Uploaded on April 21, 2012 by YuuGiJoou Powered by YouTube
Y'know, I think "LETS TRAIN" needs to lay off on the training, save it for people who actually need it! I mean, I'd neglect it anyway, but at least there wouldn't be so much for anybody else, and thus the difference of ability wouldn't feel as vast.
Okay, that's a tad dramatic, because these matches really do get to be rather close, it's just that every time I play this game I seem to run into people doing all kinds of cool things or are able to make that last big grab for victory. So really, I guess this IS where and how I train, so let's, LETS TRAIN. (But no more training for you! All for me!)
Match #1 -- Nine-Tailed Fox Room
Hiruko and Kabuto Yakushi (Ms. Mutou)
Hiruko and Sasori (LETS TRAIN)
This match was exceptionally close, although I still haven't been able to determine if there's any sort of advantage in return for sacrificing your ability to switch and call in assists if you have Sasori control Hiruko for the first phase of the match. So...really, it was close in that my opponent deliberately chose to do something cool for coolness's sake. Good show!
Match #2 -- Forest Hideout
Bando and Jiraiya (Ms. Mutou)
Kagura and Bando (LETS TRAIN)
I can honestly say that it amuses me that Bando was able to call two different people "pretty weak" just on sight of them.
I have no earthly idea how Jiraiya entering with that switch-in attack managed to somehow not get him badly burned by Bando's charged chakra cannon shot as a result... does it have dodge properties or something? I'm rather at a loss... (But it looked cool!)
I have a hard time "sealing the deal" so to speak, because I know as the match draws nearer to a close, I'll need to be a bit more judicious about my chakra use. There's only so many attacks I can take and conceivably deliver before receiving attacks in return, so I must choose the timing of my substitution and jutsu sparingly. Something similar applies to the course of the match itself just to be sure that I don't overuse any particular tactic so as to become predictable when it comes to the endgame "crunch time."
In particular, I've noticed when Jiraiya is my last character, I have serious misgivings about when I should use his "Bring Down the House" Jutsu, because it has massive potential to strike an opponent while they're caught trying to land a decisive attack of their own, although perhaps I've gotten a bit of a misleading impression of it to date. It's still a lot of fun to use if the opportunity arises.
Match #3 -- Chunin Exams Finals
Might Guy and Neji Hyuga (Ms. Mutou)
Kurenai Yuhi and Asuma Sarutobi (LETS TRAIN)
First of all, I need to cut it out with the Severe Leaf Hurricane, seriously. It's a nice attack when it works, but if it's blocked there's a lot of downtime following it up. Secondly, what exactly am I sitting on my chakra for when I've got enough to open the downside-free Gate of Rest?
Again we see that even more important and of vastly greater impact on the battle than a big and flashy jutsu is a subtle and even more difficult to time switch that doesn't drain out your red health. I really wish I understood the mentality there.
I also tried the whole "new character pops in and does a jutsu idea" but clearly I don't quite get the concept.
Match #4 -- Tanzaku Castle
Sasori and Jiraiya (Ms. Mutou)
Kiba Inuzuka and Shino Aburama (LETS TRAIN)
One thing that makes me pretty bad at fighting against Shino (or Deidara, for that matter) is that his slow-moving projectile attacks persist even when you attack him, so it's difficult for me to mount a proper counteroffensive even when I'm totally focused on the projectiles or on Shino. You need to deal with both!
I had mentioned in the previous video that there are special team jutsu for special pairs, and teammates Kiba and Shino are one such duo.
Match #5 -- Hidden Sand Village
Kagura and Jiraiya (Ms. Mutou)
Jiraiya and Naruto Uzumaki (LETS TRAIN)
Okay, I've been reasonably quiet about it so far, but... I have to address the white-haired toad in the corner of the room with the binoculars... I'm being stalked by Jiraiya! (He really is a "Pervy Sage"!)
Granted, I'm grateful for the opportunity to study his moves in practice, and I think great strides are being made behind the scenes even though I've still got quite a bit to learn about actually executing his various quirky taijutsu attacks and special moves.
Particular to doubles matches, my inability to remember to use my assist attacks or to capitalize on attacks that immobilize combine when I've got Jiraiya on standby.
Seems we both had the same idea at the end of the match, but the stakes were clearly not quite equal.
Match #6 -- Final Valley
Kiba Inuzuka and Jiraiya (Ms. Mutou)
Shino Aburame and Choji Akimichi (LETS TRAIN)
I believe LETS TRAIN had intended to use Shikamaru Nara instead of Shino, because THOSE two have a special team jutsu, being teammates.