Author Topic: Saiki (Pre-release)  (Read 24001 times)

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2011, 09:09:27 AM »
I would have thought that someone would have let us know which of Saiki's DMs have an EX form.

(Sucks not knowing things...)

You're in luck! While testing out Maxima on the eLive stream, the dummy was Saiki. They happened to do his EX command grab DM.

He grabbed the opponent much the same, but waves of dark energy drew from the opponent, into Saiki, king of like the rings on a basketball; they formed arches. At the end of the move, rather than tossing them away across the screen, he threw them downward towards the ground, and a 45 degree angle. It looked as if maybe you could Max Cancel at that point, to semi-OTG them, but otherwise, it looked like they bounced once, and got back up.

I'm guessing that's his only DM with an EX version?

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2011, 09:43:25 AM »
I'm guessing that's his only DM with an EX version?

Not sure. I don't remember if we've seen another.

However, I did notice while watching some Saiki gameplay by the Evo casuals players (probably No. 17), that the grab actually saps health. (In a chunk, after the grab is over.) Looked like maybe 1 block (10%)?

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 06:14:14 PM »
I'm guessing that's his only DM with an EX version?

Not sure. I don't remember if we've seen another.

However, I did notice while watching some Saiki gameplay by the Evo casuals players (probably No. 17), that the grab actually saps health. (In a chunk, after the grab is over.) Looked like maybe 1 block (10%)?

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2011, 06:42:38 PM »
Heidern, is that you?

A sneaky way to get Storm / Final Bringer into the game, too. I didn't really WANT to be interested in Saiki, but giving him a life-sucking DM/EXDM command throw + fancy aerial tricks does make me more interested in him...

I think the best overall play of him that we've seen so far has been No.17's Evo play. He really made it obvious that as long as Saiki has meter, he's pretty hard to approach. His Anti-Air DM might be the best in the game O.o.

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2011, 08:07:22 AM »
Can't wait to use him

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2011, 05:41:30 AM »
[Bas Gros Poing] Gamescom 2011 : reportage au pif sur Kof XIII console

Starting at around 7 min in, we see the player start to test out Saiki's moves. He also shows his command list, which seems to have symbols for what does and does not have EXs, if anyone wants to look through that.

At 8:03, you can see Saiki's EX DM in action. FINAL BRINGER! *ahem*

There might be much more to this vid, but I've only watches some of it, but thought it might be helpful to those who want to see him explored in detail!

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2011, 11:51:54 PM »
The King of Fighters XIII - Console Trailer

At around 1:26 in this video it shows Saiki doing a move where he steps on his opponent multiple times. What move is this?

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2011, 09:35:11 AM »
It's probably Yami Otoshi (in air, qcf2x+K) except it doesn't do multiple hits anymore, it seems, unless the move has an EX version and that was basically it.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2011, 09:37:07 AM by Aenthin »

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2011, 08:43:13 PM »
It's probably Yami Otoshi (in air, qcf2x+K) except it doesn't do multiple hits anymore, it seems, unless the move has an EX version and that was basically it.

I think we would have known if that move had an EX version by now.

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2011, 05:42:20 AM »
It could also be an alternative animation effect like Kensou's f,d,df+P or Athena's Neomax.

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2011, 12:32:06 PM »
Is saiki good at zoning? I know KOF games are very rushdown oriented but as an HF/ST/HDR player I'm drawn to characters who play like sagat lol.

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2011, 07:08:38 PM »
Is saiki good at zoning? I know KOF games are very rushdown oriented but as an HF/ST/HDR player I'm drawn to characters who play like sagat lol.

He's got teleporting moves, and the  ;a version of his projectile is good at catching people who are trying to jump towards you. So I guess he is kinda good at that.

That's all I can tell you. Maybe others can tell you more.

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2011, 07:25:08 PM »
Well he's got a decent DP, and the D version of it can switch positions (I mean, say you as Saiki are in the corner, opponent jumps in and you D DP, it puts the opponent in the corner).

His EX Projectile also seems extremely tricky when it just goes half screen and stays there for a while.

And yeah, he has a teleport.

I'd say he's a good zoner.
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Re: Saiki
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2011, 10:08:32 PM »
Well he's got a decent DP, and the D version of it can switch positions

Doesn't it have to land in order to do the teleport?

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Re: Saiki
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2011, 10:33:05 PM »
Well he's got a decent DP, and the D version of it can switch positions

Doesn't it have to land in order to do the teleport?

Yeah...which shouldn't be a problem.
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