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The King of Fighters XIII

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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 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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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
30 January 2012
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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Overall 8
8.0

The King of Fighters XIII Review (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

GameZone
30 November 2011
  • Excerpt: If it ain’t broke, why fix it?  For years, SNK has been attracting brawlers from all over the world with its King of Fighters series, mixing up folks from past and present games (including Athena and the Ikari Warriors!) into one big smorgasbord of projectiles, throws, and super attacks.  Each tournament has culminated into an epic battle, even though the somewhat-iffy King of Fighters XII left something to be desired.
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Overall 8
8.0

King of Fighters 13 Review

G4
22 November 2011
  • Summary: More than a decade after the release of King of Fighters 2001, and a highly anticipated but poorly received KOF XII, SNK Playmore aims to restore the franchise's former glory with The King of Fighters XIII. Is the 13th installment of the series up to the task?
  • Pros: Classic, 2-D gameplay, Beautiful, hand-drawn graphics, Balance changes from arcade version
  • Cons: Lack of spectator mode during online matches
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

GameTV
1 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Sabe aquela sensação de alegria e estranhamento que se misturam ao visitarmos aquele amigo ou parente, que por alguma razão foi obrigado a se distanciar de você e quebrar a gostosa rotina de encontros diários? Esse, meus caros, é The King of Fighters XIII , o retorno daquele que nunca deveria ter se afastado - e que nitidamente estou omitindo sua décima segunda versão.
  • Cons: Netcode ruim, Inteligência artificial debilitada, Poucos easter eggs
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