There's nothing wrong with the other guides, this is just a solution for people who want to earn this achievement the way it was intended but could do with some help. Also the glitch may eventually get patched forcing anyone new to the game to do it the proper way.
The following will contain some general info that could come in handy, as well as some written advice for each of the advanced lessons. I'll also put in a link for a video I made of lesson 32, so you can understand the timing required. If there's anything you feel I haven't covered or need help with a certain lesson, or wish to see videos of other lessons, then post a comment and I'll get back to you.
This is some basic fighting game terminology that will be used in this guide.
: Light punch, X by default
: Medium punch, Y by default
: Heavy punch, RB by default
: Light kick, A by default
: Medium kick, B by default
: Heavy kick, RT by default
: Simultaneously pressing all 3 punch buttons, LB by default
: Simultaneously pressing all 3 kick buttons, LT by default
: Simultaneously pressing 2 punch buttons, LB can be used in most instances
: Simultaneously pressing 2 kick buttons, LT can be used in most instances
: Stands for quarter circle forward. Refers to the motion of down, down+forward, forward.
: Stands for quarter circle back. Refers to the motion of down, down+back, back.
: Stands for dragon punch. Refers to the motion of forward, down, down+forward, or any move that utilizes this motion.
: This is when the animation for the move you are currently doing is cut short by entering the command for a different move. A common example being to stop the animation of a special move by using a shadow move.
: This is when you enter a move or the motion of a move during another move. The idea being that this move will come out on the first possible frame after the other move has finished.
Don't mash buttons! It's an easy habit to get into and it will hurt you in the long run.
On any lesson that contains a combo with a generic term like shadow linker or ender, you can actually extend the combo and it will still count, now you may be wondering why you would want to do so, but for example let's say you have to do a DP at the end of a combo, it can be tricky if you're frantically trying to get the commands out that come before it. If you add a
Shadow Laser Sword
(QCB+PP) Not only do you have ample time to collect your thoughts, but you can then buffer the DP during the shadow move.
While we're on the subject, let's talk about what moves to use when the game chucks you out a generic term.
Knowing what you can buffer and when will help you a lot. Any linker, shadow linker, or auto can have any other move buffered during their animation. You just need to wait for the first hit to connect before you buffer the move. For example an auto will hit twice, so you'd wait for the first hit to connect, enter your move, and then it will come out when the auto finishes, without you needing to press anything else. You can then buffer another move during this new move, This goes on in perpetuity.
I'll give you a scenario. I press QCB+MP followed by HP, this will do a linker into an auto. After I see the first hit of the auto connect, I enter QCB+PP, now when the auto ends a Shadow Laser Sword will come out. After the first hit of this move connects, I press heavy punch, which will make another auto come out. I then repeat all of the above in the exact same manner, and when we get around to the final auto, Ill enter a HP version of the DP. I've just done 25 hits for 71% damage thanks to excessive use of buffering, which is something that is beginner friendly. The only exception is when you are juggling the opponent in the air, it won't always work.
Pretty basic stuff, just follow the on screen instructions.
This is a tricky one. The first one's straight forward, just use crouching HP's and DP's to knock the opponent out of the air. The second one is the bane of many fighting game enthusiasts, a crouching normal into a DP. The easiest way to land it when you are inexperienced is to press down+forward to do the HP instead of just down, then do a QCF+HP, annoying, but something you will get soon enough, you want to knock the opponent out of the air when he is still quite high up. And just know that crouching HP to DP happens very quickly.
Part 3 requires you to cancel the Endokuken with the Shadow Endokuken, the timing you're looking for is to be pressing PPP for the Shadow Endokuken the moment the first Endokuken hits the opponent. Again from the casual players perspective it's frustrating but doable.
Part 4 is not as bad as it looks, you do the Instinct Cancel the moment the crouching HP connects. Now when you do the forward+HK and the Shadow Laser Sword, depends on what height you landed the previous move at, try and land moves when the opponent is level with you, because if not you will have to wait for them to fall for a bit to do the next move. Landing the DP at the end can be tricky as you can't buffer it, also it can miss without proper timing. What I would suggest is that you put the opponent against the wall and step back a few paces before you start the combo, that way you will be more likely to land the DP.
Part 5 requires very good timing, you have to knock the opponent out of his jump early with the light DP so he stays in the air for as long as possible, And then you have to carefully time the heavy DP, too early and it won't come out, too late and it will miss. the idea is that you finish entering the command for the second move the moment the animation for the first move has ended.
Another tough one, there's no need to go over the combos, as in the general advice section I told you what moves to use, so I'll just talk about manuals in general.
Do not spam buttons, if you're spamming buttons then slap yourself!
