Psychic Force 2012

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  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    Damn it i wish i had ppl who play this game. The CPU gets boring. Think im going to pick up Setsuna.
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  • Helter SkelterHelter Skelter DREAD GOD RED GOD BLACK GOD BLOOD GOD SEX GOD soon to be FLEX GOD Joined: Posts: 1,264
    Emblemlord, how is the mook book?
    You need to scan, some of the artwork for us.
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    Yeah, the artwork alone in the guide book made it worth it.

    The detail is insane. There is a data file for all the attacks and all the basic moves for each character including damage, execution frames, duration frames, recovery frames, etc.

    There's also alot of pictures and they talk about traps and set-ups for each character.

    My friend said that everything he could read in the book was stuff that we already knew and that the guide went into extreme detail and had awesome info for each character. His exact words were,"You don't get quality guides like this in America that's for damn sure". So now he and I are more or less convinced that we are at the peak of the metagame in terms of gameplay.

    Also don't think that after I finish the commentary for all the characters that I'm done with this thread.

    After that I'll talk about match-ups and different set-ups for each character as well as other gameplay mechanics.

    BTW the site that I ordered from is gameexpress.com

    Check it out guys. It just so happens that they are located in NJ about an hour away from me I believe so it only took a day to get the guide. ^_^
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  • Helter SkelterHelter Skelter DREAD GOD RED GOD BLACK GOD BLOOD GOD SEX GOD soon to be FLEX GOD Joined: Posts: 1,264
    Dude, you need to get some match videos up.
    I wanna see all your tactics.

    Also what are the guide's tiers or matchups (just interested)?
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    @ EmblemLord

    Im from France so New Jersey is little bit too far for me (T_T)
    Maybe there is a way to play online !? ( even if its lag...)

    I hope people will still play PF2012 even with SFIV buzz (I think the game wont show up untill mid of next year and the release date is far faraway) and even after you MUST continue to play PF2012 !
    (I play even on my psp as casual games ^^!)

    btw wich guide did you purchase ?

    I've both guides

    PSYCHIC FORCE 2012 PERFECT PROGRAM BOOK
    PSYCHIC FORCE 2012 GUIDE BOOK

    plus the perfect prog for PF2 (PSX version) here

    So If people play on DC you dont play GENMA BRAD or sonia dont you ?
  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    I bought the Gamest guide book. The second one on your list.

    I already know about those 3 characters and I have a pretty good idea as to where they would be on the tier list.

    Genma would be low maybe bottom, Sonia would be high or middle, and Brad would be middle probably.

    Shinest do you have any competition where you are?

    Also lilman you said you want competition in PF2012, well pc1x1 revived this thread and said he still plays this game. And he is listed as Florida just like you so maybe you guys could play some time?
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  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    Wow didnt even notice that. He supposedly lives about 15 to 20 min from me. I was talking to him earlier about sticks lol.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Emilio above Keith is SOOOO wrong.
  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    Emilio above Keith is SOOOO wrong.

    No....no its not. Emilio is nothing lower than top. His specials are too good along with his pressure/mixup he can pull out his ass with those damn crystals. Then again i dont play Keith so i dont know about him very much, but i do know Emilio has to be tops.
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    lilman said it.

    That and the fact that Keith is just solid overall. Not really overpowered in any aspect . Emilio however IS overpowered.

    Still Kenta if you disagree then we can talk about. Debates are fun. As long as they don't get taken too seriously.

    If you have a tier list feel free to post it and why you think certain characters should be where they are.

    Also I got a little something for you guys later tonight.

    hehe.

    No not match vids, sorry. But still something nice.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I like to debate obscure games. It's not a problem.

    Now the reason I say that is because Keith has some truly broken shit he can do with his shield rushdown shit. One fucked up light or strong shot could mean big ass bread n' butter.Also if you're confident,you can sacrifice life for power/shield rushdown/wall bounce to ice dragon to damn near kill them from full life. That's just off a mistimed shot.

    Emilio can fight him well but it's still in Keith's court because of his silly shit. Now this is only in my opinion since I have fought a REALLY good Emilio in the past couple of weeks.
  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    Kenta Kobashi: All characters have combos that can take about half a life bar or more. But at the highest level only Emilio and Wong really get them off consistently. This isn't taking hyper charge into account BTW. Anyone can do big damage with hyper charge.

    Shield rushdown.

    I'm going to assume that you are talking about the Frigid Shell correct? The move that makes Keith immune to psy moves correct?

    That move is very easy to get rid of. Any hit will get rid of it, even a barrier bounce. Once Keith does it just hyper dash and barrier. Problem solved. Of course it isn't that simple all the time and Keith can set-up for it. Plus the shield itself doesn't last long. And Keith can be baited into rushing and then just eat a grab or a barrier. There are alot of ways to deal with Keith's that abuse the Frigid Shell. Plus it only makes Keith invincible when it fully forms. So when the ice mist is still forming you can still hit Keith with a projectile.

    And even if Keith did have the advantage in the match-up (which I really don't think he does, I think it's pretty even), That wouldn't make him better then Emilio overall. Emilio is just a better character.

