Tekken 7's PlayStation VR Mode Is Queasy And Unnecessary

Tekken 7's PlayStation VR component isn't so much a game mode as it is interactive theatre. It's got no health bars, simplified controls and a high probability of making your stomach churn.

What you see in the video above is what you get. Pick two characters, enter the virtual reality stage and beat each other up until you're sick of it, which likely won't take too long. Players can either practice against a stationary opponent or fight against the AI. With the shoulder buttons handling meagre camera options instead of normal game functions, it's pretty easy to randomly swap the view, which is not good for the tum-tum. That's right, I said tum-tum.

Very basic.

If the VR mode had more options — maybe a freeze frame with photo options and the ability to move the camera freely — this might have been a neat little addition. Instead, it's just a little bit of stomach-churning fluffery to remind PlayStation VR owners that they own PlayStation VR.

Look for our full Tekken 7 review early next week, after we've had some time to battle online.


    More proof that outside of horror games, VR is nothing more than a trashy fad

      Everyone stop - we have proof!

        Oh look at me! I'm the defender of all Kotaku!! Pay attention to how funny I think I'm being by demeaning another's thoughts and opinions because it doesn't align with the all knowing Kotaku staff!!

        Get a life little troll.

      What are your opinions on 4K displays?

        If you're honestly asking (which you probably aren't, but I'll play along anyway). I think 4K displays are pretty good if you've got the PC or Bluray player that supports them. But I'd wait for the price to drop before jumping into it though... Unless you're flush with cash then go for it.

      More proof that outside of this forum, you have zero experience with VR, don't own a Vive, and have no clue what you are talking about. Trashy fad? Please. This was your mom's callsign.

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