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Tekken 7 Review

The game’s story is told through the perspective of a reporter who attempts to write an exposé about Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation following the deaths of his wife and son in crossfire during the world war precipitated by Jin Kazama. After the events of Tekken 6, Nina Williams leads the Zaibatsu to find Jin, who disappeared somewhere in the Middle East after defeating Azazel. Heihachi Mishima takes advantage of the vacuum of power to force Nina into submission, thus gaining the Zaibatsu again. Heihachi and Nina then make a deal with Claudio Serafino, head of the powerful Sirius Marksmen organization, to help him expose Kazuya Mishima, head of the G Corporation, as possessing the Devil Gene and turn the public opinion in favor of the Zaibatsu. Claudio senses a powerful force in the Far East that is unconnected to either Jin or Kazuya.

The reporter researches about the history of the Mishima family, learning that Heihachi’s coup against his father, Jinpachi and the disappearance of his wife, Kazumi, happened in the same year he threw Kazuya off a ravine. Meanwhile, the United Nations intelligence group has managed to locate Jin, but Jin evades capture long enough for him to be rescued by Lars Alexandersson. Lars takes Jin to recuperate in the Violet Systems, where Lee Chaolan has fixed Alisa Bosconovitch following her destruction in the previous game. The Zaibatsu attacks the compound, but the trio are able to secure Jin. The reporter, having rendezvoused with Lee and Lars, tries to kill Jin in his sleep, but is discouraged by Lars, who says that Jin is the only person capable of stopping the conflict.

The force sensed by Claudio is eventually revealed to be Akuma. Akuma has made his presence to fulfill a promise he made to Kazumi: that he will kill Heihachi and Kazuya. He defeats Heihachi at the Mishima Dojo and proceeds to the G Corporation’s Millenium Tower. Heihachi, having survived, declares himself dead to the public before capturing and exposing images of a transformed Kazuya to the public. Claudio then uses a satellite to shoot a beam that obliterates the Millenium Tower. However, Kazuya survives and shoots lasers to bring down the satellite, destroying a town and once again slandering the Zaibatsu. The reporter uses this opportunity to inform the Zaibatsu about the exposé he has written about them, but to his surprise, Heihachi offers to meet him in person. The latter recounts about Kazumi and the night he killed her in self-defense after learning that she possessed the Devil Gene and was in fact sent by her family to kill him.

Heihachi and Kazuya go to a volcano to have their final battle. After a long struggle, Kazuya kills Heihachi and throws him down into a volcano. The story finally shifts to the reporter, who completes his exposé and publishes it. In a post-credits scene, the world is in peril due to Kazuya targeting every nation, but Jin wakes up and meets with Lee, Lars, and Alisa, promising to put an end to the war once and for all by defeating Kazuya.

A special match that follows the credits details Kazuya’s encounter with Akuma after killing Heihachi. The outcome of their battle is not revealed.

Fan Review : 43% Excellent | 43% Average
Good: 14% | Poor: 0%