Legends of History - Roy Videos & Critique Thread

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History contains many legends, and the Kingdom of Lycia is no different! This thread allows one to post videos of Roy gameplay and get critical feedback from other users. Once a large amount of videos are gathered, an archive can be stored.​
  • Please post direct links to the video footage instead of embedding it into your post. Too many embeds on a page can result in heavy lag.
  • When submitting a video, please give some information about it (game mode, online/offline, etc) so that when it may be recorded, it can be properly archived.
Below is an archive of videos:


Tourney matches

I want to get a lot of videos of Roy vs every character (even if it's a loss) to see how Roy players fight against them. I'm not going to include all videos I come across mind you, as things will be super cluttered (however, I have 100+ videos saved in a playlist). Instead, there's going to be select videos collected. Feel free to request videos to be archived if you have any. Online tourneys are also included.

vs:4bowser:
SiN|Trevonte (Roy) vs A Stray Cat (Bowser) / 07/26/2015
Sawtooth (Roy, MiiBrawler) vs CalmAnimal (Bowser, Roy) / 7/8/2015

:4falcon:
StaticManny (Roy) vs WC Grampa Josh / 10/05/2015
StaticManny (Roy) vs Lettara (Luigi, Falcon) / 06/19/2015


:4diddy:
CalmAnimal (Roy, Bowser) vs Lightning Cam (Diddy) / 8/6/2015
Gnes (Roy) vs DJ Fliphop (Diddy Kong) / 6/19/2015

:4duckhunt:
Tachyon (Pikachu, Duck Hunt) vs. StaticManny (Roy) / 08/08/2015

:4falco:
Liquid (Falco) vs Soronie (Roy) / 07/19/2015

:4fox:
DtD| Pferschaw (Fox) vs Zerker (Roy) / 06/18/2015

:4myfriends:
MVG|Ryo (Ike) vs StaticManny (Roy) / 08/08/2015

:4jigglypuff:
FZG_Soul (Roy) vs Designs (Jigglypuff) / 6/21/2015

:4dedede:
Jdawg (DeDeDe) Vs. Neo (Roy, Sheik) / 11/04/2015

:4kirby:
Xanzy (Kirby) vs Sawtooth (Roy) / 7/1/2015

:4lucina:
MVG|Ryo (Lucina) vs StaticManny (Roy) / 08/08/2015
Sethlon (Roy) vs Grey (Lucina) / 7/1/2015
Emery (Roy) vs Gyo (Lucina) / 6/17/2015

:4luigi:
Aki (Luigi) vs Masashi (Roy) / 06/28/2015
StaticManny (Roy) vs Lettara (Luigi, Falcon) / 06/19/2015

:4mario:
RoguePenguin (Mario) Vs. MVG|Ryo (Palutena, Roy) / 07/13/2015
Gnes (Roy) vs MPH (Rosalina, Mario) / 6/19/2015

:4megaman:
Sethlon (Roy) vs SSGuy (Mega Man) / 8/13/2015

:4metaknight:
Skillager (Metaknight) vs. GameGenie (Roy) / 08/06/2015
FZG_Soul (Roy) vs Wildman (Meta Knight) / 06/21/2015

:4miibrawl:
Sawtooth (Roy, MiiBrawler) vs CalmAnimal (Bowser, Roy) / 7/8/2015

:4ness:
Liquid (Roy) vs Edo (Ness) / 08/07/2015
Shaky (Ness) vs SiN|Trevonte (Roy) / 08/07/2015
Jutsu (Ness) vs Blarley (Roy) / 7/15/2015
Notsopudgy (Roy) vs BPK | Huff (Ness) / 7/8/2015

