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In soul caliburs 2-4 you could do a guard impact with either forward or back and G. The latter would cause your opponent to fall to the ground behind you. Is there still a way to do this in SC5?

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Do you mean parrying (backwards directional + G)? – Kotsu Feb 12 '12 at 5:37
Yes, a parry. Back and G in SC5 does the forward parry, causing the opponent is repelled forward. There was an alternate way to do it in SC4 that causes them to fall. – Maxx Feb 12 '12 at 6:59
I wonder why I got a -1 for asking this. Was there something unclear about the question? Was it poorly stated? – Maxx Feb 13 '12 at 19:18

Guard Impact is done with just 4A+B+K in Soul Calibur V. 4G and 1G "back parries" were removed. Guard Impact also covers all hit levels now, rather than having high/mid and mid/low versions.

Guard Impact also offers more frame advantage than in previous Soul Caliburs and gives guaranteed damage if the opponent does not re-GI. Despite GIs in SCV being arguably the best they've ever been, some players miss the complexity of the older systems.

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