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Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2-D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Featuring all-new game systems which test the skills of veteran fighting game fans while also making the genre enjoyable and accessible to newcomers, Skullgirls is a modern take on classic arcade fighters with a hand-drawn high-definition twist. It’s a one-of-a-kind, action-packed competition complete with awesome combos and an intriguing backstory.
Classic six-button play gives each character a huge variety of attacks and special moves
Variable Tag Battle system allows players to pit different size teams of one, two or three characters against one another
Custom Assists let you outfit your team with a huge variety of attacks for nearly endless strategic possibilities
A Robust Anti-Infinite Combo system keeps competitive play free of abusive tactics
Addictive 2D fighting gamexarabas02 | April 13, 2014 | See all xarabas02's reviews »
I got this on GMG for some Playfire credits without expecting much but after only an hour of playtime i was sucked in. Outstanding visuals, intuitive combo system and the art style are one of the selling points of the game (seriously, pretty much every moment in this game is a screenshot material). Learning curve is nicely balanced - easy to learn, hard to master. Just have in mind that the controller is strongly recommended
Came for the art, Stayed for the MechanicsSpectreKelevra | April 12, 2014 | See all SpectreKelevra's reviews »
When I first saw Skullgirls I was interested in the Art and Animation for it, It was like it was tailor made for my liking, Smooth, Clean cut graphics, Solid line work, Robust coloring, and for its price, Flawless polish.
I picked it up hoping its mechanics would hold up to the animation, that it wouldn't be Stiff to play of slow to control, And it wasn't, It's near perfect.
Apparently the mechanics (and the game in general) was made y professional fighting game veterans, for professional/Hardcore fighting game veterans. Which is the second concept that's very near and dear to my heart. That someone would find a gap in their favorite field and attempt to fill it themselves.
This is a title that caters to a Niche audience; The Hardcore Fighters, HOWEVER, its training mode is the best tutorial ever made for a fighting game, It picks up at the beginner level with basic attacks and combos, and eases you into advanced combos and tactics aimed at this game and most fighting games in a more general aspect. If you're not buying this game to play it, The tutorial holds up on its own to buy it as a "How to play fighting games".
There really is not much more to it, It took the very basics of the mechanics, and polished them to perfection, It's the perfect fighting game however underground it may be, suitable for tournaments and casual play.
Solid fighting gameJorgel | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all Jorgel's reviews »
From it's roost, Skullgirls was developed in order to offer a very solid fighting game experience. Every aspect of the game is well thought, from the inputs to the combos and mechanics. I am not a very good fighting-game player, but Skullgirls still offers me a great game experience. In addition to the great gameplay the game also offers beautifull graphics and nice characters along with a great soundtrack. If you are looking for a competitive fighting game or just want to have fun with your friends, Skullgirls is one of the best choices nowadays, in terms of both gameplay and art.
Great gamethegriffin8or | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all thegriffin8or's reviews »
Very fun fighter and is perfect for people who are new to fighters. It's got an amazing tutorial and the characters are all interesting and fun to play as! The game has a pretty good sizes roster of characters including the currently released free DLC character Squigly and it has more characters on the way!
Definitely worth the full price if you have any interest in fighters
A Solid Fighter Inspired by the ClassicsShatokaMTN | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all ShatokaMTN's reviews »
Skullgirls is a game clearly inspired by the fighters many of us grew up with, such as Street Fighter II. The controls are tight, the gameplay is fluid, and each character feels unique enough for everyone to find someone (or a couple of someones, considering the game supports using up to three characters at once!) they feel comfortable playing as. Unfortunately, there's not much else to say about it. The game is your standard fare in regards to fighting games, which means there isn't much innovation in the game.
I got my money's worth when I bought it at full price, but if you're not the type of person who pumps a lot of time into a fighting game, I'd recommend getting it on sale.