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#BringBackKI

JBeezYBabY

Mr. Righteous
KI will always hold a special place in my heart. I played both of the old ones on Nintendo back in the day but never got into this one. I wish I could get in on the hype train to play but im not gonna buy an xbox for one game. I wish in the future it be on all platforms because this game look phenomenal. But im id support watching others play for sure.
 

hatyr

tease out the impurities
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KI is amazing and Id still gladly play with anyone interested
Nice. I'm just starting to get my bearings; it's really overwhelming but having fun so far. I'm going to hit the game hard after EVO and will be down for some games for sure. What character(s) do you play?
 

Marlow

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I've given it a try, I think it's a great game. However, I really struggle with the combo breaker mechanic. I like it, but I'm just terrible at it, so it's been hard for me to get too much into the game.
 

Wetdoba

All too easy...
Nice. I'm just starting to get my bearings; it's really overwhelming but having fun so far. I'm going to hit the game hard after EVO and will be down for some games for sure. What character(s) do you play?
My main is Aganos who quickly became my favorite big body of all time but I also have a very average to below average Arbiter and Gargos I learned for fun
 

Orochi

Scorpion Scrub
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I really enjoyed the game when Double Helix was the developer the game felt super unique but after Iron Galaxy took over I liked it less and less.
 

Wetdoba

All too easy...
I really enjoyed the game when Double Helix was the developer the game felt super unique but after Iron Galaxy took over I liked it less and less.
What were some of the major differences? I did not play regularly back when it was still a DH game, all I heard was season 1 characters had some busted stuff such as Sadira infinites and Jago just dominating in every category
 
What were some of the major differences? I did not play regularly back when it was still a DH game, all I heard was season 1 characters had some busted stuff such as Sadira infinites and Jago just dominating in every category
You heard right. DH version was fun, but fundamentally broken. The manual system, unbreakable combos, safe counter breakers etc.
 

Wetdoba

All too easy...
You heard right. DH version was fun, but fundamentally broken. The manual system, unbreakable combos, safe counter breakers etc.
There are still scenarios that allow manuals though were you just able to do them way more? Also safe counter breakers lol, no thanks
 

haketh

Noob
Anyone saying the game was more unique when DH was in charge & better please I want you to go back & watch S1. I enjoyed the game then but wooooo boy do people have rose tinted glasses. Remember how Sabrewulf Dash through Shadow Eclipse was legit unblockable for the longest time.
 

Jynks

some heroes are born, some made, some wondrous
could never get into KI. It just missed all the marks for me somehow. I find it not only boring to play but absolutely unwatchable as a spectator. I hope they can fix it if they ever make a sequal.
 

xenogorgeous

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could never get into KI. It just missed all the marks for me somehow. I find it not only boring to play but absolutely unwatchable as a spectator. I hope they can fix it if they ever make a sequal.
agreed .... tried to enjoy KI, but, it's too much combo focused, very exagerated on hits numbers, ultra combos on sceen, etc, so, it's too much fast paced .... instead of heavy neutral/footsie game as others fighting games, as Tekken, SF, MK etc .... so , this kills any hype for this excessive gameplay mechanics that KI so much valorize , and the game becomes dull boring to follow up at competitive level, indeed ... :confused:
 

xenogorgeous

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Is there still a free demo or trial version on the Microsoft Store? And I assume development for the game is done and no more content is being added; thus the "bring it back" hashtag?
I believe so , that there is still a free to play demo indeed , to download , at MS Store, yeah .... and the bring back, is more about because the game , somehow, was abandoned by Evo and other major tourneys, since is almost as an "niche" fighting game franchise, that , despite being high quality on gameplay and network, is not a direct concorrent to great series as Tekken and Street Fighter, so, is not seens as profitable enough for people to dedicate years to follow on it
 
I believe so , that there is still a free to play demo indeed , to download , at MS Store, yeah .... and the bring back, is more about because the game , somehow, was abandoned by Evo and other major tourneys, since is almost as an "niche" fighting game franchise, that , despite being high quality on gameplay and network, is not a direct concorrent to great series as Tekken and Street Fighter, so, is not seens as profitable enough for people to dedicate years to follow on it
Hmmm... it also uses rollback netcode, does it not? I also recall it being at Majors for years, considering it launched in 2013 with the Xbox One.
 

John Grizzly

The axe that clears the forest
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could never get into KI. It just missed all the marks for me somehow. I find it not only boring to play but absolutely unwatchable as a spectator. I hope they can fix it if they ever make a sequal.
But if they "fix it" it will no longer be Killer Instinct, though.

I think they did a fantastic job at bringing KI back with this game. It felt like a worthy sequel with a bunch of new mechanics while keeping the core of the game still KI.

If they do end up making a sequel, they should consider bringing the game to Playstation, though. Not many people are willing to buy an Xbox just to play KI. Having said that, I did that very thing when they game launched.
 

xenogorgeous

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Hmmm... it also uses rollback netcode, does it not? I also recall it being at Majors for years, considering it launched in 2013 with the Xbox One.
yep, it uses .... people gave compliments to the netcode, saying was one of the best at time
 

hatyr

tease out the impurities
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Any difference between the Microsoft Store and Steam versions?
Windows Store version can cross-play with Xbox players.

EDIT: I've been corrected — Steam can cross-play as well except for ranked matches.
 
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hatyr

tease out the impurities
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Is there still a free demo or trial version on the Microsoft Store? And I assume development for the game is done and no more content is being added; thus the "bring it back" hashtag?
I think there is a free version that has rotating characters that you can play/try free and purchase separately if you want them permanently. The whole game is on sale a lot; think I got it for $15 or something. Looks like it's $9.99 for the Definitive Edition on the Microsoft Store right now :O

Edit: the 'bring it back' hastag started on Twitter last week to try to get some attention back on the game in hopes of a new version in development for the next-gen Xbox console.
 

hatyr

tease out the impurities
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@hatyr No crossplay in the Steam version?
Nope, not last I read. I'm only recently getting involved in these things but looks like cross-play is a Microsoft perk. And you don't need Xbox Live for the PC version like you do for the console version, so no worries there either if that's a consideration to get it on Steam over the Windows Store.

EDIT: I've been corrected — Steam can cross-play as well except for ranked matches.
 
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