It’s basically like a Hadouken in SF if you’ve ever played this game. Using your thumb, start in the bottom direction and quickly swipe from the bottom right twice, press R2. Get it right and you’ll get your Critical Advantage.
Critical Edge returns in Soulcalibur VI and remains unchanged. However, it is now activated by simply typing A+B+K instead of 236236A+B+K (two quadrants forward, A+B+K). Critical Edge is also known to deal more damage when the user is low on health.
The soul meter is a colored gem next to the character’s HP meter in Soulcalibur IV. The gem changes color when the player is guarded and attacked. The color gradually changes from blue to green and finally to red and then flashes red.
To cast a Critical Edge, press all three attack buttons (A, B, and K) at the same time. This unleashes a character’s most damaging attack, accompanied by a particularly outlandish animation.
A Guard Impact is a defensive move available to any character (including custom). It is performed by quickly tapping the protect button and joystick forward/backward when an opponent’s attack connects. Pushing the joystick forward will result in a “counter”, while pulling it back will result in a “parry”.
Hold cover and tap forward to perform the cover kick to knock your opponent back and leave them open to counterattack, but only if your enemy’s punch is about to land. It’s all about the timing. Guard Impacts do not work on Guard Break Attacks or Unblockable Attacks.
Reversal Edge is the new system in Soulcalibur 6, so it deserves its own close look. Press B and Guard at the same time to initiate a reversal edge. Your character will stretch out his blade a bit and then strike. During the wind-up animation, absorb enemy hits.