STEAM SALE! Skullgirls 33% off! Only until January 2nd, 2014.

blufangblufang Devour!Joined: Posts: 4,487
edited December 2013 in Skullgirls
Now is the perfect time to try out the most original fighter of this generation!
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  • evilweevleevilweevle Xbox GT : MrFossy Joined: Posts: 4,275
    hmm i dunno about original, but its a damn good game that is criminally underplayed. specially considered the stuff that does get played.
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  • S00perCamS00perCam Cold as ice Joined: Posts: 2,442
    evilweevle wrote: »
    hmm i dunno about original, but its a damn good game that is criminally underplayed. specially considered the stuff that does get played.
    I blame marvel 3

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  • Evolution169Evolution169 Wake up DP is unbeatable Joined: Posts: 1,063
    nsc wrote: »
    Also before buying the game look up some BnBs, some people don't want to learn 20-40 input combos.

    I think it's cool game with awesome characters, but this is why I don't play it.
  • nscnsc Stay free, it's the way to be Joined: Posts: 1,795
    nsc wrote: »
    Also before buying the game look up some BnBs, some people don't want to learn 20-40 input combos.

    I think it's cool game with awesome characters, but this is why I don't play it.

    I'll be honest, I felt that way, then I saw max learn how to play filia in like an hour, and sure enough an hour later I can do a 20 hit bnb that ends in two supers and does a gajillion damage.


    If I knew MikeZ IRL I'd punch him in the dick for making squigly though, on PC everyone plays solo squigly and it's mind melting.
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  • blufangblufang Devour! Joined: Posts: 4,487
    Skullgirls is still going through a lot of changes, the latest beta (which will probably make it into the real game) has much shorter combos meaning you have to go for resets a lot more. Also combos off assists get severely scaled as well. Anyways it is free to play this weekend so no harm in checking the current version out.




  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 23,353
    edited November 2013
    Question, is the game free for just the weekend or free if you get it this weekend?
    I have some friends that would like to try it before buying it
    blufang wrote: »
    Now is the perfect time to try out the most original fighter of this generation!

    But SG is a MVC2 clone from what i recall so i don't see the original part :coffee:
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  • RagingDemonStormRagingDemonStorm The power of elevation Joined: Posts: 3,182
    edited November 2013
    Hecatom wrote: »
    Question, is the game free for just the weekend or free if you get it this weekend?

    The game is free until 10am PST on Monday. Squigley doesn't come with the base game so make sure to download her for free if you want to play her.

    Edit: Squigely isn't playable. Thought she was because I seen her as free DLC. NVM

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  • GespenstRitterGespenstRitter The Enigmatic Gale Joined: Posts: 3,237
    Hecatom wrote: »
    Question, is the game free for just the weekend or free if you get it this weekend?

    The game is free until 10am PST on Monday. Squigley doesn't come with the base game so make sure to download her for free if you want to play her.

    But you can't play with Squigly or the beta during the free weekend unless you buy the game.
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  • nscnsc Stay free, it's the way to be Joined: Posts: 1,795
    Squiggly was supposed to become non-free DLC this November (or is it after November?) so if you're on the fence jump in because $10 is not a lot of money these days and you'll probably want squiggly free if you're counting coins anyways.

    She'll be pay 2 play soon.
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  • LouiscipherLouiscipher Joined: Posts: 8,177
    This is what all fighters on PC should do.
    STOMP!
  • blufangblufang Devour! Joined: Posts: 4,487
    Don't forget that Big Band (already in the beta version), Eliza, Beowulf, and Robo Fortune will all be free as well!




  • Lord_AukiLord_Auki Joined: Posts: 15
    I downloaded it last night. I liked the game play, I just couldn't get into the goth girl theme.
  • Evolution169Evolution169 Wake up DP is unbeatable Joined: Posts: 1,063
    Lord_Auki wrote: »
    I downloaded it last night. I liked the game play, I just couldn't get into the goth girl theme.
    The game has a running 1930s theme, but I wouldn't say it's goth at all(aside from Squiggly, maybe).
  • cidbahamutcidbahamut Joined: Posts: 87
    Lord_Auki wrote: »
    I downloaded it last night. I liked the game play, I just couldn't get into the goth girl theme.
    I have the opposite problem. The character designs are all sweet and the animation's top notch, but the game play just rubs me the wrong way.
  • Look At All That JewelsLook At All That Jewels Joined: Posts: 11
    I dissed the game quite heavily until I actually bought it for Steam and gave it a go. I don't count on ever getting good at the game (unless they make some serious revisions to the game), but it's a unique experience (speaking as a PC gamer with no real access to UMVC3), and only ten bucks? If you consider yourself a fighting game enthusiast of any kind, you'll pick it up at that price.

    I was around when Marvel 2 was a new game, and I can tell you, this is no Marvel 2 (a good thing, imho). It's its own game, and it's worth checking out. For those of you wondering what "free weekend" means, no, sorry, you don't get to keep the game for free just for downloading it this weekend. You can play it for free for the *weekend* only, but if you buy it during the "free weekend," you can save 33%.

