This year is an interesting one for fighting games. With titles like Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite and Dragon Ball Fighters Z, there are a lot of upcoming fighters that people are excited for. One of them for me is Wavedash’s Icons: Combat Arena. It is a 2D Fighter with a very unique cast of characters.
The gameplay is somewhat like Smash Bros where you have to build up the damage on your opponent to make them fly further and get them off the screen. Once they fly off, they lose a life and you get that much closer to winning the fight. There are an array of characters that all fill the usual niche in fighting styles. You can go with the long ranged fighter, Raymer or you can go with the strong grappler, Xana. Every character has their own style, so chances are there is a character for everyone, no matter how they like to play.
The stages are all varied and look unique, the music is intense and feels good to fight alongside. I’m looking forward to a lot of fighting game titles that are coming along this year and Icons is certainly going to be one of them.
Played it? We’d love to know what you thought about it.