Review Fatal Fight - Fighting Games
An oddly familiar game with better graphics
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 04 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Great graphics, animations are smooth, addicting gameplay, no freemium features
Rides on the curtails of an incredibly similar game, touch input feels like it’s 98% accurate which is small but noticeable
If you’re a PC gamer you might be surprised to find that Five Finger Death Punch is ranked as the second best seller on the platform. And up until this point that’s because it was really the only game that did what it did. Until now. Fatal Fight for Android features literally identical gameplay but it’s less over the top and doesn’t feature all of the freemium features that the free-to-play Android port of said game has in it.
I actually reviewed Five Finger Death Punch and gave it kind of a bad score because it feature ludicrously balanced energy systems and an incredibly grindy upgrade system. This game throws all of that out of the window and just gives you the core gameplay experience without the hassle.
The fighting mechanic is simple. You’ve got attack reach which is indicated below your character and there are various enemies that run at you from two sides. Simply tap in the direction of any enemies within your reach and you’ll unleash straight up kung fu fury. If you miss then you get hit and lose some health. As you progress enemies take more hits, try to dodge you by teleporting to the other side, or require you to input long combos to take down. Weapons also exist to further the carnage and extend your character’s reach.
Honestly, this feels like the game I was wanting to play in the first place. It’s fast, fun, and I can play for as long as I’d like to. The only downside is that as much as I love the game, it’s almost a carbon copy of Five Finger Death Punch, but it exceeds it in almost every way. Except maybe touch input. Most of the time it’s absolutely fine, but there is the occasional hit you take because you tapped and the game simply didn’t register your touch. It’s rare but can still be frustrating.
Fatal Fight is nothing but fun. There is no intense strategy or character building, although you do get skills in the game. Instead it’s just button mashing chaos in the best way possible.