cutcc is back with more of his “QuickNotes” series for Tekken 7! Today he’s tackling Capcom’s favorite demon, Akuma. And if you intend to master the Satsui no Hadou in 3D, you will need intense training and study time.
Akuma is a fundamentally different character from anyone else in Tekken, having abnormally weak mids and stubby limbs compared to the rest of the cast. Combining that with his lackluster lateral movement, and you’ll discover it takes a real understanding of the Tekken system to make this demon work in 3D. With effort, though, his strengths shine through- high damage output, great lows, and some of the best punishment options in the game.