After being an arcade exclusive game for practically all of time, Tekken 7 has finally landed on home consoles and PC. Tekken 7 is a 3D, one vs one, 4 button fighter. There are currently 37 characters in the game today, Geese Howard from the SNK universe has been announced as the 38th character coming to the game, with more characters and content on the way. I’m still not sure If I would call the season pass worth getting yet though, it does not include the pre-order Eliza.
The online netcode ranges from ok to decent. Tekken 7 uses a straight peer to peer connection like Street Fighter 4 did, so you don’t have to worry about server maintenance or downtime, but this also means cross play between consoles and PC won’t ever be possible. You can customize your character with unlockable items just like previous Tekken and
Soulcalibur games. The game is pretty hard for newcomers to pick up and play. Extensive match up knowledge makes a big difference, as the move lists and character roster are huge.
I only have a few real complaints about the game. For some reason the game is lacking replays, which Namco’s previous 3D fighters have all had, and the online matchmaking and loading times are pretty lengthy. Otherwise the games pretty good and not too expensive on third party sites.
Here’s a comparison of tekken 7 loading times compared to other games.
— ジオ (@GEOfrontier) July 25, 2017
You can get a steam key for Tekken 7 for less then $30 over on Kinguin right now. That’s where I got my copy.
If you don’t want to spend forever unlocking items, there are trainers out there to unlock all items instantly.
If you’re interest in learning the frame data for characters moves, I recommend checking out the TekkenBot in game frame data tool.