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  • Summary: Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a beautiful, fast-paced 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality.

    Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect
    Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a beautiful, fast-paced 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality.

    Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect fighting game for casual and competitive fighting game fans alike. Casual players will enjoy the fully voiced story mode, gorgeous animation and soundtrack by Michiru Yamane, while hardcore players will appreciate its balance, cross-platform multiplayer, and support for PlayStation3 system fight sticks.
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  1. Dec 6, 2019
    90
    As a fighting game, there is almost no aspect of Skullgirls Second Encore that isn’t an absolute joy to play, and the Switch's portability only enhances those qualities. Fans of fighting games will find so much to love in Skullgirls, but the game won’t create any zealous converts out of those who loathe the conventions of the fighting game genre.
  2. Oct 29, 2019
    80
    With a fantastic style and superlative gameplay, supported by the best netcode in the business, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore is right at home on the Nintendo Switch.
  3. Oct 23, 2019
    80
    Warts and all, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore is definitely worth picking up if you want a stellar fighting game to play with your friends, though its single player content will keep you entertained for quite a while too. Whether it has online legs remains to be seen though; that will ultimately decide how good an investment the game is for many. Interesting characters and modes aplenty aren’t enough to keep a fighting game afloat in the long-term. Active communities do that.
  4. 80
    Overall, Skullgirls is a wonderfully charming fighting game, with an incredibly memorable cast of characters all represented by gorgeously animated hand-drawn sprites that just make them feel alive. From Peacock and Parasoul, to Beowulf and Big Band, you’re more than likely to find a character that appeals to you or your playstyle among the cast. The experience is especially heightened by the fantastic jazzy soundtrack provided by Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane. As stated before, if you’re not a fan of the genre as it is, Skullgirls probably won’t change your mind, but if you’re interested in fighting games or already enjoy them as a whole, this is one title you should probably pick up.
  5. Dec 2, 2019
    80
    Like a favourite movie, Skullgirls 2nd Encore will keep you coming back long after the credits roll. Its beautifully crafted, if a little distasteful at times, and proves that fighting games don’t need big name characters to win plaudits.
  6. Jan 22, 2020
    80
    Skullgirls 2nd Encore is another welcome addition to the Switch's fighting game library — if the tiny online community is acceptable to you. While it would've been nice to get something extra for the game's late arrival, all of the previous modes are intact, and the fighting remains as solid and deep as ever. Unless you've already had your fill of the game on other platforms, Skullgirls 2nd Encore on the Switch is well worth a purchase.
  7. Nov 1, 2019
    70
    If you’re looking for a new fighting game experience and you’ve somehow managed to avoid Skullgirls over the last seven years, then Skullgirls 2nd Encore is as good as any opportunity to do so. It doesn’t bring anything new to the table to distinguish it from the other iterations of the update that dropped back in 2016 – and some new characters would have really helped sell its arrival on Switch – but with its catchy jazzy soundtrack and memorable character animations, it’s still one of the most underrated fighters to emerge in recent generations.

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  1. Mar 30, 2022
    8
    Alles in allem einfach ein fantastisches Kampfspiel, tolle Grafik, tolles Gameplay. Ein lustiger Story-Modus und andere lustige Modi.Alles in allem einfach ein fantastisches Kampfspiel, tolle Grafik, tolles Gameplay. Ein lustiger Story-Modus und andere lustige Modi. Allerdings habe ich das Online nicht angerührt. Expand