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Review: The King of Fighters XIII (Microsoft Xbox 360)
20 March 2012
Summary: : King of Fighters XIII shows that SNK paid attention to the critics of the prior entry in the series, and while it’s still got some noticeable flaws, it’s a significant improvement over King of Fighters XII in almost every way that matters.
Excerpt: The King of the Fighters made it to thirteen. This series of video games may be one of the least known fighting games out there. Hardcore gamers know The King of the Fighters for one thing - bouncing breasts. Definitely not something a franchise wants to be known for.
Summary: Not only is The King of Fighters a solid 2D fighting game, but it is one of the best games in the series. With dozens of characters and a robust story mode, this SNK fighter reminds us yet again why every serious fighting fan wanted a Neo Geo in the 1990s.
Summary: Between Mortal Kombat, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and not one, but two versions of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, it's been a good year for fans of 2D fighting games. Not to be outdone, SNK Playmore (with the help of Atlus) has released the biggest and best version of The King of Fighters yet.
Excerpt: SNK has been turning out new iterations of King Of Fighters since 1994, and King Of Fighters XIII is a fan service for players with fond memories of buying matches with pockets full of quarters.
Excerpt: There’s the traditional arcade mode, which includes the usual 3-on-3 battles and some pretty funny banter between the fighters, usually reflecting their relationships with the opponent and/or their clone in the best dialog exchanges I’ve seen in an SNK fighter.
Excerpt: The King of Fighters XIII is nearly everything that fans hoped The King of Fighters XII would be when it released in 2009. Packed full of fighters, modes, beautiful visuals and a seemingly bottomless well of content, this year’s entry in the long-running fighting series is a welcome return to form.
Excerpt: In a merit-based world, it can be tough for royalty to remain relevant. Starting with publisher SNK’s idea to bring characters from its various game worlds into a Street Fighter-style brawl, the King of Fighters series has certainly earned the goodwill of its fans over the years, despite its 12th...