The story mode of Tekken 7 is one of the most impressive story modes I have ever seen for a fighting game. I played a lot of fighting games over the years. Most fighting games are one dimensional in terms of story; because the overall focus of most fighters are more on gameplay that gains the approval of pro players and hardcore fighter fans. Either the story mode of other fighters is over-saturated with text combined with still images or lengthy cut-scenes with nothing in between. Tekken 7 provides a healthy balance of everything in terms of story.
I am not the type of gamer that cares a ton about graphics; however, I have to say that the visual presentation of this fighter is really grand. The characters and environments look very clean due to paying close attention to the importance of detail of textures and colorful special effects. It is also worth noting that the facial expressions are very lifelike as well.
The story mode has features to assist newcomers to Tekken; so they can enjoy the story using some of the more difficult techniques. The game has what is called Story Assist; which allow players to use more challenging moves with the push of a button.
The blend of cut-scenes and gameplay was well done. To keep players engaged there are quick time events that occur during cut-scenes to create smooth transitions from cut-scene to actual gameplay. These quick time events were not overdone; therefore, there is smooth transition throughout the campaign. What surprised me even more was how I was given the option to use Lars’ gun during a one on one fight with smooth transition.
I am having a ton of fun with the story mode that Harada and his team put together. It is an experience that Tekken fans and newcomers will enjoy. Check out the first eight minutes of my reaction to the prologue of the Tekken 7 story mode to see what the hype is about. Tekken 7 is available on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Tekken 7 is available on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.