Street Fighter, God of War, Bloodborne, in all of these games you expect to parry. You wouldn’t think it’s in a Sonic game, but it’s actually an important element in Sonic Frontiers. Here’s how to parry in Sonic Frontiers.
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How To Perform A Parry In Sonic Frontiers
One of the first abilities you’ll learn in Sonic Frontiers is the parry. With this move, you can protect Sonic from attacks and give the hedgehog an ability to an attack advantage. To perform this important ability, you’ll have to press L1 and R1 (LB and RB) together. Wait for an enemy’s attack and when it’s just about to hit Sonic, use the parrying move. This is important to master as it’s vital against the tough boss Giganto later on in the game.
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Best Moves To Use After A Parry
When you’ve performed a parry, you want to utilize the most effective attacks to your advantage. One of the best skills to unlock first is the Sonic Boom. While in a combo of attacks, hold the L2 (LT on Xbox) button that will release waves of energy towards your foe. It’s great at getting your combo meter up, but keep in mind this ability can only be used while mid-air. Unfortunately, you can’t test this ability with a free demo as there isn’t one available.
The Sonic Boom is one of the first abilities you unlock through the Skill Tree. Access it by pausing the game, and on the Skills tab, it will be on the second row to the left side.
If you want to get to the enemy quickly after the parry, a Wild Rush may be a good way to go as well. Press either of the bumper buttons and then square (X on Xbox). Sonic will zoom through the air and deliver a powerful dash towards foes through the air. This is unlocked after getting the Sonic Boom in the skill tree under the same branch. You’ll need to get Skill Points, which can be retrieved by finishing off enemies and mini-bosses around the open zone world.
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