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The King of Fighters XIII
Family Friendly Gaming
30 July 2013
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. I find it very odd that Atlus is the one who published The King of the Fighters XIII in the United States. They are not ones to shy away from ultra controversial franchises.
Conclusion: XIII marks a point in the series that many gamers have hoped to see it arrive at, and few believed it would. SNK Playmore’s long-respected gameplay quality crosses paths with high production values and masterful localization to bring the KOF series to within reach of its true potential for the first time ever.
Review: The King of Fighters XIII (Microsoft Xbox 360)
9 February 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. The Ash Crimson storyline wraps up here in solid fashion, in a way that the franchise hasn’t really tried until now with a devoted Story Mode, and a bunch of added single player content is attached to the game from the start to...
Excerpt: Regardless of its lack of innovation to the fighting game scene, those who lost faith in The King of Fighters should definitely reconsider. The game improves itself from the last entry and stays true to the series. With beautiful graphics and an amazing soundtrack to assist, those looking to immerse themselves in a challenging fighter should definitely give KOFXIII a shot.
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. Best of all, this exciting package comes with a four disc CD soundtrack featuring more than 100 tracks from a dozen different games. Highly recommend. This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
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. While it’s sure to be embraced by hardcore fighting-game fans, anyone else will find it holds little appeal. After King Of Fighters XII took a break from any semblance of plot, the saga of Ash Crimson begins anew in KOF XIII ’s story-mode.
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. It also gives you in-fight targets to reach, like using a 3-hit combo, a special move, EX special, and so on and so forth.
Excerpt: There are slow and powerful bruisers, tiny and agile schoolgirl types and everything in between. If you decide to spend the time that is required to master even a small portion of the more than 30 fighters, you’ll be busy for many hours. Some characters are less obviously gifted than others, but none of them seem to be useless.