There’s one thing I will finish this year; Collecting a library of five hundred individual games. With a friend’s input, I’ve decided to make the last five quality titles all around. The game number 496 is The King of Fighters XIII.
The reason I decided to purchase this game is simple; I don’t support CAPCOM or Blazblue series. While the KoF series has always have this stigma of being a second-rate Street Fighter clone, much like bulk of SNK’s tournament fighters (incoming hatemail and flaming fanboys!), it has a quality that in certain areas CAPCOM couldn’t really match, like re-inventing the character move sets and the insane amount of characters within a main-series game. In all honesty, the KoF games have always been good, but sometimes overlooked. The fandom is insane to defend their precious games thou, and the fierce competition between the companies and fanbases was intense. KoF games have always seen better gameplay balance than Street Fighters, and the games are aimed at different crowds in the fighting game community, thou during the last ten years or more saw the time when old Street Fighter fans searched something to quench their thirst for fighting. OK, I found Guilty Gear first and I stand behind my statement that Blazblue is a lacklustre Guilty Gear copy. I’ll return to Guilty Gear one day.
King of Fighters XII was a nice game, but nothing else. What I’ve seen and read, KoF XIII is better in every regard. Also, I have a hunch that this will be a really good game. I’m right nine times out of ten when it comes to the quality of a game, so when I get that certain itch, I know what to get. I’ve got to say that what they’ve done with K’ looks really promising, and his going to be one of the main characters in my team. K’ isn’t really a rush character, but I can manage the technical side of his moves well enough to lay down a beating or two.
DAT CHAIN DRIVE GODDAMMIT
Also, they got Mai so they got my buy. The only way this game would be better if they had Sumika from MuvLuv as a fanservice character. Her Drill Milky Punch would show them all a thing or two.
The next game? Now heres’ the nice thing; I will go down every game console generation as I get closer to 500, meaning that #456 will be on Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox or GameCube or older. Actually, I’m lacking one PS2 game I’ve kept my eye on… unless something good comes up in my face at a cheap price like DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu. Spoiler tagged for your safety.