Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Within Gamest's 1997 Heroes Collection, Kyo was voted as the staff's second favorite character. Kyo used to be overconfident but he was always a well-meaning person. Kyo is more interested in enjoying life than partaking in responsibilities. He used to be quick to dismiss subjects that do not interest him and will often carry out his actions with a devil-may-care attitude. He treasures his friends and family, enjoying their presence and particularly dating on his girlfriend, Yuki. Kyo entered in most of The King of Fighters tournaments representing the Japanese team, which comprised of Benimaru Nikaido, Goro Daimon and him. In his fights he uses clan's fighting style, the Kusanagi style of ancient martial arts in which he attacks opponents using flames along with several hits. In later tournaments from the series, he would combine fire with a personal style. Kyo's character has received praise and criticism from several video game publications and other media. The website IGN's writer A.E. Sparrow, has commented that Kyo is one of the most enjoyable to play in the King of Fighters series praising his dynamism of his move set and fighting style. In another review, they considered him as one of the most useful characters from the games and one of the best ones for the "veteran players". However, they lamented the fact that Kyo has a few appearances in the volume from “The King of Fighters 2003” as compared to Ash Crimson, who is more focused since then.