A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game has a subtle message about honor, and in fighting for what you believe in, but it is buried and hard to find. While both sexes and many different ethnic groups are represented, there roles often seem stereotypical. Even though the women fight just as hard as the men, there appearance and demeanor is hardly that of a warrior.
Violence & Scariness
While the game is built around fighting, no one is ever killed, and battles end with losing opponents shaking their head and walking away.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Pretty mild. One character seems to be a scantily clad Jennifer Lopez knock off.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some discreet tobacco use.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while there's a subtle message about honor and fighting for what you believe in, players are asked to use their fists to solve every problem in this game.
Is It Any Good?
Perhaps the most unique aspect of the game is its inclusion of the arcade versions of the first three editions of Tekken. This feature allows series novices to get acquainted with the characters and stories woven throughout all the games and become familiar with the basic controls. The game's only real drawback is the difficulty of the many required moves. Mastering the controls can be cumbersome, confusing, and tiresome.
In the end, colorful fighting environments, realistic gameplay, and superior graphics make it all worth it. From the speed of attacks to the overall creativity of the moves at a player's disposal, Tekken 5 has taken battle games to a new level.
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