So your time has finally come. The veritable God of Calibur stands before you. Spacing unparalleled, punishment razor-sharp. Rushdown like a tornado, defense an impenetrable fortress. You have no chance of winning against this opponent.
… but you do. You possess a gift- a small glimmer of hope in the face of this adversity. A weapon powerful enough to combat even the most invincible opponent. You, my friend, must never forget that you have the power of mixups. A god’s power is nothing to me![...]
What’s the one way that you can guarantee victory forever and ever, win all of the time, and never lose? I’m talking… tournaments, sponsorships, money matches, casuals in the dorm room, skimpy cosplay girls, game director shaking your hand, Charlie Sheen, all I do is win, put your hands in the air, make them stay there. Be psychic.
This episode we take a look at Siegfried, a fan favorite and a character many have been clamoring for. To make this episode ultra-dynamic, I brought on two guests: Heaton and Partisan. Heaton, in particular, had plenty to say, both good and bad.
If you're looking to step up your game and boost your character knowledge, you'll want to hear what these guys have to say. Their ability to easily springboard off each other's words will certainly entertain you. Videos after the break.[...]
This is square one. This is the most important lesson in Soul Calibur there is. If you do not understand this, you can do nothing. Victory will constantly evade you. You will lose for all eternity and there is no hope of success.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. When you know this- truly know this, it will permeate throughout the rest of your game. Your strength will increase hundredfold and only the titans themselves will be able to oppose you. Be enlightened[...]
To paraphrase a quote I once heard, a novice plays the game; an expert plays their character; a master plays the opponent. To truly fight the opponent directly in a battle of wits, you must have the game and the character function as an extension of your will.
When I was first learning the ropes for Soul Calibur V, I couldn't find a character that appealed to me. I found that the new "intended playstyle" of my former main clashed with my own developing style. In an effort to gain perspective, I branched out to Aeon. What I found by doing this is that Aeon was "dumbed down" from SCIV's Lizardman and I didn't enjoy playing him.
I know I'm late 2 da partay but, seriously, I can't find any tierlist (das not a wurd lol) thread that I can post in and I never got to share my opinion. If possible, I want this to be a discussion because I want to talk about everyone's perspective and actually like to hear this stuff (so, if we can, no close, please). I mean, I know people get angry for whatever reason but that's just another spice of life, right?
I'd like it if, rather than posting you guyseses own that you criticize mine. Now, I understand that might not always be the case but I'd at least like for the topic to start off that way so that I can give a chance to give some reasoning. But, please, be direct in your criticism and questioning; it's much harder to answer the question, "Why is *X* here?" as opposed to answering, "Why is *X* here and not here?" or "Why is *X" here instead of *Y*?"
Everyone knows how to sidestep- move out of the way of those big verticals, or that BB spam, and hit the opponent while they’re open. But do you know how to backstep? The backstep is a powerful tool that enables an instant shift in momentum, a creation of chance from nothingness. Utilizing it properly will put you that much closer to achieving your true strength. Step on[...]
Fighting is difficult. You have to worry about mixups, frames, okizeme- the opponent is a thorn in your side, a problem. He has all of these options and you have to compensate for them. What if- you didn’t have to play his game at all? What if you could control the match and only engage the opponent when you wanted to?
There is a way- a very important concept that you may have heard of before. It’s called “spacing”. It is a technique that, when mastered, can make you impossible to hit- an untouchable master of your domain.
Some of you may notice that during your Soul Calibur V "career", you start to stagnate with your character. There are no more combos to learn, no more little tricks for your character. You play and play, but you feel that the outcome of a match is up in the air.
"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle."