Rated 9.2 out of 10 by 22
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by joshuaex Hardcore 2D gameplay is here
after playing it at the Arcade it's safe to say KOF13 is a really big improvement over the prequel In the console version's Story Mode, players can view events from multiple characters' perspectives , In addition, the story will be influenced by the player's choices and battle results, and im happy to have 10 game modes
Rated 10 out of 10
by Kikosho VERY NICE IMPROVEMENT OVER KOF 12!
Graphics are now HD and you can see the background are beautifully presented, the online experience has been much improved and most of the online matches I had were smooth. KOF fans must have this and you will enjoy the battle as much as Iori does that to Mai!
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by Kikosho So Buying This.
psycho ball, psycho ball! Psycho Sword! Phoenix Arrow!
Rated 10 out of 10 by SonWukong In the words of M. Bison: YES! YES!
Gonna be short and sweet with this one, gameplay is classic King of Fighters goodness but still accessible to players. Of course there is one flaw in this game, overpowered bosses which are just a staple of SNK but I feel Ash Crimson is too overbalanced being that his projectiles and flames can cover 90% of the board. You can beat him though, he's just as frustrating as Gill. Graphics are amazing and I love the backgrounds though at the same time none were as breathtaking as one in King of Fighters 12 which I think had the best backgrounds of all time even though there were few of them. Character roster, while not breaking the barrier, is still large and with fan favourites. There are multiple modes, decent tutorial though I will say that STXT currently has the best tutorial i've experienced. Online isn't the best though at the end of hte day I have enough friends to fight against. Also, you may still find the versions with the 4-Disk CD for free with it. So go and buy this.
Rated 8 out of 10 by star34 Plays Well
King Of Fighters was one of the best 2d fighting games around in the 90's. When they made maximum impact in 2002 and maximum impact 2 in 2006 they want to make it 3d which the game looked BAD but it was good. When they hit KOF 12 they put the original 2d graphics but didn't please as much fans and had dissapointing reviews. Lastly when they made KOF 13 with improved gameplay and multiplayer people knew it was going to be good plus it has favorable reviews. Here are the Goods and Downfalls
+ Amazing Gameplay
+ Perfect 2D Graphics
+ Has a convincable Story
+ Lots of Fun!
- Short Story
- Multiplayer Lags
- Cheap Final Boss
Final Score 8 out of 10!
Final Speech: King Of Fighters 13 is definetly a great game even better than 12. Though despite the few downfalls KOF 13 should enjoy you for everything.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Electronaut72 KOF returns in fine form
2D fighting fans have a lot to be excited about with The King Of Fighters 13--it's an impressive return to form for the series. Many characters and features that were missing in 12 have been added back here. As in KOF 12, the backrounds and fighter animations don't disappoint. The foreground spites have been shrunk down significantly...but I assume this is to keep things running at optimal speed, so it's an acceptable sacrifice.
There are still some things lacking from this latest KOF outing, though...such as new characters. Saiki is the only truely new playable character, and many of the fresh faces from KOF 11 are still absent (unless they show up later as DLC). Also, a 3 on 3 tag mode ala KOF 11 would have been nice; you still pick a team of 3 here, but you have to progress through the match elimination style. Then there's the issue of online play: The netcode has been greatly improved over KOF 12, but it's far from perfect--so expect some laggy matches.
All in all, The King Of Fighters 13 is definitely an improvement over 12 and a solid addition to any 2D fighting fan's collection. Just don't hold your breath for smooth online play.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Electronaut72 What KOF 12 was meant to be
Just from videos of the arcade version, I can tell you that "The King Of Fighters 13" will be a vast improvement over the last installment. KOF 12 was plagued by a number of things: too few characters, laggy online play, no last boss, ect. The good news is, it looks like most of those problems will be fixed in this iteration. While the sprites have been shrunk down from those in KOF 12, all of the gameplay seems to have remained intact (and it runs a little faster too). Also, several fan favorite characters that were missing before--such as Mai Shiranui--make their return here in glorious hi-def. It's too early to tell if online play will be better, but I think it's safe to say that KOF 13 will be a sure hit with 2D fighting fans.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Mrlespaul This is the KOF I know
This game is fantastic. Over 30 characters, 18 stages, tons of modes, awesome soundtrack, and amazing graphics. The gameplay feels very smooth and natural. All the characters feel very balanced. The stages just look awesome and theres lots of detail in them. I love how all the characters have written dialogue in arcade mode it makes each playthrough feel different than the last. In character select you also have 10 preset colors for each character or you can create up to 5 of your own. There is lots of replay value in this game for the offline player and the online as well. If you want a true classic fighter and replay value this is it. If you felt burned by KOF XII dont worry this game runs circles around it and then some!!!