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Spinal's moves/mechanics revealed, set to be released next week

Jimmypotato

Mid Tier
yeah thats probably another reason, it would make them take even longer for an already late (dlc) character


i havent played a KI since snes, is there a block button? or back to block
Back to block, down back to block low, and it works unlike Injustice lol.

Bad habit of holding down from injustice though.

I thought they said on the stream he was going to have both a dash and a command run
I was just reading the notes and they say no dash like glacius, but he has the run and slide.

Only thing that will make me pissed is if he has a safe slide, give that shit to Orchid lol.

Having a run is great and all, but in this game moving backwards is just as big as forward, and if you have to jump to do it, you better hope that dive kick is fast as fuck.

Sounds like he will be a ton of fun to play though, I'm excited for next friday.
 

Posthuman

Where's TJ Combo?
If there was no way to block in this game spinal would be OP, no dash is pretty huge, same with no backdash. We havent see his jump arc hieght or speed yet, and yes he will release in january, peopke beimg salty that it wasnt jan 1st r dumb.
He doesnt have a dash but he has a run which can be cancelled into any special.

Since we can cancel special moves into shadow moves, Spinal will be able to cancel a divekick on block into a shadow skeleport, cancel the slide (C.HK) into a shadow safer move and still get a full combo either way etc etc lol

Btw slide C.HK is punishable.

Edit: and fuck no that bitch Sonnya... I mean Orchid does not need a safe slide, I hope her damage and walk speed gets nerfed tbh.

Bitch has the fastest walk speed in the game.
Best air normals.
Second highest damage output.
High-low mix ups.
Only -5 full screen hit confirmable into full combo slide lol.
 
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Jimmypotato

Mid Tier
He doesnt have a dash but he has a run which can be cancelled into any special.

Since we can cancel special moves into shadow moves, Spinal will be able to cancel a divekick on block into a shadow skeleport, cancel the slide (C.HK) into a shadow safer move and still get a full combo either way etc etc lol

Btw slide C.HK is punishable.
I'll be able to shadow counter or shadow break all that shit lol.

Guess we'll have to wait and see, i'm really excited.
 
I'm so happy to have more info on this lol
Hopefully Spinal is good, I need to pick up another character.
I'm pretty sure Spinal is going to be a really good character. He sounds like he's going to be a good counterpick chaarcter. I wouldn't be surprised if lots of people are going to have pocket spinals.
 
This asshole made me jump in his teaser.

I can't even say it was a "cheap jump scare" cause we see him for a good 5 second build up before that screech. Well done DH, you made me scared of a fight game character.
 
Morphing a full 3D model into another 3D model takes a lot of memory. It's why Shang Tsung can't morph into any character in one fight in mk9 like he could in mk2. I don't think he could do that in any of the 3D games either.

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I know, but Mk9 potentially had enough memory to let Shang morph into 3 other character ( including his opponent), like ladder boss Shang. And in the old games Spinal only turned into his opponent during his combos anyway,opponents model is already loaded in the match. So that kind of morphing isn't very problematic.
 
He sounds awesome, but I'm still disappointed in his lack of transformations. So much for next-gen if they need to save memory. Then again, I don't know much about how the game uses memory. Either way, I hope to see lots of Spinal soon.
 

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for some reason spinal seems a lot like zatanna. a lot of tools, but short range normals. sounds like a defensive zoning character who has to have to momentum to get a good offense started.

divekick used to punish bad approaches
teleport to stay away
absorb to build meter and a counter to zoning and easy "get in" attacks (jago wind kick, probably orchid slide, etc.)

honestly sounds like my type of character. maybe hes who i will pick up whenever my income taxes arrive ;)
 

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I'm so confused that I MUST play this character.

This might be my nail in the coffin for injustice. Spinal might just be the challenge I need to port over completely.

Now I have to get a stick!