Yo, I just finished playing Tekken 7 for the first time since the week it came out. I really liked it but got sidetracked by Zelda or Mario or something. So, yeah I am down for some Tekken Talk.
I started playing Tekken with Tekken 3 when I was a kid and it holds a special place in my heart because it was the only game that my dad and I would play together. I would play with friends but they would get frustrated because I was better than them (I’m not great, but I owned the game and they didn’t), but my dad and I were on the same level so I always had the most fun playing with him. We eventually moved up to Tekken Tag, and later Tekken 5. (I skipped 4 because I remember renting it and finding it too slow).
Then I moved out and stopped being that into it. I bought Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag 2, but the rosters were so huge that getting back into it was a little intimidating. I also didn’t really have anyone to play with. Most of the roommates I’ve lived with since moving out liked playing video games but were put off by Tekken’s giant move lists and rosters. Smash always won out as the household fighting game.
Tekken 7 seems really good, though. It’s the first Tekken I’ve played where the online actually works well. I remember it being pretty shaky at launch but I just had a blast playing it. I’m thinking this one might actually pull me back in now. The roster is great now that all the characters I used to play are still in the game (except for Lei, R.I.P), while all the characters I had no real interest in all got axed. Pretty much everyone new seems really fresh and fun, and all the characters from 5 and 6 are the ones I never really got a handle on, but still enjoyed so they feel like fresh additions, too.
Also, the fact that I can unlock all of the ending movies from the entire series is amazing to me, they were always one of my favourite parts of the series.
Back in the day I mained Hwoarang, Bryan, Lee and Jack. They all feel great in this one, but I’m warming up to the characters that are new to me. I just spent a bit of time with Miguel and I’m starting to really get into him. I might start using him instead of Bryan since he seems to fill a similar role but he feels really fresh. Shaheen also feels really fast and fun and I hear I should try Lars out since he’s a good all-around fighter.
I’m not really that competitive of a player, but this game is tempting me to take it really seriously. I used to try to get pretty good with everyone when I was playing as a kid, but the fact that I can play online makes me want to settle down with a few characters and really learn them. I don’t think I’m gonna join the scene or anything but climbing in Ranked seems like it’s going to be fun.