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Skullgirls

ianbeale | Aug. 23, 2013 | Review of Skullgirls

If your finding yourself bored by the new iterations of classic fighting game franchises or are even new to the genre and are looking for somewhere to start Skullgirls is perfect.

It blends two of the most popular fighting game franchises street fighter and marvel vs capcom whilst still presenting itself in an original manner. The characters are completely unique there aren't any clone characters that are essentially reskins, the number of characters is currently quite low but I believe an additional 3 should be on the way in the form of DLC that's free if you purchase within the first 3 months. The 'dark-deco' style is a really nice touch, distancing itself stylistically from other 2D fighters whilst still seeming old school enough for those that crave it.

The game is very easy to pick up and play, it has an incredible feel gameplay wise which cannot be explained until you try. The tutorial is one of the most in-depth out there and introduces you to many genre wide techniques used in competitive play. If you've watched EVO and really wanted to get into the scene Skullgirls is a great game to start out with, it has enough to depth technically so as time passes I'm sure it'll become a staple of the competitive fighting game roster