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Killer Instinct Hands-on - "terrific way to show off the Xbox One’s power" | Player Effort

Microsoft’s presence wasn’t going to be ignored at Fan Expo 2013. They showed up with their new next generation console, the Xbox One, along with six demos to try out. I managed to get my hands on the Killer Instinct, the remake of the Rareware classic fighting game under the same name. (Killer Instinct, Xbox One)

Belking  +   813d ago
"Waiting for the final roster of characters is going to be difficult because what I’ve seen so far is nothing short of brilliant. The videos I had seen of the game don’t do it justice but, in person the game is completely different beast."

can't wait to download this game and start playing.

TheKingWilliamV  +   813d ago
Ultraaaaaaaaaaa Combooooooo haha I still remember playing this game on my Nintendo Console should be fun times
Enemy  +   813d ago
Terrific? Hardly. It's 720p doing 60fps, exactly what every fighting game did this gen.

I'm just saying, fighting games are hardly a terrific way. Neither are games like Forza, which don't model environments in 3D. The tracks in Forza are completely static. If the frame rate was any lower than 60fps, it'd be a pure embarrassment.

Also, people putting their faith in Double Helix should have a quick look at their past games.
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XB1_PS4  +   813d ago
@enemy Yeah their past games are pretty shit. Still have my fingers crossed. Too much nostalgia for me not to get excited for a KI game.

From what I see now, it looks great. Who knows, they could very well turn into a good dev company. They're still Indie as of now.
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4logpc  +   813d ago
@ enemy

SHow me another 20 dollar games that looks that good..
UltimateMaster  +   813d ago

Tekken Revolution, which is free.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Mortal Combat, Tekken Hybrid, pretty much any Tekken/Soul Calibur Games after a few months are at 20$ or lower than 20$.

What? You wanted an answer, right?

Killer Instincts does look good, btw.
creatchee  +   813d ago

I disagreed with you because you spelled Mortal Kombat with a "C". Unforgivable for a gamer. :)
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Eonjay  +   813d ago
With all due respect to Double Helix, I think that while KI will look good on Xbox, I don't think it will really show the power of the system. Forza 5 has way more going on and runs at 1080P 60FPS, while KI is at 720P right now. I believe that other projects will show way more potential than these launch titles.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   813d ago
It's free to play so the budget may be slight. The way they've talked about it though, it seem it may evolve...
kewlkat007  +   813d ago
I wanna see T.J. Combo...
specialguest  +   813d ago
He had a flat top hairstyle back then, and if they plan to modernize him, they can still keep the same flat top. It's actually back in style for the young hip black guys.
ma1asiah  +   813d ago
I know people have been complaining about the lack of characters at launch. Even though this is a digital only XBL arcade title not a fullblown retail game for the X1.

Yet come on it's KI, it maybe nostalgia but there is seriously nothing anyone can say that is going to stop me from getting KI.

If its available at launch I will be getting the ultra pack.

- the one that gives you the starting 6 charaters plus the other 2 characters releasing at some stage a little while afterwards, all the alternate costumes etc and the original KI game.

Not sure when they will let us buy the season 2 pass for the other 8 characters that will be available this time next year....but will be getting that as well.

What can I say if it plays like I remember, or as good as it looks, then this will be my number one go to fighting game for a very long time.

I will be rolling Spinal just wish they would show some gameplay footage but if the ones revealed so far are anything to go by it will be worth the wait.
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Mystogan  +   813d ago
Damn straight. And we don't even have to pay for the full game right away. I can see this become THE fighting game on Xbox.
ma1asiah  +   813d ago
Plus the characters will be on rotation for those who want to try them all before any kind of monetary commitment.

So it remains free or you can just buy whatever charaters you want or get the whole lot etc.

don't see any negatives.
Gorilla_Killa_X  +   813d ago
"This fighting game displays the console's true power," said no one ever.
4logpc  +   813d ago
Gah just give me KI already!
Mario18  +   813d ago
Lol a fighter game is a really bad example to show what a console or pc can do Just saying...
Lovable  +   813d ago
Haha My sentiments exactly...
Scatpants  +   813d ago
Everything I've seen of it looks like it could be on Xbox360
Mkai28  +   813d ago
Hmm.. You "gamers" need to really stop. It just shows that you are not supportive to the gaming industry..
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WeAreLegion  +   813d ago
I feel like those screenshots solidify his statement. That looks like a current generation game.
HugoDrax  +   813d ago

Damn! That 2nd image looks amazing!


Really? I beg to differ, all I see on this site from gamers is "LOOKS this, and LOOKS that" Damn! Just play games, and stop whining about visuals. If gamers complained about visuals in the 80's, the industry would have never produced the classics it already has.

I'm just saying, as a professional graphic designer I don't base my choice of games on visuals alone. Yes I love appealing aesthetics, but gameplay is the most important determining factor for me.
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Scatpants  +   812d ago
The article is about how the game shows off the power of the xbox one. If they arent talking about looks then what do you think theyre talking about, how it smells?
KonsoruMasuta  +   813d ago
Not really. It just depends on the game.

