How to Dark Step.

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7 years ago#1
I finally figured out how to Dark Step in this game. It isn't much different then in NMH1, but the major difference is that you Control Stick has to be set in the neutral position before you can dark step.


If you are like me, in NMH1, you would just block the attack and quickly wiggle the Control stick from left to right as you are blocking and you would eventually Dark Step. In this game, you must stand still blocking and right before they attack, you must press move the control stick either left or right. If you continue to press left or right, you will not dark step, you need to set the control stick in neutral position and try again.

In other words, to dark step, you need to be very precise, you need to have real good timing.
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7 years ago#2
Sounds cool, I'll try it. Not having it was REALLY throwing me for a loop.
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7 years ago#3
To be honest, Dark Stepping in this game has been nerfed greatly.

In NMH1, when you Dark Step, Travis's attack speed is increased, you strife drastically around the character, and everything practically stands still.

In NMH2, when you Dark Step, Travis's attack speed is the exact same as when not dark stepping, your strife distance has significantly decreased from NMH1, and everything a bit quicker than in NMH1.

I think Dark Stepping in MH2 can be used efficiently, but from what I've been testing with, it is definitely not as good as what it was in NMH1.
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7 years ago#4
Started up a New Game+ and yeah, I can Dark Step enemies no problem. But just to further define how to do it easily:

Block and keep the analog stick in the neutral position. Right when the enemy hits you while you are blocking, quickly press left or right on the analog stick. Enemies will have a '?' around their heads and everything will slow down for a second, but that is it.

Dark step has been totally nerfed, making it almost useless.
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_AverageGamer
7 years ago#5
It was way overpowered in NMH1, but i think they dumbed it down a little too much, if they had made it a little easier to activate then it is now and kept the reduced distance and speed it would've been better
7 years ago#6
how about counter charge? how do you effectively do it all the time?
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6 years ago#7
Bump.

I know a lot of people have been wondering how to do it.
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6 years ago#8
Well...It WAS broken in the first game.

Seriously, it won fights on its own.
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6 years ago#9
Does the screen turn dark? If not, then it's not really a "dark" step anymore.
6 years ago#10
Yes. It still turns the screen dark.
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