In regards to the upcoming major DDFF tournament here at DF, I paid a visit to old tournaments and picked a select few replays for everyone to see, and possibly (re)discover their love for Dissidia series.
Enjoy, and good luck in the tournament.
"Shadow Strike Tactics" Tournament: Round 1, Match 2 - Rebellion (Squall) vs. Shinso (Firion)
"Shadow Strike Tactics" Quarter-Finals, Match 1 - Robo (Golbez) vs. Mikel (Squall)
"Shadow Strike Tactics" [Loser's Bracket] Round 4, Match 3 - sd1ad (WoL) vs. Wedge (Jecht)
[DNC Loser's Bracket Round 7] Funkyman02 (Kefka) vs. Demitel (Terra) Match 2
[DNC LB Finals] xffixbmlx (ExDeath) vs Funkyman02 (Firion) Match 1
[The Fourth War - R6] - UltimateX34 (Sephiroth) Vs RoboDestroyer(Ultimecia) Matches 1 & 2
[TFW GF Finals] RDF2050 (WoL & Sephiroth) vs xffixbmlx (Sephiroth & Zidane) M4 & M5
[Ragnarök - R1] - Rei-N (Firion) vs Aether (Terra) -- Match 1
[Ragnarök R1] - xffixbmlx (Gabranth) vs. xChocobuckle (Sephiroth) - Match 1
[Dissidience-D, GF, Set B, Matches 1 & 2] xffixbmlx (ExDeath & Prishe) vs. Yunoa (Yuna & Tidus)
[Dissidience-D, GF, Set B, Matches 3-5] xffixbmlx (See Description) vs. Yunoa (See Description)
Dissidia Final Fantasy: X-Link Kai Match - xffixbmlx (EhxDeath) vs. Yunoa (Sephiroth)
12-14-2011, 08:18 AM
Much respect to Hyne, but the matches he presented to highlight the games' history doesn't really show what they impacted or did really sooooo....
So for those of you who are new or have been around I'll be presenting a few video's I think properly personify or shaped the game as it currently is today in lieu of this new tournament you guys are putting together. I'll also be explaining how and why each match was influential, exemplary or otherwise noteworthy.
By the way the trailer was really well done and I enjoyed it. (except for that awful song selection haha.) Good luck in running it.
Lets take a trip down memory lane and go to where it all started: Dissidence.
1. Dissidence: Funkyman (Kef) vs Dave88334 (Zid)
*I do recommend watching the entire set
At the time Dave was known as the best, and using who was arguably the best character in the game so there was pretty much no stopping Dave as he tore through the Dissidence brackets. US Dissidia was still fresh and everyone was still getting used to the game so everyone's current ideas of characters and the game was still much or less the same or unknown. Low tiers were still low and high tiers were still high, and OmniDash was broken as fuck. But there was one player who showed everyone something extremely outside the box. Funkyman pioneered Kefka (considered garbage tier at in the JP version) using Precision Jump to create and establish a dominant vertical spacing game that completely countered the new meta. No one in the tournament knew how to deal with it. Dave was the only one in that tournament who actually did something to counter the precision jumps and the Firagas no one could deal with. He used FreeAirDash and Shift Break to try to counter it all, he was somewhat successful, but Funky applied the "lock off WWWF" trick to prevent ShiftBreak from reflecting his fireballs. Its the adaptation and originality these 2 players exemplified that separated them from the pack and what makes this match one to remember.
2. ShadowStrike Tactics: Wedge (Jct, Gar) vs RDF (Btz, Cld, WoL)
http://youtu.be/YWArASEkZws (THIS IS THE COOLEST ONE BUT WHATEVER)
Hey! Who is that guy RDF is fighting? Who cares! The point of this set isn't to put him on blast, but its to show a good example of Dissidia. Not sticking to what you're familiar with. Counterpicking is Dissidia101, but here its showing you what -not- to do. RDF is good with WoL riiiiight? WoL has an edge vs Jecht riiiiight? Then why didn't he pick WoL? He wanted a surprise factor to throw off his opponent (me.) But the problem is he wasn't proficient with those characters at the time. BUT when he lost with both Cloud and Bartz he switches up to his main and wins the next round no problem [footage not shown.] If he had stuck with his strengths the set would more than likely have an entirely different result.
3. Get Salty 1 THE WHOLE FRICKEN THING BUT ILL HAVE TO MAKE DO BECAUSE THERES LITTLE TO NO FOOTAGE.
Judah (Sht) vs Omnigrowth (Exd)
Judah (Kef) vs Ashkon (Zid)
Dave88344 (Zid) vs Kraid (Ter)
xffixbmlx (Zid) vs Axiaon (Btz) <<<Personal Fav
Get Salty was clearly one of the most successful, hype and yet controversial, tournaments ever for the Dissidia scene. Before this time everyone was accustomed to using gearless rulesets but it took away something that was supposed to be core in Dissidia: customization. So this was the first official tournament (By Mikeee ReyMagnus and Kraid) where they threw caution to the wind and said go nuts. The results were amazing. OHKO builds, hardcore counterpicking, map destruction, strategic summon usage, CAMPING TO THE EXTREME COMPLEMENTS OF CONTINENTAL LAAAAG, 10-0 match ups being reversed, love, hate, anal. Get Salty had it all. It was the first tournament where I think the meta actually began to get comfortable and show where the scene -could- have gone.
*More to come....
If I feel like writing more I will, but to just tell you which fights are worth looking at from that point...
-KAoS: Dave88334 (Sep, Zid) vs KGen (Squ). [Shows safe gameplay, the power of SnL, the inherent issues with OAD, and the shitty netcode for the game allowing for 1+hour fights.]
-KAOS: The Pokefan95 Cometh.
-Ragnarok: Axel (Zid) vs Funkyman (Kef) (Ragnarok) AKA the beatdown of the century
-All of Yunoa's matches from DNC. XKai player who destroys lots of -big name- players and sweeps the tournament like it was nothing.
-All of xffixbmlx's matches from DNC. Intelligent player who makes the game work for him no matter the restrictions. Knows how to play the game to win and take advantage of it.
There's more of course, buuuuut its 2am sooooo.......yeah.
I'd like to add that you should use these as a good example of what to do and not to do when playing the game, apply the basics, play safe, don't whiff laggy attacks like a dumbass, and FUCKING COUNTERPICK. This game is very easy to learn and its extremely easy to be adept with more than 1 character. Sure this is from Dissidia 1 but just about all of the basics are still applicable just insert safe meter gain while you're at it.
Oh and always watch videos of Axel losing, those are always enjoyable.
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