Killer Instinct review

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  • BladedFalcon - November 18, 2013 8:53 a.m.

    Seems I've been proven wrong, I was expecting this one to be very mediocre and button mashy, but it doesn't seem to be the case at all, which is great! Shame about the Microsoft meddling getting in the way of the game's content and characters. More importantly though, what makes me happy about this, is that it boosts my confidence on Double Helix studios, and makes me more optimistic about their involvement in the upcoming strider game.
  • shawksta - November 18, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    Exactly this A lot of people were iffy on the new strider game but comparing it to the amount of work they put on KI, it makes them much more calmer that Strider wont be butchered after all. Hopefully we dont jinx it.
  • Swedish_Chef - November 18, 2013 4:30 p.m.

    God I want that game to be good so bad.
  • Swedish_Chef - November 18, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    The game may be light on content but I'll give Double Helix a pass on that as Microsoft only gave them a grand total of 10 MONTHS to build the entire game up from scratch and I much prefer a title on launch that's light in content but has really fun and refined gameplay systems to a title that's packed with content but is a complete and utter mess. I'll definitely pick this up when I eventually get an Xbox One, which'll probably be around the time Season 2 is happening/finished and the game will have a lot more content.
  • shawksta - November 18, 2013 8:09 a.m.

  • Talvari - November 18, 2013 6:03 a.m.

    Only 6 characters? Dang. At least it seems to have turned out to be decent after all the controversy and speculation.
  • shawksta - November 18, 2013 8:08 a.m.

    Sadly its because Microsoft wants them to get the game ready at launch. But making it only $20-$40 is great. They are still gonna update the game with characters and make what they call "Seasons", right now with season 1, we'll get Spinal and Fulgor by January and March respectively and then season 2 with its characters later down the line after they are revealed
  • Talvari - November 18, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    Yeah for sure, I just didn't realise how much stuff was cut in order for it to make available for launch. I guess so long as everything DLC wise is reasonably priced it's okay ;.;
  • shawksta - November 18, 2013 11:11 a.m.

    The game itself still has some neat content, like being able to add accesories to your fighters like a different sword for Jago and muzzle for Saburwulf, much like how Tekken is.

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Release date: Nov 22 2013 - Xbox One (US)
Available Platforms: Xbox One
Genre: Fighting
Franchise: Killer Instinct
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Language