IncGamers' Tim McDonald gets into the ring with The King of Fighters XII.
"Any game series that has roman numerals in the name which start with an X is cause for worry. There's the potential problem that it's gotten too long in the tooth; that the series has gone on for too long. There's also the potential problem that there's so much in the way of plot and added features, that feature creep has made the game completely impenetrable to newcomers.
The King of Fighters XII looks, from my brief experience, like it's trying to avoid both of these problems."