awesome as Marie Rose (cute, a vague troll, and fun).
kmax
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(12-07-2014, 09:18 AM)
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You know, she turned out to be exactly as I imagined before I opened the thread.
jurgen
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(12-07-2014, 09:38 AM)
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I haven't played this series since Tekken 5. Maybe I'm showing my ignorance here, but does anyone else feel like this new character looks like a palette swap for Christie Monteiro with some trolling anime poses thrown in?

This series has just gone bizarre since I left.
delSai
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(12-07-2014, 09:42 AM)
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Eh... Not a fan.
A-V-B
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(12-07-2014, 09:44 AM)
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The hell happened to Tekken?
wildfire
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(12-07-2014, 09:47 AM)

Originally Posted by A-V-B

The hell happened to Tekken?

They always had over the top weird designs crop up. It's just now they found a design that is puke inducing.

At least she isn't pigeon toed.
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(12-07-2014, 09:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chindogg

Welp I'm entertained.

A game with multiple robots, playboys, military types, demons, angels, schoolgirls, farting bears, boxing kangaroos, dinosaurs, and a block of wood is going too far when they add an idol to the roster.

This is truly the best day.

There's nothing wrong with wacky or unrealistic characters, especially considering all these characters are all appropriately aggressive, and yes that includes Xiaoyu.

This idol character looks completely docile and adorable to a fault, and as a result looks ridiculous compared to the rest of the roster.
Kikujiro
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(12-07-2014, 10:02 AM)
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Awful, her design is atrocious.

Xiaoyu and Athena (pre-KoFXIII) looks at least normal person wearing believable clothes.
KnockOneOff
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(12-07-2014, 10:13 AM)

Originally Posted by A-V-B

The hell happened to Tekken?

Nothing, best beat em up in history
Shadow Ranger
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(12-07-2014, 10:18 AM)
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Is she supposed to be some weeaboo type of character?

Fighting style looks a bit like Lili's. I assume they will become rivals or friends, or something to that degree.
Master Thespian
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(12-07-2014, 10:20 AM)
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This Tekken is trying to be SF (gameplay) and DOA (design) and failing at both.

ggs, Harada.
Sayad
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(12-07-2014, 10:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Leafhopper



This is a dangerous idol right here.

But yeah give me back 98 or 99 Athena, or 2002 Athena even.

EX Iori and Mr Karate aren't broken enough for you. >:(
IvorB
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(12-07-2014, 10:26 AM)
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Just when I thought Tekken couldn't sink any lower in my estimation Namco manages to amaze me again. WTF????
IvorB
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(12-07-2014, 10:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Master Thespian


This Tekken is trying to be SF (gameplay) and DOA (design) and failing at both.

ggs, Harada.

This gif is perfect. Someone contain Harada before he does any more damage.
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(12-07-2014, 10:28 AM)
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Cute as fuck

I hope Harada actually adds Iori from IM@S as a playable character at some point too
danmaku
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(12-07-2014, 10:29 AM)
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I hope it'll be possible to remove her top, it looks really bad. Aside from that, pretty standard stuff.
Sephiroth_GR_
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(12-07-2014, 10:31 AM)
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Wow! i'm surprised HawthorneKitty hasn't posted here yet...

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