Excerpt: The marvellous Street Fighter IV didn’t only have excellent mechanics that translated into some of the most intense fights in a fighting game, but it also boasted a gorgeous art style that made the game look stunning, too.
Conclusion: include more than just the very basic fighting game modes or create attractive menus or fix some of the hit boxes so clearly landed hits actually count. King of Fighters XII's fighting looks so good, I'd put it against heavy hitters like Street Fighter, Tekken, Soul Calibur, and DOA.
Summary: I’ve played SNK fighters before, so I was expecting a story similar to what Art of Fighting, or Fatal Fury would offer. So the lack of story in this game really threw me off. As I stated above I’m not much of a fan of time trial style games, and that’s what this game offers in spades.
Review: The King of Fighters XII (Microsoft Xbox 360)
4 January 2010
Summary: : King of Fighters XII was originally heralded as the rebirth of the King of Fighters franchise due to its massive visual redesign, but thanks to some lacking mechanics and a broken online mechanic, it may well be the undoing of it instead.
Excerpt: Since its inception in 1994, the King of Fighters series has provided high-quality team-based fighting action and has evolved with every installment. The twelfth main series entry brings with it the greatest visual overhaul yet since the graphics have been given a high-res overhaul, allowing it to...
Excerpt: Fighting games of this generation seem to have followed the same pattern. It’s all about 3D and looking great. Some are just stepping foot into the third dimension, while others are just trying to perfect it. Street Fighter 4 opted for 3D graphics while staying fixed on a 2D environment .
Excerpt: Ok, so my hopes have been up recently. The last few games to come out on the PSP have been pretty good, and there have even been a few decent movie tie-ins over the last few months. So what went wrong?
Conclusion: Now to finalise this I would recommend this game to hardcore beat em up fans as it has that little bit of retroness to make it an attractive game. But for a person not a fan of the series, it might not float your beat em up boat.