Arcadia Issue 52 - Aoi
Text: The Gorilla
Confuse the opponent with the new moves
She has few new moves, but the moves she can use are many, whether
or not you can rapidly apply that will quickly affect the wins and
losses you get.
Take and apply the new moves and changes in battle
The + and + which were the mainstays of Aoi's
fighting style are basically unchanged. Therefore, the key to VF4FT
is how to apply the new moves and strengthened moves.
A move mentioned before, the new looks to be invaluable in
punishing. In addition to having elbow execution speed, on hit you
can mix up between + or throw. So, when you have a chance
to counter with an elbow, rather than the (with poor
followups) it's recommended that you use this.
The next thing to take note of is the or +. It's a
new move in VF4FT that has great ability to avoid the opponents
attacks, and it's strength in disadvantaged situations is being
uncovered. It's a high attack, so it has nothing against low
punches or low attacks, but can be used as a means to avoid the
opponents throw or mid attack mixup. It gives small disadvantage on
guard, and if used as quickly as possible on minor counters, can
combo into or +. Amongst the changed moves, the
previously hard to apply + has been strengthened, and
it now floats the opponent even on normal hit. You can connect a
combo after that, and is really the only move that Aoi has that can
do big damage on normal hit. However, it is now much slower to
recover on guard, and even on crouching hit the opponent can
retaliate with a mid-weight punch.
About the change moves
Choosing or to use is very confusing. The places to
use the moves varies widely, but essentially the is used for
punishing, whereas the is used mainly in combos. However,
because the VF4 execution is 13 frames, it can be used to
interrupt the opponents strings, such as to elbow.
Even though it just about wouldn't be an understatement to say the
+ could be used as a pronoun in VF4Evo, it has been
slightly weakened. The details of those changes are 1. The
initiation has been slowed from 19 to 20 frames and 2. the reach
has been reduced marginally. They aren't going to have a huge
effect on battle, but it would probably be good to remember it.
|Posted by noodalls
||Edited by Myke