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Old 11-25-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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Overview:
Estimated achievement difficulty: 9/10 (For Beginners), 6-8/10 (For Experts).
Offline/Online: 37/13 (680/320)
Approximate amount of time to 1000: 30-40+hrs.
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2+ (Arcade), 2 (Story Mode), 200 (Trials)
Number of missable achievements: None
Glitched achievements: None
Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes, (Complete Arcade Mode on Very Hard).
Extra Equipment Needed: 2nd Controller (Optional).
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Intro:
The King of Fighters XIII is the latest installment in the KOF series which carries off what the unfavorable XII left off; it also brings an end to the Ash Saga, which is the main focus of the Story.

General Achievement Note: Many of this games achievements can be unlocked in specific game modes, check the achievements for further details. Also, a little tidbit, the achievement names are based off the characters’ KO quotes or something else.

How To:
KOF, as always, is a 3 on 3 tag team fighter, but in 1 on 1 match-ups every round. Also has Single Play (Versus only) for regular 1 on 1 match-ups every round.

Controls:
=Low Punch, =High Punch, =Low Kick, =High Kick, =2P, =2K, =Roll, =Blowback

Step 1: Starting Up

First things first, start playing the tutorial mode first for those who are beginners to KOF or just for those who want the achievement and see how the gameplay mechanics work, after that, play Arcade Mode where you’ll get these achievements, note that it will take 2 playthroughs in order to unlock Billy and Saiki (human form) and to also earn the tough achievements too, here’s what you’ll earn for these achievements towards Arcade.

1. Hey, Hey, Hey!
2. Great!
3. You can’t win against me!
4. Time will soon turn to ashes...
5. After all, you're just trash.
6. How was it?
7. This is... my victory!
8. Any other Misc. Achievements. (Target Actions, Super Finishes, Etc.)

Step 2: Customization and Online

Next up, go to Customize Mode to earn 2 achievements from there such as “It's about time to start!” and “Here I come, buddy!” and then right after that, you’ll start off with the online mode, where now the achievements for online is a bit reasonable than in KOF XII, of course, like certain online fighting games, there will be achievements that you have to win certain matches in a row and also get a certain number of wins and matches played. Here’s what you’ll earn for these achievements towards online play. Note that some of these are boostable with another player.

1. Okay!
2. Number 1
3. Yeah! I did it!
4. Yeah!
5. This was just a greeting!
6. Doesn't it feel good?
7. Isn't this fun, eh?
8. Excellent!
9. Let's play warrior!
10. Go easy on me!
11. Good!
12. Hehe... hot, wasn't it?
13. I shall not waver!

Step 3: Extras and Conclusion

After getting all the online achievements done, there’s the last set, and may be the difficult achievements to earn (the Mission Modes preferably), first off, if you have a 2nd controller ready or rather do it in Arcade mode, since your gauge will always fill up fast, you can get the Misc. Achievements done, such as the Target Actions (Arcade Mode only), Perform certain moves/finishes, and cancels. Then getting all those done will be the Extra modes such as Time Trial (up to 10 matches long), Survival (infinite matches), and the most challenging mode, Trials Mode. There is also Story Mode, in which the events of KOF XIII take place within cinematics and there are 5 possible routes and getting it complete 100%.

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Offline Achievements

Let's see what you've got… - 30
Clear STORY.

Clear a team’s story on any ‘scene’ in Story Mode for the first time. See: Do you understand now?

Do you understand now? - 40
Complete STORY.

Clear Story Mode 100% with all the scenes. Here’s a breakdown on how to complete Story mode 100%.
You must clear and view the 5 potential routes; some of them may/will have the same scenes though.


The KOF Teams: You have to finish it once with any team.


Sky Noah: A) The Tournament / B) Inside the Stadium


Aircraft Trautman: A) The Tournament / B) Inside the Stadium / C) Outside the Stadium


For a whole guide getting the Story Mode complete, go here. (http://bit.ly/uC6eWF)

Show me what humans are made of - 20
Perform 10 Target Actions (Arcade)

See: What's wrong?

What's wrong? - 30
Perform 300 Target Actions (Arcade)

Target Actions are prompts that will fill up and extend your Super/Hyperdrive gauge in Arcade mode. Here are all the T.A.’s with fill-up values.

50%:
Perform 3 Regular Attacks. (Punch/Kick buttons)
Perform a 3 Hit Combo.
Perform 3 Forward/Backward Rolls. (LP+LK simultaneously or RB)
Perform a Special Move.
Jump 3 Times.

