Sparkster at LogicFighter.com has written a companion piece to Laban’s video covering in-close fighting in KOFXIII. This tutorial is good for new players and also a nice refresher for KOF veterans.
One of the biggest difficulties I’m seeing newcomers to KOF struggle with is how to actually mount an offense other than landing an odd special move or threatening with unsafe frametraps or EX gimmicks. The largest hurdle is that many players know how to maneuver in KOF, but they don’t understand how to use this movement to create pressure.
This is a great episode of the ON Show! Gunsmith is joined by Giby and they go over some simple HD bypass combos which will help players move from beginner to intermediate status. They also discuss commentary and tiers.
YouTube is an incredible resource for The King of Fighters XIII. Beyond all of the combo videos being released there, Blackstar has started a new series named, appropriately enough, Let’s Learn! KOFXIII, which documents his study of the game while providing his insight into the game’s systems.