Reviews and Problems with The King of Fighters XIII
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The King of Fighters XIII
29 June 2012
Excerpt: For a lot of us, SNK’s fighting games were usually followed up with a slice of pizza and a romp in the ball pit, mostly because our cheap-o parents weren’t interested in spending thousands on a Neo Geo and games. Jerks.
Pros: Difficult but rewarding gameplay, Silky smooth animation, Interesting character options
Cons: Little variation between game modes, Mindless, rambling dialogue, Extremely unfriendly to beginners
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.
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.
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...
Conclusion: Concept: Mix some new fighters and basic modes into King of Fighters XII’s reliable but barebones foundation
Graphics: The hand-drawn sprites make a few characters look gorgeous, but the rest just look blurry
Sound: Loved the high energy soundtrack, hated the high-pitched female fighter voices...