posted by Dazzlestar (WINSTON SALEM, NC) Jul 26, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
First off, let me say that i never really played any KoF fighting game ever, no matter what platform it was on. I really did like the characters, Really fell in love with five specific characters. Some of the collection had good storylines. My couple of downreviews are the controls to the hard to excute Super Moves. i really good at pull off the same type of moves for some other games, but i had a hard time with this game and it need more wicked cool combos. I love the graphics.
For those looking for old school fighting games, you're in luck; King of Fighters: the Orochi Saga is a collection of five arcade games in the King of Fighters franchise. There's King of Fighters '94, '95, '96, '97 and '98. Each game is graphically faithful to the arcade version (which is just a nice way to say they're really ugly), and they have all the characters from those games. The controls are okay - it's hard to pull of a diagonal jump and some moves, but nothing too terrible. But there's really no difference between the five arcade games except for a few more fighters show up in later editions. They play out exactly the same. The game makers try to pad out the package with a large selection of challenges (fighting without seeing your health bar, attack/defend when prompted, use only 3 or more hit combos, or use one attack button.) Winning these challenges gets you a lot of artwork and music. Fans of the King of Fighters series will like that. But for those not interested in this genre, this game's not for you at all. One last problem is the thrill I get from playing the game don't last very long due to bad graphics, repetitive action, and poor presentation. Nostalgia can go only so far. RENT IT.