    Yes, Keith's bread and butter is better but good BnB combos don't automatically mean you will be top tier. Both Emilio and Wong have BnB's that are only just decent although Wong's is better then Emilio's. But it's the overall gameplay of Wong and Emilio that give them the number 1 spot.

    Helter Skelter: lol. Don't hype me up too much man. I'm good at psychic force but I don't have amazing uber unbeatable tactics. I don't think this is that kind of game really. Although I do have some solid strats and I love playing control characters like Setsuna and Emilio, but I can play everyone in the game well.

    Shinset: Any competition where you live or do you just play on your own. Anything to contribute to the strats or gameplay mechanics? What do you think of the tier list?

    On Topic: Well, I decided to do something that I do alot of at smashboards.

    Critique match vids and give commentary about what was done right/wrong and how well the players did overall.

    I'll critique the match vid of Setsuna vs Wendy that was posted previously.

    Here is the link to the vid.



    Here I go.

    Round 1

    00:11 - Right off the bat Wendy makes a mistake. That combo should have went all the way through with light attack, light attack, strong attack to w/e the situation called for. Judging from the distance that Setsuna was from the wall I'm guessing that he most likely would have hit it and then Wendy would have gotten a far wall combo with Air slasher or Vortex Stream.

    00:15 - Wendy screws up the wall barrier. Setsuna should not have got this off. Wendy lost health and he got some back. Because of this mistake the entire momentum of the match has shifted.

    00:18 - Setsuna got a wall hit on Wendy thanks to his barrier. He should have grabbed or ran away to reset his spacing for his long range game.

    From about 00:20 to 00:30 - Setsuna is being more rush down oriented. I really can't condone being that rush down happy. And it ended up back firing for Setsuna. Which brings me to another point. When Setsuna got caught by that single Air Slasher in that wall combo. I really don't think it should have hit him. It LOOKS like he had enough time to wall barrier. But then again maybe not. *shrugs

    00:32 - There was NO reason why Setsuna should have gotten hit by that. None. A hyper dash or even a simple barrier is all it would have taken to avoid getting hit. He had plenty of time to react.

    00:36 - Very tricky on Wendy's part. A nice Mirage Step into an Air Slasher. Very fast and smooth. Still Setsuna sees right through it and grabs her. It probably would have been better if she had just grabbed after the Mirage Step, since Air Slasher takes some extra time to cross over for the attack.

    00:40 - Wendy was foolish to try to mount an offense when she was in a corner and had so little psy. She should have tried to barrier or psy-impulse and back off so she could regain her psy. Instead she tried to attack and was punished for it. At least this time she manages to get up that wall barrier before Setsuna can combo into Negative drain like before.

    00:41 to 00:46 - We see come nice space control by Setsuna. Wendy's dashes up in reaction to the light projectile and then Setsuna responds with a Darkside soul in that direction. Wendy tried to rush Setsuna, which is a bad move. Setsuna recovers quickly from Darkside Soul so it's not wise to try to rush him after he launches one if you are far away. Setsuna could have gotten an easy grab, but opts to barrier instead. That's ok, since it resets his spacing. He then uses Daggers Shadow to stuff her attempt at a Vortex Stream.

    00:51 - No reason why Setsuna should have gotten hit. He could have hyper dashed at Wendy, did a barrier or dashed away. All of these methods would have kept him form taking damage and hyper dashing would have let him attack while she was still in her launch animation.

    00:54 - Setsuna goofed up here. A Dark Wedge could have ended it.

    00:55 to 01:04 - See some dash dancing and you can that the players are trying to feel each other out, but still play very carefully and intellgently. Setsuna took a risk going for a barrier break. Wendy read him correctly and went for a slide dash, which lets her get a free combo. She takes round 1.

    Round 2

    01:12 - Repeat of the first goof up in round 1. Wendy doesn't finish the combo. But Setsuna screws up too. He goes for a barrier instead of nailing a free grab. But then we some nice dash dancing mindgames. Setsuna hyper dashes and Wendy slide dashes in response and goes for an Air Slasher. Setsuna IMMEDIATELY responds with another hyper dash into a combo. He cancels the dash so quickly that you just barely catche a glimpse of the blue hyper flash. A good play on Setsuna's part, although a grab would have been better.

    01:20 - So a long range battle ensues. Setsuna is smart to get out a Shady Cloud, likewise Weny is smasrt to go for an Earth Gale. Too bad the debris doesn;t pin down Setsuna otherwise she could have went for a Tri-Crescent or Silpheed Dance. Setsuna is quick to take advantage of the fact that the debris won't hit him and launches some attacks. Daggers Shadow hits although Wendy could have shielded it easily. My guess is that the player panicked or didn't want to be drained by Shady Cloud.

    01:30 - Setsuna is smart to keep the pressure on. He throws out several waves of Daggers Shadow. But Wendy slowly closes the gap thanks to smasrt barrier use and hyper dashing. Then when Setsuna charges up Daggers Shadow Wendy uses the break in the action for a Mirage Step that sends her alomst right next to Setsuna! Setsuna quickly blocks Wendy's rush down, but opts for a barrier instead of a grab. Bad move since Setsuna is left in the corner.

    01:35ish - We can see some good dash dancing and defensive play. Good for when you are looking for openings. Although to be honest Setsuna shouldnt be doing that as much. He should have hung back and played the long range pressure game.

