Just had a go at Tekken 5 on PS2. Well if you are an expert from the other Tekkens then all your skill will not be lost at all on the newest version. The basic fundamentals are still there. So you should just slot right in there and keep kicking the asses of newies trying to jump the line and join the series at this instalment. If you are like me and hate the Tekken series (especially that automatic block crap) then you will be disappointed if you were hoping for a drastic revamp in the gameplay. It is still the same old boring stuff with the same old pathetic slow half a metre sidestep and slow as move forward and back. Framerate wise and graphic wise the game still was not up to Dead or Alive 3 standard (and that game is old!). The characters still move a bit unnaturally and looka bit blocky. Not even having a spaceship shoot up when waiting for the Dick to boot at the beginning or having a 3D extra game called Jin the Devil or something can save this title. they also have the older Tekkens (up to 3) on the CD for you to walk down memory lane to play. There seems to be no added change of any significance. The storylines for each character are still echoeing the same old stuff that past DOA/VF?SC series have had. Even the old Soul Blade had some OPTIONS with your characters story. Sorry, but Tekken 5 is just another similar instalment to Tekken 4 with a slightly different storyline (as you would expect). No effort in developing or progressing in any of Tekkens characteristics (though they would argue "Look at our sales! If it ain't broke, why fix it?"). I would say Tekken was never a complete fighting game and NAMCO has just ridden on its success for the money it can get out of it.