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Just not different enough
on 27 June 2005
I love Tekken and have been playing it for many years but couldnt help being disappointed with this one. It just doesnt have enough that is new, the developers must also think so as they have had to add the first three games to make up for what it lacks in playability!
The gameplay has slowed down even more than Tekken 4 which is against the whole point of the game as now blind button bashing can make up for lack of skill and timing. I have bought each Tekken game on day of release but will be sending this one back. Its a shame that with all the development costs of games that developers are having to revisit old titles time and time again as failure on a new idea can be enough to bankrupt them, it looks like we are going to keep on getting rehashes for some time so the next Tekken i get will probably be Tekken 12 as they may have changed enough by then!
Tekken 5 looks great but its a case of all mouth and no trousers and cant match the gameplay of Tekken 3. To summarise if you dont have a Tekken 3 or 4 game then it is worth getting but if you do the slowdown especially from 3 is shocking. A good thing that Tekken 3 is included!