A manual requires you to do a punch or a kick the moment the opponent has recovered from the previous move, if you're spamming buttons, you won't be able to take advantage of the following advice.
If you press your punch or kick and nothing comes out then you pressed it too early
If you press your punch or kick and an auto combo comes out you pressed it way too early
If you press your punch or kick and the move comes out but the text on the left for the move you just did is not lit up red, then you pressed it too late and dropped the combo
Use this advice to adjust your timing accordingly until you nail it.
This is pretty basic stuff, just wake up attacks and reversals, the timing is quite lenient. If you got through the mess of the 2 previous lessons, then this is just cannon fodder at this point.
Again very basic, just follow the on screen instructions.
There shouldn't be any issues here, but as stated before if you find any then leave a comment.
There's nothing too complex here, at this point you should be fine.
For the very last part that says force your opponent to block, you need to be as close to them as possible when doing the move but without actually hitting them. Other than that no problems here.
Insert generic comment about being basic.
There's a tight link on the last one but nothing too frustrating, remember my advice about manuals and you'll be fine.
Follow the advice on screen, this doesn't require too much effort.
My personal favorite, the reset. Remember this is not just one big combo, pay attention to the advice on screen, this isn't too difficult. If you find yourself struggling with knowing what part of the combo is the reset, then leave a comment. And as for the one that wants you to do a Shadow Laser Sword after a throw, this is actually a cancel, so you enter the QCB+PP very quickly after doing the throw.
This isn't too bad, as the timing on the autos is lenient. When it says bluff cancel, just do the combo up to that point and watch for the moment the A.I hits you, then do it again and with this knowledge you'll do the bluff cancel a little before the A.I hits you. For the first bluff cancel you do it pretty much right after you press the button for the auto. And for the second one you press it as the announcer says 3.
This one's very tough, it is essentially an extension of things you've already done. Remember my advice, when trying to combo off a DP keep the opponent in the air as long as possible and then time the next move, recognize when something needs to be cancelled, and don't try and buffer the commands for juggle moves. If you need clarification on anything, help on a particular part, or would like to see a video, then leave a comment.
As requested in the comments, some more advice for this lesson along with a video. The first 2 parts should not be a problem for you at this stage. LP DP to HP DP is something you have already done so again shouldn't be too problematic, if it is, then refer to the advice for the following part. Part 4 is the hardest part in my opinion. To get LP DP to Shadow Endokuken to connect you need to not only knock the opponent out of the air at the optimal time, but then need to perfectly time the shadow move. When the A.I jumps towards you he does a roll in mid-air, the idea is that your LP DP should hit him the moment his legs are about to face the floor again after doing the roll, see the video for further clarification.
After the shadow Endokuken connects, you want to land the double roundhouse when the opponent is not too high up, that way you can buffer the Shadow Wind Kick after the first kick of the double roundhouse connects. If you land it too high you will not be able to buffer it and will have to wait for the opponent to fall first. And keep in mind that the Shadow Wind Kick has to hit at least twice in order for it to count, if it hits only once it will count as failure.
Part 5 is 2 things you have done before combined. Remember for crouching HP to LP DP you knock the opponent out of the air early, press down+forward to do the HP instead of just down, then do QCF LP to do the LP DP. You then have to follow this up with a HP DP, something you have done on a few occasions now. I can imagine this will be very annoying. If you've come this far you'll get it soon enough.
Part 6 is not too bad once you get the hang of it, try and land the double roundhouses when the opponent is not too high up, then you can buffer the move that follows after the first hit of the double roundhouse connects. For the first part, land the crouching HP just before the opponent would hit you, then cancel immediately in to Light Wind Kick, and then Instinct cancel the moment the Light Wind Kick connects. Watching the video should help you with the timings on this one.
For part 7, the timing of the Shadow Endokuken is very strange so watch the video for clarification, let the opponent fall for a bit before landing the double roundhouse, then buffer the Shadow DP to finish off. It's not too bad.
For part 8, the final part, if you cancel the Endokuken with the Shadow Endokuken when the opponent is nearly on the ground like I do in the video, then you can enter the Shadow Wind Kick the moment the last hit of the Shadow Endokuken connects, again the Shadow Wind Kick has to hit at least twice to see success here. This should be very doable at this point. I'll leave you with the video that I strongly recommend watching if you're struggling with the timing, It contains all combos from part 3 onward.https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=c38aafa616ca80c5&id=C38AA...
Although this will frustrate some people, it is one of those things that you will do eventually, even if you suck, I didn't exactly do great the first time around myself. Just stick with it and you'll be fine. Even just throwing out different breakers sporadically will get it done eventually.
The toughest one without question. Any help or clarification needed, then leave a comment. Other than that I'll leave you with the video link of me doing the combos.https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=c38aafa616ca80c5&id=C38AA...