Tekken 7 is the 9th installment in a long-running fighting game series. It features a very dynamic fighting system and a large cast of playable characters.
Pro Dynamic and exciting gameplay
In the Tekken series emphasis is put on close-range combat, allowing you to punch, kick, grapple, parry, block, counter, and even perform dramatic finishing moves on your opponent. There are almost no missiles or any other long-range attacks, so you and your opponent will always be in close proximity to each other. This makes the fights feel a lot more fun, dynamic, and personal, allowing the combat to stay exciting for a long time.
Pro Great character customization
You can extensively modify your character's appearance, which includes changing clothes, hairstyles, accessories, and even recoloring most items. What's more, you can unlock additional customization items by playing the treasure battle mode. All of this allows you to give your favorite character a very personalized look while also giving additional incentive to play the game.
Pro Large variety of characters
Tekken 7's has a roster of 38 characters among whom there are celebrities, professional fighters, soldiers, robots, ancient demons, and even various animals. Each character has a very distinct appearance with multiple additional costumes, and even personalized fighting styles. There's enough variety you'll most likely find someone that fits your taste and playstyle.
Pro Incorporates best features of previous games
Tekken 7 combines some of the best features that previous games of the franchise had, such as the ability to side-step in the 3D scene, various arena interactions where different objects can be used as weapons, fun cameos (Street Fighter's Akuma is a playable character), and highly dynamic gameplay.
Con Can be difficult to learn for beginners
There's quite a lot to learn in Tekken 7, including how to use throws, parries, sidesteps, and even counters. Unfortunately, Tekken 7 has no tutorials to help you to learn any of these important mechanics. All you can do is go to practice mode, open the move list, and practice each move.
Con Irrelevant storyline
Like most fighting games, Tekken 7 is very action-centered, so the plot sometimes feels like an afterthought. It's presented through an hour and a half worth of cutscenes, which wouldn't be that bad but the developers decided to hire the world's most monotone voice actor as the narrator. Sometimes it becomes so unbearable to listen to him, you'll just want to skip the cutscenes. After a few skips you'll start doing it automatically and forget the story even exists.