Neoseeker : News : Killer Instinct launches free with one character, buy Chief Thunder and the rest of the roster later
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Largerock Aug 20, 13
Omigod this is lyke THE gam dat wil sell teh Xbone amirite!? DIS IS TEH KILLER GAME
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DedValve Aug 20, 13
They ruined a childhood game. Dead Rising 3 and Killer Instinct where the only games I was looking at the xbox one and they....what the *bleep* is this even?

Like seriously they couldn't make it into a proper fighting game? It's not like Rare is even developing this, check out Double Helix's previous record, not appealing at all.
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Supernova1332 Aug 20, 13
quote bluexy
I want to know I'm fighting against people who bought the same game, not someone who can only afford half the game I got. Ah, whatever.
Wow that's... quite the snobbery you've got there. You might want to see a doctor about that. Or perhaps I'm reading or interpreting it the wrong way.
The only problem I see with this model is that there will be so many damn Cheif Thunders to fight at the beginning.
I don't get the whole 'I must have these alternate costumes to make my character look... like everyone else who bought the costumes..." mentality but the base game with all 8 characters is $20, can't beat that with a swearing monkey.
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bluexy Aug 20, 13
Supernova1332 No no, I don't mean it to come across like, "Ew people can't afford the same game." Ahhh.

I meant it in that I prefer to have an even competitive environment with all players. It's like, at EVO a couple years back a Japanese player who played a DLC character exclusive to the Japanes arcade machines came in and cleared house. He had a competitive advantage.

I like to know we're all getting the same fair treatment from the game, rather than putting content behind pay walls.
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Ncjpr1993 Aug 20, 13
I don't see the big deal, as I thought this had been the plan for some time now. It seems the characters have a lot of focus put into their play-style and look, so I don't mind the small launch cast. $40 for a game with eight characters doesn't seem like a bad deal, and I'm pumped they included KI arcade, as I haven't played that game on a fight stick in years. However, I have been, and am very worried that this will effect the game's status at Evo 2014. I guess I'll just have to play the KoF tourny instead ),:
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ashantiqua Aug 20, 13
This isnt killer instinct. Not even close.
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ImmoStride Aug 20, 13
I really like the way they're doing this tbh. Double Helix is a dev with a horrible track record, so people aren't going to be super hyped to buy a full priced game made by them. With the way they're doing it, the people that are skeptical of KI can try it out for free to see if it's absolute shit. If they somehow like it they can pay the money they'd spend on a retail copy (assuming they pay for the ultra pack) so they get the full experience.

I'd hate it if more games did this, but considering that paying money for a Double Helix game is like throwing it away, having the option to try it and play with others without spending a dime is pretty great imo.
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Ncjpr1993 Aug 21, 13
quote ashantiqua
This isnt killer instinct. Not even close.
You've played it, then? How was it? How did the controls feel? Did it play like KI Arcade?
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Slash Aug 21, 13
6 Characters at launch lol
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Supernova1332 Aug 21, 13
quote bluexy
Supernova1332 No no, I don't mean it to come across like, "Ew people can't afford the same game." Ahhh.

I meant it in that I prefer to have an even competitive environment with all players. It's like, at EVO a couple years back a Japanese player who played a DLC character exclusive to the Japanes arcade machines came in and cleared house. He had a competitive advantage.

I like to know we're all getting the same fair treatment from the game, rather than putting content behind pay walls.
Ah, my apologies then. Pay to win, or in most cases have an unfair advantage, is an awful thing. Seen quite a few great games go down that path
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EvilTediz597 Aug 21, 13
*bleep* off. Killer Instinct was a game that deserved a come back and they've gone and *bleep*ed it.
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