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Tekken 8 Review

by Bandai Namco Studios and Arika

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Tekken 8, developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Arika, is the latest installment in the long-standing Tekken series. Released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, it has garnered attention from players worldwide. This review is based on player feedback from Reddit, Twitter, and the Steam Community, providing an in-depth analysis of the game's gameplay, graphics, storyline, multiplayer, and issues.

Gameplay 8

Players have praised Tekken 8 for its aggressive gameplay. The introduction of the new "Heat" system has been well-received, adding a new layer of strategy to the game. One Reddit user stated, "Tekken 8 is the best fighting game I've ever played." However, some players have expressed frustration with certain characters, calling them "annoying to fight against."

Graphics 9

The graphics of Tekken 8 have been lauded by players for their vibrancy and detail. However, some players on Steam have reported issues with the game's graphics settings, stating that they are "pretty barebones." Despite these issues, the overall consensus is that the game's graphics are impressive.

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Storyline 7

The storyline of Tekken 8, titled "The Dark Awakens," continues the saga of the Mishima bloodline. Players have appreciated the narrative pace and nods to nostalgia. However, some criticism has been directed towards the depth of the narrative and character development.

Multiplayer 6

Tekken 8's multiplayer has received mixed reviews. While the game supports online PVP multiplayer for up to 16 players, and crossplay between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, some players have criticized it as the "worst multiplayer game in the series." Issues with online matchmaking have also been reported.

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Issues 5

Several issues have been reported by players, including crashing problems on PC, online matchmaking errors, and out-of-video memory issues. Bandai Namco has been responsive to these issues, releasing patches and updates to improve the gaming experience.

Conclusion 7

Overall, Tekken 8 is a solid addition to the Tekken series, offering engaging gameplay, impressive graphics, and a compelling storyline. However, the game's multiplayer mode and technical issues have room for improvement. Based on player feedback, Tekken 8 receives a score of 7 out of 10.

Player Quotes

"Tekken 8 is the best fighting game I've ever played and it's better than both MK1 and SF6 combined."

"I'm kinda new to Tekken."

"As long as the game is fun to play the graphics can be overlooked."

"Tekken 8 is the best single player, but worst multiplayer game in the series."

"Most annoying character to fight against? I'd say Jun since I've ran into many players who use her far range light attack and spam that."

"Everyone I fight in beginner has combos so long I might as well put the controller down."

"It's not Mortal Kombat 1, its an actual complete game."

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Please note that this review is based on the feedback and sentiments of players on various Reddit threads and does not represent the views of all players.