Excerpt: Years ago I bought my first Playstation (later on dubbed PSOne). While most people buy a console for a number of reasons, I had only one: Tekken 3. If it hadn’t been for this game, I probably never would have bothered buying a console.
Summary: Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is the best PSN title available so far.
Pros: Classic Tekken gameplay with tons of stages and characters impress., Built originally on enhanced PS2 hardware, now running at 1080p, it is the best-looking PS3 downloadable title to date., Nothing spectacular, but does a decent job with solid music and voiceovers.
Conclusion: Tekken 5 should be a staple in anyones collection, even if they dislike fighting games. The balanced roster, controls, graphics and additional content are worth owning, not to mention the replay value and added humor. For the price, Tekken 5 is a bargain compared to other games.
Excerpt: Let me be honest: When I reviewed Tekken 4 , I thought that it was the end of the line for a series that I had known and loved. It was dark, claustrophobic, and everything about it rubbed me the wrong way. I found myself unable to get into the game or even enjoy it very much.
Conclusion: Definitely a purebred. Anyone objecting to Tekken 5 will have to resort to shamanistic gameplay lingo to give their argument authority.
Pros: The sense of humor, which is much better executed and also more prevalent than in any other fighting-game series. The action itself only has the slightest comedic bent–even when you're playing as a kangaroo, your moveset acts as the straight man. But between fights and in the storyline itself,
Cons: Trying to get an unfamiliar character through Story Mode can be brutal, even on the easy setting. "Easy" in this case should have the caveat "to a point."
Excerpt: I would like to tell you that Tekken 5 is awesome. Like most of the critics on the Internet, I would like to go on and on about how it returns the Tekken series to greatness after the aberration that was Tekken 4 . Honestly, I would.
Excerpt: Tekken 5 is graphically the most advanced Tekken title yet. As if to help drive the point home, they have taken the liberty of including nearly straight arcade ports of Tekkens 1-3 on the disc with Tekken 5 .
Excerpt: Jinpachi burns the life from me for the twentieth time in a row, and my crumpled body writhes in agony once again. Continue? The game asks as if mocking my lame efforts. My eyes start to twitch, and I see a vision of that damnable flame emerging from the gaping, fanged mouth that smiles broader than...