I mean, seriously. Think of a true next gen fighter. One that's 60 fps and 1080p. One with fluid character movement and detailed enviorments that you can interact with. One with fully destructible stages.

I drool at the thought.
buynit  +   813d ago
What are you saying?? You dont play fighting games, you play specs?! Lol
Hicken  +   813d ago
I think he's saying that fighting games rarely-if ever- push a console to its limits. And considering there's apparently been some issues with framerate and/or resolution for KI, this statement must be questioned.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   813d ago
meh...its really starting to get annoying to see all these people talk about showing off a consoles "power". you know they say it just to get quoted.
if i were buying an x1, and killer instict was a retail game, it would be my very first purchase. that said though, lets be honest- the game doesnt look that much better than the now ancient sf4. sure it runs without hiccups and has an interesting art style, but its definitely not a display of the xbox ones potential by any means.

nothing against the xbox one or KI. i just really dislike how every single piece of software nowadays "shows off the consoles power" in some obscure way thats not really there.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   813d ago
spoken like a man with intelligence...because if this is a representation of x1's power...we're all FUKCED!
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Metfanant  +   813d ago
the power of 720p!
NomadX  +   813d ago
Shame that this game won't have the Rare Logo (or maybe it will?). If you wanna talk nostalgia...they are the ones that made KI and made it a success.
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Mkai28  +   813d ago
Rare logo you say?
Masterman280  +   813d ago
Doesn't look much different from a 360 game...
AznGaara  +   813d ago
Killer Instinct: particle effects edition!! I want to love this game but that Glacius make over... Just doesnt work guys.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   813d ago
I can't play fighters on Xbox. Controller isn't comfortable for me (for fighters). But I know a lot of people are looking forward to this, so you guys have fun! That guy with ice powers (I know barely anything about this game) looks really cool. The particle effects when he kicks are awesome!
buynit  +   813d ago
You dont play a fighting game with any controller other than a arcade stick.

So get your dpad pressing ass out of here..
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   813d ago
Well apparently I do. I'm into fighters, but not enough to buy a stick for one. So I'll stay, thanks. Who the hell do you think you are? Lol. It's called preference.
buynit  +   812d ago
Who the hell I think I am? Im buynit...

So you prefer something that you suck using.. ok..
ABeastNamedTariq  +   812d ago
Lol what the hell are you saying? When did I say that I suck at using d-pads? Was that supposed to be some sort of insult? LMAO. Since you clearly have nothing remotely intelligent to say, you can stop now. Oh, you're out of bubbles. That takes care of that, then.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   813d ago
The only exclusive I want just because I loved the original so much. Hope you enjoy it when you all get your xbones (not being a smartass btw lol). Competiton is good.
buynit  +   813d ago
Crazy... Looks like next gen a lot of ppl are going to play great spec games..

Now a game cant be good unless its 1080p! And last i read games like knack and kz cant hit the 60fps.

Dont get me wrong i would love all games to be 1080p their really is no more excuse! But if i had to pick between 1080 and 60fps i would go with fps.. I dont think driveclub even does 60fps! Actually i dont think anything on the ps4 is doing 60fps right now! Kind of weird for a console with 50% more power...

Hell even knack, created by the creator of the ps4 isnt doing 1080p. Or 60fps.. You would think the creator of the console with 50% more power would flex the ps4 muscles better but he doesnt.. Lol shit still just disapears right in fron of you!
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Metfanant  +   813d ago
Killzone: Shadowfall is 60fps (multiplayer)
BF4 is 60fps
CoD is 60fps

there are others as well...
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Hicken  +   813d ago
You troll too much. Just too much.
Mkai28  +   813d ago
Yeah, I've seen his comments for sometime.. He usually talks about forza "baked" lighting. Now his most recent rant on how KI is 720p.

PPl think that talking about the game will hurt its fans. But fanboys are talking about the hard work that goes to the game devs. From Knack, to Forza, to kill zone.. I would like for you people to say that to devs faces if you all feel so strongly about it.. Don't you know that Sony devs will buy a Xbox one, don't you know that Xbox devs will buy a PS4?
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christocolus  +   813d ago
ki....brings back some lovely memories...
robotgargoyle  +   813d ago
720p is not so bad. Most mighty PS3 games run at 720p. It's a launch game. I think it looks great. Cheaper than some launch titles. PS3 had a shitty Gundam game at launch, xbox360 had Kameo, and wiiu had a bunch of great games everyone else already played or could get on other systems they already own.

Launch titles seldom showcase what the system is capable of.........Sun still rises in the East, and haters gonna hate.
pr0n9z  +   813d ago
Killer Instinct runs at 1080p 60fps not 720p 60fps
SugarSoSweet  +   812d ago
"terrific way to show off the Xbox One’s power"

Yeah to show off how WEAK the Xbox One is.....

This game doesn't even look that good and it cnt do 1080p

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