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Super Street Fighter IV AE: Yang Strategy Guide

By: 30CenturyMan Jul 5, 2011 | 9 Comments

Is Yang just as deadly as his brother in SSFIV? Maybe more? Read to find out.

 

Summary:

Joining the Street Fighter IV cast with Arcade Edition, Yang may initially seem like a carbon-copy of Yun but has a number of subtle tweaks that differentiate how players should approach him. Unfortunately for his opponents, however, those differences are not all weaknesses and Yang is often just as dangerous in his own way. In fact, Yang is arguably even more problematic than Yun because at least Yun knows he’s a douche.

Yang tries to act all nice so at first you’re like “Yang’s the good twin” but that’s gone in like two seconds after you get to know him. He has this condescending attitude all the time like he knows some big secret of life that the rest of us are too stupid to get. Like, sure, he did read to kids when they opened the new library, but do you really think he would’ve gone if all those cameras weren’t there? And then he ends up going out with that reporter from Channel 6? Whatever, man. He’s in it for himself.

Your instinct may be to let out a sigh of relief when you see Yang on the “vs.” screen instead of Yun, but do not let your guard down or you will come to regret it.

 

Strengths:

+ Drives a Prius

+ Makes great guacamole

+ Girls actually like that haircut

+ Donates to public radio

+ Conversational in French and Portuguese

 

Weaknesses:

- Gossipy

- Refuses to watch Friday Night Lights

- Plays a Wolverine/Phoenix team in Marvel

- Prefers Matt Smith to David Tennant

- Rollerblades? Really?

 

Special Moves:

 (3x) or  (5x)

Tourou Zan (Mantis Slashes)

Damage:

L- 115

M- 130

H- 143

EX- 164

A series of quick, repeatable maneuvers with effects that vary depending on how many strikes Yang performs. Yang constantly corrects and contradicts every point you make while you’re having a conversation about the direction of recent Marvel Comics films. While these facts don’t tend to change the validity of your overall point, he still makes sure to point out that Sabretooth was originally an Iron Fist villain rather than Wolverine’s just to subtly establish that he knows more about comic books than you and that his opinion is therefore more valuable.

EX Version: After a minor dispute over the importance of continuity gaffs in X-Men: First Class—which Yang liked, for some reason—Yang points out that the Azazel character was not a “weird Nightcrawler ripoff” but is based an the actual character who was revealed to be Nightcrawler’s father (who impregnated his mother, Mystique). This also allows him to point out that Mystique also had a son with Sabretooth so he has en excuse to bring up the Iron Fist thing again.

 

 

 or 

Kaihou (Teleport)

 

 

Yang’s rushing teleport isn’t as useful as some characters’ due to its relatively slow startup and predictable path of travel.  Nevertheless, Yang can use this move to escape from being cornered by an unaware opponent, so keep an eye out for it when facing him. If you tell Yang about a band you like, he goes totally “superfan” and downloads every album, then digs up all these old demos and bootlegs and buys tickets to a concert that’s months away and invites you like you needed him to tell you when your own favorite band is playing. Finally, he finishes by posting one of their videos on Facebook and all his friends act like he was the one who discovered them.

 

 

 or 

Byakko Soushouda (Palm Strike)

Damage:

L- 0

M- 120

H- 150

EX- 150

 

 

One of Yang’s most important moves both for its offensive capability and usefulness is building meter quickly. While sitting around at a party, Yang somehow manages to find some old guitar buried in the back of a closet and then spends twenty minutes putting on a concert on the back porch. You can stay inside if you want to, but the house isn’t that big so you’ll hear it either way. Besides, everyone else thinks it’s sooooo cool and you’ll look like the jerk if you don’t sit and listen to him fumble his way through half of Rubber Soul.

The light version is a fake strike used to bait anxious opponents. Yang acknowledges that it’s “not his party” and turns down requests to play another song. While this is exactly what you want in theory, it only has the effect of making him seem humble and considerate, all the while building anticipation for the Dylan song he intentionally saved for last because it makes him look all deep and mysterious.

