Tekken 7 – Review

Tekken 7 Review

Initial NA Release Date: June 2, 2017
Review Date: May 29, 2018
Reviewed on: PC
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC

The 3-D fighting game space for generations has always been viewed as a niche sub-group within the grand scheme of the traditional fighting game model, and while many have come and gone, it was the Tekken franchise that truly managed to cement itself within the fighting game community (FGC).

Bandai Namco’s latest iteration to the long-lasting Tekken franchise—Tekken 7 is seemingly a culmination of almost everything a Tekken fan wanted and a little more. However, perhaps the most impressive feat is that Tekken 7 managed to modernize itself, whilst still keeping true to its original roots. Continue reading “Tekken 7 – Review”

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The MacSplicer Podcast #37 – FGC From A Different Lens ft. CommanderSnowflakes

For the third time ever I actually have guest on the podcast. A friend of mine CommanderSnowflakes co-hosts the podcast with me, and we talk about fighting games (mostly Tekken) FGC mentality, nature and some other aspects of the community.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • FPS to FGC
  • Fighting game mentality
  • Tekken 7 discussion
  • FGC discussion

Kemonomichi II Player Analysis – Handling Losses

Kemonomichi II Player Analysis – Handling Losses
Date Published: 14 March, 2018

Taking a look at how losses are handled from two very different players with not much in common but being handed defeat at Kemonomichi II.

I give my intake on what it must mean to Tanukana losing such a close back and forth long set and the significance of the mirror match in fighting games.

I also try and theorize what it must meant for Tokido to fall short to his long time rival Daigo, and why this felt so much more personal to him, than any other win or loss he’s experienced prior.

The MacSplicer Podcast #33 – Theory Behind Fighting Game Player Caliber

What is reasoning behind the Western fighting game community lagging a bit behind the Asian fighting game community when it comes to personal development and general improvement? I have a few ideas, but one theory is the ability to train with high level players on a frequent basis.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Getting better at fighting games; the West compared to Asia

ELeague Tekken 7 Player Analysis – Emotion vs Composure

ELeague Tekken 7 Player Analysis – Emotion vs Composure
Date Published: 9 March 2018

This one is basically a fight commentary except without the play-by-play. The focus here was to compare two playstyles of two very highly skilled Tekken 7 players in JimmyJTran (Bryan Fury) and PokeChop (Josie Rizal) as they go back and forth at the ELeague invitational for Tekken 7.

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