Gaming Age writes: "So yeah The King of Fighters XII could have been so much more. It's a reboot/re-birth alright, albeit a seemingly unfinished one. With a good online connection or local friends who are fans of the franchise, it offers some Vs. mode thrills for a bit, but that's about it. Overall, KOFXII is a good enough start, although it's neither as interesting as Street Fighter IV or BlazBlue, or as infinitely playable as Marvel Vs. Capcom 2. It was at the top of my list of fighters for the year, and the end result not measuring up to the hype isn't something I take lightly. At least we finally got those new, 2D hand drawn HD visuals".