Tekken 7

If your familiarity with fighting games started with the most modern and fashionable representatives of the genre – of Mortal Kombat (2011) , of Mortal Kombat the X  or Injustice 2 , it is very unlikely that Tekken 7 you enjoy. Certainly not right away.

There is not as highly detailed scene mode, raking all the characters at once, there is no cinematic images and vivid facial animation.

Well, while they themselves are fighting: no explosions, no shots, no laser eyes (well, except that quite a bit), or fly over the scene of the head and broken stumps opponent.

Tekken 7 – the game is very austere and really old school. It’s about combat, about the clash of different fighting styles. The rest is secondary to her.

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But do not think that the modern genre trends completely bypassed the game round. As part of the plot and staging Tekken 7 still displays the series to a new level. Previously, we have enough intro, heap bad endings linked to each of the characters, and short text descriptions.

Now, all served by the sea perfectly choreographed commercials. Seriously, all delivered in such a way that I want to bring to the kitchen with a bowl of popcorn and an hour or two to delay the gamepad.

Especially good action scenes: the magnificent choreography, right angles – it looks a hundred times better than the official film adaptation of the game series. By the way, do not try to watch them, in any case.

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Even the history here – simple but quite logical and catchy. It covers the history of the series, raises important scenes from the past – to the newcomers did not panic – and puts an end to the confrontation between the main plot, which stretches for more than twenty years.

Everything changes, the plot is a series to a new level. But the main thing: the characters have a compelling motivation to clean each other’s faces, “eyeliner” to battles almost always logical – after the Scene Mode Street Fighter V once again realize how important this is.

Street Fighter I, by the way, remember not just – in Tekken 7 debuted Akuma, one of the main and most important characters from Capcom fighting game series. And he does not just appear in the roster, and plays an important role in the plot. An isolated incident or the gradual unification of the universe? Curious!

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But again – it is better not to compare with the local setting Injustice and Mortal Kombat. NetherRealm then reached such heights that their ten in the coming years is unlikely someone will catch up. And got Tekken 7 was not yesterday (and not June 2, 2017, in fact), and two years ago – on the slot machines.

On consoles, of course, the version of the improvements and additions, but the foundation of something she had two years ago, so make allowances – especially about the graphics.

In addition, western motives NetherRealm massive player games much clearer and more enjoyable.

Tekken is one hundred percent Japanese thing, she, respectively, filled with clichés, who adore Japanese (all these family feuds, reflecting on the state of the world) and all sorts of ridiculous words like “Mishima Zaibatsu”. Thing in some way niche.

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But if there is in the story of Tekken 7 really is a serious problem, it is not funny words, and strong competitors. Root of all evil – is the boss.

In principle, it is standard practice for the Japanese fighting games: play you currently play, win all without any problems, and then bam!

And you’re stuck for a couple of hours. Or days. Or weeks. Playing without hesitation begins to pop these opponents, which you are not ready.

That Tekken 7 goes exactly the same way – in the final you will be spamming powerful attack, beating desyatihitovymi combinations and forced to fight with the enemy, cut one mode impenetrable protection.