    01:39 - Setsuna gets the hit off and goes for The Darkness. Good stuff. Too bad Wendy didn't retreat barrier, otherwise he probably would have gotten that off unscatched. It was good job on her part, since she reacted quickly and was able to punish Setsuna. Still she should have been aware of the wall and went for a far wall combo. But in the end it worked out since she was able to distract Setsuna for a little while and run out a little time from The Darkness, so Setsuna had less time to take advantage of it.

    01:50 to 02:00 - Setsuna seems to get impatient and rushes Wendy. She reads him and responds with a slide dash to wall combo. Setsuna gets out of it and rushes again, but she reads him yet again. This time he eats an Air Slasher. More dash dancing ensues, and Setsuna manages to get a hit in with his barrier break. This player seems to like using it and also seems to be a little on the spammy side with it, which isn't good.

    02:01 to 02:07 - Wendy hyper dashes and Setsuna hyper dashes in response. In turn Wendy attacks and gets counter hit damage on Setsuna. He retreat barriers, but drops it as Wendy rushes again. Most likely he expected a abrrier break and was prepared to block it and retaliate. Wendy reads him and lands a grab to get past his guard. She wins round 2.

    Round 3

    02:16 - lol. This is getting silly. Wendy cuts the combo short again. But then when Setsuna gets her off, he rushes again. Eh, he had his back to the wall more or less so I don't blame him. But Wendy sees it and beats him down. But she screws up and does the L,L,L,L combo so she can't do a psy move finisher. She tries to play it smart and go for a barrier break thinking that Setsuna would do a wall barrier to save himself from a psy attack. But he reads her and does a normal guard, and then beats her down.

    02:23 to 02:38 - We see Setsuna try to keep Wendy at bay and then getting in some close range combos. Nothing too serious, just to reset spacing, get in some damage and give him some breathing room. But then when Setsuna misses his strong attack, Wendy goes for a barrier break. Again the player probably thought that Setsuna would just put up a barrier to knock her away, but things don't work out like the Wendy player planned. Setsuna blocks and Wendy eats a wall combo ending in Negative drain. That shouldn't have happened though since a wall barrier could have stopped that. This guy must be sleeping at the controls. lol

    02:41 - Setsuna eats a psy impulse that could have been blocked. Wendy hyper dashes,but honestly it just have been obvious that there was no way she could follow up in time. Instead she should have went for an Earth Gale, Silpheed Dance, or Tri-Crescent to lock Setsuna down or give herself an advantage.

    02:42 to 02:45 - Setsuna tries to rush with a barrier break yet again. Wendy gets away and pulls out an Air Slasher. Setsuna takes guard damage because he couldn't barrier in time. Still there is no reason why he couldn't have gotten it up in time. Barrier comes out fast. He was just slow with it most likely.

    02:50 to 02:58 - Wendy takes a risk with a Vortex Stream, but to no avail. Setsuna punishes her. Then he does a good job of keeping the pressure on. Wendy manages to get in though and then she makes him the feel the pain. Good job on her part getting through Setsuna's pressure game. She decides to stay close, which is good considering the fact that Setsuna is long range, but then she slide dashes into an Air Slasher which is risky business. Setsuna knocks her right out of the launch animation with a barrier break to win round 3.

    Round 4

    03:04 - Wendy doesn't waste anytime and rushes Setsuna down. Both players play it smart. Setsuna pulls of a slide dash while Wendy only does a light attack so she isn't vulenrable for too long. Setsuna opts for a Black Sun, which probably wasn't the best option for punishing Wendy. He probably should have just did a hyper dash to grab. Wendy takes a risk by floating in for a barrier but it pays off and to be honest I am very impressed by such a gutsy well executed move.

    03:09 - Setsuna gets a combo off, but he goes for the L,L,L so he can't follow-up. A blunder on his part. Then he attempts to rush with a grab. Not a bad choice per say, but shady cloud for control or a projectile for pressure might have been better. Wendy tried to get back in Setsuna's face, but he gaurds quickly, so props to him for that. Setsuna gets another combo in after Wendy tries to float in with an attack. But once again Setsuna goes for the L,L,L chain. Not good.

    03:17 - Wendy does a good job of getting inside Setsuna's range and beating him down, but yet AGAIN we see the L,L,L,L chain. Should have been L,L, S to Vortex Stream or Air Slasher. And then after Wendy gets the wall bounce she goes for a light attack? No. Should have been a grab.

    03:21 - Setsuna screws up royally here. He gets wall bounced for no reason then Wendy grabs him. He should have just went for an easy psy impulse, to get her to back off.

    03:29 - Setsuna wall barriers to get Wendy off of him. Then he shoots a light projectile for her to deal with. She takes the hit as it interrupts an Air Slasher. Setsuna rushes in and lands a grab. All in all some solid play on Setsuna's part. Although Wendy screwed up when she did Air Slasher in response to the light projectile.

