I'm no expert at VF5, but I've been plowing through quest mode easily. Sure, you can spam Y,Y over and over, but after the Dan ranks you need some more tricks. These moves will help you slaughter the upper ranks!
I used the default button layout w/1 exception - I had A perform P+K instead of a 2nd P button.
Start every match with forward, forward + A, A. This is a 2 hitter that does pretty good damage and has a high hit priority. Feel free to spam this from a distance as enemies begin an attack. Also works wonders when getting up.
Follow the 1st combo with RT, Y. What's nice about this move is it seems to also hit a lot. If the enemy dodges the 1st hit, #2 often hits anyway and always knocks enemies down. Use this to back up a bit. There is a slight delay when starting the RT attack, but often opens the enemy's defense for an easy hit.
Using the simple combos back-to-back, if all 4 hits connect, will take almost 1/2 an enemy's life bar. Don't worry if enemy blocks 1st combo, they usually fall for 2nd combo.
I've also found that air strikes on a downed opponent always hit if enemy bounces off a wall 1st. Use it risk free if you trap someone!!
Finally, if your opponent blocks all 4 hits and counters you either between or after all hits, try the forward,forward,A,A from a distance as an enemy begins a move. And this time follow up with a bunch of regular punches instead of RT, Y. Likely, they will get punched a lot instead of throwing/countering you.
1 other simple combo if forward +B, spam Y. It's just a knee plus some juggle punches, bit it's slightly quicker than the RT combo. It's also great for getting ring-outs and wall-bounces (which opens free downed enemy hits). I prefer the RT set overall, but this is good if you want to create some spacing.
Enjoy doing massive damage!! :uzi::uzi::uzi:
I see some people have been checking this thread out, and I screwed up! I edited, so what you might have read as LT, Y should now read RT, Y instead. Sorry for the confusion. If anyone has tried the old combo and didn't see the reason, try the revised combo of RT, Y now. BIG difference!!
Seeing as how I've got just under 20% left in my last arcade for 100% achievements, here's 2 final bits I found. Remember that I changed the A button to be P+K instead of just a punch....
Here's a nice combo for kyu and weaker Dan enemies. Start with forward, forward A, A, continue to hit A x2 for a juggle combo, Y x2 for more juggling, end with RT, Y. This will take about 60% of your opponent's life bar. You can try this on anyone, but higher Dan and up will block a lot and might counter or throw. The weak opponents won't block, and doing this combo twice will win the round in under 8 seconds.
The other tip was found on accident against elite opponents. If they're blocking everything and nailing you with counter hits or throws, tap forward x2 but do nothing. If you see the enemy flinch or try to hit you, then this will tell you that you can tap forward x2, then do the forward x2 + A x2 plus whatever after. This might seem cheap, but against human opponents in fighting games faking moves is a solid tactic.
If any of these tips exist in any guide or forum, I apologize. These are things I stumbled on while messing with weak kyu enemies.
Personally I used Vanessa. I was pretty good with using her "properly" but when it came to AI rape she had some great tricks.
She has a move in the offensive stance which is < < B+K I believe, she steps back and does a lunging kick. This can be cancelled if you think it'll fuck up and catches AI off guard a lot when they're getting up and when it hits they keel over on counter hit (if not they fall back down so do the move again) - at this point press down or down/forward and P+K+G to do a powerful (and horrific) low throw. Throw 3 of these kick-to-throw things together and the enemy is fucked. >P+K I think is a fast elbow which knocks them straight down and is great to throw out at the start of the round.
In defensive stance she has sidestep P+K which is a body tackle with a follow up mount in which you can hit them a few times. The AI is terrible at avoiding this so mix things up if they get wise to the above.
Just try to knock the AI on their arse and
I got 1000G 4 times on this game, 3 times on Expert. Did Quest with Vanessa, Brad, Jeffry and Akira and found Vanessa to be easiest to use when I needed to spam the fuck out.
Haven't played this game for years though so forgive me if I got the controls wrong or missed a vital move. I just remember those ones being particularly effective.
Akira is probably the only character i can't do anything with him... even in DOA5 i still can't do more than 2 punches combo... how you play this guy? Personally my char for quest was Sarah
This was one of my first 360 games I played and completed. I used sarah for quest mode as once you lean her combo's (or any character for that matter) you can really destroy everyone so quickly it's not funny!
Looking forward to using her in VF:showdown and DOA!
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