Well, this is where I’ve been since shortly after Steam release and I can say I’m enjoying it quite a bit, the combat feels tight and I like how they’ve added actual hit boxes to match characters limbs rather than well, boxes.
It has the lovely ol’ Tekken flow of old and a butt tonne of customisation, story mode is good aside from captain mc-boring-voice narrating the still images, which just made me skip them all and extremely cheap bosses, even for Tekken standards, I’d prefer a boss more in line with the Kazuya/Devil fight of old rather than “there are 10 million conditions on this fight, enjoy!” I’d rather that was saved for something with slightly more special conditions than story mode, it seems fighting game developers have forgotten how to make a good, solid boss battle without it feeling cheap these days, but anyways, I digress.
I’ve not been in the mood for online lately so I haven’t played any of the online modes, but treasure battle is a bunch of fun and it’s nice you win something other than money or level, which goes alongside the other treasures you win, instead.
That said, I could do with a little more to do offline, aside from treasure battle and a woefully short arcade mode with no character ending to speak of, there’s story mode, vs CPU, practice and “character story” which as far as I have seen is 3 screens of text, a short cut scene and a fight followed by another cut scene. It’s like they concentrated all their creative efforts on the Mishima family and decided to pretend no other characters existed, which is a real shame as some of the earlier entries in the series (Tekken 2 and 3) have some of my favourite (and most comedic) endings ever included in fighting games.
All that said, I’m mostly happy to be able to have my hands on a new Tekken title and to finally have one on the PC after years of waiting, it’s like an old friend coming to visit and bringing cake.