    It's a crazy game, and while it's still suffering through various hiccups, it's got a long life ahead of it, and I think it kind of falls under the same category as KOFXIII in terms of "nobody wants to play it because it's so damn difficult to master." But don't be afraid. There are plenty of other relative scrubs online like me!
  • RagingDemonStormRagingDemonStorm The power of elevation Joined: Posts: 3,182
    I don't like the nerf to Marie. Its no fun beating her effortlessly.
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  • nscnsc Stay free, it's the way to be Joined: Posts: 1,795
    Beat that 300% if you're so great
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  • Evolution169Evolution169 Wake up DP is unbeatable Joined: Posts: 1,063
    edited November 2013
    Skullgirls is on sale again for a Steam flash sale. 50% off, but only 5hrs 45min left.
  • blufangblufang Devour! Joined: Posts: 4,487
    Skullgirls is on sale 33% of for Steam winter sale. Will last til Jan. 2. So for 10 bucks you'll get the game plus 4 DLC characters. Unfortunately Squigly's free run ended Nov. 22nd so she is a pay dlc now. There may be 50% off or more during a flash or daily sale during this time period so keep ears tuned.

    For those that don't know much about the game...let me point a few things out.

    Firstly though the cast is indeed small (with the DLC characters it will end up being 13). It can't be understated how different and unique and at times groundbreaking each design is. Here are a few descriptions.

    -Squigly can sing to alter the stage. It forces the character a certain distance towards her, and temporarily brings the corner right behind opponent. This can be used in many various ways. In addition Squigly has 2 stances each which can be charged so that every move in the stance you've charged is powered up with new properties. She can stance cancel to cancel the recovery of moves also.

    -Big Band is the only character in the game with 3s parries. He also is the only character with a taunt in which you can free form jazz solo on the trumpet using all the pitches of a real trumpet. This powers up his supers.

    -Valentine is the fastest character. Her syringe projectile can be loaded with 3 different vials, each of which that can be powered up 3 times. One toxin is a poison which continuously drains opponent's health, one greatly increases the hitstun and blockstun suffered by opponents, and one imposes 6f of input lag on the opponent.

    -Upcoming Elisa will get stronger as she takes more damage. She will spill copious amounts of blood as she is taking damage, she can then use this blood in various ways on the opponent.

    -Painwheel is the high damage dealer, and also the only character that can free fly. She can fly, unfly really quick. Fans of marvel should know how this works.

    -Fortune can detach her head, and manually control it regardless of where it is on screen. So with controlling her body and head separately she can make it very unpleasant for opponent. In addition her moves change depending on weather head is attached or detached.

    2. The game is in the Guiness book of world records for having the most frames of animation per character. If anyone played Darkstalkers, Skullgirls is similar in that seeminly every frame is wildly varied and tons of transformations and such. This is better seen than believed...check this thread which fans have posted their favorite screenshots.

    skullgirls.com/forums/index.php?threads/whats-your-favorite-animation-in-skullgirls.1027/

    3. Soundtrack is by famed Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane who created the soundtracks for Bloodlines and the all the games from Symphony of the Night-Order of Ecclesia. It is glorious.

    4. There is an endless beta where the devs are constantly testing and working on things. There is a direct line between the creators and the players to provide input and feedback and opinions.

    5. It uses GGPO. The netcode is absolutely superb, rollback based but you'll rarely suffer these noticeably as long as ping is under 200. Oh yeah....ping. No generic bars, you have an exact number so you can decide if you want to play or if the number is too high.

    6. The best training mode and tutorial of any fighting game. Lobbies where everyone plays everyone, you don't have to spectate unless there is an odd number of people.

    7. A story mode for each character.

    8. Though it is a team fighter, your team can be 1, 2, or 3. The less characters you go with the more damage they deal and the more stamina they'll have.

    9. Custom assists. You can choose ANY attack/throw of a character as your assist.






  • nscnsc Stay free, it's the way to be Joined: Posts: 1,795
    A staple of competitive skullgirls play is throw-resets. So during a big combo you need to memorize where the reset points are and be ready to stop the mixup (hi-low-throw) because most characters can start full combos with throws.

    This is by far the biggest criticism I have come across, many people think that throw-resets leading to full combos is stupid and mind-melting.

    Before you purchase this you should consider this. Currently MikeZ is tweaking the game to drastically shorten combos, effectively eliminating every character's optimal combo, when this change drops the game changes too, and maybe throw-resets become less of a big deal because shorter combos means less reset points, means less mix-ups into throw resets.

    The second biggest criticism is invincible assit calls. Each character has one move which has an invulnerable startup during the assist call, these are extremely popular choices due to the raw power a disjointed invulnerable hitbox provides. MikeZ is tweaking the game to have significant scaling on assit moves when used to start combos in order to address this.

    That said I love skullgirls and truly believe it's the best 2D fighting game currently out, even with these criticsms.
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  • blufangblufang Devour! Joined: Posts: 4,487
    edited December 2013
    Skullgirls is on flash sale now, 50% off! $7.49 will get you the game plus 4 yet to be released DLC characters. Sale ends in less than 6 hours.




  • Reimu_HakureiReimu_Hakurei Shrine Maiden of Paradise Joined: Posts: 12
    edited December 2013
    I think this game looks fantastic, the sprites and animation are wonderful. This is the kind of sharp style that 3D simply cannot recreate in my opinion. ^o^

    The atmosphere, mood and music of the game suits me too, and the gameplay I like a lot as well. As someone who plays Arcana Heart, Melty Blood and MvC I can immediately get accustomed to the mechanics of this game.
  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,168 admin
    Moved to the Skullgirls forum.

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