:4olimar:
Dreamm (Rosalina, Roy) vs Moosebones (Olimar) / 06/20/2015

:4pikachu:
Tachyon (Pikachu, Duck Hunt) vs. StaticManny (Roy) / 08/08/2015

:4pit:
Earth (Pit) vs Masashi (Roy) / 06/28/2015

:rosalina:
Game Prodigy (Rosalina) vs Lil Pac (Roy) / 7/15/2015
Eldin (Rosalina) vs Ian (Roy) - SSB4 Winners Finals / 06/28/2015
Eldin (Rosalina) vs Ian (Roy) - SSB4 Grand Finals / 06/28/2015
Gnes (Roy) vs MPH (Rosalina, Mario) / 6/19/2015

:4robinm:
Sethlon (Roy) vs Buddy2Shoes (Robin) / 08/27/2015

:4feroy:
StaticManny (Sonic, Roy) Vs MVG|Ryo (Ike, Roy) / 07/17/2015
terminalkai (Roy) vs ??? (Roy) / 06/27/2015

:4ryu:
Soronie (Roy) vs SiN|Trevonte (Ryu) / 06/19/2015

:4sheik:
Sethlon (Roy) vs Karna (Sheik) / 7/1/2015
CalmAnimal (Roy) vs Karna (Sheik) / 7/1/2015

:4sonic:
Neo (Roy) Vs. JHawkdx (Sonic) / 11/04/2015

:4tlink:
STVG|Phuzix (Toon Link) vs StaticManny (Roy) / 08/08/2015

:4yoshi:
Dad (Roy) vs FX DFW | Hamyojo (Yoshi) / 7/29/2015
YF|SSB100 (Olimar, Falco, Roy) vs YF.JFK (Yoshi, Falco) / 7/24/15
PHO|Violet (Yoshi) vs 8BIT|Deity (Roy) / 06/26/2015

:4zss:
Sethlon (Roy) vs Senpai. (ZSS) / 8/13/2015


DOUBLES

Loota+Tri vs Stemu+Wörmi / 08/07/2015
Rubix+Etho (Wario/Roy) vs Radon+PboyAMR (Falco/Ryu) / 6/22/2015
Teppei+Kiko (Villager/Pikachu) vs Salena+Yui (Meta Knight/Roy) / 06/21/2015

3DS vids coming soon


YouTube playlist 2016: Current playlist

YouTube playlist 2015: This is an archive of tourney matches from 2015. Since it's a new year, I decided to make a new 2016 playlist (previous year almost has 200 videos!)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNnZ4b69HroM14m0T1hzjVXjOKapFFUGD
I try to update the list regularly, assuming I find some Roy vids (no friendlies/FG, just tourney matches). Unfortunately, I don't know if you can search for keywords on a user's playlist. So if you're looking for Roy vs a specific character I'd ctrl + f/whatever's your keyword search for the fighter you're looking for.



Guides/tutorials/ATs

Roy Guides

Credit: Gawain


Advanced techniques

Pivot Sliding

Credit: Jrzfine

Foxtrot Cancelling
Great movement option on Roy

Crouch Sliding
Credit: Serrurew

ROY'S MOST IMPORTANT TECH, MUST WATCH!!
Credit: Serrurew



User created montages/combo videos

Credit: TheYukon103

If you have any montages, I can add them to the archive if you'd like
 
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Ramin always plays FreeMM for the viewers during he's stream on Mondays; that's his way to say I can beat anyone.
I see
I'm not that great at criticism but I think someting out of shield could help but it's too early to figure out what also when an opponent is behind you they'll most likely attempt to grab if not attack so they're most likely not going to being in shield as they will want to approach
Great Characters so far overall
 

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I recorded this, like my Ryu video, on Sunday, when this DLC was first released. For Glory, 1v1, Smash Bros Wii U.
I am playing as Roy, against a Ryu.

 

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Played a set against Ross's Ryu this morning.

Game 1 (stream died halfway through, but this was hype)

Game 2

I'm starting to really love falling u-air on stages with platforms. They make it a lot easier to set up u-air combos.
 

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I've been playing with Roy on FG for a few hours now. Definitely looking for some good feedback.Please let me know what you guys think!

