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Submitted by acharlez 544d ago | review

Killer Instinct Review | GameRevolution

GR: Glory to the Combo.

During the '90s, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat dominated local coin-op arcades as the fighting games fans preferred. But for hardcore fighting fans craving something different, Killer Instinct satisfied a certain itch with its extensive combos and stunning graphics. And after both Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat successfully reinvented themselves in recent years, the diehards who never forgot the feeling of dealing out a 50+-hit Ultra combo had a rightful hope to see the return of Killer Instinct.

Right in tune with nostalgia, Killer Instinct is back along with the unforgettable announcer screaming at the tops of his lungs the hit-count of your combo, but it’s packaged very differently than any other fighting game before it. Killer Instinct is not a retail release with a full roster of fighters—it’s a free-to-download, bare-bones offering of one character, Jago. Additional characters can be purchased separately or as part of a Combo Breaker Pack that unlocks all five “season one” characters: Glacius, Chief Thunder, Orchid, Sabrewulf, and newcomer Sadira. In the future, Microsoft and developer Double Helix plan to offer more characters—the next one said to be the series favorite cyborg, Fulgore. (Killer Instinct, Xbox One) 3.5/5

GSKerns  +   544d ago
I like it and I think that's pretty fair considering the game won't have the intended roster, arcade mode, or lobby until March with a second season after that. Makes me with arcades still existed so I could just go play this for like $.50 rather than $500
knifefight  +   543d ago
Same -- made me miss arcades so bad.
batguyz  +   543d ago
Graphics are like xbox 360? this guy doesn't know what he is saying. His opinion yes but till I see bouncing particles and dynamic lightning this game is next gen. Beautiful stages which are multi-layered more than anything I've ever seen in a fighting game. yes the game is not complete yet but I think its pretty good especially since I hated KI gold but loved the original KI game.
dbjj12088  +   543d ago
I'm getting totally wrecked online. I haven't played KI in a long time and it might be too late for me.

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