"As it stands, this very likely is the best PC fighting game available, period – and doubly so for the money. And not only that, but buying the game gives you access to the Skullgirls Beta, so you can test out changes in advance of their going live in the game proper." - Gamingtrend.com
"A sharp, snazzy and accessible fighting game, held back by the unnecessary sexualisation of its antagonists." - PCgamer.com
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
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Very fun fighting game! I was never a big fan of fighting games, but this one really stuck out to me, and i don't mean because it's full of women. It's very fun, colorful, it has an actual reason for the fights, the community is pretty nice, the characters are well developed, there are tons of amazing references, and it's countless hours of playtime that seems to never get dull! I may be overpraising this game, but I really like it. AND IT'S NOT JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE PRETTY GIRLS!!!
Everything about Skullgirls is perfect. The devs clearly spent a lot of time crafting this game to be as polished as humanly possible, and it shows. The art is gorgeous, the soundtrack is amazing, and most importantly, the game is fun. This is the most balanced fighting game I've ever played, and the fact that every character is viable in some way means that there's plently of variety when it comes to teams. The game also goes out of it's way to teach newcomers, with insanely in-depth tutorial and training modes. Whether you're a fighting game veteran or looking for your first pick, Skullgirls is a fantastic game to add to your repertoire.
The most important aspects for me in a fighter is the gameplay, followed by the art-style. With the gameplay mechanics being based upon Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Skullgirls is a solid fighting game. While the art-style of the game is questionable, I still found it to be an enjoyable experience. However, the best part of the game is its informative tutorial. While most fighting game tutorials only let you practice the combos, Skullgirls teaches the player the common terms used in the fighting game genre and provides explanations on why they are useful; this information can be transferred to other fighting games. Really useful if there's a certain fighting game you want to improve on but the game has a lacking tutorial.
Skullgirls has been one of my favorite fighting games for years now. Everything about it is pretty much great, although not perfect. The game takes the best things of the most well-known franchises, and makes use of them while still feeling completely fresh and keeping its own identity. Graphics are good and the art style is amazingly well done, and it is quite astonishing that every frame was hand-drawn. Skullgirls' soundtrack is probably one of the best I have heard in an indie game, most of it being composed by Michiru Yamane (The composer behind most modern Castlevania soundtracks) and the voice acting for the fighters is superb. The most important aspect of any fighting game is its gameplay, and this game's gameplay is amazing. It is completely fluid, with a combo system that will make you want to practice and eventually perfect your favorite character's combos, powerful moves you can use in synergy with one another, and what I consider one of the best tutorials ever made in a fighting game. If you are a fighting game fan, get this game as soon as you can, it is highly unlikely that you will regret it. The DLC can put some people off (Considering most DLCs just add one character and their respective campaign), so you might want to wait for those to be on sale. People who are not fans of the genre but want to get into it can wait for the game to be on sale and buy it then.
Notable features: Infinite combo prevention system (so combos are more complex and ironically less escapable) Asshats on motorcycles Strong female characters (if you're into that) Sexually suggestive clothing (if you're into that) A whopping eight people to play online with Controller support A boat made entirely out of blood You may have heard there is glorious anime cleavage in this game. You have not been misinformed. Just go ahead and buy it now if that's what you're here for. I'll be here, making disapproving faces at my computer and pretending you can see me. I've been told Skullgirls is one of the most technical fighting games to exist. A goodly few of the mechanics were designed in part by fighter champion Mike "Mike Z" Zaimont. As a salty casual who can't beat the tutorial but still makes a ham-fisted attempt at playing anyway, I know I've only scratched the surface of what can be done with this game (a process akin to scratching the surface of the moon). I've seen videos of high-level play, and it is astonishing. So if you're somebody who can decipher the phrase "qc.P+P -> a.HK -> dp" you'll find a lot to love here. If you can't, that's no reason not to buy this game. The combat is fun and engaging even if you can't explain to your friends what's happening in absurdly small acronyms. Skullgirls has 13 playable characters, each with their own engrossing story modes and unique playstyles (up from 9 in the wake of a devastatingly successful Indiegogo campaign). At least 2 more characters are still on the way. If you grab them fresh out of the oven, they're free, too! But don't burn your hand. Then you won't be able to play Skullgirls, and that would be unfortunate.
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