Get Your Fighting Fix With Melty Blood: Type Lumina

I’m going to be honest here, I’m not all that familiar with the Melty Blood series, but I’m friends with a fair few people entrenched in the fighting game community, so I’ve somehow built up a lot of hype for Melty Blood: Type Lumina. It’s a fighting game that’s filled with hundreds of intricacies designed to keep even the most hardcore fighting game fans satiated, and it’s got a wonderful anime aesthetic dripped all over it, and even stars one of the iterations of Sabre from the Fate series.

When I say it’s complicated, I’m talking about the mechanics. The steam page proudly brags about “Aerial Combos, Shields, Magic Circuits, Arc Drives, and Last Arcs, as well as a few new powerful techniques under the Moon Skill system.” It’s the kind of game people are going to lose an awful lot of time to just practising, let alone the fun they’ll have online proving themselves to be true masters of this particular craft. Of course, it’s also got rollback netcode, which is something that’s essential to a good online experience too.

It’s also got a brand-new story to play through and plenty of unique events for each character too, which is a lot of content due to the sheer scale of the fighters gallery. It might not be the kind of fighting game you’d normally play, but if you’re itching for a new way to test yourself in the ring, then this could well be the best possible way to do that.