 

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Hey guys so I never really got too into smash 4 since I just didn't have a character I was fully comfortable with. I was pretty much just a PM player that sort played WiiU semi-competitive. Then everything changed when Roy was revealed!

Lol so anyway here's some videos from today. So yeah, no Johns but I have only had 3 days of practice with this character...on the 3ds version. But all in all I don't think I did half bad and I can only get better from here. Lmk what you think I should focus on stuff I did good blah blah yeah. Thanks :)

Note: just read the OP I'm on mobile atm when I get home I'll remove the embedded videos :)

 
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Me and a buddy using 10 Stock Final Destination to get a feel for our new characters (Ryu VS Roy).

It's not not really exciting but the it kind takes the anxiety away when having 10 stocks and makes it more of a learning experience. You can experiment with things you wouldn't normally do with 2 or 3 stocks.

 

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I got some vids to post and needing critque. Online matches I saved on Anther's and got recorded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmaLAtlrRes&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44&index=8 vs PotsC game 1 against D3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q5PKzIZH90&index=9&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44 vs PotsC game 2 against D3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNdH1w6tI7w&index=10&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44 vs PotsC game 3 against D3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huKkj7bFX8U&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44&index=11 vs DJ game 1 against Falco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHmBl6aMm1w&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44&index=15 vs DJ game 2 against Falco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsdJxKjI1CY&index=18&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44 vs Mj game 1 against Olimar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-VMddc0vFE&index=19&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44 vs Mj game 2 against Olimar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91hgSG7IprM&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44&index=20 vs Mj game 3 against Olimar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBrdtVxhztA&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44&index=12 vs H-Man game 1 against Samus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZHv1hLvwCc&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44&index=13 vs H-Man game 2 against Samus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs2c0d4Jhi8&index=14&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44 vs H-Man game 3( 1 of 2 friendlies) against Samus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoQdKGDqcXs&list=PLLSWfTVGghdsZAJcumMKJdjtXU7V5ba44&index=21 vs H-Man game 4( 2 out 2 friendlies afterwards. Recorder has it as # 3 for some reason. ) against Samus.
 

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I'm not sure where exactly this should be posted, so I'll drop it here for now.

For those who don't know, a vital technique to learn while playing Roy (and Marth/Lucina) is Dance Trotting:

Roy's Dance Trot can be seen in this short video:

I'm not sure if this is widely known, but I rarely see it in Roy videos or in discussions, so I'm just leaving it here for now.
 
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Some play during a get together last weekend. Would like some advice, especially against these MUs. Their attacks seems so safe! Or maybe I just need to input earlier? I believe I still need to work on spacing and knowing how to DED (still feels awkward AF). I should probably back-off more.

VS Fox
VS Meta Knight
VS Meta Knight 2

"Inferno" ~ a Brief Roy Montage: https://youtu.be/z3abzmLdZz8
So basically I had a lot of replays from the first week or two of Roy being out and I'm planning on making a Longer Roy montage once I get a lot better and there's more stuff to show off. So I took all the best stuff from those replays and made it into a brief cheesy montage. Hope you enjoy.
Link doesn't work. I've had to to copy the URL text.

Otherwise, pretty nice. Is his Dair really that reliable? If so, I need to work in that. Gotta keep up that Assassin image.

Winner's and Grand Finals against Eldin, (I believe) the top player from SC.
Winner's Finals
Grand Finals
Beautiful, beautiful games. The shielding thing at the ledge is interesting.

EDIT: Crap, I just realized I made multiple posts in a row. My bad.
 
