Super Smash Bros.The ultimate next DLC character, Kazuya Mishima from the Tekken series, has just been released – and players are falling in love with his promising and unique move set. As in the past with DLC characters, the series’ director Masahiro Sakurai has gone to great lengths in terms of presentation and combat decisions. That is reflected in the wave of positive reactions from the Smash Bros community. Many were in awe of the number of moves Sakurai was able to bestow on this guy, making them even more excited for the final DLC character to join the cast.
True to his Tekken form, Kazuya has a full range of attacks and the ability to perfectly embody his original series moves. He has tons of standard commands, along with special abilities, such as pounding attacks that put him in Demon form and grant him super armor. He also brought his dash from Tekken to Smash, and players found a way to turn it into a “wave”.
Wavedashing is a technique familiar to Tekken fans, Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros.and the Marvel vs. It entails a special movement that causes a character to glide across the ground by repeating a move moving forward. It’s one of many high-level moves that separates casual players from professionals, which makes Kazuya particularly attractive to the latter.
If you do an extended dash with cstick down (set to a tilt attack) you will get an easy wave pic.twitter.com/d3z7AM7HS0
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As with every new character added to Smash, or any other fighting game for that matter, fans immediately asked how good Kazuya is and his extensive list of moves. According to pro players, Kazuya has been shaped to be the best – and most complex – character in the game.
While streaming six hours of Kazuya’s matches to get to know the character, all-star Smash players Nairo declares that Kazuya is one of the most accurate and exhausting characters to play.
“Definitely Kazuya is exhausted. You have to always be on time,” Nairo said on the stream.
Through his matches, the constant awareness required to play an optimized Kazuya is certainly on full display. Characters need to move correctly and constantly use the right moves to stay safe and get KOs. Nairo said he definitely has good tools and great damage, but he doesn’t see himself playing Kazuya in the tournament because of how tired he can be compared to other high-level characters in the game.
Riddles, another top player, have the same thoughts about Kazuya like Nairo. He believes that Kazuya is the hardest character in the game: While every other character is playing Smash, Kazuya is still playing Tekken.
“You have to put in a lot of effort in movements, combos, etc., unlike any other Smash character,” Riddles tweeted. “It’s like you’re playing Tekken except your opponent doesn’t follow the same rules… In the end, it leads to a character that is both exciting but also tiring to play.”
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It’s not clear yet if that rule difference is Kazuya’s downfall of competition, but I believe the character will be a formidable force when a character expert like Riddles or Takera spends time in the game. time for him.
As always, Mew2King reviewed the character in a new guide, break down his entire move list and give his opinion on what’s good or bad. In the end, he concludes that Kazuya can completely survive in the competitive arena and is arguably the best “FGC” (Fighting Game Community) character in the game, depending on the player’s abilities. in his special special performance, Electric Wind God. Fist (EWGF).
He focuses on how powerful Kazuya’s rampage mechanic is and how important it is to master the EWGF, as it will be something he has to move in a combo fashion, like in Tekken.
MKleo is considered one of the best Super Smash Bros. players in the world. He’s also one of the only pro players I’ve ever seen saying that Kazuya doesn’t seem really good. When he saw the character in action, he felt he would become one of the strongest in the game. However, once Kazuya actually entered the fight, Mk thought a lot differently based on what the player found with him in practice mode.
“I thought Kazuya was going to break, but everything I see looks fake apart from the invincible dash,” he tweeted. “I don’t know, man… I’ll wait until someone proves me wrong”
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While there are many players who believe that Kazuya will EWGF his way to the top of the level list, others feel that the hype is just not earned. Obviously, only time will tell exactly where he’s going, but either way, he’s definitely one of the most entertaining characters to watch and one of the most eye-catching. to play.
Oddly enough, he also makes a level nine CPU (computer player) look legendary, as the community recently discovered. Various clips from different players have appeared showing the CPU has some crazy technical skills. While one would expect a level 9 AI to come into play, no one would have thought we would be seeing high level mixes and matchups like we’re seeing from Kazuya. If only it were possible to put an AI player in a big Smash tournament. Since probably not, I’m just glad we get to see how these computer-controlled Kazuyas can wreak havoc on a smaller scale.