The King of Fighters XIII
King of Fighters is back!! King of 2D Fighting!
With updated graphics, resembling a lot of the animations and graphics seen in games like Guilty Gear, Blazblue, and Fatal Fury : Mark of the Wolves, KoF 13 is back and better than ever! a huge roster of classic fighters and newcomers as well. a whole new plot, story and arcade modes, new game modes, new scenarios and fighting moves and costumes, a variety filled paradise of customization fun for the 2D Fighting genre enthusiast! Long time fans of the series will welcome the new costumes and many available customization choices, and newcomers to the series will appreciate the smooth graphics and easy to play controller scheme with assisted onscreen tutorials. However, I do wish having the option of unlocking classic characters (Ryo, Kyo, Takuma Sakazaki, Mr. Big, Geese Howard, Goenitz, Rugal, Saisyu, etc from kof '96 or '98),from previous games in the series. Overall, Its a great improvement in the series, best one looking yet as far as graphics, game flow and sound ( although would be nice to see a third installment of the KoF: Maximum Impact series) and doing a great job of keeping the genre alive, as well as satisfying long time fans of series like me who eagerly await and go bananas when a new KoF game is out :) I highly recommend it if you enjoy 2D fighting games, if you are new to the series, I recommend you rent it first or borrow from a friend before buying, since in my opinion this game is mostly for gamers familiar with SNK / KOF series, but it is a must have for hardcore gamers, and 2D fighting game enthusiasts.
Nice throwback to old school fighters and features an impressive cast of characters. There's also tons of online modes so it'll keep you busy for awhile.
The KOF has returned
i really loved kof 13 when i borrowed my friend's kof 12 i was disappointed but by looking at the trailers and etc its really good game. its worth the price for 40. the people who i would love to see in future kof games tho are rock howard and hotaru futabu from garou now come it would be nice to see rock and hotaru in a game since their last apperances date back to neo geo battle collisuem and capcom vs snk 2 for rock. i would love them as dlc and glady pay the money for them or make a sqeual to garou seriously but i well tell any kof fan or fighting game fan to buy this espically the letdown of umvc3 which i beileved should had been better than it was. i also love iori and kyo's new looks.
i felt the pace and gamesplay were better on KOF 12. however this game (KOF 13) has much more going on with it. a larger roster more modes and bosses and unlockables. KOF 12 has none of these! the only bad part of this game is that the only way to play a one vs one match is in practice mode. i would have really liked to be able to play the game with one charector like in street fighter or mortal kombat. the other thing that i hated was that the game has to load after every round! its not like in marvel vs capcom 3 where when one charector is k.o.'d the next one jumps in. nope in this game the game has to load before th next character enters the fight. so one match of 3 vs 3 seems like 3 single matches. this is the single biggest problem i had with this game. other that that this is a great game! hardcore fight game fans will love this one! i know i do!
Game of the Year (I'm not kidding)
Game Spot has nominated KOF XIII THE GAME OF THE YEAR!! At first, I was not going to buy this game due to the fact that this game has left out SOOO MANY fighters from King of Fighters XI and previous games. However, after seeing the graphics and animation take place+ the many game modes, and etc. I BOUGHT THE GAME LOL! THE GAME is engaging and fun. I traded in so many games and etc. to get this game at a reduced price and it was worth it! :) Thanks Grandma and Mom!
Better than the last, but not a fan myself...
It has story like every fighting game we should expect, no voice acting. But that isn't a huge issue.
Give that retro feeling of old school gaming, brings back good memories if you're a hardcore fan of the franchise. (Me, never played them then).
Gameplay is pretty solid, but I just can't bring myself to keep playing it like Mortal Kombat and many other fighting titles.
I reccomend this game to those who are really diehard fans of the franchise. If you're just a casual gamer or have no idea about the franchise, I wouldn't recommend it.
Still a good fighting game, but I wish I had my money back, it just...doesn't appeal to me....
Best Fighting Game I Have
outstanding, best fighting game i've played all year, much more fast pace than other King Of Fighter, the combos in the game are amazing, and it has a great character selection. I would recommend this to anyone that likes to play fighting games
kof is back
for anyone who has played kof 98 and kof 02 you will pick up this game with out trouble this is a testament to snk and what fighters are all about i will say the game is perfect and the best fighting game in years well worth 50bucks
The last game was $60 when it came out and was not worth the price.This game lives up to the hype that the King Of Fighters XII trailer failed to do. It is one of best looking hand drawn 2d fighting games. Unlike the last game, it has a story, a decent fighter roster, boss characters, and a decent number of modes to play. I hear there is no spectator mode for online play, but I don't really have a problem with that. I think this game would have been worth $60 this time! This game might not be for everyone, but if you like any of the older games, you will probably like this one too.
Best game This year and good money spent
I got my Bonus pre order game and its awsome....the CD bonus with 4 disk amazing go and buy this game if you like the hardcore fighting and listening to music xD