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Old 05-02-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Help with knife dodge takedowns.

I don't know if this has already been covered, but I tried searching for it and couldn't find it, so I thought I'd ask about it. I cannot for the life of me get the hang of knife dodge takedowns. I consider myself pretty good at the combat in this game and I have all medals in the combat challenges, but now I'm doing the campaigns and the fact that I can't master this bloody knife takedown is starting to annoy me.

I can do the knife dodge perfectly well by holding away and Y, but I can't work out how to do the takedown. I know you're supposed to hold and release or something, but I've only ever done it by fluke 4 or 5 times. I'm aware that you can dodge and evade them instead, which is what I've been doing, but a knife takedown scores you 100 points, so I'd like to master it. Thanks for any help.
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I believe you're supposed to hold , and whenever the knife is about to hit you, release the button and then repeat.

It just felt so unnatural and not smooth at all, so I just double over them whenever I see that disgusting yellow counter signal.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:29 AM   #3
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I believe you're supposed to hold , and whenever the knife is about to hit you, release the button and then repeat.

It just felt so unnatural and not smooth at all, so I just double over them whenever I see that disgusting yellow counter signal.
As this person explained, except:

When you notice a person with a knife and you wanna takedown him:

- Hold , while backing up from the inmate by holding to an opposite direction from the inmate.
- When he swings his knife at you, realease and then hold on it again.
- Inmates does 3 swings at you and ninjas/assassins 4 times.
- The harder the difficulty, the faster they swing at you.
- Do those two steps at them, until you automatically take them down after the 3rd/4th swing.

It was hard for me during the first playthrough and couple of Challenges, but I just suddenly got hang on it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips. I Think I may have been releasing between strikes as opposed to during the strikes. I'll give it another go and see if I can get the hang of it. Hopefully I will. If not, I'll just have to stick to evading them!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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Yea they are also the most annoying opponent for me as well, but it has to do with timing.
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its worth the effort (x100) points, more than critical strikes, other gadgets & what not. for the wayne manor combat map, i just did the knife takedown over & over again - which i highly recommend. im about 123 rank in the world & i'll take it polevaulting my previous record in the thousands.
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