Shin-Nihon-Kikaku

百年早いんだよォ!
Koji Ishii
百年早いんだよォ!

百年早いんだよォ!
“Hyakunen Hayain Dayo!”
“You’re 100 years too early!”
- Ryuji Yamazaki, The King of Fighters 1998 (SNK)

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SNK made a LOT of fighting games. And by that, I mean they made/published a LOOOOOOOOOOOT of ‘em.

Savage Reign was one of many that they came up with, utilizing the weapons combat of Samurai Shodown and the multiple playing fields of Fatal Fury.

~R

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So I just saw the TGS trailer for King of Fighters XIV…

Gotta say I’m very disappointed, even Samurai Spirits SEN (Edge of Destiny) had better presentation and graphics than these 10-year-old looking models (seriously PS2 could handle those graphics).

SNKP has to up their game if they have any hope of competing with Street Fighter V or Guilty Gear Xrd.

It makes me glad that ARC System Works is a stubborn group of game designers who don’t compromise and actually do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.

SNK and Capcom could learn a lot from them (and to some extent I think Capcom already has based on how SFV looks).

Still, I think Samurai Showdown could use a style similar to GGXrd’s… if SNK is smart, they’ll go in that direction!

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Here is how the new (PS4 exclusive -_-) KOF XIV works.

~R

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And here’s part 2.

~R