@hazz3r said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2019!:
The biggest barrier to entry for me with Tetris 99 was a lack of Skill-based Matchmaking. There wasn't really a way to practice the game. It's all well and good for people who are already decent at Tetris to tweak their playstyle to be more aggressive, but if you aren't good at all, there was no where to really practice, and matches were often hit and miss whether you would get dumped on in the first minute or so.
I highly recommend Puyo Puyo Tetris for that, i guess many people transitioned from that to Tetris 99. It has practice sessions, the classic infinite mode, also the big story mode is step-by-step where the difficulty gradually increases.
SEGA and Deep Silver released a bunch of useful tutorial videos on youtube prior to the release that are worth checking, where a pro player (S2LSOFTENER) explains all the tricks like how to do T-spins, 4-wide, perfect clear, etc.