I was doing Athena’s level 5 trial, and one of the inputs requires you to drive cancel her DP into an EX fireball, done so that you get the launch from the DP, but immediately cancel it and shoot the fireball. Is there some sort of good way to do this consistently? I can get it maybe 1/5 times with the regular input of: forward down forward lightpunch, immediately down back (more of a half circle back) and hit light punch and heavy punch at the same time.
Is there a shortcut to do this? Can I hit light punch to do the DP, keep it pressed, and then hit heavy punch when I need to do my ex? It also might help if someone explained the mechanics of drive cancelling because the game itself does a very poor job. This is my first KOF game btw, brand new but determined to learn. Any help much appreciated.