Help Me Grasp SoulCalibur


#1

bought the game today, its my first time playing it.

I would be extremely grateful if anyone could help me with a few things.

1: how do i start learning? I am an avid SSF4 player and this game boggles my mind. In ssf4 i would practice my BNB’s over and over, learn some set ups watch some videos. Then go play some online and start to grasp the character… I don’t even know where to begin in this game… what should i do to get better?

2: is there a guide i should check out? is this game that big of a leap from the last one?

3: whats a good starter character? preferably a guy that looks cool (doesn’t have to be)

4: should i learn some combo’s is there some bnb’s?

5: HOW DO I GET UP? whats my wake up game, why roll? why not roll? why shouldn’t i get up and attack? etc

6: is there some form of a tut in this game? i can’t find it.

7: how do i block/when should i block? how do i do that counter thing? not the one that cost a bar, but the apparently better one? which one should i focus on using? i hear the better one is all i should need.

lot of questions i know, but i really think i could get into this game and i love fighting games.


#2

I’m pretty sure 8wayrun.com would be a better place than here to ask info on soul calibur.


#3

ill give it a look, thanx.


#4

I’d imagine even tekkenzaibatsu would be a better place for SC info than SRK


#5

1.block high most of the time.
2.spam top 10 moves.
3.beat yo friends.


#6

lol i just learned to block high, i was getting wrecked…

another good tip is to stop trying to spam ssf4 ultras… all 3 punches is not the proper input.


#7

Why are you giving tips to yourself in your own thread?


#8

I’m vaguely curious about this game, how balanced is it compared to SF4? I played SC4 and it seemed like the developers made no serious attempt to balance it, which turned me off.


#9

Its pretty well balanced, the game isnt so focused on combos as it is in its pokes, knock down game, and okizeme


#10

Everyone should tweet @CEOJebailey and he will teach you the game properly. Say BreakingNewsJebailey sent you.


#11

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#12

i wouldn’t say that, i guess it could be… but as of now it seems a lot of people are picking nightmare and sig…

me being one of them.


#13

Yeah, it will be that way until the community levels up their defense skils. Right now rushdown tactics are winning quite often and Nightmare is a favorite due to the power and long range. He has a nice low attack from range that looks deceptive when used. Looks like a mid or high hit, but is low and the hitbox seems to extend a little further than it should. I’m still grappling with the changes to Mitsrugi.

Definitely check out 8wayrun.com for more info. BTW Mitsrugi isn’t a bad character to start out with to learn some basic game flow and moves.


#14

ive pored to much time into night.

i am now a member of 8way and they helped me a shit ton.


#15

Mash and learn to use the block button


#16

mastered that.


#17

Use Astaroth, abuse the fuck out of his knee when characters get close, get knockdown, either pop them up or grab them on the floor if they lay down 50/50s for sho