Growing the Beast feat. ReNiC and Juicebox – How to Progress in King of Fighters XIII

By on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

ReNiC and special guest Juicebox recently put together another installment of Growing the Beast, once again focusing on the former’s new game, King of Fighters XIII. This episode discusses what skills you need to foster in order to progress, most notably focusing on aggression and taking advantage of opportunities.

Source: ReNiC

Angelo M. D’Argenio A.K.A. MyLifeIsAnRPG got his start in the fighting game community as a young boy playing Street Fighter II in arcades down at the Jersey Shore. As president of Disorganization XIII, he travels the convention circuit presenting a variety of panels from discussions on gamer culture, to stick modding workshops, to fighting game comedy acts. He has a passion for looking at the fighting game community from an academic standpoint and has completed several studies on effective fighting game learning and the impact fighting games have on social circles. A six year veteran of the gaming industry, he also writes for Cheat Code Central and is a lead game designer for Ember Games. On Tuesdays, you can find him getting bodied by Chris G and getting mistaken for Seth Rogen at The Break.
  • BlackMasamune


  • allytronic

    “All characters play the same way, really” – Juicebox

    lol, I wonder how kof fanboys will react to this. That’s how I always felt about kof.

    The concept of “good game” is obviously subjective, but for me, it’s hard to consider a fighting game good when every character plays the same.

    Also, you can’t react to shit in kof, you have to anticipate everything. It’s like playing online marvel…

    • Sounds super awesome -__-

    • BlackMasamune

      Every character doesn’t play the same, they just all have the same fundamental options. And just because you are too slow to react in KOF, doesn’t mean everyone can’t.

    • Yamazaky Geese

      actually you have to react fast and master the execution when you rarely get a chance to punish

      or simply dont play kof because you cant handle it

    • samirerre

      then you cant handle the heat, son.

  • pootnannies

    gotta agree that you can be more creative in kof13 and other aggressive fighting games. many of those games also reward smart defense. only thing i don’t like about this game is it’s so jump based. just not my personal style but that’s what makes kof, kof.