So What's Akuma Doing In The Tekken-Verse?!

The more I think about Akuma getting involved in the Tekken-Verse, wait isn't that guy supposed to belong to the Street Fighter-verse instead? Granted, Street Fighter V has been released and it does look pretty good. But what in the world is Akuma doing in Tekken? Weren't Tekken and Street Fighter supposed to be separate universes plus there's some differences in gameplay.

During the time I didn't like Tekken all that much because of the "odd gameplay" of using one button per limb plus I wasn't all that fond of non-projectile based gameplay, I was more into Street Fighter. But as the years passed by, I felt like Tekken has become my favorite fighting game franchise. What's not surprising is that Ed Boon who's the producer of Mortal Kombat is a Tekken fan himself. Then we had Street Fighter X Tekken which forces Tekken players to play Tekken characters in a much more different way.

I mean, let's take a look at Street Fighter's gameplay vs. Tekken's gameplay. Tekken's gameplay has been based on more realistic fighting moves (with tons of weird physics) and projectiles are a rare thing plus they're hard to connect. On the other hand, Street Fighter has been about spamming projectiles and several non-realistic fighting moves for most of the time. Then we have Akuma so how's he going to be played as in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution? I always felt like telling him, "Go home Akuma, this ain't Street Fighter!" and summoning the Devil within as Devil Kazuya.

On the other hand, where's Tekken 7 for the XBox One and Playstation 4?!


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