King of Fighters XIV stumbles at times, but still has it where it counts the most.
The King of Fighters XIV is an unapologetically complex game with a learning curve that ramps up into a sheer wall at times, but scaling that wall is a big part of the fun. Taking the time to explore the massive cast of fighters and master their intricate abilities is a test of dexterity and patience, but it delivers a satisfying experience perfect for those looking for a challenge to conquer. The transition to polygonal graphics from the historical sprites hasnít exactly been kind to it, but this is still an excellent entry in the series.

King of Fighters XIV is nearly exhausting in the sheer amount of content it contains. Thereís enough here to spend hours learning various moves, characters, and combinations and still feel as if youíve barely scratched the surface. A total of 50 individual fighters provides nearly unparalleled variety when choosing just who to take with you onto the field of battle. Most of the men and women vying for the title of the King of Fighters feel unique, some radically so, such as Angel and the impressive variety of her Unchain Circle combo attacks.
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