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  • Summary: DIVEKICK is a game of intense depth, strategy, and action have all been packed into just two buttons.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 11, 2014
    83
    Divekick's minimalist approach works well. While the game is very easy to pick up, it still has enough depth to keep also fighting game connoisseurs entertained for a good while. Even the cheap jokes are funny. [Dec 2013]
  2. Aug 22, 2013
    80
    It may have slightly deviated from its original design to welcome the uninitiated to the genre – the many, many knowing references reveal a game that’s meant for the fighting game community more than anyone else – but the added depth proves welcome, even if it requires a little more understanding.
  3. Sep 5, 2013
    70
    Divekick is a deep, refreshingly approachable tournament fighter.
  4. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2013
    70
    A perfect game for the last stage of a party – its gameplay is very simple, the fights are very short and there’s a lot of goofiness. [12/2013, p.67]
  5. PC Gamer UK
    Nov 6, 2013
    62
    It has grown in scale and scope, and become a worse game a result. [Dec 2013, p.83]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Dec 31, 2013
    10
    A parody of the fighting genre that in itself is a fantastic fighting game. The presentation may not be triple A, but the game is too fun forA parody of the fighting genre that in itself is a fantastic fighting game. The presentation may not be triple A, but the game is too fun for that to matter. Expand
  2. Dec 24, 2013
    10
    Good humor, simple controls and it really brings you back to classic games like street fighter. You can really get into this one. Dive Kick isGood humor, simple controls and it really brings you back to classic games like street fighter. You can really get into this one. Dive Kick is a superb game. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2013
    10
    I'm pretty bored of normal fighting games, have been for a long time. Thank you for bringing some fun, funny, and refreshing to the table. ItI'm pretty bored of normal fighting games, have been for a long time. Thank you for bringing some fun, funny, and refreshing to the table. It might not last the longest, but its really just fun to pick up and play with a few peps and have an enjoyable time with. Expand
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    7
    This is a game made by the fighting game community... NOT for the fighting game community. It has loads of jokes, funny references, amazingThis is a game made by the fighting game community... NOT for the fighting game community. It has loads of jokes, funny references, amazing voice acting etc. Whilst it's funny, the gameplay is actually pretty good! With just two buttons they've managed to get a decent variety of characters with great stages and models as well as the simplest gameplay around. Although simple, it's very fun and still a fighting game at its core, but made more accessible. It's a game you can show to those who never even play video games and they'd be able to pick up and play. It's no complete package or deep like Street Fighter or anything, but it does what it set out to do and does it well. It's just a bit too expensive for what it is though. Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2013
    6
    It's a great concept, simple and fun. But there are so many inside jokes from the competitive fighting game and game development scenes thatIt's a great concept, simple and fun. But there are so many inside jokes from the competitive fighting game and game development scenes that this ends up alienating the average player. After playing for some days I got a bit tired of those weird characters and nonsensical (for me) one-liners. Expand
  6. Feb 21, 2022
    6
    This game is just a meme. A parody of all fighting games combined. And you can really play this game seriously.

    We even once played a
    This game is just a meme. A parody of all fighting games combined. And you can really play this game seriously.

    We even once played a tournament on it and it was a lot of fun.
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  7. Dec 31, 2013
    2
    Simply put, do not waste your money! Its a bad game that belongs as something you play on the side of your browser. It should be free andSimply put, do not waste your money! Its a bad game that belongs as something you play on the side of your browser. It should be free and maybe with a pay-pal option to support the developer.
    It is a very simple shallow fighting game that is reminiscent of a snes game, I fail to see how anyone should take it seriously.
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