Submitted by acharlez 680d 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  +   680d 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  +   680d ago
Same -- made me miss arcades so bad.
batguyz  +   680d 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  +   680d ago
I'm getting totally wrecked online. I haven't played KI in a long time and it might be too late for me.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Review – Familiar Faces | TerminalGamer

10m ago - TG writes: Anime fans are going to want to check out our full review for Dengeki Bunko: Fighting... | PS3

Prison Architect Review | Hey Poor Player

15m ago - HeyPoorPlayer's Jonathan Trussler writes... "It’s an ongoing and important debate whether prison... | PC

Top US Releases in Cinemas This October

Now - October is upon us and, as award season starts to gear into life, a whole slew of top movie releases hit US cinemas; amongst which will see a retur... | Promoted post

Two Brothers Conquer Walker Assault in Star Wars Battlefront Dual View Video

17m ago - Watch as two brothers take on Walker Assault mode from Star Wars Battlefront! Enjoy the dual view... | PC

Assault Android Cactus Review - Twin Stick Shooting Excellence | Escapist Magazine

17m ago - Like Cactus in the opening sequence, the ultimate result of Assault Android Cactus is looking at... | PC

Star Wars Battlefront Design Director Discusses Server Browser, Customization and More

35m ago - We sit down with Star Wars Battlefront Design Director Niklas Fegraeus and talk about customizati... | PC