New KOF player looking for advice

rcorporonrcorporon Joined: Posts: 533
I decided to take the plunge and pick up KOF XIII. My background is primarily Capcom fighters (mainly SF, I don't like vs. games) but the 2d sprites and overall cool characters in KOF XIII made me want to try it out.

My main in SFIV is Cody and I really enjoy his playstyle. Does he have a comparable character that I can use in KOF to get my feet wet a bit with the new game?

Also, any resources / guides that anybody knows would be appreciated.

I'll be playing on Xbox (XBL name: Yewni) if anybody wants to add me and show me the ropes.

Thanks, and look forward to playing!
PSN: Yewni
SFIV: Cody / Fei Long
P4A: Kanji
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  • Dr. GrammarDr. Grammar Fighting Game Scientist Joined: Posts: 1,726 ✭✭✭
    Some characters to try: Terry, Hwa Jai, Ralf, Mature, and Ryo.

    It's still being worked on, but check out the SRK Hyper Guide: http://wiki.shoryuken.com/The_King_of_Fighters_XIII
    Watch the video here: http://wiki.shoryuken.com/The_King_of_Fighters_XIII/Series_Guide
    #SFxT @ EFNet - It's better than SRK
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  • WinThenTalkWinThenTalk Joined: Posts: 72
    I strongly recommend Ralf, Shen Woo, and Benimaru / Terry / ex-Iori..
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  • rcorporonrcorporon Joined: Posts: 533
    After watching a lot of videos and learning that in KoF you can combo into your command grabs, I think I'm going to give Daimon a spin.
    PSN: Yewni
    SFIV: Cody / Fei Long
    P4A: Kanji
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  • rcorporonrcorporon Joined: Posts: 533
    Is there a website that is built more for KoF than SRK? A place with character specific sub forums, etc? Kind of like how dustloop is for BB.
    PSN: Yewni
    SFIV: Cody / Fei Long
    P4A: Kanji
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  • TerrastormTerrastorm Joined: Posts: 263
    Is there a website that is built more for KoF than SRK? A place with character specific sub forums, etc? Kind of like how dustloop is for BB.

    dreamcancel.com
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  • WinThenTalkWinThenTalk Joined: Posts: 72
    Is there a website that is built more for KoF than SRK? A place with character specific sub forums, etc? Kind of like how dustloop is for BB.
    Check MAD_KoF's YouTube channel for various matches. Videos are an hour long, but there are time-stamps of every matches in the videos descriptions.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MADKoF13
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  • blockheadblockhead Joined: Posts: 243
    Orochinagi too
    KoF XIII: Kyo/Ash/Ex Iori subs: King or Terry
    ST: Guile
    Alpha 2/3: Akuma
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  • Ajtucker22Ajtucker22 Blue Lantern of Earth. Joined: Posts: 818
    Uh, I don't really feel like making a new thread so I suppose I'll ask it here.

    Thinking about taking KOF seriously, but after sitting in training mode for a good hour I realized.... I don't really know what I'm looking to train for. And for the most part it feels like most of what I need to learn is match up knowledge. So what exactly should I be practicing? Obviously BNB's, but is there anything else? Is there anything else I should know? I'm typing this before I go and search for my specific character's BNB's and any other videos I can find, but if anyone can link me to something I may have missed it would be much appreciated.
    Move fast and have hope.
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  • blockheadblockhead Joined: Posts: 243
    Understanding the gauges
    Hopping
    Rolling
    KoF XIII: Kyo/Ash/Ex Iori subs: King or Terry
    ST: Guile
    Alpha 2/3: Akuma
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  • davidkong07davidkong07 Scrub Random.Ultra.David. Joined: Posts: 815
    I have a thread on dreamcancel specifically for helping new players:

    http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=2033.0

    Hope to see some of you there!
    SCRUB R.U.D.
    A random ultra is like Sex Panther, 60% of the time, it works everytime.
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  • Ajtucker22Ajtucker22 Blue Lantern of Earth. Joined: Posts: 818
    I have a thread on dreamcancel specifically for helping new players:

