LB2 speed mode

kernow

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I haven't played nowhere near as much as 1, but can anyone explain the AB speed mode combo system in it? In 1 it was free-form much like zero2 custom combos. In 2 it seems you have to press a predetermined set of buttons for it to continue, hence it ending after about 3 hits.

I've never been arsed to work it out tbh
 

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The timing is super strict for the speed combos. Basically once meter is full, enter super combo mode and input the combo. I found that using A B C A B C A B QCF-C is easiest for most characters that specialize in Speed (im a fan of Lee) but it takes a while to get the timing down just right. I also like his A B C A B C C B A QCF-C
 

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Why is it set buttons rather than free form in the first though? Strange af
 

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It is. Each character has set speed combos, so it's not like SFA2 where you can flood the screen with hadokens
 

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Ugh that sucks no wonder I prefer 1
 

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I never put any real time into Last Blade and didn't know that was a thing, that sounds really obnoxious lol
Were these combos ever shown in-game/manuals/official documentation or was it something people just had to figure out back in the day?
 

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Depends which lb you mean

2, specifically speed combos (Furious The Fandango Secret Slices??? lmbo)
The idea of long, character specific combo strings that also cost meter seems like weird/bad design

Looks like the Dreamcast manual explains it and didn't leave players to fend for themselves, which I guess helps even if my eyes gloss over when trying to understand it

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Seems like as many people around here prefer 1 to 2. I wonder how much of the popularity of 2 is to do with the larger roster and ports rather than quality.

For me, I'm not intimate enough with either to decide.
 

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Both games are good, but they leave you wanting more sequels. We're still waiting for Last Blade 3.
 
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Power is better for most characters anyhow. Just learn to do combo links unless you're a executionlet.
 

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I made my own version of last blade 3 in Mugen 20 years ago. It featured a few samurai showdown characters and Lynn from rage of the dragons to bolster the existing roster.

The speed combo dial a combos are annoying. I'm surprised snk chose to ape mortal Kombat of all things. I've even learned some of these over the years but I don't think learning speed mode will allow you to always dominate someone who plays with the simpler mechanics and higher attack power of power mode, I regarded it more as a way for a skilled player to show off, rather than the best way to be unbeatable at the game.
 

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I made my own version of last blade 3 in Mugen 20 years ago. It featured a few samurai showdown characters and Lynn from rage of the dragons to bolster the existing roster.

Oh boy.
 

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I think I made a story and some custom character endings as well. I think I still have a copy of the game on a computer that is so old I can't easily get files off it (no CD burner and no windows driver to support USB thumb drives.)
 

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I blind bought LB directly from SNK when it came out, Alicia said it was similar to Sam Sho so I took a chance. The art, presentation and atmosphere were like nothing else at the time. It was mind blowing.

LB1 is almost a perfect single player game. 2 is also great but I only ever play it in 2p because of the larger roster.
 

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I don't really see LB1 and LB2 as two separate games. It's like one game, with two parts to it. The rosters of the games are very similar.
 
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