    03:35 - Wendy quickly gets in Setsuna's face to keep him from mounting an offense and it looks like it catches Setsuna off guard. But she messes up her opportunity when she goes for the L,L,L,L chain for the thousandth time. lol. Still Setsuna DOES manage to get out a Shady Cloud though. But after the first combo Wendy goes for a Mirage step and then keeps the punishment coming. Nice play on her part. She does the L,L,L,L combo, but in the end it let's her net a grab by hyper dashing and grabbing Setsuna out of a slide dash. Well done, Wendy.

    03:43 to 03:49 - Setsuna stages a counterattack right away. He really tries to pour the heat on her. But she slowly closes the distance. Setsuna screws up when he does a strong attack out of slide dash when a grab or a barrier would have been the best choice. Wendy's Air Slasher cuts him down before the strong attack can connect and Wendy earns herself the victory.

    General Overview - I saw some good plays mixed in with silly mistakes and sloppy gameplay overall. For starters the players missed wall barriers which just shouldn't be happening. When you hit a wall you need to be doing the motion for the barrier, when your opponent is trying to do a close wall combo. Setsuna should NOT be comboing into Negative drain. Honestly if he could do it then he would be banned. Another thing I'm sure you all noticed was the use of all light attack strings. there is no reason to use these over strings that end with a strong hit. Strong hit enders let you cancel into psy moves which means more mindgames, more versatility, more comboability, more set-ups, and more pressure. They are better in everyway.

    Another thing that bothered me was how they played thier characters. They definitely didn't bring out the full potential of Setsuna and Wendy. Setsuna didn't use enough Darkside Souls. They are the back bone of his gameplay. He can dash after them, use them for cover, pressure with them, they are safe on block. They are his all purpose long range tool. I also didn't see Mirror Coffin or Dark Wedge. Mirror Coffin is perfect for dash dance whores and Dark Wedge os good for projectile wars, slide dash whores, and a decent mid/long range pressure move. Neither should be spammed or even used alot, but the should definitely see SOME use. Also Setsuna tried to play rush down alot whcih isn't good. Setsuna should be hanging back most of the time. Play rush down to throw opponents off, get a little damage, or set-up for your control/pressure game, but don't make the main stay of your gameplay. I also didn't see alot of shady cloud abuse. Wendy bugged me too. She didn't use Silpheed's Dance or Tri-Crescent. Earth Gale saw very little use as well. Earth Gale and Tri-Crescent are meant help pin an opponent down while Silpheed's Dance boosts her dash speed which in turn augemnts her rushdown. But this Wendy player didn't use them at all. Instead he relied on Vortex Stream and Air Slasher. Alot of Air Slasher's actually, which isn't good because Air Slasher isn't a spammable move. It can easily be shut down when used recklessly. Plus just relying ontwo moves just means that player became much more predictable.

    Still it wasn't all bad. I saw some very good exchanges and good examples of safe play with dash dancing and cutting combos short at the light attack when someone avoids your rush down. Also saw some mindgames on Wendy's part with Mirage step and some long range pressure/control with Setsuna. Overall the gameplay in this vid was about a 7 out of 10 in terms of skill. The players definitely know about high level tactics, but made alot of small mistakes, sill choices and didn't really fully maximize thier characters and all of thier good moves/tactics.



    Ok, guys what do you think. Did you guys like the vid critique? Was it helpful? Should I do it again? What are some opinions. Did anyone catch anything that I missed or they feel is worth mentioning? I'm eager to hear some feedback.
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  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    Someone on that Youtube page said PF3 is in development. Is that true?
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    Yes. It was announced by Taito back when PS3 was released.

    Edit: lol@lilman ignoring the massive post I did above him.

    Double edit: *sigh. Seems like Emilio doesn't have a "true" Bread and butter combo. His BnB won't connect if his opponent is right up on the wall when his combo starts. So this means they can wall barrier out of it. It doesn't happen too often, but it still weakens Emilio's close range offense.

    *shrugs.

    Ah,well. He is still top tier since his BnB wasn't really the main reason why he was top in the first place. Just sucks since I'm an Emilio player. lol.

    Also me and my friend played alot of Emilio vs Keith. I played like utter crap and my friend won all the matches. We played about 9, I think. But in all of those matches none of the rounds I lost were due to Frigid Shell. I lost because I did dumb crap like not shielding when Keith did Frigid Spear and running into projectile moves.

    But whenever he got Frigid Shell on I just rushed him and bounced him off my barrier or went for a combo. Or I just waited him out, since Frigid Shell doesn't last long at all. Maybe 10 seconds in real time, but I gotta go back and test that.

    My friend won all the matchs but I did win rounds and it usually went back and forth in terms of who won the rounds.

    Anyway, I think the match-up is even although Keith may have slight advantage. But still overall Emilio is better.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Sorry bout the late post. Man,I just played a couple good Emilios and I can't really see how he has to be so high on the list.Maybe these guys aren't as good as I think they are. LOL
  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    Probably not. A good Emilio is a real pest. One reason cuz he doesnt even need to really use his BnB like Emblem said. He just control space TOO WELL. He can zone u or rush u down when ever the hell he feels like it. I play Emilio pretty annoying. U can form a good zone of crystals and then throw beams to control space since the trajectory is pretty random. It makes ppl afraid to attack so u can rush or if they attack u theres a good chance they be hit cuz ur not going to outprioitize a projectile. Even then his normal long range attack has a retarded about of knockback even when blocked so he can get u too a wall pretty quickly. Overall Emilio= too good.
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    Lilman speaking the truth yet again.