    http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=2033.0

    Hope to see some of you there!
    I actually went to that thread and was reading a good amount of the posts. I tried signing up to ask some questions myself but, sadly, I'm getting errors while trying to sign up (specifically, it never sends me a confirmation email) which is why I ended up asking my question here. I'll definitely keep lurking though, at least until I can figure out what's wrong.
    Move fast and have hope.
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  • 4neqs4neqs thick_thighs Joined: Posts: 9,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This playlist may help, especially the first two vids. Dandy J's introduction to KOF vid(s) are good, not only for XIII.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLACBF928FE62B806F&feature=plcp
    "But that's SRK for you. SFIV could have a feature where Chun-Li steps out of the TV and gives the players blowjobs, and some would still complain because she wasn't Sakura." --Azrael(?)
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  • thefloydianthefloydian Joined: Posts: 8
    I just bought the game as well. Which character would you suggest for a Ryu player? I have never played a KOF game before.
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  • AlenthAlenth Joined: Posts: 560
    I just bought the game as well. Which character would you suggest for a Ryu player? I have never played a KOF game before.

    Kyo, Iori and K´ are good starts.
    VF5: Sarah, P4U: Elizabeth, Aigis, KOF XIII: Elizabeth, Clark, Kyo.
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  • ZeromurasameZeromurasame Too much wrist action Joined: Posts: 364
    I just bought the game as well. Which character would you suggest for a Ryu player? I have never played a KOF game before.
    Ryo, Robert, and Andy are characters that somewhat mirror Ryu. They all have the standard tool set and fundamentally handle like shoto's do. While having enough things unique to them to dig deeper into. One thing to note is that Ryo's fireball isn't like a conventional fireball, but more like a flashy poke(Think of Ryo as Dan if he were legitimately good) and he has parries that can cancel into specials. In essence he could be compared to a 3rd Strike character to an extent.
    No
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  • BunnycapBunnycap Team NAH is killing good fighting games. Joined: Posts: 817
    Thinking about picking up this game as well. Any characters close to home like Hibki(cvs2, lastblade 2), Cammy, Rose, or Lili (from sfxt )?
    PSN:Bunnycap
    "I'm far too old for the rest of SRK, but I'm not old enough for GD. Every time I go in there, I end up feeling like I need an adult."
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  • UnionUnion Joined: Posts: 79
    Just bought KOF XIII and really want to get into it, this may seem like the most noob question ever but is there a trick I'm missing with hops? I cant seem to get them to come out consistently. Also team is Iori/Kensou/Chin with Iori starting. Any general advice would be welcome.

    GT: Union Garside if you want to beat the hell out of me.
    SF3: Dudley, Urien SSF4: Dudley, Balrog, Bison UMvC3: Tron, Frank, Sentinel KOF-XIII: Kensou, Iori, Chin SFxT: Abel/Paul, Law/Steve TK6: Steve, Lei, Miguel. "Let's fight like gentlemen"
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  • LouiscipherLouiscipher The man you love to hate Joined: Posts: 8,177 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If just tapping up doesn't work for you, you can do a reverse super jump. Basically you hit up, then you immediately hit down. Takes a while to get it right though.
    STOMP!
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  • UnionUnion Joined: Posts: 79
    If just tapping up doesn't work for you, you can do a reverse super jump. Basically you hit up, then you immediately hit down. Takes a while to get it right though.

    Wow, thanks for that, works pretty much everytime :)
    SF3: Dudley, Urien SSF4: Dudley, Balrog, Bison UMvC3: Tron, Frank, Sentinel KOF-XIII: Kensou, Iori, Chin SFxT: Abel/Paul, Law/Steve TK6: Steve, Lei, Miguel. "Let's fight like gentlemen"
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  • ComboCrafterComboCrafter Just a guy... Joined: Posts: 71
    I decided to take the plunge and pick up KOF XIII. My background is primarily Capcom fighters (mainly SF, I don't like vs. games) but the 2d sprites and overall cool characters in KOF XIII made me want to try it out.

    My main in SFIV is Cody and I really enjoy his playstyle. Does he have a comparable character that I can use in KOF to get my feet wet a bit with the new game?

    Also, any resources / guides that anybody knows would be appreciated.

    I'll be playing on Xbox (XBL name: Yewni) if anybody wants to add me and show me the ropes.

    Thanks, and look forward to playing!
    i'll show or three on kof today if like ComboCrafter is my gamertag btw
    /SSFIV:AE\
    |Juri/Evil Ryu|
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