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Average User Score: 6.3Nov 24, 2013The new Killer Instinct is a fantastic new addition to great series that had been dead for almost two decades. The core spirit of the seriesThe new Killer Instinct is a fantastic new addition to great series that had been dead for almost two decades. The core spirit of the series was maintained but the the fighting mechanics got a much needed revamp to keep up with modern fighting games.
The game's mechanics are superbly designed to be accessible yet still retain great depth by focusing on mind-games instead of complex inputs or long lists of combos to remember. Every aspect of the fighting mechanics has a variant or twist to ensure there is always multiple valid options the player can make, and the game heavily rewards remaining active and participating in the fight.
The game is set-up more as a long-term platform for future content and game mode addons, as such the game is currently a bit lacking in content compared to other recent fighting games. What content is in the game however is of the utmost quality, with great attention to details and fantastic audio all around.
So long as KI keeps getting new characters, stages and game modes it'll be well on it's way to becoming one of the top fighting games out there.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Aug 6, 2013Some cool, albeit very repetitive gameplay that is a throwback to classic beat-em-up games.
Pretty at times but the ridiculous femaleSome cool, albeit very repetitive gameplay that is a throwback to classic beat-em-up games.
Pretty at times but the ridiculous female character art style is downright disgusting. I feel filthy playing this game, and it really makes me sad because it could have been a great game. The lack of cross-platform play and buy is also very odd.… Expand