Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition achievements

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition

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There are 12 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition achievements worth 361 (200)

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Practice Makes Perfect in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition

Practice Makes Perfect52 (20)

Complete the challenge “Practice Makes Perfect”.

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Achievement Guide for Practice Makes Perfect

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Achievement won on 07 Mar 13
TA Score for this game: 361
Posted on 07 March 13 at 20:30, Edited on 02 April 13 at 18:18
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Adding to grown lil man and Digimon Rage tips, I'll give my own approach to the achievement after much rage and frustration.

As mentioned before, you need to complete 55 challenges out of 110, so a 50% completion ratio (as shown on the upper right corner on the trials mode menu). Now here are my recommendations:

First, please note I've completed most challenges with all patches applied, so I didn't abuse the stun glitch.
Second, I suspect the latest patch, while addressing online lag issues, made the timing too tight for some of the challenges (off the top of my head I'd say Chun-Li #5, Dudley #3 and Yang #4/#5 for instance, but it might just be that I'm not good enough).
Third, an arcade stick would be preferable, the layout will allow for an easier reach between all 3 attack strengths, and also the stick will be more precise than the D-Pad or the thumbstick, though it's probably doable with only a vanilla X360 pad. Maybe a FightPad could be a good replacement for an arcade stick too.
Fourth: watch this YouTube playlist:

It's great beacuse it includes the visual motion input embedded, which brings me to:

Fifth: Learn the rhythm of the combos, it's much like a rhythm game, there is a music to the button presses and the chaining of the attacks. Whilst more recent games allow you to pull off decent combo with a little leeway in terms of timing and accuracy (for instance GGXX^C Plus, BlazBlue -so long as you don't mind a red combo, or Skullgirls), this one is relatively demanding.

Now, I'm going to give you the detail of my own challenges, they are, as far as I can tell, the easiest.
Also don't hesitate to use the PPP and KKK shortcuts when you have to include an EX move into the chain, make it easier on yourself.

So then here's the list of the challenges I've succesfully taken for the achievement:

Basic Parrying: 100%
Expert Parrying: 0%
Handicap Trials: 60% (1-2-3, 3 being actually easier than #2 because the CPU is quite bad a gauging Makoto's Hayate)
Akuma: 40% (1-2)
Alex: 60% (1-2-3)
Chun-Li: 40% (1-4)
Dudley: 40% (1-2)
Elena: 40% (1-2)
Hugo: 100% (those are probably the easiest character-specific at all)
Ibuki: 60% (1-2-4)
Ken: 40% (1-2)
Makoto: 40% (1-2)
Necro: 60% (1-2-3)
Oro: 60% (1-2-4)
Q: 60% (1-2-3)
Remy: 40% (1-2)
Ryu: 60% (1-2-4)
Sean: 40% (1-2)
Twelve: 40% (1-2)
Urien: 40% (1-2)
Yang: 40% (1-2)
Yun: 40% (1-2)

There you go, these are, at least to me, the least frustrating trials to get the achievement, good luck, don't forget to take a break and relax if you struggle with a challenge, and of course, practice, practice, practice.

Please leave a comment if you vote negatively, I'd like to know what I did wrong.

PS: While it says I've won it offline on TA, do note that I have frequent XBL connection losses, however I can assure you the patch had been applied prior to my connection dying on me.
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