I'm don't really understand how people say this game is standing still and tekken is moving forward. How is Tekken moving forward? 6 was a disaster.
You take one look at this metallic stage with little props and say the game looks bland. You take a look at the fighters and say all fighters look and fight the same as ever, even though they are in fact ..the same fighters. Yea like as if Tekken doesn't rehash moves.
The developers however state they focussed on improving and adding attacks, cleaning up and improving on character motions and models, making the stages a lot more detailed and involving and attempting to make everything more cinematic. I would strongly suggest trusting their efforts over your quick assumptions based on a few pre-release vids.