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Kill La Kill If – Review

Kill La Kill If – Review

Kill La Kill If takes most of its gameplay and combat mechanics from past 3D anime fighters like ‘Jump Force’ and ‘Naruto the Ultimate Ninja Series’. At first glance, while the game seems to offer everything that one might expect 3D anime fighters to offer and from a beloved animated series; Kill la Kill If mostly doesn’t hold up to the view for long. The combat is loose and badly designed and feels sluggish a lot of the times, making the losing many a time unfair. Other than that, the combat is in itself limiting, with only three ranges of attack, a melee attack -mostly close range one-, a long range attack, and special move. These are specific to the character you are playing but do become limited and repetitive after a while. 

The camera also extremely badly designed rather than focusing on the character the combat cam instead freely floats around sometimes pushing you out of focus or in the background. This really hinder you from putting up a good fight. With fighting already unfair, the game also forces you to finish at least half the campaign to even unlock online play. As a retelling of the story the game leaves out a lot of context clearly expecting the player to have seen the entire series.

Platform-  PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows
Price- Rs. 4000
Developer- A+ Games, APLUS Co., Ltd
Publisher- Arc System Works, PQube

Pros:

  • The story is retold decently
  • Flashy combat

Cons:

  • Bad combat mechanics
  • Limited fighting moves
  • Bad camera positioning during combat

Score: 7/10

About:

The critically acclaimed 2013 anime title that shook the streets of Honnou City, ‘KILL la KILL’ finally makes a comeback as an action fighting game! Play as Satsuki Kiryuin, Ryuko Matoi, and more, and indulge in the alternate story that will draw you deeper into the vivid and action filled world of ‘KILL la KILL’.

“KILL la KILL” is an original television animation made by Studio TRIGGER, under the talented hands of the creator of “Gurren Lagann”, Hiroyuki Imaishi, and the scenario writer, Kazuki Nakashima. In pursuit of the truth behind her father’s death – “the wielder of the Scissor Blade”, Ryuko Matoi enrolls into the Honnouji Academy. In Honnouji Academy, there exists a special uniform, the “Goku Uniform”, said to bestow special powers upon those who wear it. And the Student President, Satsuki Kiryuin, has absolute authority over the entire Academy with its powers.
Satsuki, who claims to know of “the wielder of the Scissor Blade”. Ryuko presses on to seek information from her, and this is when fate encounters. The saga that wreaked havoc onto the Academy, is now spreading to engulf everything!

Dominate your opponents with deep mind games, and devastate them with stunning animations. This is KILL la KILL battle action!

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