After seeing next gen games like Street Fighter 4 go polygon but still keep the traditional 2D style my first thought was how amazing this would be with KoF characters or a new SNK vs. Capcom 3 even. Alas these past few KoF's have been pretty bad... as in they haven't even tried. This game suffers from slow FPS and blockie character animations it looks like it should be on my SNES. Animated fighting games are far from dead as we see from games like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue but for some reason the KoF series hasn't received the love it so desperately deserves.
Im sorry, after playing many king of fighters games, KOF XII and XIII does not live up to the hype. If you're a true fan, I'd avoid this game at all cost and stick with the original ones. Truly disappointed