100%:
Perform a Desperation/Super Move.
Perform an EX Special Move. (D-Pad motion + 2 Button Press.)
Perform a Drive Cancel. (Perform a Special Move and cancel into another one, must have over 50% HD gauge.)
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Strength! - 10
Hit 100 times using Special Moves (Arcade, Versus)

Special Moves are a characters special attack, check the move list on how to perform them, an example is Kyo’s Dark Thrust: QCF+Punch.

Spinning! - 10
Hit 100 times using EX Special Moves (Arcade, Versus)

It’s the same as Strength, but it requires either both Punch or Kick buttons. (LP+SP/LK+SK) an example is Kyo’s EX Dark Thrust: QCF+2P.

Yahooo! - 10
Hit 100 times using Super Special Moves (Arcade, Versus)

Super Special/Desperation Moves are like a powered-up version of a Special Move or something else similar, check the move list on how to perform them, an example is Kyo’s Serpent Wave/Orochinagi: QCB, HCF+ Punch, requires 1 Bar of Super Gauge to perform.

Yeeeeaaah! - 10
Hit 100 times using EX Super Special Moves (Arcade, Versus)

It’s the same as Yahooo!, but it requires either both Punch or Kick buttons. (LP+SP/LK+SK), requires 2 Bars of Super Gauge to perform, an example is Kyo’s EX Serpent Wave/Orochinagi: QCB, HCF+ Punch.

Hey! - 10
Hit 100 times using NEO MAX Super Special Moves (Arcade, Versus)

NeoMaxes are a characters ultimate attack, it requires 3 Bars of Super Gauge or 2 in HD mode and a full DC gauge to perform. An example is Kyo’s Ama-No-Murakumo: QCF(x2)+LP&SP simultaneously.

Yay! Perfect! - 10
Perform 10 Perfect Victories (Arcade, Versus)

Simply get 10 Perfect/No-Damage Victories, easier to do it with a 2nd controller.


Hmph... this is only natural. - 10
Get 10 straight wins (Arcade, Versus)

Win 10 rounds
or matches (unsure if its rounds or matches) without losing your first character in a team. Easier to do it with a 2nd controller.

Play time is over! - 10
Perform 50 Super Special Moves Finishes (Arcade, Versus)

Self-Explanatory, K.O. your opponent 50 times with Super Special Moves. (Requires 1 Bar)

And the final blow…! - 20
Get 50 NEO MAX Super Special Moves Finishes (Arcade, Versus)

Self-Explanatory, K.O. your opponent 50 times with NEOMAX’s. (Requires 3 Bars/2 on HD)

Come back later! - 20
Perform 50 Drive Cancels (Arcade, Versus)

Drive Cancels are moves in which you can cancel a special move into another special or into an EX special move. The prompt Drive cancel will be displayed if performed correctly. An example is Terry's Burn Kunckle > Crack Shoot.

Mission Complete! - 20
Perform 50 Super Cancels (Arcade, Versus)

Super Cancels are moves you perform during a special move into a super (Special>Super). The prompt Super cancel will be displayed if performed correctly. An Example for Terry, Burn Knuckle > Buster Wolf.

Piece of cake! - 20
Perform 50 HD Cancels (Arcade, Versus)

HD cancels are the same like Drive and Super Cancels, but which require the use of the HD gauge being full by pressing LK+SP. The prompt HD cancel will be displayed if performed correctly.An Example for Terry, HD mode > Burn Knuckle > Crack Shoot or Buster Wolf.

Heheh. Not bad. - 10
Perform 50 MAX Cancels (Arcade, Versus)


NeoMax’s Cancels are the same as HD, but it will require the use of the HD gauge and a super combo followup into a NEOMAX which will require the use of 3 gauges. An Example for Terry, HD mode > Buster Wolf > Trinity Geyser.

Time will soon turn to ashes... - 20
Get an S at the victory screen

See: After all, you're just trash.

After all, you're just trash. - 30
Get an SS at the victory screen

This can be easily done if you set the difficulty to 1/Very Easy, timer to 99, win the 1st plus a 2nd match quickly, and you’ll earn both the S and SS ranks. (Since they don't stack though.)
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You're not so bad! - 10
Complete the tutorial

Simply complete the Tutorial, the Tutorial is a game mode which pretty much is a how-to-play kind of mode with 2 systems, the Basics and the Gauge system.

It's about time to start! - 10
Register an icon, team and message in Customize

Go to Customize and then add an Icon, your reserved team, and a message for online match-ups. It will unlock once you do all 3 of those actions.

Here I come, buddy! - 20
Create 10 characters in Customize

Although the description may be misleading, it’s supposedly to tell you to make 10 custom colors for color edit, but it must be done with 10 separate characters. Start with Elizabeth and finish it with Terry, of course, you don’t actually have to edit them, just save and exit.

Hey, hey, hey! - 20
Be challenged by "Billy" and win in ARCADE

The requirements to fight Billy Kane are to not continue and to get around 20+ Target Actions on average, Billy will face you as your 4th opponent in Arcade Mode, win the match and you’ll unlock him.

Great - 20
Be challenged by "Saiki" and win in ARCADE

The requirements to fight normal Saiki are to not continue and to get around 40+ Target Actions on average, Saiki will face you as your 4th opponent in Arcade Mode, win the match and you’ll unlock him.


You can't win against me! - 20
Be challenged by "Ash" and win in ARCADE

The requirements to fight Ash Crimson are to not continue, and to get around more than 60+ Target Actions on average, Ash will face you as your 6th opponent in Arcade Mode, win the match and you’ll unlock the achievement.

How was it? - 30
Clear ARCADE MODE without continuing

Arcade Mode comprises of 8 stages plus 2 secret fights (either against Billy or Saiki before st.4 and Ash before st.6) if triggered, although the game may rather easy the first 6 fights, you may have trouble beating Boss-Type Saiki and Dark/Evil Ash, but they’re really easy, press D+HK the moment they get up or at the right moment, they will block sometimes, but proven to work, also, make sure not to continue though. (Can be done in any difficulty.) An easier way is to not get less than 25 million before st.6 so you don't have to fight the bosses, since this also works.

This is... my victory! - 40
Clear ARCADE MODE on VERY HARD

If you’re going for the How was it? Achievement, and if you have the skill, it means just beating the game on the Very Hard difficulty, but you must go to the Options menu and change it first. Same actions apply on the "How was it" achievement as well.

Looks like I was just on time. - 10
Clear Time Attack mode for the first time

Self-Explanatory, just beat time attack with any one character, best if you start with Kyo first. Note: Time Attack is 10 Stages long, although, if you lose, you’ll have to start over.

You can't compare to me. - 40
Clear Time Attack mode with 30 characters

Same as “On Time”, but it requires you to beat it with 29 other characters after that, after finishing it with Kyo, start with Benimaru and then on. Note: Same rule for Time Attack still applies.

I will execute my mission! - 10
Defeat 3 characters in Survival mode

See:I'm enough for this job!

I'm enough for this job! - 30
Defeat 35 characters in Survival mode

Survival Mode, as always in fighting games are your typical gauntlet kind of mode (lose and the game is over), in this you’ll have to beat 3 for starters and then beat 35 which include the bosses as well. Daimon's Earthquake Special move makes it easier.

That should do it! - 30
Complete all trials for 1 character in Trial mode

Simply complete 1 characters’ complete set of Trials, the easiest one to do is Maxima’s Trials. DLC characters also count towards it.

Yes! I'm the best! - 50
Clear 200 trials in Trial mode

Simply complete 200 trials in Trial mode, since there are around 36 characters with 10 Trials each, pick the characters that are most suitable and easier to use and perform the trials with them. For a video check of trials, head to VesperArcade's YouTube Channel to see them all. Also, you must get a Trial Completion rate of 60% to unlock this. DLC characters also count towards it, but doesn't decrease Trial Completion rate though.
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Online Achievements

Let's play warrior! - 10
Create 10 rooms

Just simply create 10 online rooms in either Ranked/Player matches. Exit in and out to make 10 rooms and this will unlock.

Go easy on me! - 10
Play your first [ranked match / player match]

Simply go to online mode and play either a ranked/player match for the first time.

Good! - 20
Play 50 [ranked matches / player matches]

See:I shall not waver!

Hehe... hot, wasn't it? - 30
Play 100 [ranked matches / player matches]

See:I shall not waver!

I shall not waver! - 40
Play 300 [ranked matches / player matches]

Just simply play 300 matches, winning/losing doesn’t matter as long as you keep playing and sometimes winning matches.

Yeah! - 10
Win your first [ranked match / player match]

See:Excellent!

This was just a greeting! - 10
Win 5 [ranked matches / player matches]

See:Excellent!

Doesn't it feel good? - 20
Win 25 [ranked matches / player matches]

See:Excellent!

Isn't this fun, eh? - 30
Win 50 [ranked matches / player matches]

See:Excellent

Excellent! - 50
Win 100 [ranked matches / player matches]

Simply win 100 matches on either ranked/player matches, best done on player matches with a boosting partner, and will also unlock the “Play” achievements in conjunction.

Okay! - 20
Get 2 consecutive wins in a ranked match

See:Yeah! I did it!

Number 1! - 30
Get 5 consecutive wins in a ranked match

See:Yeah! I did it!

Yeah! I did it! - 40
Get 10 consecutive wins in a ranked match

Like all fighters with achievements, getting a certain amount of wins in ranked matches might be tough for some people, retrospectively, you must get 2, 5, and 10 wins in a row in Ranked matches, lose a match, and you’ll have to start over. Note that this might be very difficult to obtain since the matchmaking works like MVC3/3SO though. Of course though, easier way now is although cheap, you can RQ/DC (exit to dashboard) to save you streak, make sure your 3rd teammate doesn't get KO'd beforehand.
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Example of an Easy set of Trials, Like Maxima's here...

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And for those new to KOF, watch this vid here, it should work the same for KOF XIII and the rest of the previous entries.

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Don't forget Daimon's light shoryuken is a GREAT tool in hard, just run away and spam those earthquakes as the AI doesn't jump and takes the damage gladly
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Is the guide finished?
Telling people to simply do this and easily do that isn't good enough, explain fully how to do things as if you were taking someone through the game for the first time and EXPLAIN what each achievement requires you to do.
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weird, I got SS achievement but not S one although my overall stats were SS

ok now I got a S and got the achievement so my conclusion is they only unlock like in description said.

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Is the guide finished?
Telling people to simply do this and easily do that isn't good enough, explain fully how to do things as if you were taking someone through the game for the first time and EXPLAIN what each achievement requires you to do.
I did and I am, now this is the reason why I don't like it when you reply...All you ever do is talk smack on my guides yet again...As I said, I'll keep it updated just to fix it.

Besides, it's simple enough and already to the point. I don't have to be giving like a long paragraph to be explaining things that should be simple.

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weird, I got SS achievement but not S one although my overall stats were SS
Well, maybe not get too much score, set it to 60 seconds, it works when I get S ranks though.

And tnx Tool Listener, I'll keep that in mind.
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Besides, it's simple enough and already to the point. I don't have to be giving like a long paragraph to be explaining things that should be simple.
It's NOT simple to someone who has never played the game before.

In your MK Kollection guide, you just repeated what the achievement said. "Finish Mortal Kombat" Simply finish MK 1 using any character!

This is not a guide and this is why your MK Kollection guide wasn't stickied. All you are doing is reiterating the achievement description.

I wasn't going to write a guide if yours was good enough but you don't seem to have learnt since your MK Kollection mistakes.
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And I see you haven't learn to keep your words to yourself, just get off my case and go back to FelizP with him dealing with the UMC3 guide and stuff, I've had enough BS just with you being on my last nerve.

And just for the record, I do have this game too.
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See Plym, someone agrees with me, now I don't want to read another of your BS lectures. That is all...
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For the "That should do it!" achievement (clear all 10 missions for one character), might i advise that you use Vice as a easier option than Kyo?

I haven't started everyones challenges yet (but i've done quite a lot now) and Vice's 10 so far has been the most lenient as far as input's go. She has no links (natural normal to natural normal in sequence- unlke Kim who has c.LP s.HK or far HK c.LK) her HD mode cancel is one of the simplest to master (HK>f+LP (HD) HK>f+LP) and her reps during HD mode combos are not as complex as they appear (they are usually just qcb & hcf motions for the most part and those are reasonably spaced out timing wise) and lastly her MAX Cancel is one of the easiest to get down (negative gain > NEOMAX - but make sure you do the NEOMAX the opposite way around (if 1P do it as 2P) on the last hit).
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Nah, I'll change it to Maxima as a base, since his trials are remarkably easy. But somewhat lenient and simple.
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See Plym, someone agrees with me, now I don't want to read another of your BS lectures. That is all...
Well, I'm actually trying to help you and provide the forum with one good guide. You need to learn to take criticism if you put a guide up and stop being a whiny little baby about it.