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Need some critique and tips on my Roy. Work and progress, but he's almost there. There are times you'll see me throw out jabs, Dtilt and Nairs, Those are just my spacing tools and it sets up a Nice wall. Thanks and help plz

 
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Need some critique and tips on my Roy. Work and progress, but he's almost there. There are times you'll see me throw out jabs, Dtilt and Nairs, Those are just my spacing tools and it sets up a Nice wall. Thanks and help plz

The video is private, I can't see it :/
 

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I was wondering when videos will start to be archived in the OP since there's a good amount posted here already (maybe we're waiting until it gets to page 2?), but there's some vids scattered around in other threads like the tourney representation one. But more importantly, there's some guides, combo, and character impression videos posted around here and in other threads that would be beneficial to the OP. Like in case people want a quick resource to look for a list of combo vids and stuff, here's a good place.
 

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Need some critique and tips on my Roy. Work and progress, but he's almost there. There are times you'll see me throw out jabs, Dtilt and Nairs, Those are just my spacing tools and it sets up a Nice wall. Thanks and help plz

Damn i would love to Ditto against you sadly i only have a 3ds, also that Meta knight did know what he was doing, when i get to fight meta knights it's mostly a rookie who is just trying character, ok soo here is what i noticed:
at mid-high % you didn't quite follow up your throws, and i would recommend to also use F-throw it can get into some good follow ups and the opponent will mess his DI because there will be a 50-50 between your 2 throws, there is a thread about Roy's trap game http://smashboards.com/threads/roy-trap-game-primer.409740/#post-19691318, you should check it out it will help your mind games and get you some early kills.

Another thing i noticed is i actually don't recall any shieldgrab or there was a very few, and when you are at kill % you try to go for the hard kill (smash attacks), Roy doesn't need to rely on those, try to sweet spot you U-tilt and F-tilt or jab to F-air, or then again mind game with the throws to get the F-smash.

LOVE your mobility by far it's the fastest Roy i have seen till now, just how in control are you when you move that fast?. With this i mean sometimes you make muscle memory of what you do like i did notices your spacing wall was always the same order, not saying it's badat all, but against some characters they will go for the punish specially after you SHFF N-air, the endlag is not terrible but it's noticible don't abuse the N-air.

Hope this point of view help you notch up you Roy i really enjoyed that fight!!
 
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Damn i would love to Ditto against you sadly i only have a 3ds, also that Meta knight did know what he was doing, when i get to fight meta knights it's mostly a rookie who is just trying character, ok soo here is what i noticed:
at mid-high % you didn't quite follow up your throws, and i would recommend to also use F-throw it can get into some good follow ups and the opponent will mess his DI because there will be a 50-50 between your 2 throws, there is a thread about Roy's trap game http://smashboards.com/threads/roy-trap-game-primer.409740/#post-19691318, you should check it out it will help your mind games and get you some early kills.

Another thing i noticed is i actually don't recall any shieldgrab or there was a very few, and when you are at kill % you try to go for the hard kill (smash attacks), Roy doesn't need to rely on those, try to sweet spot you U-tilt and F-tilt or *** to F-air, or then again mind game with the throws to get the F-smash.

LOVE your mobility by far it's the fastest Roy i have seen till now, just how in control are you when you move that fast?. Withthis i mean sometimes you make muscle memory of what you do like i did notices your spacing wall was always the same order, not saying it's badat all, but against some characters they will go for the punish specially after you SHFF N-air, the endlag is not terrible but it's noticible don't abuse the N-air.

Hope this point of view help you notch up you Roy i really enjoyed that fight!!
Thanks a lot! Will work on switching up my spacing game and also throws when my opponent is in mid percents. And Yea I am in full control when moving that fast, just takes some practice. He was a really good Mk so I didn't get many chances to shield grab because he did a lot of cross up Nairs.
 

