Difficulty: *** Not overly challenging for a 2D fighter, but requires over 100 hours of grinding online.
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King of Fighters XII
King of Fighters XII is a 2D fighting game, and the twelfth installment in The King of Fighters series which began in 1994 on the Neo Geo. The game includes a roster of 22 playable characters, and introduces the Critical Counter system which allows for linking multiple attacks when the vitality if full, the Guard Attack in which fighters intercept and strike an opponent's hit, and the Clash system where opponents are separated into a neutral position if characters hit one another with matched timing.
King of Fighters XII received mediocre reviews with an average score of 62%, praised for its graphics and new game mechanics, though criticized for some of its removed features, and its poor online mode.
The game can be challenging, but not overly difficult - especially for those with experience in fighting games. The 3-star rating is mainly due to the time involved. You will need to play a total of 1,400 online matches, and win 100 of them. Even with a boosting partner, this will certainly take a large chunk out of your time. In addition, you will need at least two playthroughs with each of the 22 characters in Arcade mode.
Expect well over 100 hours for the Platinum.
King of Fighters XII doesn't require much of a roadmap, as the Trophies are fairly straightforward without requiring any particular order for completion. However, be sure to check out the King of Fighters XII trophy guide links under our Links tab if you're having trouble with anything, or simply need some tips.
Essentially, your road towards the Platinum is divided into two paths. One is the offline, where you will need to play the Arcade mode with each character twice. There is a respected trophy for having KO'ed every character with each character, as well as the Perfect Fighter trophy for having KO'ed everyone with everyone. Since each game of Arcade mode allows you to fight 15 characters per playthrough, and you will need to fight a total of 22, you will have to play Arcade mode twice. Feel free to set the options to Easy mode for this. In addition, there is the Speed King trophy for clearing Arcade mode in under 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
The other path towards the Platinum is online, where you will need to play a total of 1,400 online matches for the RANK SSS trophy, and win 100 matches for the Legend trophy. If you're looking for a boosting partner, check out the boosting forums under our Links tab. Though even with a partner, this will still take quite a fair bit of time.
KellyNuts and Vyrastas have a great Trophy Guide here:
And a great Trophy Guide created by trophybot:
And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS3) by KingSigy:
A video demonstration of the Speed King trophy by KellyNuts:
A Move List by IceQueenZer0:
Here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
And a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: