- Today Reverge Labs Designer, Producer and Community Manager Peter Bartholow
has shared some new Skullgirls development diary video footage and details on the PSN title below.
To quote: A few weeks ago I gave you a run-down on our new 2D fighter, Skullgirls. Last time I discussed the game's story and its characters, and exclusively revealed Ms. Fortune.
This week we'll be talking about the really important part: the gameplay.
As I noted last time, Skullgirls' lead designer and programmer is Mike "Mike Z" Zaimont, a noted tournament fighter and (regretful) creator of the "real soviet damage" [Register or Login to view links]
While our art team strives to make the game look amazing, gameplay always comes first. Mike's impetus to create Skullgirls was to make a game that was as fun to play as Marvel vs. Capcom 2, but addressed the system and balance problems that kept that game from being competitively viable.
The bane of many a fighter is the infinite combo: these are easily-repeated, inescapable attack patterns, and they can completely ruin games. Skullgirls gets around this by monitoring the players' attacks, and if the game detects a looping combo the...