Let's get a few things out of the way first: i don't use an uber arcade stick and i can't pull 5 hit combos to save my life. Basically i'm your average gamer.
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.
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