- Summary: With a roster featuring over 30 hand-drawn fighters, a number of detailed stages bursting with life, over a half dozen play modes, a refined fighting engine built for speed and complete with new moves and supers, a vastly improved Online mode, and a host of other additions, tweaks, andWith a roster featuring over 30 hand-drawn fighters, a number of detailed stages bursting with life, over a half dozen play modes, a refined fighting engine built for speed and complete with new moves and supers, a vastly improved Online mode, and a host of other additions, tweaks, and enhancements, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents a rebirth for one of gaming's longest tenured franchises and one of the most popular fighting brands ever.… Expand
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The King of Fighters XIII - Billy Kane: Gameplay Trailer
Oct 30, 2013As a modern reinvention, The King of Fighters XIII is everything longtime fans could hope for, and a sufficient cleansing of the disappointing KoF XII. It’s too bad that SNK couldn’t cater more to newbie players just tuning in, but even with the confusing third act storyline, the tight gameplay and character variety might prove enough to make those late bloomers into newly converted fans.
Sep 22, 2013Simply the best. I can't stop playing.
Honestly the netcode could be a tad bit better but it is very good as it is. Some people blame theSimply the best. I can't stop playing.
Honestly the netcode could be a tad bit better but it is very good as it is.
Some people blame the netcode because their computer is slow or because they live in an island in the middle of the pacific. Realistically, apart from Skullgirls you won't find a better netcode.… Expand
Jun 16, 2020In English:
This is probably the most beautiful 2D fighting game ever made. Of course, the fact that it was one of the last made usingIn English:
This is probably the most beautiful 2D fighting game ever made. Of course, the fact that it was one of the last made using sprites it helps.
The gameplay is quite challenging as usual in the whole series. Some characters are weird without their classic special moves (e.g. Iori Yagami), but most are very refined. It is not very inviting for rookies but, after learn it, it allows for incredible variation on each match.
The difficulty is high. Even at lower levels and using the 3 fighters team against just one boss, it's not gonna be everyone who will win out of trouble.
The stages are spectacular, even though some have animals in place of humans (e.g. Paris). Despide of that, I would say they are perfect. Wonderful art direction!
As an eternal Street Fighter player, getting used to The King of Fighters again was easy. I played all the games in the series and this is my favorite ever. Whether due to the number of characters, the beautiful 2D graphics (with 3D elements) or the gameplay.
A masterpiece and much better than the newest one, The King of Fighters XIV.
In Brazilian Portuguese:
Esse é, provavelmente, o jogo de luta 2D mais bonito já feito. É claro que o fato de ter sido um dos últimos feitos usando sprites ajuda.
A jogabilidade é bem desafiadora como de costume na série. Alguns personagens ficaram estranhos sem seus golpes clássicos (e.g. Iori Yagami), mas a maioria está super refinada. Não é muito convidativa para novatos mas, após ser dominada, permite uma variação incrível dentro de um combate.
A dificuldade é alta. Mesmo em níveis mais baixos e usando o time inteiro de 3 lutadores contra apenas um chefão, não é qualquer um que vence sem problemas.
Os cenários são um espetáculo, mesmo alguns tendo animais no lugar de seres humanos (e.g. Paris). Não fosse isso, diria que são perfeitos. Direção de arte maravilhosa!
Sendo eu um eterno jogador de Street Fighter, se acostumar novamente com The King of Fighters foi fácil. Joguei todos os jogos da série e esse é, sem qualquer dúvida, meu favorito. Seja pela quantidade de personagens, pelos lindos gráficos 2D (com elementos 3D), seja pela jogabilidade.
Uma obra-prima e muito melhor que o mais atual, The King of Fighters XIV.… Expand
Nov 2, 201336 completely different characters (no moveset clones like Ryu & Ken) of varying types (projectile based, grapplers, chargers...)
* 23 very 36 completely different characters (no moveset clones like Ryu & Ken) of varying types (projectile based, grapplers, chargers...)
* 23 very detailed stages (many of them change visually from round to round!)
* Deep and elaborate combat mechanics (4 different cancels, 4 different jumps, rolls, techs, guard rolls/knockdowns, specials, supers and ultras which can also be EXed, HD mode...). You can stick to the basics for casual play or try to master the system, both hardcores and beginners should be happy!
* Beautiful 2D graphic with not-so-2D effects.
* A LOT of modes (arcade, time attack, survival, branching story mode, input trials, 3vs3 or 1vs1 versus, practice, online ranked or casual matches).
* A LOT of extras (artwork and movie gallery, character colors customization, SFX test, icons...).
All in all, best 2D fighting game since Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.… Expand
Sep 6, 2014Game: The King Of Fighters XIII Steam Edition
Developer: SNK Playmore System: Steam (PC) Total Score: 90/100 ValueGame: The King Of Fighters XIII Steam Edition
Developer: SNK Playmore
System: Steam (PC)
Total Score: 90/100
Value Score: 9 /10
• Story: 8/10
• Characters: 9/10
• GamePlay: 9/10
• Graphics: 10/10
• Sound: 10/10
• Music: 8/10
• Length: 7/10
• Replay Value: 10/10
• Player Value: 9/10
+Has a fully fledged storyline in the form of a visual novel that has 3 different scenarios and routes filled with cutscenes in each.
+Healthy cast of characters from various King of Fighters games
+A lot of great content and different modes such as Arcade, Story, Online, Mission, etc
+Great tutorial mode
+A gallery mode which consists of Music, artwork and cutscenes
+Allows you to customize character appearances (with colors though)
+Includes all characters which were originally DLCs on console versions
+Well designed sprites and backgrounds
+Great quality sound and music
-Few noticeable playable characters missing such as Chang, Mary, etc but still appear in the storyline
-The final bosses can be unforgiving in terms of balance and difficulty
-Still no option to play as a single character campaign (but I guess that is a given considering its KoF)… Expand
Sep 14, 2013One of the best if not THE best 2D fighter available. This game has more depth than the Mariana Trench and is very balanced especiallyOne of the best if not THE best 2D fighter available. This game has more depth than the Mariana Trench and is very balanced especially relative to other fighters on the market. The console netcode was pretty bad, but the devs worked really hard to make the Steam Edition play silky smooth. Even 2 bar connections are surprisingly playable. Just make sure you're wired and forward the appropriate ports and you should be good to go.
I want to give this game a 10 but I'm deducting 1 point because I feel with 2 years between the console and PC release, they should have been able to implement multi-person lobbies, spectator mode and an online practice mode. These features would have gone a long way in helping teach new players the game. Otherwise it's fantastic, a must buy for 2D fighting game fans at a great price.… Expand
Sep 13, 2013The graphics are a bit outdated but apart from that it is as good as it can be. That is if you like deep fighting games with steep learningThe graphics are a bit outdated but apart from that it is as good as it can be. That is if you like deep fighting games with steep learning curves. The roster is very large and the characters are charismatics or at least most of them.
But this is no news as this game has been out there for a while. The real question mark with the steam edition was the netcode and they delivered. It is nothing like Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter x Tekken. It is even superior to SSF4 by a large margin. Actually it is on part with Skullgirls’ who uses GGPO. Even against awful connections it is quite smooth. Very impressive. I’m going to play this game for a very long time.
A fighting stick is highly advisable.… Expand
Apr 1, 2017Never had the chance to play the game though I bought it through Steam. They sell a broken product as when I tried to launch it it wouldn'tNever had the chance to play the game though I bought it through Steam. They sell a broken product as when I tried to launch it it wouldn't stop saying '' The game data is corrupted ''. Requested a refund 2 days ago and they still didn't review the case. Terrible Steam service.… Expand
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