Is Nariko OP? A closer look at one of PS All-Stars' deadliest combos
- Posted January 20th, 2013 at 01:34 EDT by Kyle Prahl
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(continued from previous page) ...more skilled players than myself could probably find the perfect timing for it. Likewise, the first Warm Embrace (while grounded) is a bit tricky to get right, albeit much easier than its mid-air cousin. Press Circle too early, and Nariko's grab will miss low. Press Circle too late, and the opponent's invincibility frames from hitting the ground will have kicked in already. A bit of practice against a stationary bot will do wonders for getting the timing right, and you'll have it down in no time.
To make matters even more enticing, Nariko's Down-Triangle move (Compassion) is a perfect way to close the gap between mid-range opponents and get the combo started. Beginning the chain with this move, which has roughly the same range as Kratos' Right-Square Combat Grapple, nets you an extra 20 AP. While that move won't technically count as part of the combo, you're effectively earning 160-170 AP, depending on whether you opt to try or skip the mid-air Warm Embrace. With a quick glance at YouTube, you'll see that players have found numerous variants on the 150 AP formula, all putting Nariko at the top of the combo-tastic heap. However, one could argue that her selection of Super attacks are far from the game's best, offsetting her rapid acquisition of AP.
So, I pose these questions to you, the PSU reader: Does Nariko's 150 AP combo (and the relative ease with which it can be performed) make her OP? Does being able to fill her Level 1 Super bar with a single combo take things a bit too far? Do the Supers and/or combos of other character pose a threat to her own? Sound off in the comments below, or join the conversation in our official PSU forums.
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- 7:04pm EST - February 4th, 2013
It's a shame that something like this has happened, it's always disappointing when there are characters that are significantly over/underpowered compared to others. Personally, Nariko was my favourite character anyway (alongside Cole) - although that may all change with the inclusion of Kat.
Speaking of combos, I've only just thought about the idea of the Prince from Prince of Persia, preferably the 2008 reboot, being included - although the original Prince woul work well too. He had fantastic combos, and I feel he'd fit in perfectly with the style of this game. They've already 'ruined' it by including 3rd-party characters (in my opinion), so it won't hurt to add more!