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  • Summary: Set in the fictional Canopy Kingdom, Skullgirls pits players against ranks of deadly but beautiful opponents in an attempt to control the enigmatic Skull Heart, a mysterious artifact with the power to bestow wishes - but not without a substantial price. Should the soul be less than pure,Set in the fictional Canopy Kingdom, Skullgirls pits players against ranks of deadly but beautiful opponents in an attempt to control the enigmatic Skull Heart, a mysterious artifact with the power to bestow wishes - but not without a substantial price. Should the soul be less than pure, both the victor's wish and her being shall be corrupted into a living nightmare that haunts humanity. She will be known as the Skullgirl, a monstrous entity of immense power. Expand

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Sep 11, 2013
    91
    As it stands, this very likely is the best PC fighting game available, period – and doubly so for the money. And not only that, but buying the game gives you access to the Skullgirls Beta, so you can test out changes in advance of their going live in the game proper.
  2. Sep 13, 2013
    90
    An atypical fighting game, but one of the best that you can play to introduce yourself to the genre.
  3. Sep 3, 2013
    82
    If you feel comfortable with beat em ups from Capcom or SNK then you will enjoy Skullgirls with its tremendously high difficulty level and beautiful visuals.
  4. Sep 9, 2013
    80
    Skullgirls is still an excellent (and superb) 2D fighting game on PC, but it also comes back with more stuff : new characters, better AI, revamped animations... All that for a small price. You have to try it if you like fighting games.
  5. CD-Action
    Oct 16, 2013
    80
    A fighting game that should appeal to everyone regardless of their experience with the genre. Friendly to newcomers (but it does not reward button mashing) and deep enough for the seasoned enthusiasts. [11/2013, p.82]
  6. Oct 30, 2013
    80
    A sharp, snazzy and accessible fighting game, held back by the unnecessary sexualisation of its antagonists.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. Jul 7, 2020
    10
    Jogo exepcional com uma gameplay diversificada e uma arte linda e agradavel
  2. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    From glitches to enthroned combos are the backbone of competitive fighting game gameplay. Skull Girls was envisioned by Mike Z a competitiveFrom glitches to enthroned combos are the backbone of competitive fighting game gameplay. Skull Girls was envisioned by Mike Z a competitive Marvel vs Capcom player and the game takes MvC's fast paced combos, ability to force out different opponents, and other aspects of MvC gameplay I honestly never paid attention to and make it an art form. The tutorial teaches you well beyond what comes in most tutorials. I had no idea standing moves could be used in some cases to break a ducking block or that you could smash an opponent's character out of the screen to force a healing teammate back in. In other words Mike Z has shared a bit of his wisdom with us and the combos go on forever. The single player is a bit of a let down. Skull Girls doesn't have the over the top special moves that you jammed joysticks to perform in MvC instead of boils down special moves to a few fairly easily to remember sequences and then from there requires you to learn combos and manage your characters ability to break blocks. I actually found myself looking for block breakers only to find she doesn't have a standing high hit. But back to the single player, it might convince you to not get this game. The story mode is entertaining, but easy. However it's really getting online and figuring out how to tackle your opponents that makes the difference. I was decimated in my first few matches before I found out how to repel and keep my distance from opponents. My point is Skull Girls is made by a student of the genre. What he shares is more than just good game play: he shares a methodology of how to think about fighters and how to approach them. It's a lesson in observation, experimentation, and deep gameplay. In that sense it's the best fighter I have ever played. However, a casual glance at the game will only lead to disappointment. Try out the fighters, take some games online, hang out in lobbies and watch other people play. Have fun! I played almost 5 hours of this game my first day and I still can't get a combo past 6 hits. People dissuaded by the cheapness you experience at the hands of more experience players take heart: you will get there, but it will take criticism, practice, and a lot of challenges. It's that aspect of Skull Girls that makes it memorable: it's the first fighter that made me think about the genre. Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2013
    10
    I'll cut to the chase: go buy Skullgirls right now. It's incredibly fun and you'd be hard pressed to find a better value for your gamingI'll cut to the chase: go buy Skullgirls right now. It's incredibly fun and you'd be hard pressed to find a better value for your gaming dollar. The sheer amount stylishness, polished gameplay, and raw originality on display here is truly remarkable.

