This is my first King of Fighters experience and this is a series I have seen about but never really tried (I'm not really a big beat em up game player). Directed by Yasuyuki Oda who previously worked on Street Fighter IV the game uses a 3D style fighting style on a beautifully designed 2D backdrop a style I actually really loved playing along with. The character desgins are brilliant each member of the roster having their own unique fight style and look and all part of several teams. I loved the syle of Kukai, a fighter who uses the power of sand, Billy Kane, the master of the pole and Choi Bounge, who pretty much looks like Freddy Kruger with bigger knife fingers, no seriously look at this picture:
Overall King of Fighters XIV is a fun little game, one which I enjoyed playing much more than Street Fighter IV and the recent two Mortal Kombat games. It is very complex with so many move combos and charcter combinations to perfect before your can master the game. The character designs made this game for me from the off as well which is always a nice addition to a very good game. I would suggest trying this one out, after all if you want to know about these characters you always have google.