It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The old Dickens passage might never have applied so well to a videogame as it does the release of SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment's KOF XII.
It comes to us hot on the heels of the fantastic BlazBlue, with Street Fighter IV still going stong thanks to the recent EVO tournament. Not to mention any number of legendary fighting games lighting up the digital download stores like Clark Griswald's Christmas tree, with Tatsunoko Vs Capcom still looming on this Winter's horizon.
There's no arguing that 2009 seems the year of the fighter, which will surely have an impact on the game's success, for better or worse. The question is, will KOF XII have an impact on the already crowded marketplace? Hit the jump for my full review.