- Platform: PlayStation 3
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King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
- Global online play – challenge anyone anywhere around the world
- Featuring over 30 playable characters from the history of SNK’s bestselling games
- Five new characters never before seen in previous KOF games
- Multiple special endings depending on specific characters or forming a specific team
- Unlockable customisation options to make your fighter unique
- Choose from over 20 colour types, parts and icons
- Overhaul of the fighting mechanics, built completely new from the ground up
- Better environmental lighting and camera control
- Ten game modes for the full KOF experience
- Choose from: Arcade, Story, Versus, Mission, Online and more
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Platform: PlayStation 3
The King of Fighters series is a dream festival of 2D fighting, and has become a household name in the genre, with many games released in the arcades, on the NEOGEO and on home consoles..
Bringing together warriors from SNK fighting games like Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting, as well as heroes from other classic games like Psycho Soldier and Ikari Warriors, and adding an exciting story, The King of Fighters series is a dream festival of 2D fighting, and has become a household name in the genre, with many games released in the arcades, on the NEOGEO and on home consoles.
In a genre dominated by 1 on 1 battles, this series introduced an all-new 3 on 3 fighting style, pitting teams of 3 players against each other, thus popularising the concept of Team Battles. This series started in 1994 with The King of Fighters ‘94 and would eventually see the exciting Orochi Saga in KOF ‘95-’97, the NESTS Saga in KOF ‘99-2001 and the Ash Saga from KOR 2003 onward, introducing such iconic characters as Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami, which have earned a large fan following the world over.
The King of Fighters XIII features fighters from the entire history of the series and concludes the Ash Saga storyline.
NEO MAX Super Moves
New for KOFXIII are the NEO MAX super moves, the ultimate move for each character. The requirements are strict and it takes practice to get the move to connect, but it boards the most destructive power of all available attacks and has the possibility of completely turning around a match. It features the most impressive graphic and sound effects in the game to realise the maximum sense of exhilaration and excitement.
Game Mode: Arcade
3 on 3 battles, 6 basic stages +2 extra (boss stages) based on player score
A movie explaining the story will run after certain stages to keep players immersed
Ten team ending movies and three special endings
During battle, ‘Target Actions’ are displayed which earn players points and gauge boosts if pulled off
Unique conversations for each character combination at the beginning of each fight, providing background story
Game Mode: Story
Gives a clear illustration of numerous events not touched upon in the Arcade Mode
Uses 2D slide scenes and impressive animated movies
Stories are branched by offering the player choices, leading to multiple ways to enjoy each narrative
Game Mode: Online is used for fighting players from all over the world through the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE®.
There are three online battle types:
Ranked Match – challenge players to increase your ranking on the global leaderboards
Player Match – challenge players to friendly matches which does not affect your online ranking
Friends Match – play with a specified friend by sending or receiving a friends invite
Online Ranking calculates and displays the ranking for all players in the world on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE®.
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Top Customer Reviews
The only fighting games i have really enjoyed are SF2 and MK9, even though i've tried most of them.
MvC is too fast and flashy for me, Blazblue makes me cry (of wrist pain mostly) and KoF never grabbed my attention... until now.
KoF 13 just feels right, for some (good) reason. I can barely do 2 kinds of jump in this game, but i can grasp enough of it's mechanics to actually stand a chance when i play against someone, probably because most of the people playing it are also new to the game, but even so, when i'm playing it i feel a rush like i haven't felt in a very long time, and it feels very good. Even when you loose to someone more skilled you always pick up new strategies that you can actually learn and use with very little or no training at all.
Overall the game is very noob friendly (not braindead friendly though) and the basics are easy to learn but hard to master.
You'll probably never pull off a Max Cancel in a match, but that won't stop you from enjoying it.
The online is kinda iffy at the moment. It's playable, if you find someone with a good connection. If you see someone with a red or yellow latency icon run the hell away from them.
The story mode is nicely done, with a few 2D cutscenes that are a clear throwback at old-school fighting games, with the animations being little more than animated "gifs", and the endings are fun to watch, with some very humorous ones.
The visuals are pure 2D awesomeness, the sprites are big and detailed, and -for the most part- respectful of the visuals we're used to seeing on our favorite characters (Clark, Ralf and Terry are too muscle bound, Athena and Yuri too child-like), and the new "Neo Max" moves are stunninggly beautiful to look at.
The music is very good as well, with some tunes that immediately remind you of old games in the series, pay some attention to them, you won't be sorry.
The one flaw this game has, is the online network code. It's very poorly written, and you'll find yourself dropping combos a lot, which will get frustrating.
Overall, i give it 85/100, the game itself is incredibly good, and by far the best 2D fighter currently available. It's one flaw is, as mentioned above, the online experience, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the game with some friends or at local tournaments, it really is the best.
- beter HD quality
- a bit more skills (although not realy correct)
- nice to have custom paint function
- back to 3vs3 mode
- dubble box cover
- poster of Mai
Quite happy with the buy.
Surly isn't the best game of 2011, but at least gave me a nice ±40h fun time
Matches play out in a 3v3 style, with each character coming in one at a time. It uses mechanics that are familiar from other fighting games, such as EX versions of moves, super moves and "Neo Max" (Ultra) moves. Initially I thought the fights would feel disjointed (due to characters not being able to be swapped out mid fight) but it flows well.
Despite not being as well known, this game meets Street Fighter's level of quality, with a huge roster of (balanced) characters and gorgeous 2D animation. Other features include a full colour editor for each character, trials, online story mode, arcade mode, and being able to play custom music on the PS3 version.
However, there are a few downsides. The online portion of the game's netcode is (generally) poor. SNK Playmore are working on this though, and will be patching it in the coming months. The story mode also has no voices of any kind in the cutscenes. While I like it this way, I feel many won't.
Summed up, King of Fighters has a few kinks in the online department, but overall is a FANTASTIC game. If you play fighting games on any level, you'd be a fool to pass this up. King of Fighters is back and here to stay!
absolutley fantastic game thats been improved and polished in every way.
this game now sets the 2d fighting standard.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a great 2d fighter- nice feel of the attacts but getting to grips with the finer arts might seem frustrating- just get to now the basic supers and i'm happy. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Steven Dunne
This is an extremely enjoyable fighting game for any fan of the genre, fast paced 2D combat with most moves mapped/based around quarter turns/Z-movements, and the netcode isn't... Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2013 by パブリック・ディーセんセィー
Personally, when it comes to fighting games, I enjoy SF, KoF, and Mk, (and Tekken 5) but I do prefer KoF but I hated KoF XII. Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 2013 by mr david smith
so disappointed with the grafics and what you can do with the characters .. i think its better when played on pcPublished on 29 Jan. 2013 by victor