Summary: The absence of most of the Fatal Fury team kills this game for me. No Mai, no Robert...no KOF for me. It was nice to see Eiji and Todo back in the fray but it still wasnt enuff to sway me to like this one
Excerpt: There’s a great game lurking beneath King of Fighters XI’s antiquated façade; it just depends on how hard you’re willing to work to find it, and whether you’re happy to overlook some rather sloppy design errors. It’s a massively comprehensive and complete-feeling 2D beat ‘em up, with a near-unrivalled roster of fighters, game modes and unlockable goodies.
Pros: Large selection of characters, lots of modes, great multiplayer potential
Cons: Cheap bosses, very dated appearance, a few needless glitches