Wednesday, 12 September 2012
P1 only combos
Back in April, Isedelica demonstrated some top-tier, broken applications for Joe's Shocking Pink assist glitch. At the time I was playing far too much SFxT and didn't look into it or appreciate it as much as I should have.
Basically, if you block Joe's Shocking Pink assist in the middle of a combo you can call it again for free. This is the only assist with this property.
About a week ago after getting back into UMvC3, I wondered if it might be something you could exploit in actual gameplay and maybe something I could include in my team.
Initially, I though it definitely was. It's far too easy to use it to extend combos and build extra meter. Plus, it actually creates true infinite combos. I'm sure there are a bunch of undiscovered ones and Spencer's (a character I already use) is easy to set-up and something that can be done consistently.
Then a few days ago I was trying to do some set-ups with P2 in training mode and after spending a few minutes wondering why I sucked so much I realised that it didn't work. I have absolutely no explination as to why this is the case but it's clear that the actual bomb blast affects P1 and P2 in different ways.
UMvC3 deals with the point character being hit or blocking an attack in the middle of a combo in a very odd way. In the standard shocking pink combos, the bomb blast doesn't add to the combo counter. I think it's safe to assume that this is because hitting the opponent adds 1 hit but blocking the bomb negates it. So it's as if the bomb didn't hit at all and Joe can be called again immediately. If you have traning stats on screen you'll also notice that the bomb blasts don't register any damage either for the same reason. However, when 2P does the same thing, the hit does register and you're unable to call Joe again until the combo ends.
So 1P can do loops and infinites that P2 can't. Meaning that you could practice up and be able to whip out some broken combos and loops but if you're forced to be P2 at a tournament or online, then you wouldn't actually be able to use them.