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The King of Fighters XIII

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Overall 9
9.0

The King of Fighters XIII

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: I fell madly in love with The King of Fighters XII the first time I played it. After slogging through the slow-paced, polygon-based KoF: Maximum Impact games, it was such a relief to see the series return to its roots. The game featured some of the best 2D graphics I'd ever seen, and a fighting system that felt familiar, yet offered plenty of opportunities for discovery and creativity.
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Overall 7
7.0

The King of Fighters XIII review

GamesRadar
29 June 2012
  • Excerpt: For a lot of us, SNK’s fighting games were usually followed up with a slice of pizza and a romp in the ball pit, mostly because our cheap-o parents weren’t interested in spending thousands on a Neo Geo and games. Jerks. While the SNK of old has dissolved, their fighting games have carried on, getting a little better with every incarnation.
  • Pros: Difficult but rewarding gameplay, Silky smooth animation, Interesting character options
  • Cons: Little variation between game modes, Mindless, rambling dialogue, Extremely unfriendly to beginners
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Overall 8
7.8
Graphics 7
6.6
Sound 7
7.0
Control 9
8.8
Addiction 8
8.4

The King of Fighters XIII Review

Cheat Code Central
22 February 2012
Overall 7
7.0

The King of Fighters XIII

Auracore MediaWorks
18 February 2012
  • Summary: After all these years, these guys and gals still find something to fight about
  • Pros: More than adequate selection of characters, match types, and options to keep gamers' attention; online-play is generally consistent; ample amount of downloadable, unlockable content and achievements to acquire; unique character design coupled with excellent hand-drawn animation; pre-fight and post-fight trash talking are fun and informing to read; tutorial and practice modes serviceable for beginners or seasoned gamers alike; Mai Shiranui is still bouncy.
  • Cons: Stiff controls make pulling off the excessive amount of special moves and combos not worth the effort; despite the content, single player experience feels the same throughout due to AI that spams special moves; not one but two cheap boss fights, offers nothing new, nor anything that other fighting franchises have done better.
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Overall 7
7.0

The King of Fighters XIII

Auracore MediaWorks
18 February 2012
  • Summary: After all these years, these guys and gals still find something to fight about
  • Pros: More than adequate selection of characters, match types, and options to keep gamers' attention; online-play is generally consistent; ample amount of downloadable, unlockable content and achievements to acquire; unique character design coupled with excellent hand-drawn animation; pre-fight and post-fight trash talking are fun and informing to read; tutorial and practice modes serviceable for beginners or seasoned gamers alike; Mai Shiranui is still bouncy.
  • Cons: Stiff controls make pulling off the excessive amount of special moves and combos not worth the effort; despite the content, single player experience feels the same throughout due to AI that spams special moves; not one but two cheap boss fights, offers nothing new, nor anything that other fighting franchises have done better.
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King of Fighters XIII

DarkStation
25 January 2012
  • Conclusion: King of Fighters is a great game.  The core fighting system is one of the best I have seen in a long time and, while extremely complicated, it is really a lot of fun to play.  Its presentation is equally impressive in both how it looks and sounds, although the cutscenes are disappointing, especially considering how the rest of the game looks.  The game has a lot of decent single-player content, but the real draw is the competitive multiplayer.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.5

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
14 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Before I say anything about King of Fighters XIII, I must let you know that this review is coming from an avid Street Fighter player. I had never spent more than five minutes with a game in the franchise before King of Fighters XIII. I am happy to inform that I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with this game.
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Overall 9
8.5

You're Doing It Wrong

TotalPlayStation.com
6 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Playing KoF XIII is the closest thing to "work" I have felt here at TPS. I wasn't good and I had to earn every bit of ground I gained. Just know that you won't get your hand held by the game or its players, you'll get it broken.
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 8
8.2
Sound 7
7.1
Multiplayer 8
8.4
Longevity 7
7.2

The King Of Fighters XIII Review

NowGamer
16 December 2011
  • Summary: Can SNK Playmore deliver King Of Fighters XIII with enough punch to KO Street Fighter? Check out our review to find out.
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Overall 8
8.2

The King of Fighters XIII

Game Over Online
2 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Two years ago, KoF XII hit shelves and thoroughly disappointed long-time fans of the series. It wasn’t a bad game in the traditional sense since it delivered the series‘ usual gameplay, and was in fact a gorgeous game since it was the first entry completely redrawn for HD displays, but it was so lean on characters, features, and overall content that it felt like a glorified demo with a $50 price tag.
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