This game has to be one of the most uninteresting entry in the series. I actually didnt have the drive to finish it. I got a little far but like I said, I just felt like "who cares". I was going to send it back the second day I had it but I thought I was being to quick to judge so I didnt send it back and decided to play around with it more.
Nothing changed however. Got somewhat farther but I didnt play it for 2 days so I just sent it back. Im going to keep this reveiw short so I'll just some this game up in one word...boring.
Unless your a true DIE HARD fan of Tekken then dont waste your time with this game. Youll regret not getting something else, and just to think I could be playing Uncharted 2 right now...
I've played all the Tekkens except for 5, and maybe that's why this one left me so flat.
The Tekken I remember, and expect, is a great, hard-hitting fighter game with moves and fighting styles that are based on the way people really move and an expansive story-line that may not always make sense, but still creates characters you care about and keeps you hanging on for more.
That stuff is still, here, I guess, but it's in gameplay that is so tediously old-school and just plain boring that I just can't get through it anymore. Maybe Tekken 5 was like this, and if so, I'm glad I missed it.
This tekken still has some great head to head fighting, but the story mode is old-style, static camera, linear street fighting against multiple enemies. I mean, really, it's like playing a PS one again. Tedious and boring are the only words that keep coming to mind. The story unfolds as you progress, but even it's gotten out of hand: It's so complex and bloated that it's hard to really care about the characters anymore.
The graphics are solid, I guess, but they hardly push the envelope for a PS3. Tekken has always had a very strong Asian influence, and that's part of it's charm, but the stilted dialog and cardboard character interaction just don't cut it for a modern video game.
I guess if you're an ultra-hard core Tekken fan that really appreciates the old school style of gameplay and the Manga-esque dialouge and pacing, then this might be your thing. But for me, I was wildly disappointed and couldn't even care about it long enough to finish it on the easiest setting.
First things first...The game was beautiful. Great selection of characters and options. Several gameplay modes offer replayabilty. However, in the end, I guess I must just be spoiled by SF4. This game still has the Virtua fighter feel it's known for, which some people like, but I feel like the game hasn't changed. This game, to me, was no different than Tekken3, 4, or 5. Good but not great.