Total newbie question-how does one block/guard?

#1 Posted by jclane (337 posts) -

Yeah,talk about a shameful inquiry,but the only fighting game/series I put any real "effort" into learning was Tekken.So this system is drawing a blank in my mind,and there's no simple button according to the game manual (not that those are usually any good point of reference to anyway).I'm using a 360 gamepad by the way.Please don't rain hellfire on this poor lost soul.

#2 Edited by Icemael (6317 posts) -

Hold back. 
 
EDIT: I mean as in the direction back, not the button back. I totally forgot the Xbox 360's select button is called "back".

#3 Posted by jclane (337 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" Hold back. "
Of course it'd be the same as Tekken! How could I have been so stupid.Urgh
#4 Posted by monocactus (21 posts) -

Does a high block, block high attacks and the crouched block low and high attacks, like in SFIV?

#5 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -
@monocactus said:
" Does a high block, block high attacks and the crouched block low and high attacks, like in SFIV? "
yes
#6 Posted by monocactus (21 posts) -

Offtopic question:
Why is my name blue?

#7 Posted by Ezekeilpurger (321 posts) -

oh hey another mvc related question. when someone says "he has super armor" wtf does that mean?

#8 Posted by TechHits (1377 posts) -
@monocactus:  because you set your alignment to PS3 in your profile. Green is 360 and red is Nintendo.
#9 Posted by monocactus (21 posts) -
@TechHits: Thanks.
#10 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

also press light and medium while holding back in a direction to advance guard, which pushes them back

#11 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -
@Ezekeilpurger said:
" oh hey another mvc related question. when someone says "he has super armor" wtf does that mean? "
means that, while they have super armor up (usually tied to specific attacks, I think. Example: Hulk's heavy attack has super armor) they can take a hit without being stunned.
#12 Edited by smitty86 (698 posts) -
@Ezekeilpurger: I think your referring to the fact that some characters, like the hulk, have attacks where he can be hit once but they will still continue. I suggest looking at the shoryuken wiki page they made. It helped me out a lot with all the phrases and such.

 http://wiki.shoryuken.com/Marvel_vs_Capcom_3/Glossary
 
Edit: Yeah, what that guy said.
#13 Posted by Ezekeilpurger (321 posts) -
@TheFreeMan: thanks!
#14 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
@monocactus said:
" Does a high block, block high attacks and the crouched block low and high attacks, like in SFIV? "
High block blocks high and medium, low block blocks low and medium.
#15 Posted by monocactus (21 posts) -
@GlenTennis:  How to block projectiles? They seem to be very fast!!
#16 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
@monocactus said:
" @GlenTennis:  How to block projectiles? They seem to be very fast!! "
Most projectiles are medium, so either block will do. You just gotta hold back and hope for the best. Or jump over them.
#17 Posted by Sergotron (483 posts) -

Also if you activate X Factor, you can block without taking chip damage.

#18 Edited by AndyPhifer (167 posts) -

You'd be surprised how much you can learn by reading the instruction manual.  
No, really. Not making fun of you, it really is helpful. Lots of info in there about a variety of basic things.

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