While most people were introduced to fighters with Street Fighter, my first foray into the genre was King of Fighters at a local arcade. I had no prior training or guidance, I kind of just jumped in, picked Andy Bogard, and had a ball. Before I knew it I had graduated on to a long line of fantastic SNK fighters.
But one of the former "kings" of fighting lost some of its relevance in recent years, especially with the much-hyped but bare-bones King of Fighters XII. Thank the stars SNK regained a lot of goodwill with the much-improved XIII, and nearly five years later, in what has to be a miracle due to its constant corporate restructuring, we have XIV.
You just need to get past the art style and you'll be okay.... read more