Reviews by DuranDuran

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One of the Best Fighters Out There for PC

DuranDuran | Aug. 27, 2013 | Review of Skullgirls

TL;DR: If you like fighters, pick this up especially if you like Marvel or anime fighters. If you don't play fighters, this would be a good one to start with.

There are only 8 characters (4 or 5 coming soon as free DLC) so to many that may not seem like much, but Lab Zero has taken the "BlazBlue" route and made each other characters completely unique from each other; no "shoto clones" like you would seen in the Street Fighter series. The game is optimized for a variety of arcade sticks and gamepads and is even playable with a keyboard. Online is really smooth even with high pings thanks to GGPO netcode. Fighting games are usually not beginner friendly but there is a very well done tutorial that doesn't just show you the tutorial of the system mechanics but the actual fundamentals of a fighting game like block strings and mix-ups. Lastly, the tutorial mode is really robust showing you hit-stun, hit boxes as well as save states. If you're looking for a Marvel style tag fighting game with a ratio system a la CvS2, then Skullgirls will be the game for you.