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hiltzy85

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Survival mode strategies?
« on: January 23, 2012, 06:31:08 AM »
I've basically been trying to get the 35 survival wins to get the stupid achievement since the game was released 2 months ago.  I can usually get somewhere into the low-mid twenties with my best characters, but after that, it becomes pretty futile trying to win rounds without getting hit by anything.

Can anybody who has finished this horrible task share any strategies for survival that go beyond "Play defensively"?  One thing for sure that I know I should do and always forget is to start rounds by holding back, so I block the CPU's instant NEO max right after the announcer says GO! (which they seem very fond of). 
Are there certain characters (or kinds of characters) that are better suited for this?  I have primarily been using Iori/EX Iori, Andy, Mai and Robert.  They all seem to be ok, until I realize that I just threw a projectile with under 50% health and I'm suddenly dead

I know the point of the achievement is that it's meant to be very difficult, but the fact that the computer basically builds the meter necessary for a random NEO max every 2 fights or so just from taking damage kind of pushes it over the edge.  If you get lucky, they'll do something stupid like super cancel into a ranbu while you're blocking instead of tagging you with a NM, but it doesn't really matter, since they'll just build back the lost drive gauge in a couple rounds anyway.
When you get into the higher levels and your health is a bit low, you can't even block, really, since the CPU will undoubtedly have 3-5 stocks laying around and will just chip you to death with a barrage of DMs, especially if they are Saiki, Ash, Maxima or somebody else with a safe projectile DM or NEO max.  Is there any way to avoid taking damage from Maxima's NM?  It feels like it lasts too long for you to roll to avoid it.  Are GCAB rolls even safe to do?
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Re: Survival mode strategies?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 12:31:49 PM »
mmm, KOF XIII ai is not that good, I just was pressuring a lot and voila, I got the 35 wins


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Re: Survival mode strategies?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 04:16:37 AM »
goro dp + a, just keep doing it, they'll get knocked down the next will miss then the one after will hit.
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Re: Survival mode strategies?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 07:10:34 AM »
I used Clark, but didn't use any special strategies. Only reason I chose Clark is because he can destroy the bosses pretty easily. B SAB destroys Saiki, and EX Gatling Attack makes short work of Dark Ash.

Other than that, just keep track of AI's meter, and play more cautiously when they have 3 bars + full stocks. But if you're keeping your health up, even a random NeoMax shouldn't be enough to KO you.

Keep at it. It's doable.

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Re: Survival mode strategies?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 04:53:26 AM »
by the way, are the last 2 fights (34 and 35) against the bosses?  If so, that is gross
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Re: Survival mode strategies?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 07:38:23 PM »
spam Vice's DP+C. I unfortunately did over 180 rounds of survival thinking that there was a leaderboard for it. What a waste of time.

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Re: Survival mode strategies?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 09:21:15 PM »
Mature : s.C,qcb.C loop (Do only one rekka, the ai won't back to guard)
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Re: Survival mode strategies?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 03:25:36 AM »
Alright, so I finished the achievement with Vice using a combination of dp+AC to get the initial knockdown, and then dp+C the rest of the time, as was suggested.  I feel a little bit dirty for having done it, but, then again, I don't really care, on account of survival not really being very much fun. 

The best thing about using that strategy with Vice is that the AI doesn't even get meter from getting hit by splash.  It's bad.

Anyways, thanks for the help guys
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Re: Survival mode strategies?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 10:29:52 AM »
That would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Survival mode strategies?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 04:25:01 AM »
after stinking the place up with Vice and splashing my way to the achievement, I am proud to say that I just got 37 wins with claw Iori, as well.  I guess it was pretty rewarding, after all.  Also, it doesn't hurt that the AI almost never blocks after you hit them with cl.C, f+A,A, qcb+B, and most of the time, you're left close enough to them to just do it again...
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