Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Review (PC)
By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Jul, 2016 At 11:43 PM | Categorized As Featured, PC Games, PlayStation, Reviews, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

Melty Blood is a cult classic fighting game series, and the developers of the series, French Bread, have created a spiritual sequel to create some new ideas. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, an updated version of Under Night In-Birth continues Melty Blood‘s tradition of blending the visual novel genre with 2D fighting game perfection. It has its own unique elements though and it was an interesting experience.

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late on PC is a tight fighting game, with precise controls. I played on a Hori Fighting Commander fight pad and had no complaints about how anything worked. There is a great training mode that helped get me into the fighting mechanics, but even better was the great pickup and play nature. I would just pick a random character and start to learn them in arcade mode. Some were easy to learn and some were difficult, but all were fun to play as. I don’t have any particular favourites but Linne was particularly fun to use.

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Playing against others was great and I didn’t suffer lag or screen tearing. The visuals were sharps and crisp with just the right amount of flashiness. The music is great anime-esque music that fits great with the setting. The story mode was interesting but I had some difficulty getting into it. Mixing visual novels and 2D fighting games works for some games and some people enjoy it. I don’t have any real problems with it, but for some reason I just didn’t get into it here. Perhaps it just wasn’t for me, but at least I was able to enjoy the fighting game part of it. This is a game I can see myself coming back to, time and again, just to have some fun when I have a few minutes.  Its a fun experience and enjoyable.

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As a spiritual sequel to the Melty Blood series Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late does a lot right. It might not hit all the right notes with the story mode, but the fighting is on point. This is easily one of the best fighting games I have ever played on Steam and I am not exaggerating when I say that. This is a game that I give my highest recommendation to. If you like fighting games, then you need to check this out.



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