Man, the fighting game community is lame. They make fun of Super Smash Bros Melee all the time, all they care about is some guy from an old fighting game called Fatal Furry, and they never shut up about the Arks System. Why would anyone care? What is this dumb indie game? Divekick? Sounds like a dumb move. Where’s the true indie game title, Up+Smash? That’s all I care about!- Where am I going with this joke again?
Divekick, an indie pamagat made sa pamamagitan ng fighting game fans for fighting game fans. And people who buy weird indie games cause they have dumb internet web series. What a coincidence. I am both of those things. I enjoy a good fighting game and I also review fighting games, so let us discuss Divekick. The name says it all. There are no other moves. No Hadokuns, no flaming uppercuts, no nothing. All you have is a jump button and a dive button. Everyone is beaten in one hit. That is as simple as it gets… or is it? The controls are simple, yes, but it’s how you master the controls. You can dive at any time as soon as your feet leave the ground. So small jumps and dives are sort of your movement pasulong rather than your attack. Simply jumping and diving won’t win you the match. If anything, it leaves you open to a madami cunning player and as a result, can get you knocked down. You gotta learn when to jump forward, jump back and strike. And it also depends on the characters you have. Some characters like Redacted have higher jumps but shorter dives. Kung-Pow have shorter jumps but can dive across the screen. And other ones have a unique system. Markman can set up traps like a trampoline to jump higher, tar to trap enemies, and a portal to ilipat through. Baz can ugoy around like a pendulum and can go twice. And my favorite, Dr. Shoal, who can dive pasulong and then dive straight down, which can be hard to master, but can really dominate once you master it. And in the version I played, Addition Edition, you get two guest characters, like Fencer from other indie fighter Niddhog and Johnny Gat from Saints Row. I swear, fighting games will take anyone if it means a guest character, I swear.
Sadly, while, yes, the gameplay is silly and fun, what you see is what you get. Aside from a few story modes for the characters, and some online, there isn’t much else to the game. You have all the characters and stages available, no big story mode to play through, and not much for leaderboards. I feel like the game was created as a joke for the fighting game community to joke about certain in jokes and the biggest members of the community, and while I think that was the intention, for outsiders or casual players, it’s just a decent fighting game that you can ipakita to your mga kaibigan when they come over. I wish I had madami to say about the game other than that, but there isn’t really much else to say. Sorry for this and Horizon Chase Turbo being so short, I just needed something to discuss while I get plans for big indie games up and running. But as for Divekick, it’s a simple and fun fighting game. It’s pretty cheap too, so if you have some mga kaibigan to play it with, you can give it a try. It won’t tuktok the biggest indie fighters like Lethal League Blaze, Brawlout, and especially not Skullgirls, but it’s a decent game to look into
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