I’ll admit that it’s been a light couple of years for the fighting genre. Without heavy hitters like Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, or Street Fighter, you’re left with the smaller guys or newcomers. This was another light year with fighting games that were good, but not spectacular. None of these games revolutionized the genre or pushed their respective series in new directions, but were very solid.
The King of Fighters XV
The King of Fighters XV had an impressive roster, updated visuals, a few new gameplay tweaks, and great online play. While the series hasn’t evolved hardly at all in the last decade it still packs personality, charm, and beautiful visuals.