EX Version: While not any more powerful, the EX version’s faster startup makes it fairly useful when Yang has the resources available. Shortly after arriving to the party, Yang steers the conversation towards some new song he likes. This, of course, is just an excuse to plug his iPod into the stereo and eventually take over the music entirely with his own playlist, once again making himself the center of attention.

 

 

 or 

Senkyuutai (Dragon Kicks)

Damage:

L- 120

M- 125

H- 130

EX- 135

 

Yang’s uppercut-style move works as a reversal, but it’s forward mobility also gives it the ability to punish projectiles better than most. Okay, so like, whenever you like something that Yang doesn’t like or doesn’t really know about, he does that thing were he finds some reason to turn it into a morality issue that you can’t argue with. The other day, Fei Long was like “ I finally saw Hangover 2, it was pretty funny” and Yang goes “I didn’t see the first one because of Mike Tyson’s involvement—I can’t support a rapist.” Look, obviously no one’s saying rape is cool, he was just talking about a movie that he liked and Tysons’s not even in it that much.

EX Version: Upon hearing you complain about some aspect of your day, Yang dismisses your complaints, insisting that pickles on your sandwich can’t compare to the atrocities that people have to face in Darfur every day. Sometimes it seems like Yang doesn’t even really know anything about Darfur, but you don’t either so you can’t really challenge him on any of it. 

 

 

 or 

Zenpou Tenshin (Flip Grab)

 

Yang’s command throw does no damage and is highly punishable on whiff, but in return, leaves him in a good position with enough frame advantage to land any number of big combos. Yang suddenly decides one day that he’s a stand-up comedian and sends out a Facebook invite for everyone to come watch him do an open mic at some hipster coffee shop. Yang’s material is all just rant-y political stuff that doesn’t have a real point, but his friends (who now outnumber the normal patrons) clap and cheer anyway because they’re just happy to see their friend on stage. They also all leave in a group after his set, showing no respect to the other performers.

EX Version: Yang schedules his next show on the same night as the play you’re in at the community theatre, claiming to have forgotten about your event. When faced with the option, most of your friends choose to go to Yang’s thing since you’re “really just an extra” and won’t be in much of the actual performance. It’s true that you aren’t heavily featured, but you were an understudy for the lead and worked really hard so you’re proud of it anyway, not that anyone will even know now.

 

Super and Ultra Moves:

 

Seiei Enbu

Similar to the infamous Genei Jin, Yang enters an enhanced state for a limited time that super-charges his normal moves and combos. There are a variety of ways to implement this attack, but in the most commonly used version, Yang shows up late with some excuse about his job when you were supposed to go see Transformers 3, meaning that you can’t get good seats for the whole group and have to go see Tree of Life instead (which, conveniently, Yang had been talking about seeing for weeks). 

 

 

Raishin Mahhaken

Damage

Ultra I – 480

 

Yang starts a f#@*ing podcast. Seriously. Yeah, he talked about it all the time but it just sounded like more of his “big talk.” Well, he goes out and buys all the equipment and next thing you know, he’s putting links up on his Twitter to download the first episode. Everyone talks about how great it is but you can tell none of them even listened to it because all he does—with co-host Rock Howard and special guest Seung Mina—is talk shit about everyone you know. Fine, he doesn’t use anyone’s real name, but anyone who knows him would know exactly who he’s talking about and some of it gets kinda personal. Besides, everyone knows you were planning to start a podcast months ago.

 

 

Tenshin Senkyuutai

Damage

Ultra II – 440

After having lived there for well over eight months, Yang finally invites everyone to his condo for a get together that he calls a “housewarming” in order to imply that you should bring a gift. This is all the more annoying when, while taking “the tour,” it quickly becomes apparent that Yang already owns everything: designer furniture, fancy kitchen gadgets, high-end electronics, books, art—the works. While you recognize that the entire thing is an obvious excuse for Yang to be all “look how awesome I am,” Yang’s success still stings given that you went to the same school and he didn’t even work as hard. For a split-second, you wonder if Yang really is better than you and the nagging doubt haunts you for the rest of your days.