    I've always enjoyed fighting games, but I'm not an expert by any means. I like to learn as many special moves and combos as I can, but my actual "strategy" usually ends up being semi-coherent button mashing. I own Street Fighter IV and Mortal Kombat and have had a lot of fun with both. Skullgirls is similar in many ways to its big-budget cousins, but it's also very much its own game. The neo-Art Deco art style is very well done and the characters are designed and animated to perfection. It's an absolute joy to watch classic Warner Bros.-style cartoon chaos unfold as cars race across the screen, heads roll, and giant balls of twine wreak havoc on your character. The voice acting is limited, but suits the mood of the game to a T, as does the 1920s-era jazz soundtrack.

    I do have a few tiny nitpicks. I would like to see a few more characters, a little bit more voice work, more graphics options, and maybe some polishing done on a few of the stage backgrounds. Honestly though, I get why there are a couple of minor weaknesses like this. Clearly the developers spent a huge amount of time and money perfecting the core gameplay, and as a result they've come up with something really special. If a few secondary things fell through cracks or got pushed back then that's totally reasonable. It just makes me look forward all the more to future patches/DLC and (hopefully) Skullgirls 2!
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  4. Oct 31, 2015
    9
    Le pongo un 9 por que se lo merece, me parece increíble que haya a quién le disguste este juego.
    Desde que ví las imágenes en Steam sentí
    Le pongo un 9 por que se lo merece, me parece increíble que haya a quién le disguste este juego.
    Desde que ví las imágenes en Steam sentí amor por él, en cuanto pude jugarlo y oír la preciosa banda sonora acompañada de unas animaciones echas a mano con tanto detalle se convirtió en un favorito instantáneo.
    Admito que ya de por sí el género de la lucha me encanta, pero este juego representa todo por lo que lo amo.
    Voy a ser cruel y decir las cosas que a la gente no le gusta de este juegazo:
    El precio ``inflado´´, no tiene tutorial y que en el online no hay discriminación de habilidad y un novato puede acabar peleando contra un experto.
    En otras palabras: Es canela en rama.
    Me impresiona que haya gente capaz de cascarle menos de un 7 por semejantes bobadas, la verdad
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  5. Jan 25, 2014
    8
    A game that succeeds as a fighting game on all fronts, but falls short as an actual game. The simple storytelling format (static images andA game that succeeds as a fighting game on all fronts, but falls short as an actual game. The simple storytelling format (static images and accompanying text-narration and non-spoken character lines) remains a solemn reminder of the lower budget this crowdfunded game faced in development, and has suffered from postponements and unclear update/DLC schedules since its inception. Again, there's superb quality to be found in it as a fighting game, between its artistic merits in character design and sprite illustration and technical merits for developing a fighting game that avoids many (but maybe not all) of its historic predecessors.

    Bottom line is that it will always hold a very esoteric appeal, meant only for those that will enjoy this style of game and competitive scene (which falls short, in volume of players/community, of what many of us envisioned coming from the game), and that won't suffer too many qualms with the under-developed story. Definite 8/10 from me, but this game is a walking "your mileage may vary" tag.
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  6. Nov 17, 2013
    7
    Skullgirls is nothing revolutionary. It's a slightly annoying if otherwise polished fighting game. If you're looking for fluidly drawnSkullgirls is nothing revolutionary. It's a slightly annoying if otherwise polished fighting game. If you're looking for fluidly drawn fighting fighting breasts then Vanguard Princess is a better bet. If you're in it for the gameplay and enjoy fighters then you'll probably enjoy this but just don't expect anything special. Expand
  7. Jun 5, 2020
    0
    This game is wonderful, the gameplay, the characters, the style. You should buy it if you are a casual gamer or pro player alike, but ...This game is wonderful, the gameplay, the characters, the style. You should buy it if you are a casual gamer or pro player alike, but ... SonicFox XD._. Expand

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