    Emilio isn't like Patty. Unlike her, he has alot of control over his traps and what he can do with them.

    I will do Emilio's critique and then Keith's.

    Emilio

    Pros:
    + He has a fast dash and quick attacks. (Light weight)

    + Has a decent close wall combo. Light attack, strong attack, Prism Seal.

    + Has the best control game out of all the characters due to his Reflector/Seeker Ray game.

    + Shining Arrow is the fastest travelling basic projectile. Emilio can combo after it, since it locks an opponent in a stun animation before exploding. Can lead to a guarunteed barrier break, so Emilio will always get extra damage from this as long as he is close enough to follow up.

    + Prism Reflectors come out fast. They can't be destroyed and they last for quite a bit of time. 25 seconds in game time. Emilio has very little lag so it's virtually impossible to punish him after he creates a reflector. He can have 5 onscreen at the most. They have the ability to reflect Seeker Rays.

    + Reflector Dash is similar to Prism Reflectors. They can't be destroyed and Emilio really can't be punished after making one unless his opponent is right in his face. It last for about 15 seconds in game time. When a Seeker Ray hits this, 9 Seeker Rays will be shot from the reflector. The rays will travel in 8 different directions and each beam will be seperated by about 45 degrees. The first and last beam will fly in the same direction of where ever Emilio's opponent was when the rays first fired from the reflector. Only one can be on-screen at a
    time.

    + Seeker Ray gains special properties when reflectors are involved. Seeker Ray will go for the farthest reflector and then the next farthest and so on. But Emilio has the ability to aim his ray at any prism of his choosing and then the ray will follow the rule of going to the farthest reflector. Also at any time Emilio can hold G for a moment and his ray will go straight for his opponent. He may also hold G to aim his ray at an opponent even when reflectors are out. A Seeker Ray that is travelling towards a reflector has the ability to phase through barriers. Meaning that if Emilio's opponent shields a ray while it is going towards a reflector then the ray will pass through the enemy and the barrier completely uninhibited. The enemy will be completely unharmed in this case, but will still suffer from shield hit stun. Seeker Rays that are travelling between reflectors can also combo an opponent, since the rays don't actually stop. They will hit Emilio's opponent, passing through them on their way to another reflector. They will continue to have the ability to phase thourgh shields and the other combatant until Emilio gives the command for the ray to fly at his opponent or there are no more reflectors to bounce off of. If an opponent is caught in a web of reflectors they will end up taking massive damage. Usually around half a life bar. Reflector Dash doesn't give rays the ability to phase nor can rays that bounce off of it be bounced off another reflector. Seeker Ray is safe on block.

    + Prism seal is his all-purpose close range move. Does 290 damage and cost 40% of his psy. Great damage for it's cost. Comes out very fast at 20 frames. Great for combos, hyper dash mix-ups, and hyper dash counters. Emilio will throw this attack in his opponents direction the moment he actually launches it, instead of throwing it in the direction his opponent was when the button commands were entered, like many other attacks.

    + Angel Halo takes away an opponents ability to barrier. If they try, the barrier will shatter. Emilio can throw this in any of the 8 directions. It is safe on block. Emilio can far wall combo into this. After an opponent is hit with this they will put in a stun animation and Emilio can follow up with an attack or runaway. Knocking Emilio off of a barrier won't get rid of this like other status effects either. Angel Halo will stay on an opponent for about 16 seconds.

    + Arch Angel is very powerful doing 390 damage. Cancels out other projectiles. Fairly safe on block. Can be comboed into after a Seeker Ray or Shining Arrow. Emilio can adjust Arch Angel once it's out.

    + Trinity Ray is Emilio's ultimate pressure move. Shoots 3 rays out. Holding G while Emilio launches the rays will cause them to shoot out in 3 directions, ignoring any reflectors. Tapping G when one of them hits a reflector will cause all of the rays to aim for Emilio's opponent. Emilio can only aim one ray towards a reflector. The rest will follow the rule of going to the farthest reflector.

    Cons:
    - Flies far from attacks (Light weight)

    - He does not have a true bread and butter combo. His light attack, strong attack, Prism Seal combo can be wall barriered out of if Emilio's opponent was extremely close to the wall when the combo started.

    - He has the second slowest barrier break in the game. It comes out in 25 frames.

    - Shining arrow isn't very safe on block. It doesn't go the length of the cube in travelling distance. It is also slow on the draw, coming out at 27 frames. Shining arrow also has fairly high recovery time so Emilio is vulnerable if it is dodged at mid/close range.

    - Seeker Ray is useless without reflectors.

    - Prism Seal is unsafe on block and has high recovery time. Since it's a move that Emilio will be relying on alot this puts him at risk. Also if Emilio takes a hit before he can blow up the prism when he catches someone with it then they will escape unharmed. Also if Emilio gets hit at the moment the prism catches his opponent then the seal will form for a split second and then disappear since Emilio got hit. From there an opponent can continue comboing him. This usually happens when an opponent hyper dashes into a light attack for a combo and Emilio's prism captures them at the exact moment that they hit him. This doesn't happen too often since prism seal comes out so fast, but it's still a flaw.