 

Command Normals:

Retells a story from last week's This American Life

 

Spills beer on your Yipes shirt

 

 or  or 

Finds an excuse to talk about his iPhone again

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Super Street Fighter IV AE: Yun Strategy Guide

By: 30CenturyMan Jun 24, 2011 | 9 Comments

We all know Yun is powerful but just how strong is he? Check out this guide to Yun's tactics for ruining your life in every way possible.

 

Summary:

Making his first appearance in the Street Fighter IV series, Yun joins the lineup for Arcade Edition and it’s balance adjustments. Heavily changing the nature of the game with his remarkable rushdown gameplay, Yun’s moves are quick and powerful, overwhelming unaware opponents with a flurry of attacks and, worse yet, precise, demoralizing psychological warfare.

Yun’s offense is mainly based around being a passive-aggressive jerk who seems cool at first but totally turns out to be a giant douche in a stupid hat. This one time, you and Yun were over at Chun-Li’s place just hanging out and playing Monopoly and he totally flipped out for no reason because he landed on Park Place when you had a bunch of hotels and shit on it. He like, slammed the money on the table all hard and knocked over everyone’s drinks—it was crazy.

Defense is a high priority when fighting Yun no matter what character you choose. If given the opportunity, he will make a game out of ruining your life and employ a wide range of techniques to make you wish you’d never talked to him that day when you met standing in line to get an iPad 2. He was getting three of them to resell on eBay so you should've known he was a jerk then.

 

Strengths:

+ Cool sneaker collection

+ Briefly dated Emma Stone

+ Prom King two years in a row

+ Is Batman

+ Surprisingly good singing voice

 

Weaknesses:

- Kind of a jerk when drunk

- Incessantly quotes “Family Guy”

- Never heard “Dark Side of the Moon”

- Claims to be a vegetarian but still eats fish

- Plays music too loudly at night

 

Special Moves:

 


 or 

Zesshou Hohou (Lunge Punch)

Damage:

L- 90

M- 110

H- 130

EX- 140

 

Yun’s main special move used to safely approach the opponent from large distances. Yun pretends to be your friend for the duration of the time you’re together but frequently tells mutual friends that you’re an asshole. If you attempt to counter with harsh words of your own, Yun charismatically convinces everyone that you’re just paranoid and freaking out for no reason, further enforcing his original slander.

EX Version: The EX version of Zesshou Hohou lowers the move’s startup and recovery time, allowing Yun to get a date with that girl you like from the coffee shop despite a long-term plan you’d been working on to ask her out. Worse yet, he stops calling her after few dates and jokingly refers to her as “that skank from Starbucks” even though he knows you like her.

 

 

 or 

Kobokushi (Palm Strike)

Damage:

L- 90

M- 110

H- 130

EX- 140

 

 

Yun’s most damaging special move that, despite being somewhat unsafe on block, is a cornerstone of his arsenal.  Yun answers your ad on Craigslist and agrees on $50 to buy your broken Xbox for parts, but suddenly wants to haggle and “only brought $40” when he shows up. By that time, you’ve already taken the ad down and you really need the money so you just take the $40 to get it over with.

The light version is a fake strike that can be used to either cancel into or to bait opponents looking for an opportunity to get in. Yun sends several text messages throughout the day pushing back your appointment without explanation, but not with enough notice for you to really do anything else.

EX Version: Yun calls and cancels twenty minutes after you were finally supposed to meet, claiming to have found a better deal on eBay.

 

 

 or

 

Nishokyaku  (Dragon Kicks)

Damage:

L- 100

M- 125

H- 140

EX- 150

 

Mainly used to anti-air and reversals, Yun goes on eBay and outbids you for a pair of limited edition Nike SB Dunks at the last second, somehow guessing your exact maximum bid and beating you by only a penny. Each version shows greater disrespect to the collector’s item you hold dear: with the light version ends in Yun throwing away the original box and in the hard version, Yun wears the shoes to the skate park, ruining the leather with creases and scuffs.

