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Release :  Jun/04/2013
Series :  Sabre of the Four Seasons
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Myohu-kai presents an intense clash-of-swords game 2 years in the making.

Never before seen fighting style that fully involves you with just two buttons...
Over 50 characters clash energies in an epic tale of rivalry...
Bonus features that boggle the mind...
Rising tensions with every fight...

Shiki no Kyouken is an indie game packed with passion as only an indie games do!

The tale begins in dialogue and carries through raging battles.
As the story of protagonist Zetsua Akatsuki grows, your tactics will be tested,
backstories and futures will be learned, and challenges will be faced with true, survival-strength
fighting spirit, each slash a vital strike against the waves of a deepening storm.

Old Japan. To outsiders it is a land of madness.
To its people a kingdom of life and death struggle.
Japanese, foreigners and spirits from the realm between worlds
meet blades as each life traverses the seasons of change.

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* Please note that trial game data cannot be transferred to the full game.

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File / Size
RJ116142.zip / 664.22MB (696488983Byte)
1.6GHz or greater
512MB or greater
850MB or greater
128MB or greater
Gamepad not compatible (keyboard only)
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A great 1D fighting game focused on spacing and timing

Nov/06/2013  By Varq

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Note: I can't read Japanese, so I can't review story.

Shiki no Kyouken presents a strange approach to fighting games. The entirety of the action takes place along a 1D line making spacing and timing very important. More interestingly, the game only uses 3 buttons: movement, attack, and special. The gameplay involves both players moving on a line as points with their own respective attack "boxes". When the attack box overlap the opponent, the player can attack to deal damage. This sounds simple enough at first, but the opponent is trying to do the same. Also take into account that there are 57 different characters with their own movements, attack speeds, specials, parry time, selectable meter types, and upgradable stats.

Battles also feature a rock, paper, scissor element. For example, if P1's super meter (sunburst) were full and they pressed attack twice, they would do a super attack. During this time, a balance appears on each player's side with three kanji on them: Red (action) on one side, Blue (stillness) in the center, Green (movement) on the other side. Pressing attack tilts to the red, pressing movement tilts to the green. Pressing nothing centers on blue. In most situations, red > blue > green > red. If P1 holds attack, and P2 holds attack or nothing, P1 would deal damage to P2. If P2 were to hold movement instead, P2 would dodge it, avoiding the damage.

+Interesting gameplay
+A large character roster
+Great art, animation, music, and voice overs
+Lots of unlockable content (Characters, Cat ears, Music Room, Art Gallery)

Cons are the sometimes random outcomes and first player advantage, and some frustrating fights (Shikinseki in particular, but she is an optional boss). The game uses Flash tweening animations and has inconsistent voice acting, which are aesthetic issues.

Please note versus mode needs to be unlocked (only tutorial and story are available at the start).

I recommend this game to those who like fighting games. A second game is also in the works!

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