I just finished two Assassin’s Creed Revelations tournaments. And yes, Binerexis is working on (eventually) getting another one going. You might imagine I could use a little break from the whole Assassin/Templar conflict.
But rapper Xzibit heard I liked Assassin’s Creed, so he put Ezio in my Soul Calibur so I can Assassinate while I assassinate.
I still have a lot to learn, mainly some of the most common cast members’ mixups, as well as getting a better sense of Ezio’s own capabilities. I’ve memorized the most basic combos, but most of them are fairly unsafe on block and should be primarily used for punishment. I need to learn some mind games.
In many of these matches, I fail to apply enough offensive pressure, even when the momentum is in my favor, and give the opponent the ability to start mixing things up on me until my defense falters. In other games, I choose poor punishing attacks, often opting for 6B (forward + vertical attack) instead of 3B (down/forward + vertical attack). The neck-stabbing 3B has deceptively large range, significantly more damage, and leaves the opponent grounded and at Ezio’s feet on counterhit.
In other words, I’m an idiot for ignoring it outside of combos.
If you play Soul Calibur 5, I’d be grateful for any input. If not, I hope you consider picking it up. You might not make it to EVO, but it’s a hell of a competitive ride in its own right.