Glad you’re liking the game SuparnovaX. The combination of ground based footsie games and the auto double system reminds me a lot of SFxT. I guess KI was always a really kusoge version of XTekken or Alpha 1. Luckily they’ve found a way to make it its own thing and the combo breaker, counter breaker and instinct cancel system gives it its own flavor. Plus all of the character specific unique traits like a zoning character with an unblockable projectile and a character that basically plays like a Marvel 3 character in a SF style game.
After playing Marvel 3 for so long with so many spacing abstracts, it’s good to play a combo heavy game that relies on traditional SF style spacing elements again. Very refreshing while still retaining “hype” and things to keep the players and crowd interested regardless of skill level. It’s interesting to play this game because when I see someone do Jago’s overhead I block it very consistently now after having to try to block stuff on reaction in Marvel 3 for so long. If anything that game definitely upped my defensive game because of how many near impossible to react to things you must find a way to react to or at least move away from to stay competitive.
This game’s first major is happening at NEC in Philly next week and I hope people check it out and sign up. I know it’s the first major a little more than a week after its release so I’m not expecting the world as far as sign ups. Yet the fact that it’s an official tourney game out the gate should give it some leverage and players like J.Wong signing up for it should give incentive for others to sign up or try it out. I’m sure MadCatz will be there providing sticks for people to use since outside of modding you pretty much have to pay 200 dollars to play on a stick right now.