    - Angel Halo can be gotten rid of by hitting Emilio or knocking him off a wall. Even with Angel Halo, Emilio's opponent can still barrier for a split second, so perfect barriering can still be utilized to shield psy attacks.

    - Arch Angel won't see much use outside of wall combos when Emilio has alot of psy. It has long start-up time and Emilio is vulnerable while he is using it.

    - Trinity Ray doesn't have extremely slow start-up, but it is still a slow move coming out at 39 frames. Useless without at least 5 reflectors and one of them would need to be a Reflector Dash to get the most use out of Trinity Ray.


    Summary: Emilio is a character that can do well at any range, but excels at space control/pressure through his Reflector/Seeker Ray game. He is light weight so he has the usual advantages and disadvatages that go with that weight class. He has alot of great moves as well. Shining Arrow is the fastest basic projectile and will almost always lead to a garuanteed follow-up. Usually another Shining Arrow, Prism Seal or Arch Angel. Prism Seal is his go to close range move. Powerful, great for close wall combos and quick to execute, it is an extremely reliable tool and is the main reason why Emilio can hold his own at close range unlike other characters geared towards trap moves and long-range play like Patty and Setsuna. Plus Emilio aims the attack at his opponent when he throws it, making it good for slide dashers. It's only one move, but it serves Emilio well at close range. Prism Reflectors, Reflector Dashes, and Seeker Rays used on conjunction with one another is what Emilio's all about. By themselves they aren't much and do nothing for Emilio's game. But together they allow him to completely take over the battlefield. Seeker Rays aiming for Reflectors can phase through shields and continue on thier way while an opponent still gets block stun. And Emilio can just hold G for a moment at any time when a Seeker Ray is bouncing between prisms to give it the command to shoot directly at his opponent. Emilio can do this in the middle on any action. He will not enter into any special pose at all for this, although he will go into the block animation for a split second if he is doing nothing. This means that while Emilio is moving or doing any type of action, the opposing player has absolutely no way of knowing when a beam of light will go flying towards them. And since he doesn't enter into any pose for this, he is free to do whatever he wants while the ray goes after his opponent. He could barrier break, make more reflectors, use shining arrow, rush his opponent down etc. His opponent can only defend because if they try to attack him, he can just guard or shield and holding the G button will cause the ray to head straight for them. So while Emilio defends himself, his Ray will smash right into them and he can combo from there. If he gets grabbed then holding G will still cause the ray to hit his opponent and thus freeing him from the grab and THEN Emilio can combo. Emilio is in complete control and his opponent can only defend. Trinity Ray only adds to the pressure and when he uses it with alot of reflectors out, his opponent is truly at his mercy. Since he has all his options during his pressure game, he can always remain unpredictable and stay in control. There is really no risk for Emilio when he uses his reflector game. At best he does a highly damaging combo to an opponent. At worse his opponent doesn't take damage, but then Emilio can just set it up again. Angel Halo makes his reflector game that much harder to defend against, and it can be far wall comboed into. Arch Angel won't really be used much outside of Shining Arrow combos, but it does a great job when used as a combo ender. Despite his amazing control game Emilio isn't without his flaws. His Shining Arrow and Prism Seal are both unsafe on block and leave him vulnerable. Plus Prism Seal is flawed because if Emilio is hit even after the prism forms around his oppenent, it will disappear and Emilio will be vulnerable. Plus Emilio lacks a bread and butter combo and he has a very slow barrier break. So overall his close range game takes a hit. But that's ok since his main strength is his control game which is more then enough to make up for this. If his close range game didn't have some flaws then he would be completely broken. Angel Halo has the usual flaw of a "status changer" in that hitting Emilio will get rid of and Trinity Ray as well as Arch Angel suffer from slow start up time and will see limited use. But these weaknesses are negligible and have no real impact on his game or why he is such an amazing character. Ultimately it's the fact that has the best control game out of all the characters and that he can do so much with it that make him a top tier character. His weaknesses only keep him from being God Tier, but even still he is on a different level from most of the cast. Emilio is a beast that can play well at close range, but truely shines through the use of his reflectors and his Seeker Ray to pressure/control opponents and get in damage. His reputation as a "broken" character is well deserved. Emilio is top tier for sure and one of the best characters in the game.
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    Lilman: Any luck playing pc1x1 in some psychic force?

    Kenta Kobashi: You have competition where you live? How many of you guys play? What characters? Which characters does your group think are good according to your personal experiences?
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  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    No sry i havent really had the time to pursue it cuz of midterms and i tried playing again the other day against the CPU....Im so off. I couldnt even retreat Barrier correctly. I need practice.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I have about five other people besides myself.

    I play:Guddeth,Keith,Gates,and Might in that order.
    Everybody else has a mix of random people but all of them play Emilio as a main or secondary.

    I don't like Emilio because everybody else plays with him so much/I don't like his design at all.
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    EEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW Gates....
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    Kenta Kobashi: And what does that tell you about Emilio since all your buds main him?

    Seriosuly, EVERYONE that has played this game immediately notices Emilio's potential and if it's one thing they have to say about him it is that he is a monster.