I'll be writing my own guide when I get the game if no-one else does.
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I am having some difficulty with executing the drive cancel in the tutorial. I have never played any of the kof games before this one so I am unsure if that is part of the problem. Does the symbol with the "D" in the purple star mean that you have to press something before entering the second combo? Or is it pretty much meaningless? I might just be entering the second combo too slow, but clarification would definitely help here. If am entering it too slow, then I would expect the character to atleast do something instead, like a simple lk attack signifying that the combo wasn't registered, but it isn't doing anything, and that is why I am beginning to wonder if I am doing something wrong.

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and go back to FelizP with him dealing with the UMC3 guide and stuff
And what does this even mean? FelizP??
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btw, Do you guys recommend using the left thumbstick or the arrow pad for this game? I am just wondering because I can enter combos faster with the thumbstick but with a greater chance of error than if I use the arrow pad. However, the arrow pad seems too slow for me to enter the second half of the combo before I lose my chance to execute the drive cancel lol.
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@ Plym:Uggh, seriously, you're just being a jackass now...

@ Tyranid: I suggest using the pad most of the time, unless you're used to the stick though. And some of the stuff in the Tutorials and in the Trials has to be performed rather quickly though.
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Ok, thanks for the advice. I think i am going to try the second half of the tutorial again later lol. It is an hour and a half later and I am still stuck on the EX super Special Move combo. Just way to many commands to enter within a short period of time. And I keep jumping for some strange reason... oh well. Seriously though, thanks for the tip.

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Old 11-25-2011, 09:51 PM   #21
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I am just wondering, is there a way to make the diagonal commands more accurate/precise? i think these are the commands that are throwing me off the most. Pressing Diagonally on the arrow pad does not always register as a diagonal input, same as the thumbstick. Also, do the directional commands need to be executed in one fluid movement to be completed on time or can the thumbstick/arrow pad snap back to its default position between each directional command? Sorry that I keep asking questions but I really want to have some of this stuff clarified so i can be certain that I am doing it right. What is the exact time that you should start executing the commands for the second part of a drive/ex cancel?

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:07 PM   #22
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Keep in mind that the"HardEdgeOfficial" link you provided for the mission trial mode is simply them recording the "play demo" in-game.

For an actual visual indication on what is being pressed, I am currently uploading videos.

Kyo Trials


more will be uploaded soon on my channel

www.youtube.com/user/VesperArcade

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:20 PM   #23
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Thanks for the input Vesper, reason why I only linked their channel is because I was waiting on your trial videos as soon as its available.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:56 PM   #24
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So far I couldnt finish any character's trails, even maixma, is there any trial has the similar difficulty with maixma's ?
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So far I couldnt finish any character's trails, even maixma, is there any trial has the similar difficulty with maixma's ?
Sorry, but from the best of my knowledge, Maxima's is simple enough, I'm guessing you don't have quick fingers, cause you have to do them fast enough.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:18 AM   #26
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Do you have to do it in one contiguous string, or do you have to break between each part and wait for a certain point before entering the next one?
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Well, I'm guessing its in between but, it has to be done in one string combo.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:36 AM   #28
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Then I really cannot figure out what I am doing wrong in the tutorials for drive cancels. I can't even do the first one now, I can get other drive cancels, just not the one it is asking for... I am beginning to think it is glitched or something because I have performed what is from my understanding to be a perfect execution several times already. I cannot move my hands any faster than they are already going through the various buttons, and when I do enter the two moves without pause nothing happens. It is as if I never even pushed anything for the second special move. So either I need to try a different controller or I am really missing something here

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Old 11-26-2011, 06:06 AM   #29
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Tyranid, press light kick+heavy punch to enter hyperdrive mode. It lets you drive cancel some things that can't normally be cancelled.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:18 PM   #30
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Tyranid if you're playing through the tutorial and having troubles with the very first drive cancel with Kyo, fear not, I did as well. That is until I figured out a few tricks. You don't actually have to enter in the entire motion for Kyo's second move. The tutorial tells you to perform the following...

f/d/df+P (DC) qcf+K

Thing is, once Kyo makes his first hit, or basically immediately after entering the dp+P, press a kick button. This will perform the correct drive cancel. No need to enter any motions whatsoever.

If you're available online, connect and I'll run over a few others with you. I've found it best to experiment because most drive cancels can be performed without entering the entire second command.
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