Reviews and Problems with King of Fighters 2002/2003
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29 November 2005
a technical standpoint, both games look and play exactly like their arcade
counterparts and don't suffer from the load times, missed animation frames
and other compromises that marred many of the earlier SNK console ports.
The gameplay remains as tight and responsive as you remember, and the
familiar moves lists and controls for each character means KOF veterans
should feel right at home with this conversion.
Conclusion: As a result, it dodges falling into the hyperactive flashiness of the Marvel games. Additionally, one of your three team members can be designated as the "leader" allowing them an additional set of super moves. An entirely new set of 3D backgrounds have also been created for the home console releases. They're much better than the standard 2D ones, even though they look extremely pixellated unless you turn on the "Soft Focus" option.
Excerpt: King of Figthers 2002/2003 is another doublepack from SNK highlighting quality ports of their classic franchise. This time around the fighting games get a new online versus mode, but that's not nearly enough to make this one appealing to anyone not already a King of Fighters fan. The series is feeling dated to the uninitiated, and for most folks, King of Fighters 2002/2003 is a pass (unless you're planning a fun-filled evening of gaming with your dad).
Pros: ups: Online Play and Scoreboards
Cons: downs: A little too old school for this boy.
Conclusion: The King of Fighters 2002/2003 may not look as good as Soul Calibur or Dead or Alive, but with itâ€™s cast of nearly 50 characters and deep fighting mechanics itâ€™s just as easy to get addicted to. SNK has managed to release a collection that is not only a good bargain but also features two diverse experiences, something you donâ€™t usually say about SNKâ€™s fighting games.
Excerpt: The King of Fighters 02/03 packs in a $600 value for less than $40, so if nothing else, it's one hell of a deal. This two-disc set includes direct ports of two fighting games that originated on the NeoGeo hardware, the longest-lasting video game system there ever was. So what these games may lack in graphical prowess, they more than make up for in spirit and underlying quality.
Pros: Two rock-solid 2D fighting games in one package, Tried-and-true SNK gameplay means there's tons of depth to discover, Significantly different play experience from one game to the next, Huge variety of characters to choose from
Cons: Decidedly dated (though charming) presentation, Not much in the way of extra features, Online play feels half-baked in King of Fighters 2002
Conclusion: Entsprechend gilt: Wer auf Technik komplett pfeift und einen anspruchsvollen 2D-Prügler sucht, wird mit der King of Fighters-Episode perfekt unterhalten. Wer dagegen ein Kampfsportspiel sucht, das neben der Spielmechanik auch noch in den anderen Aspekten modernen Anforderungen entspricht, verzichtet trotz Nice Price auf das Spiel und greift zur Dead or Alive-Serie.
Excerpt: Parfois le jeu vidéo est logique. En effet, après la sortie de la compilation regroupant les épisodes 2000 et 2001 de la célèbre série des King Of Fighters, voici que vient vers nous la déclinaison 2002, se plaçant dans l'ordre naturel des choses. Pourtant, un léger problème se glisse dans cette mécanique huilée à la sueur, prenant la forme d'un certain KOF 2003.