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#1 Posted by Ravelle (2539 posts) -

I'm having trouble countering incoming strikes and kicks, It seems it gets harder with every game too. The action is too fast too see if the opponent is attacking high or low, I never am fast enough to press any of the counter holds in time and always get in to a undefendable juggle stun instead.

What do you guys think about the counter system?

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#2 Posted by AjayRaz (12803 posts) -

i like it. it's one of my favorite parts about the series. it's tough at first, but it takes time to learn. once you get used to it it becomes really rewarding


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#3 Posted by Carryboy (1072 posts) -

Vast improvement the countering had always been way to powerfull in previous games this is better with only a couple of frames to counter and also less damage.

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#4 Posted by M_33 (531 posts) -

I think it's more about reading your opponent than it is reacting. The beauty of DOA is that the more you fight one dude, the more you'll pick up on his methods. That's when you start countering.

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#5 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

You are meant to block in this game and not throw out counters. This is not DOA4 were that was a viable tactic. Counters have a lower active frame window although i'm not sure the exact frame number. They do less damage as well. It is hard to pay attention to during a battle but the animations between the counter hit levels is further differentiated than in previous games.

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#6 Posted by Ravelle (2539 posts) -

What I hate though are the opponents combo's you're stuck in, finding yourself unable to recover and block, before you know it he has you bouncing up and down and against the wall.

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#7 Posted by Demoskinos (17326 posts) -

Countering is great they tightened up the window in DOA 5 too. The thing is like with many things the trade off you are going for is potentially huge damage and a momentum shift in exchange for possibly being wrong and eating a huge combo. The times you should really counter is when you know someone is going to hit a specific way. I've got a bad habit of trying to randomly counter and I've been working on changing that because you really want to block more in this game than in past DOA games.

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