    Read any FAQ about psychic force 2012 or even the comments of the people in this thread on the first 2 pages. Even people who never took this game seriously all seem to know that Emilio is a beast.

    Now maybe you personally know how to fight Emlio since all your friends use him. Good shit man. I commend you. Way to show those tier whores. But Emilio is still beastly.

    Anyway, I think I'll concede that Emilio is at slight disadvantage vs Keith since Emilio really can't bully him around like he can to other characters thanks to Frigid Shell.

    Also do your friends know about this thread? Have you learned anything new? DUDE!!!

    Come to NEC. I'm supposed to be helping to run a psychic force 2012 tourney there. Would love to play you.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    They really just like him because he's all anime looking and shit.They don't have a clue that he's most likely broken tier since they don't post online.

    I really wish I could go places to play but I'm one of the brokest people ever,seriously.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    @EmblemLord

    nobody play PF2012 over there , the game is totally unknown so I play solo and sometime with one buddy but not so far.

    I've read your posts (really interesting btw) but I can' t really comment because I'm pretty bad for now lol

    Anyone can shoot some fight ? Im curious to see you guys

    I play might setsuna carlos patty and now sonia !
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    Hey Emblem were u ever planning to scan those pics from the mook u got?
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    Resurrection!!!
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    Reanimator !
  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    Sorry to be letting this die down dudes. I left my Psychic Force 2012 notebook with all my gameplay shit in my buddies car. Soon as I get that back, I'll start posting info again. I also wanted to look into d/ling a dreamcast emulator on my pc and seeing if I could play online.

    Also I will try to scan some pics. I think my dad has a scanner. I'll ask him to show me hw to use it.
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  • Broken LooseBroken Loose Time God Joined: Posts: 262
    I forgot this thread existed. Emblem, at first I was going to offer some suggestions to your tiers, but you seem like you really know your shit. My friend picked up 2012 for DC back when it first came out because he was jonesing for something to play after we got tired of Dragonball GT: Final Bout.

    I respect the game for its unorthodox encouragement of traps and setups rather than the traditional combo-based fighting games. My main issue is that, save for my friend and I, nobody else got good enough to actually force us to get objectively better at the game (rather than just get better at fighting each other).

    We knew Carlo was pretty low on the tiers, but the AI manages to use him rather well. I mained Emilio for a while and my buddy mained Gudeath, but we'd also switch up a lot. A lot a lot.

    I honestly haven't looked completely over your strats that you've posted, but I'll do so, now. I do remember a lot of our game was based around finding unblockable setups, for example:

    Match begins, Emilio vs. Whomever.
    Emilio sets up 1 Reflector Dash, then uses Seeker Ray then charges back to 50%.
    While the Ray bounces, Emilio hyperdashes forward.
    Out of the hyperdash, Emilio uses a Shield Breaker. The timing should coincide with the arrival of the second Seeker Ray.

    Theoretically, the only way out of this setup is to anticipate Emilio's dash and throw him while he's closing the distance. This also is a gambit specific to our matches, though.
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    Hmmm, nice set-up, but there is more then one way to stop that.

    Basically the rays that shoot out of the reflector dash are seperated by about 45 degrees.

    When Emilio shoots a Ray at the Dash and then come it towards his opponent, they just have to dash so that you end up between the rays. The final Ray will just shoot at the spot where his opponent was originally at when the first Ray came out.

    If Emilio tries to dash in and Barrier Break then you can grab him out of it on reaction. Emilio has the second slowest Barrier Break at 25 frames of execution time. So grabbing him out of it on reaction isn't really difficult since he telegraphs it so much.

    I have another set-up that you might like that I use pretty often.

    First set-up 4 to 5 prism reflectors. Then shoot the ray. You may charge your PSY if it's a little low, but if you have around 90, then you are ok.

    Rush your opponent and watch thier actions. A smart opponent will barrier to bring out a barrier break from you and then dash away and barrier again to block the ray. So you may want to hold G as soon as you start the barrier break. This way the moment they drop thier barrier the Ray willl hit them. Now depending on where the ray hit them, they may or may not be smacked right into your barrier break or they could hit a wall and if you are close enough you will hit them. If not then you will miss, but you will be safe.

    Another thing to do is do a Ray shield lock. Use the Ray to hit their shield a split second before you barrier break that way they are still in shield stun when you do a barrier break and you get a free hit. It's very hard to time and usually won't work against smart opponents. But it's nasty little trick. Basically with Emilio you are using the Ray as a stand alone projectile while you the player feels out your opponent and guages their actions. There are alot of set-ups with Emilio, but I tend to stick with basic ones that are effective.

    Man, I really gotta get my notebook back form my friend so I can start posting character strats again.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    damn Id love to see tuto vids for some strat !

    have some free time to play now is there any way to play online via emu ?
  • pc1x1pc1x1 New Challenger! Joined: Posts: 1,514
    Theres a PC version of the game, that might be able to be played Online, if anyone can ever find it.
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  • DoodahDoodah chokes Joined: Posts: 234
    Another fighting game I own my friends in.

    Then, I look at the tier list and the character I own with sucks.

    Dammit Wendy.

    Does this game have tourneys and such?