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I was wondering when videos will start to be archived in the OP since there's a good amount posted here already (maybe we're waiting until it gets to page 2?), but there's some vids scattered around in other threads like the tourney representation one. But more importantly, there's some guides, combo, and character impression videos posted around here and in other threads that would be beneficial to the OP. Like in case people want a quick resource to look for a list of combo vids and stuff, here's a good place.
I'll try to push out more Roy videos I find because like u said there's little activity on this forum
 

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Lib, I'm not sure how you would like to organize the OP, but I gathered some guide/combo/impression vids in case you would like to add them or for people here who are curious in general:

Character Impressions
Roy is pretty good in Smash 4 (ZeRo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g2r2GKnNcg 06/16/2015
ROY Impressions - Good or Bad? (Conda): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_jatzKRHa8 06/15/2015

Guides/Advance techs
Roy's Pivot Trot (Reserved): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hiw0EMgdJ8 06/26/2015
How to Roy - Informative And Combo Guide / First look (JoeDaBandito): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJWGINK9-Zo 06/16/2015
D-Throw Set-ups and Combo Guide (MCCJ Gaming): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aCmiInV5RA 06/14/2015

Combo videos
Combo Setups (MCCJ Gaming): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5bsZkWesQY 07/09/2015
Roy Montage - Guide 101 How To (JoeDaBandito): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWSIdKy8uHg 06/22/2015
Day 1 Roy Combo Video (B.A.M.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=15&v=q9qca2AQ478 06/15/2015
BnBs and Kill Combos (Gawain): https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=55&v=gHMShPU2PlA 06/14/2015
Roy Combo Exhibition (Muramishi): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgqAX_LvOhQ 06/14/2015

There's probably some more I'm missing... but I just found the vids from here and various threads. The vids are all pretty informative, but it would be nice to find some that are more recent = more time with Roy.
 
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Some play during a get together last weekend. Would like some advice, especially against these MUs. Their attacks seems so safe! Or maybe I just need to input earlier? I believe I still need to work on spacing and knowing how to DED (still feels awkward AF). I should probably back-off more.

VS Fox
VS Meta Knight
VS Meta Knight 2
I noticed that you almost always roll back if you think you're about to be punished. The fox player picked up on this and caught you quite a few times, maybe just shield for a moment or throw a quick SHFF Nair?
Also, (needs most improvement) you recover basically the same way every time, never air dodging or mixing it up. You always recover high, the Meta Knight got you really good basically every time. Save you jump and fast fall low to throw off their timing so the whiff the punish.
& finally, you should try and include grabs a bit more into your game, a lot of the time you just attacked hitting their shield letting them have an opening. Throw in a grab, pummel and D throw, followed by an Up B, do that a couple times at low percents. Condition them into thinking you're going to Up B every time, they will do 1 of 2 things.
1. Air Dodge, this lets you get a free punish, you can either grab again and repeat, or as i like to do, re-position under them and Up B or Up Smash.
2. Jump, this puts no risk to you, now you can reset to either catch them on landing or even go for a SH or FH Nair/Fair on them.
Chuck in a mix up, jump after them, but keep just out of their attack range and try and force an air dodge, again, free punish.

Hope this helps.

Edit* also, do you know how to tech? you missed so many leading to easy follow ups for them and also missed punishes for yourself. Tech and get right back into them, applying pressure.



Hey, I ran into a really frustrating Pikachu the other day. Not sure how to deal with projectile into grab. Was wondering if I could get any advice on how to deal with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be8pUn9Tcy8
All i could think of is perhaps shield the projectile then spot dodge, followed by either a D Smash or reverse F Smash (As they will be behind you after the whiffed grab)
Also, i noticed that Pikachu was F smash hungry, easily one of Pikachus laggiest moves. but you failed to punish any of them. Every time to punish you would run in and dash attack. Pikachu blocked every one. Just run up and grab.
 
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Think we are in need of some videos so here are some vids from Static Manny's Roy, also go check out his channel he has some Great stuff.

Him vs a Mario

Vs Luigi and Falcon

Vs a. MetaKnight
 

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Think we are in need of some videos so here are some vids from Static Manny's Roy, also go check out his channel he has some Great stuff.

Him vs a Mario

Vs Luigi and Falcon

Vs a. MetaKnight
Best Roy evah. I love the way he moves.
 
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