I don't think these were thought through very well at all. I managed to complete Kratos's, after half an hour of trying. Sometimes you do the move, and it doesn't register. Sometimes the moves are impossible to link together.
Example: I'm currently doing Cole's combo tutorial. 3/12 says 'Square(Grind), followed by a Square Air attack. The thing is, grinding does NOTHING to my enemy, so it's impossible for me to get him in the air ready for the next part of the combo.
Also, I really don't see anyone performing these types of combos mid match. They're too intricate on rely on a really bad opponent - or one that isn't moving.
Anyway.... has anyone managed to do Cole's?
I'd say the combo tutorials are a hit and miss. Some are stupid and unhelpful/insanely hard, while others help you figure out some good combos. Radec's tutorial, for example is just stupid. All the "combos" are basically just variations of 2 different attacks. Not to mention some of them are insanely hard to do. Dante's tutorial, though, was pretty helpful. The last few aren't the best combos, but I wouldn't have figured out the better ones if I didn't know these ones first.
My only gripe with them is that I wish there was an option to be shown what the combo looks like. Some of Cole's combos require a pause or insane timing and it would be nice to see an example of it being done.
Nope, they are really easy. Especially compared to the ones i've managed to find for my characters on my own. (Evil Cole/Nariko) But they are great for starting points or adding on to/making your own.
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