    If so, I'd like to get owned please.
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    Did you already read this whole thread?

    As far as tournies go, your best bet is to go to tourney where there are traditional fighters with one of your boys who is also good then play some casual matches on a t.v

    People will notice you playing and it will probably spark some interest and then you can get a community going.
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  • DoodahDoodah chokes Joined: Posts: 234
    Dammit man.

    The only good tournies I could goto are gayass Brawl tournies.

    And I can't stand playing Brawl with the Brawl kids.

    So playing a better game would be like impossible.

    These Brawl kids have it sooooo good, with their brainless button mashing and infinte air dodge/sidesteps.

    Guess I'll have to deal with it unitl another Melee/GG tourney comes.
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  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    ^ Dude ur name looks so familiar. Do u live in FL and go to Zero Ping at all?
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    HAHAHA!!!

    Yeah, Lilman he lives in FL. You guys should meet up and play.
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  • Broken LooseBroken Loose Time God Joined: Posts: 262
    Where in Florida? I need Orlando PF2 players.
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  • DoodahDoodah chokes Joined: Posts: 234
    If PF2 is Puzzle Fighter 2, than hooray!

    And yeah, I live about 5 minutes from ZP.
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  • EmblemLordEmblemLord Lord of all Lords Joined: Posts: 5,747
    OMG!! I fucking hate you guys.

    You guys can start your own Pyschic Force 2012 community.

    Dammit.

    When will it be my turn? :shake:
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  • DoodahDoodah chokes Joined: Posts: 234
    When you move to Florida.

    Just do it already.

    All NJ/NY people do it eventually.

    (Tipman, however, moved back to NY, which sux for us, cuz he was king at fighting games)
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  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    I only saw Tipman play Melee. I never saw him play anything else. So i would have to question that and play him in Marvel or something if he was ever down here again. Ppl who play Melee are usually stuck on that game and not much else. Are u there that often cuz im there usually like Mon and Wed playing Marvel and Third Strike.
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    I don't really play 3rd Strike and I'm horrid at MvC.

    But I'm down for GG and or Smash(Melee preferably, but I'll pwn some face in Balls).

    And Tipman was good at everything he did sir.

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  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    I gave up on Brawl. I can only play 2 characters in Melee and im sick of GG. I never said Tipman was horrible but i always question Melee players in other games because it usually turns out there not very good at them compared to how they play Melee.
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  • DoodahDoodah chokes Joined: Posts: 234
    Very true.

    I'm part of that club too, I think.
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  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    Anyway if u want i have a DC and PF if u ever want to try and play. Have i met u before or are u not there very often? I occasionally come in after work with my uniform on dont know if uve ever seen me.
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  • DoodahDoodah chokes Joined: Posts: 234
    Do u work at Publix?
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  • LilmanLilman XBL: tootall984 Joined: Posts: 934
    Do u work at Publix?

    Yep, u got it.
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  • RinsukuRinsuku Another year gone Joined: Posts: 201
    Holy crap. I'm happy people atually know this game as it is an awesome fighter. :pray: I just wish more people would play it. I played this game before I was into competitive fighting so strats and whatnot are great. I play Carlo and Emlio.

    I think i'm going to bring this to the next gathering I go to and try to hype it up. It'll be all like PSYCHIC FORCE!!! :yawn:
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  • rb-baronrb-baron Joined: Posts: 4
    Poverty bump!

    Match vids:



    From the Nesica tournament last year




    Old Matsudo tournament


    Decent casual matches


    Dozens more from each of those people. I think there is more on nicovideo.


    All in all you can't really do much about a Psy impulse because it covers a wide radius and they are invincible to all attacks while doing it.

    Not true! Like most wakeup defenses, the Psy Impulse can be baited and punished because the recovery frames are vulnerable. When you get the second wallbounce, dash back IMMEDIATELY. Now the mixup goes between two branches:

    You think they won't pulse - Quick dash back in and do whatever. Probably a barrier break or throw. I guess you can also try for a wall bounce from a distance with a special if you think they'll block.

    You think they will pulse - Wait for it, and punish. What you do depends on your character and which pulse was used. The best answer is almost always a well-timed projectile or other special. If the pulse is light, you need to do your attack with meaty timing during a narrow window of time (but every character can do it!) If the pulse is heavy, you need to either wait out the active frames of the pulse, or back off so you don't get stuffed by it when you go for your meaty. Attacks with a long duration like Burn's multiple fireballs, Gates' lightning, or Wendy's tornado make it much easier to tag the recovery. Wong's timestop also punishes or stuffs the pulse with proper timing (invincible stuff becomes vulnerable during it).

    Light characters can also just barely punish a heavy pulse with a quick-dash into chain combo.



    Barrier stuff:

    Since Retreat Barrier is so easily mashable, plain chain combos are really all that you can do midscreen. That said, you might be able to pull off longer combos if you can convince your opponent to churn dat butter for a regular barrier. They obviously can't both mash for retreat barrier and rotate for a regular one, so cutting off your chain early to go for a throw or reset might be enough to change their mind.

    Medium characters have it pretty good, and can do LLL into a dash-in barrier crush to stop any Retreat Barriers. If no barrier shows up, they can combo normally.
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