1. cvskid

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    Gotta import from europe if you want a physical ps4 copy of ultimate edition. In general this wasn't even worth reviewing to be honest. Kof14 is one of the easier kof games to learn so it's a good starting point. kof 2002 and kof 13 are much harder to learn by comparison.

    It's the exact same game as kof 14 that has been out for a while just with all the DLC being on the disc. For digital format this makes no difference at all since all the dlc has been available for years at this point. Just a simple rerelease and nothing more. No netcode fix, no balance changes, nothing.
     
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    This is the only popular fighting game series I haven’t played yet, hopefully this is a good stepping stone
     
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    Does that work? I thought that when you buy games from different regions, you needed a console for that game to work properly. I heard stories of people importing games and consoles from japan to play the games early. :blink:

    Quite true, but now is the complete package for discounted price of $40 Plus everything on disc. So if the digital market ever delist such things, a complete edition mastered on disc saves the day. :P

    To someone who already had it for years is nothing. To new people who want to try it now it stimulates more players to buy it with a reduced price and all content. Which also mean more people to play with than before if they do buy.

    I know is not the "We made adjustments to online so it's more playable" edition. Is the "Capcom presents five versions of street fighter 2 AGAIN" approach that it seems to go with. But let's just hope that netplay changes in the next game for better. Is not like they haven't been exploring that idea with the older games. (They did say KOF 2002 UM port to ps4 will have rollback) :ninja:

    To be honest, after capcom announcing Season 5 dlc for Street Fighter V, I'm waiting and hoping it's going to go through the phases. Then get a complete edition ported to next gen, and then just buy. Capcom said they decided to continue due to sales boost from the last Re-Release, so either we goofed up buying more copies prolonging Street Fighter 6. Or they goofed with more pressure to port to PS5 and release a complete edition.

    At the same time I'm happy and sad. Happy for the sales and the discount, but said I didn't wait long enough for it to matter to me. Or you know, can just buy it just for the support of the dev, and give away copy to a friend to play with. :rolleyes:

    When you say stepping stone, I hope you don't mean easy or accessible. KOF XIV is a stepping stone... into hardcore beat downs for the unprepared. When compared to other games, get ready to get blisters with awkward motions to perform special attacks and execution to perform the most damaging combos. Unless you're playing with other noobs, that's what you'll be needing to do to stand a chance. The older games had less focus on combos or cancels to do damage since at the time, combos was taboo or not figured out yet when it came to balancing for fair competition. :ninja:

    If you want a game that focus on satisfying single hard hitting strikes, Samurai Shodown is probably the way to go. Is not a game focus on combos... more like fencing... or kendo. Lots of clashing weapons. Or if you own a Nintendo switch, play one of the neo geo pocket games they have. It's more novelty but also just as engaging for single player experience. (But it also feature two players) :P
     
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    Ps4 is region free. Just dlc is region locked so you would need to make an account to match the games region you bought to buy that regions dlc. Kof 2002um ps4 port is getting rollback netcode due to the pc/steam version having a beta test and proper release for it.

    I'm also hoping sfv gets a complete edition but every physical release for sfv so far that has had dlc characters its just the base game on the disc and a digital code for dlc characters which is no good, especially if its a used copy then it's worthless. kof 14 is rewarding if you are willing to stick with it. I promise you kof 14 is not as hard as you are making it out to be.
     
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    Oh, okay then. So if the europe disc has all content on disc, and not a code (Like street fighter V champion edition) then I shouldn't have to worry about downloading anything. Good to know. Is like a slap to the face. "Game isn't region locked, but DLC is region locked." Silly drm. :blink:

    I'm happy about this, now people will not complain anymore. I'm only complaining cause is not on the switch. Even neo geo games on vita got updated, and cross platform play online with ps4. But all we got is those $8 arcade archive games with no online multiplayer, and the $8 neo geo pocket games with no online multiplayer. They are excellent sells with great emulation and not being expensive, but I wouldn't mind paying $10 or 15 for being able to play online. :ninja:

    This was probably the only bad thing about the re-release. I can only assume they did this cause of how their game uses that capcom network thingy to keep track of things. I haven't seen other games do it so that's probably it. Not sure honestly. :unsure:

    Lol, it's okay. I'm only goofing. I played the games before. Only hard thing about them are the cheap bosses you fight. (But that was every neo geo game) Lots of people like it and It's due to charming characters, presentation, and gameplay design. But every so often, you'll find a fighting game that seems overwhelming and you don't know what to say.

    Could it be cause there too many characters to choose from? The character you picked has too many moves to memorize? Or doing some of them just doesn't jive with how your thumbs work. (Raging storm & Deadly Rave is calling for you)

    Or you saw some combo videos or tournaments on youtube and couldn't keep up with all the "Mach 5" speed action? Well whatever the reason is for feeling like is hard, let's hope you didn't find the youtube video where they do the infinite combos. :creep:
     
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    The WHAT
     
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    The "INFINITE" combos. It's exactly what it sounds like. A endless combo that you beat someone with, until they run out of health. I don't think KOF series has any to my knowledge, but other games like Marvel vs capcom does. :P
     
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    What? Nah man, 98, 2002, 11, or 13. Easily superior to 96.
     
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    No. You're wrong.
     
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    All of those titles are better. I'm sorry dude, but it's just how it is.
     
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    Oh yeah?
    Well, 2001 is better and 2003 is better than 2001.
     
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    Mhmm, sure. Some people have bad taste, I accept that fact.
     
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    There's some DLC, which I think includes being able to play as the final boss in one of those packs. IDK so much about the console version, as KOF2002UM and KOF98UM, on console, don't have the bosses unlocked from the start. But on PC, they're already unlocked...not that I'm complaining.

    But otherwise, most of the non-boss characters are unlocked from the start as is usual with KOF games! :)

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    Ah, a MUGEN fullgame...something I could probably put together from what I've seen of that roster and all of the ways they don't necessarily fit together in terms of gameplay styles, fighting systems, etc..
     
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    I prefer 96. It was the only one I could beat at the arcade with a single credit.

    So, I guess I'm excused?
     
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    What is that? 2001?
     
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    King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match. The game has 7 bosses. Krizalid, Clone Zero, Original Zero, Igniz, Geese, Goenitz, Rugal, and I have a feeling there's one more I forgot in all that.
     
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    Couldn't get to grips with that one. After 98 the saga became increasingly unappealing to me, though it's making me interested in it again.
     
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    Even not being as beautiful as XIII (the best of the series in my opinion, followed closely by XI, '02UM and 98UM), it's still a great game.

    It's even better as they aren't just "dumbing down" the game to attract newcomers like every other fighting game from nowadays. It's mission mode is really robust, and the effort to learn about the game's mechanics really pays off. It's always good to see the good old SNK doing what they do best.

    IIRC, it's Nightmare Geese.
     
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    Great review, I have the base version but have been way too cheap to buy the DLC, even though I like Vanessa and Rock.
     
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