The game's combat system takes getting used to. Even if you think you know what
attack a Kaiju will come at you with, that doesn't guarantee it won't hit you.
Get to know both your parry and dodge attacks. Parrying is more effective, as it
leaves the Kaiju open to attack sooner. However, it's also risky, as it doesn't
work as simply as evading. Practice both moves and see what's best for you.
You'll start the game with a default Jaeger (robot) unit, the Coyote Tango. When
you get the chance, unlock additional models in the game. Gypsy Danger, for
example, is the most effective robot when it comes to delivering hits and
evading incoming attacks. It may take a little while to unlock, but it's worth
it. Check out the other units, too.
Customize, customize, customize. Whether you're shopping around the official
Jaeger shop or making a stop in the shady Black Market, you'll find various
pieces of armor and weaponry that'll make your Jaeger a better fighter. For
instance, we upgraded our hand blades with the chainsaw ones. Not only does our
robot look cooler, but it also delivers stronger hits to the Kaiju. Test
different types and see what they do for you.
Read up on the Kaiju once you unlock their files. You may think it's unnecessary
reading, but you might actually learn a thing or two the next time you face
them. Plus, you may spot them in the movie. Never hurts to have some additional
trivia to wow your friends.
Save your weapon and special attacks for when they really count. As you proceed
through a fight, you'll charge up one of these two, depending what's available
to use against the Kaiju. Once it activates, though, don't waste it. Try to save
it for one of two occasions. The first is an end-of-the-match moment, where you
could earn an extra coin bonus just for finishing off your Kaiju adversary in
style. The second saves your skin, in case you're running low on energy and need
to get back in the fight.