It would be helpful if you could share the capx. The logic you described is sound in theory. So without actually seeing what's happening it seems more like guess work to solve your problem.
However the tutorials may already have a solution that is being over lookedAshley's tutorial
no wait. you can't mix movement behaviours without finite control. you can't use 8 Way control to use on Platform behaviour.
Platform has it's simulte control, using 8way will not work on the platform behaviour. Don't mix them. Good luckjayderyu2013-03-18 15:19:11