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Difficulty and rewards at their finest

posted by ActualNurse (WINONA, MN) Dec 16, 2012

Member since Dec 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

King of Fighters series boosted their franchise this time.
Their beautiful sprites and delicate combos make KoF 13 one of the best fighting games of this year.

This game, however, is not the most welcoming to newcomers. This game requires a vast knowledge of the each characters and the game as whole. Furthermore, the game is nearly impossible to master, but it is possible to be good at. I've been playing KoF since 96. I still mess up some of the combos.

I miss some characters such as Chris, Iori, angel, etc. but this game offers many new characters and the old version of Iori can be bought as DLC.

One part of the game I dislike is the juggling system. I like KoF for its non-combo-based skills magically connecting one after another to form a deadly combo. However, on the KoF 13, epecially Shen, there are too many characters with too obviously placed attacks for juggling. I maybe getting fond of older games. Just call me fighting game hipster and ignore this part.

The special moves look beautiful and Max/Neo Max special moves are actually usable through many combos.

The game overall is fantastic. It is very difficult but the reward from completing a combo and beating an enemy with thin line of health is incomparable to any other fighting games.

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The best KOF yet

posted by ilovepixels (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) Dec 7, 2011

Member since Nov 2011

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I will start off by saying that this is not a game you can just pick up and play and expect to be good at. If you don't already play fighting games, then KOF XIII may be a bit difficult to initially get into. Don't let that discourage you though, if you truly want to delve into a good fighter then this is it. Gorgeous sprite animations and stages, a great soundtrack, and challenging yet rewarding game-play mechanics all make this game a treat for old-school and new-school fighting game fans alike.

The only downside thus far has been the sub-par online experience. I have had quite a few good connections with people online, but overall it is kind of hit or miss. Hopefully there will be a netcode patch later on but even without it, KOF XIII is still the best 2D fighting game out right now.

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Very Good


posted by AstreaSam (RIALTO, CA) Nov 29, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful


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