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.
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 . This, by the way, means that if you scoop up Tekken 5 and a copy of Tekken 4 , you’ll pretty much have the collection. The sounds effects are well done, and the environment has a nice interactive feel to it.
Summary: Namco's latest superb fighting game, Tekken
5 once again raises the bar for arcade-to-home translations on the PS2. The
tight-as-nails fighting system represents a return to the series' roots, with a
simplified, yet tightened approach that offers the technical precision with
fewer gimmicks than the last game. The gameplay is classic Tekken, has plenty of
depth to go along with the game's traditional flashy moves.
Excerpt: Late last year, arcade dwellers were given a reason other than DDR to sweat at the arcade. Tekken 5 was a reminder why we all spent so much time and money waiting to play a great fighter, and redeemed a sense of competition that has been missing for a number of years. Namco has once again sequestered it's fighter series at the top, proving that the seemingly abysmal Tekken 4 was merely a stepping stone to greatness.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: For Tekken fans, getting Tekken 5 is of course a no-brainer. For those that aren't traditionally fans of the series, Tekken 5 is Tekken at the top of its game, and after the relatively disappointing fourth instalment, is just what the doctor ordered. Even if you're not a fan, do yourselves a favour and give this a try - it's really that good.
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. Between me and my goal, however, is a giant brick wall called Jinpachi Mishima.