EX Version: After receiving the shoes from the shipped, Yun decides he didn’t want them after all and lists them himself with a Buy-it-Now price that’s more than he paid to begin with. He offers to cut you a break on the shipping if you want to bid, but refused to cancel the auction and sell them to you outright because “rules are rules,” whatever that means.

 

 or 

Tetsuzankou (Shoulder)

Damage

L- 100

M- 125

H- 140

EX- 150

 

 

Useful as a combo ender or punish, Tetsuzankou is quite unsafe on block but has some projectile invulnerability, making it a useful tool against zoning characters. Yun volunteers to help move out of your apartment but is ultimately useless. After showing up two hours late, Yun insists that your order pizza immediately “like you said you were gonna” and then explains that he’s a little weak because he pulled something playing golf yesterday. Yun then asks if you have any beer and, after finding none in the fridge, leaves to go to the gas station that’s like a block away and doesn't come back for 45 minutes.

EX Version: While you attempt to pack and move, Yun digs through your stuff, commenting on various objects and unpacking boxes that were ready to go down to the truck. Not only does Yun not help, he actually makes the process take longer than it should because he keeps pointing out people in your yearbook and asking who they are.

 

 

 or 

Flip Grab (Zenpou Tenshin)

 

 

Yun’s command grab is extremely fast and has great range, making it one of the best in the game. Yun notices on Facebook that it’s your birthday and sees that your friends are leaving your messages but deliberately chooses not to leave a birthday message on your wall since he says that Facebook is “over.” The next time he sees you in person, he goes out of his way to explain why he didn’t leave a message but, even in the course of that conversation, never actually says the words “happy birthday, bro.”

EX Version: Featuring an even longer range and faster startup, Yun spends the week before your birthday party loudly telling everyone how he can’t make it because he’s “having some people over” that night too. He outwardly encourages your mutual friends to go to your party, but still focuses on getting the two or three most popular people in the group to come to his. Some friends come to both parties, but you can totally tell they’re just there to say they came and will leave by 10:00 to go to Yun’s thing.

 

Super and Ultra Moves:

 

 

 

Genei Jin

Returning from Thrid Strike, Yun’s Genei Jin is one of his most powerful attacks and a cornerstone of his offense. Upon activation, Yun unleashes a fury of attacks with enhanced juggle capabilities and short recovery, allowing for big combos. There are hundreds of ways to customize this combo, though a popular option finds Yun making you go to that BBQ place you hate, kind of being a jerk to the waitress and then suggesting that you split the check even though he had dinner and like six beers and all you had was a Coke and some fries.

 

 

Youhou

Damage

Ultra I – 375

 

Yun’s more popular Ultra that’s easy to combo into and has a quick startup time. After running into you having lunch with your mom, Yun proceeds to repeatedly make jokes about how your mom is hot and he would be willing to “hit that.” It’s not that big of a deal the first time, but after awhile it’s like, dude, that’s your mom. As usual, when you try to talk to him about it, he just laughs and says you don’t have a sense of humor.

Youhou can be followed up with Zesshou Hohou for a small amount of extra damage, turning your mom’s hotness into a running gag among your friends. It is possible to counter by pointing out that El Fuerte’s mom has an amazing ass but the subject will blow over quickly and everyone will go back to talking about your mom instead.

 

 

 

Sourai Rengeki

Damage

Ultra II – 425

While useful in less situations that Yun’s Ultra I, Sourai Rengeki has a much better range and can be especially devastating against projectile-heavy characters. After driving you mad with suspicion, Yun finally admits that he has in fact been sleeping with your wife for pretty much this whole time. Also, she knows about the girl at Starbucks.

Upon confronting her with the news, your distraught spouse reveals that she’s been unhappy in the relationship for a long time now and that she and Yun just have a special connection. When the confession inevitably turns into a fight, she makes several unflattering comparisons between your masculinity and his, praising him for introducing her to a sexual maneuver he named “The Wesker Lvl. III”

 

Command Normals:

 

  or  or 

Drinks the last Coke Zero.

 

Makes an inappropriate racial remark around your black friend.

 

 

That thing where he bumps your fist then makes a noise like it exploded. 

 

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