Except that the programmers are starting to learn new tricks, and Tekken 5: DR Online is a good example of that technological progress. Yes, the lag is noticeable. No, it's not crippling...if you have a high-speed connection and if you play opponents who are relatively close geographically. If you go into Tekken 5: DR Online expecting perfect, flawless online matches, you'll be hugely disappointed. What you were hoping for simply isn't possible, and won't be for years until fiber-optics connections are the norm. But if you're hoping for a tolerable, enjoyable online fighter, Tekken 5: DR Online absolutely delivers.