Divekick: The Fighting Community Phenomenon Comes to PSN

Adam "Keits" Heart // Creator, Divekick writes:

I’m so excited to finally show what we’ve been working on to the public. You just really have to try it for yourself to understand what it is all about! We’ve been playing it every day in serious competition in the Iron Galaxy office after lunch for six months now. As our players’ skill increases, and the number of mistakes they make goes down, the thing I love most about Divekick really shows: The game is purely about outsmarting someone and enforcing your will upon them. This skill is core to the fighting genre, but because we’ve peeled away the execution and memorization barriers that bog down other fighting titles, a huge number of players in the office have become very skilled and very threatening.

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caseh1911d ago

'but because we’ve peeled away the execution and memorization barriers that bog down other fighting titles, a huge number of players in the office have become very skilled and very threatening.'

Allow me to translate:

'but because we've peeled away the need to learn combos, timing and frame counts that usually reward a player for learning the intricate details of a combat system, a huge number of noobs will now appear to be far more threatening'

DeleteThisxx1911d ago

Can't tell if you're angry about this. As a huge fan of fighting games, it's nice to see a game come along where I will actually be able to play and have fun with my "noob" friends.

Can't tell you how many times I'd be playing SSFIV (Or any of the past iterations) and my friends and/or family would be completely put off because they lacked the fundamental knowledge to play or the desire to get better because they'd feel, "Oh, I'll never get on HIS level."

This game will bring a nice change of pace to the table as from what I can tell, there is a form of fundamentals and the mind games are certainly there. This will allow "Veterans" (if you will) to enjoy the game because of their past experiences and noobs will enjoy it because of the simple 1-hit kill.

Can't wait (:

caseh1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

Not angry, thats simply what that paragraph says in not so many words.

Happens to too many games these days, they get dumbed down to play to a larger audience. I can see why, it results in more sales.

Thankfully there are still one or two fighting games out there that havn't sold their souls for $.

'noobs will enjoy it because of the simple 1-hit kill'

That sums it all up for me. :)

DeleteThisxx1911d ago


Yeah... You need to relax. This isn't a fighting game that's being made to be taken seriously. It's purely fun. You have no right to call that a "sell out" because at the end of the day, that's what games are about.

BTW, I guess Street Fighter, the very original sold its soul for money since, well... One DP = DEATH.

Baka-akaB1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

It's a joke game that could still lead to some competition .

I have nothing against simple to grasp fighting games , as long as they dont kill the existence of more classic ones , wich they wont for the foreseeable future .

After all One of the most combo heavy and amidst the most deep fighting game have been the Marvel vs Capcom series , whose moves are each very simple and easy to do .

And games like Tekken arent truly hard and heavy on execution , it's all about pacing , strategies and mastering juggles

KwietStorm1911d ago

This game is literally a joke though. Its great for the people who want a simple fighting game, but that's the most I can say about it.

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smashcrashbash1911d ago

No need to take it so seriously. If everyone is having a good time with it who cares if it isn't the most deep or complex fighting game? It's not simply a 'sell out' as you plainly put it.

izumo_lee1911d ago

I've seen youtube videos of this & it looks like a blast to play at a party when you & your buddies are hammered.

I'm just excited to see all this indie love coming to the Vita these past few days & with Sony announcing a new method from them to make it easier for indie developers i expect many more titles. It's good to be a Vita owner!

TongkatAli1911d ago

Yu is always on the money, lol.

GravelerMagnitude91911d ago

I would enjoy this game simply because I would be laughing while playing for how silly it is, but as simple as it is, games are intended to be fun, so I hope these developers do well. There is nothing like having fun during a job and getting paid for it.