I just got my Tekken 4 and Onimusha 2 PS2 games yesterday from the mail, and it's been fun so far... I haven't played Tekken since Tekken 3 on the PS - T4 was definitely a big step up for me. The graphics are very colorful, and the game chugs along at a very smooth frame rate (looks like 60 fps to me). The backgrounds in the arcade and story mode are very impressive, and some have a little interactivity in them (pillars, spectators). You can use the arena to your advantage - by cornering someone against a wall to inflict some major damage - a very nice addition. In addition to the arcade mode, there are others (some which are hidden I presume) such as practice, training, team battle, survival and force mode. The force mode is a LOT of fun - when you have 10 guys coming at you and you wipe 5 or 6 of them in one major blow - it's really satisfying. The story mode introduces the background for each character, and each has their own elaborate CG ending. Like its predecessors on the PS, the game adds a lot on top of the traditional arcade mode - you can even save your fights onto your memory card to relive the glory. I was really impressed with the whole package - Namco definitely delivered the goods on this title. --- Onimusha 2 is equally impressive. It feels more like a real PS2 game compared to to Onimusha, with more detailed prerendered backgrounds and characters. Gameplay feels like Onimusha 1 on speed - it's a little more hectic, but manageable. There are new character moves, like slash combos and a slash that lifts the enemy into the air (!). The hack-and-slash element to the game looks like it's tweaked a little bit, but I haven't had time to gain experience to see all the new fighting moves. I noticed that they added a little adventure element to the game, where you can trade items with some characters. It's a nice little addition, though I started to feel like the traditional delivery boy in RPG games. It looks like most of the item-trading is optional, and I'm not sure, but I think giving a lot of items to a character increases your reputation - I'd have to play more to find out. Speaking of characters, they actually fight with you some of the time, instead of appearing for a cutscene and then disappearing Resident Evil-style. Voice acting was very impressive - which was really no surprise. I hope they allow the game to have the original voices with English subtitles for the American release - it'd be a shame to lose all that talent to sub-standard dubbing (the English voice acting for Onimusha was laughable compared to the Japanese version). The story is run-of-the-mill so far, where everything is basically spelled out for you ("You are the chosen one, go kill Nobunaga") - but maybe things might change down the road. Overall, a nice step up from Onimusha 1. I still think they should get rid of these damn save points and let you save anywhere, but oh well... Well, it's back to playing for me!