King Of Fighters Allstar Review — Is this mobile fighting game worth playing?

Hi there! This free to play mobile game you see is King
of Fighters Allstars and it looks like a cool fighting title at the first view. Is it really like that? In this review, I will try to find what is
good and what is bad about this game full of content. And I have to say, that I’m not familiar
with the King of Fighters franchise at all. I guess that it will help me to avoid some
bias and fanboying. So, let’s have a roll at this game! Wait. Before we start, here is a kitty. Just for you. King of Fighters Allstars is a new big mobile
game based on a popular fighting franchise. Actually, In its core, KOF Allstars is more
of a beat ‘em up than a fighting game, since it is focused on PvE and often involves beating
some lesser enemies before a player can fight a boss. But there is some PvP in the game too and
we will return to this question later. Now, let’s see how King of Fighters Allstars
is advertised in Play Store. The game claims to have amazing graphics,
simple but exciting fighting experience, a great variety of characters and real-time
PvP and cooperative play. Amazing graphics? Check. The game is a pleasure to watch and play. Animations are fluid, characters are detailed
and the colors are vibrant. Can’t argue here, just can’t. Let’s just enjoy it for a bit. Next, fights and control mechanics. At the start of their journey, players have
only a few button options to learn the game’s simple control scheme, but that quickly evolves
into some serious button mashing with some real skill and strategy involved. And I have to say that it is a good thing
in a free game, where characters can be upgraded and leveled up. The fights are really fast-paced and the game
has some variety to allow some strategic character builds. A wide array of content that King of Fighters
Allstars promises is a real thing too. There is a lot of unique fighters to unlock,
upgrade, equip and combine in different ways. The last one is a very important part of the
game because all the fighters have different powers, that often shine if specific teams
of fighters are formed. The downside to it is that a player will have
to spend a lot of time or money to unlock and upgrade all the characters they need. But it’s a common thing for such games. Variety doesn’t stop for just characters. King of Fighters Allstars has a truckload
of game modes, events, rewards, progress bars and other stuff including a long linear story. There is no need to describe all of those,
but there are some cool ones. To be honest, all that content overwhelms
a bit and the story with a default amnesia twist feel very very bland to me. And also a bit cryptic. But I am sure that there will be some people
to actually enjoy it. Big check on the content’s part for this
game. A big one. Well, to the next point. PvP and Cooperative play are in the KOF Allstars
but those modes aren’t in their best shape to be true. Mainly because of the games connection issues. Btw, check out this screen. You probably will see this one a lot while
playing this game. I do. Most of the PvP modes in the game are asynchronous. It means that a player fights other player’s
characters that are controlled by bots. In other words, they are fake. But, there are not fake modes too. It’s a friendly PvP mode, which I wasn’t
able to play and a Tournament mode with real-time PvP that is laggy as hell. Just watch this for a bit. By the way, I have to give King of Fighters
Allstars some credit. That real-time PvP mode is kinda fair since
all characters in that mode are upgraded to the max. I also wasn’t able to play cooperative modes
just because there were no willing players. But that wasn’t a big downside to me, just
because somehow the developers have added cooperative play options only for some low-level
activities. Or, there is a chance, that I’ve managed
to find only those. Anyways, if the connection will be improved,
this real-time PvP fighting will be a pretty nice feature. Not now, yet. Our next stop is the monetization! And the things are mixed here. On the one hand, King of Fighters Allstars
uses some monetization patterns that are common for such games. It has it all: hero collecting and leveling,
upgrading stars with use of various resources, character synergies, time-limited events,
stamina system and so on and so on and so… on. The ways those games are tricking players
into paying are often incredible and can be discussed for an unlimited amount of time. No need to focus on that very deep here. Just keep in mind, that this game may make
you want to spend some money by introducing you to some stronger enemies or offering you
a character you can’t resist. And on the other hand, KOF Allstars do not
really pressure its players into paying something, at least for a very long time. So long, that it is very possible for a player
to get bored with the game. As for me, I’ve managed to get a basic team
of rare heroes and to complete a full story on easy mode. That maybe wasn’t very challenging, but
to let players enjoy the full story without introducing them to any paywalls is a very
polite move from the devs. Also, King of Fighters Allstars often introduces
some modes featuring fair play, where players can competitively play using fully upgraded
characters. So, should you try King of Fighters Allstars? Well, it’s a beautiful hero collecting RPG
fighting game that uses a popular franchise. So, if you are into those things, then you
should at least try KOF Allstars. The good thing is that if you don’t like
the game or just don’t feel like grinding, you can just complete the story, try out some
game modes and proudly leave without paying anything. But be aware of this game being potentially
addictive and introducing some paywalls later in the game. Also, you will probably have to pay some money
to climb higher in some late-game activities. Ok. Thank you for staying with me for that long
and watching or listening to my stuff. This is the end of my review but isn’t the
end of the video yet. If you’ve been watching me for a while,
then you probably have noticed, that I’ve deviated from my usual routine a bit and reviewed
a bit more popular game for a change. But don’t worry, I do not plan to abandon
my Obscure Edition series. It will be out as soon as I can make it out. Since day job. If you like my videos then you can help me
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3 thoughts on “King Of Fighters Allstar Review — Is this mobile fighting game worth playing?

  1. Thank you for visiting the comments. That is awesome!
    And I’ve screwed the game’s name with a stray “s”. I’m pretty sorry for that but I was too lazy to re-record audio. I hope that will be excused :3

    You can help me a bit by leaving a like and sharing your opinion on this video with me. That will help me a lot. I will try to answer you as fast as I can.
    BTW, I would like to know, if there are other similar games like King Of Fighters Allstars? Are they better? Are they worse? What are your favorite ones? Let me know!

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