Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown

  • sandsteruk 4 Jun 2021 10:24:10 89 posts
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    Creating this thread in case people want to get together and play some matches.

    I personally am rubbish at the game as shown when I got destroyed by a Jacky who would just randomly throw out that overhead flip kick.
  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2021 10:27:24 86,925 posts
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    Im up for some games. I am also rubbish.
  • Decks 4 Jun 2021 10:27:57 30,288 posts
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    No he's not.
  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2021 10:34:35 86,925 posts
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    I really am. I keep pressing the shoulder button to block because Ive played so much mortal kombat.
  • uiruki 4 Jun 2021 10:41:36 5,852 posts
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    Just bind it to the shoulder then! You need to block a lot in VF so it's worth having it somewhere comfortable.
  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2021 10:49:23 86,925 posts
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    But then you lose a macro (setting a face button as a macro is just madness).
  • uiruki 4 Jun 2021 10:53:56 5,852 posts
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    DOA's had Free and Punch (ie throw) on the face by default for a while I think. Still leaves you room for the other combinations and P+G is important due to the way throws work.
  • SolidSCB 4 Jun 2021 11:01:03 16,086 posts
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    /enters thread

    /sees terms thrown around such as "Macros", "P+G"

    /backs out slowly to add to 2-19 online record
  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2021 11:01:46 86,925 posts
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    I am being slightly glib, its just something I need to get used to. I never played much VF at all, I was always team tekken for 3d fighters. I actually had this on PS3 but never played it.
  • uiruki 4 Jun 2021 11:55:52 5,852 posts
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    I don't think it'll take long, you basically hold it while you're not attacking or moving so you'll soon get used to it. Then you start learning to hold punch while guarding so you automatically throw break - no need to time it any more as long as you get the direction right. In earlier games it was a case of having to time it and there were more directions to break, but now it's neutral, forward or back.

    So if a Kage is giving you pressure, hold back and punch as well as the guard button so if he then tries to go in for his big throw it'll break it every time as that's a back throw.

    Just concentrate on one thing at a time and it'll end up in your muscle memory, which has been a problem as vanilla VF5 was the one I played the most and there are a bunch of combos in that which don't work anymore.

    Edited by uiruki at 11:56:54 04-06-2021
  • Tuffty 4 Jun 2021 13:24:27 4,885 posts
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    Down for a few games!

    Edited by Tuffty at 13:25:24 04-06-2021
  • sandsteruk 4 Jun 2021 14:07:40 89 posts
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    I still haven't picked a main and found this video useful. Spends a couple of mins on each character

    https://youtu.be/p3oYeOJ9Tqo
  • Frogofdoom 4 Jun 2021 14:25:05 17,655 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    I am also rubbish.
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  • sandsteruk 4 Jun 2021 15:59:50 89 posts
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    So I can't find an easy way of doing this so open to suggestions. When I'm online later after 9 I'll just create a room and you can find it based on my psn Id crazy_san_san

    You guys can do the same and post in this thread if I'm not around
  • uiruki 4 Jun 2021 16:07:08 5,852 posts
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    I'd be up for some tournaments once they patch them in. They also said they'd be improving the lobbies with more simultaneous matches etc so hopefully they'll introduce that soon.
  • Decks 4 Jun 2021 21:16:14 30,288 posts
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    Noticed they've got a "preparing" panel on the main screen. Hope they're doing quest mode. I still think it's the best fighting system ever created but online fighting really doesn't do it for me. I'd rather just spend endless hours unlocking new pants.
  • Decks 4 Jun 2021 21:19:44 30,288 posts
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    Also I wish you could turn the dirty big impact animations off. Really detracts from the more grounded marital arts feel I've also felt the games had.
  • sandsteruk 4 Jun 2021 21:35:42 89 posts
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    Ok I'm on crazy_san_san password 4444 no headset though
  • uiruki 4 Jun 2021 21:35:50 5,852 posts
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    The 'preparing' panel says 'Tournament' - they covered the tourneys in the Japanese broadcast, the first official one starts in August.

    And yeah, agreed on the hit impacts.
  • uiruki 4 Jun 2021 22:41:53 5,852 posts
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    I think this is definitely putting me into the Japan matching bucket, and I heard there was weirdness with the way connection strength is being calculated which isn't helping. Stuck at 4th dan without any matches.

    Edited by uiruki at 22:43:46 04-06-2021
  • uiruki 5 Jun 2021 00:16:17 5,852 posts
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    Managed to battle through and got a couple more matches after a reboot. Hit 5th Dan. I really like the best of three rematch option, on multiple occasions I've been beaten by someone only to then beat them 3-0 immediately after.
  • uiruki 5 Jun 2021 16:24:59 5,852 posts
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    Sega have tweeted that they’re working on room searches and sending invites. Definitely seems like something which got pushed because of a short development time affected by the pandemic, with launch dates fixed by both their esports push in Japan and the PS Plus deal.
  • Tuffty 6 Jun 2021 17:01:44 4,885 posts
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    I believe they said they were on a tight deadline and it had to come out. Hence why thr room search isn't there and all the customisation items haven't made it across either because they have to remake it all. I think if asked people would be happy to wait to have it all there, with even the possibility of adding rollback netcode if they heard any feedback. So long as they keep updating it I'm happy.

    Got up to Defender rank, getting harder and longer to rank up now. The netcode is mostly fine, it is annoying as hell to lose ranking due to a bad connection tho. When all those dependable inputs change cause of lag its a bad feeling.
  • Tuffty 11 Jun 2021 08:12:36 4,885 posts
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    Looking at the leaderboards the last few days, I was riding high knowing I was sitting joint first in rank with what is the no 1 Kage player in Europe, seemingly only the win/loss rate separating us. I was aiming to get higher in rank to be able to say I was the no 1 Kage player in Europe for a time, but someone has since shot up to the same rank with a 96% win rate (!!!). No chance of getting better than that, unless they go on a huge losing streak. Still, currently 2nd or 3rd place which I'm happy with.

    Had a few laggy matches so far and matchmaking seems to get longer now, so I'm hoping it's not died off already and made VF6 an unlikely prospect.

    Edited by Tuffty at 08:14:03 11-06-2021
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