Rated 8 out of 10 by cursed this game is one of the new generation games.
this game, in my opinion is the first of the new generation gaming. it has a story mode that has both action, adventure and a god plot. the graphics of this game are new compared to those that came before it, i think it acts as a signal for the other new generation games to start. the old story began on the original xbox with soul caliber one, since then the story has continued and became more and more into a long awaited action book then a game series. the old characters, nightmare, cervantes, and the others are pit against new characters like siegfried, and ROCK. and there are new characters that have been brought in as well, such as yoda the old star wars favorite, and the apprentice the new generations favorite. all of the new things incorporated into this game have been a major milestone for gaming and has encouraged more people to submit ideas for games into the gaming companies. if you think that you like swords, epic battles, and a fair storyline then you should at least give this game a try.
Rated 1 out of 10 by WilhelmZara Its all just hype
This game has got to be the biggest waste of money ever! Everyone is like "it's going to be an awesome game." Well it's not. The graphics are cool, the music is great, and having Yoda to play as is sweet. However, online play is terrible, you just get some five year old who smashes buttons and just ruins the experience for you. You could complete all the characters stories in about 5 hours for both normal and hard, not to mention the individual stories are down right retarded. The controls are just confusing, why cant guard which they show as "B" be "B" not "A" as they show it. When you're trying to learn combos its just way to stupid. Which brings me back to online play, you get a five year old who smashes buttons the entire time and you don't have enough time to fight back. Yes, the graphics are great, and wow you can play as Yoda or Vader. But with all the other stuff to deal with, I would rather have waited to get it for free from a friend than pay for such a waste.
Rated 1 out of 10 by c117 soulcalibur 4
I think this game is a waste of time and effort. The first soulcalibur game i played was soulcalibur 2 everything in the game went together it was like one big slice of perfection pie!!! But soulcalibur 4 just made me not want to buy any more soulcalibur games. I was really dissapointed in nightmare his new look was really bad same with the new soul edge. I didnt like any of the arenas accept for the star wars ones. And besides why would they even bring in star wars characters their lightsabers would cut trough the swords and stuff and the opponents. Also the game has way to many female characters the before. I'm not not being sexist but they they basically out number the guys.The music doesnt really go along with the stages for example th supreme sword stage should bold and daring music. it should send out a vibe that its the end, do or die time. Ihope they make a remake of soulcalibur 2 and ad some features soulcalibur 4. Like the remake of halo combat evolved.
Rated 10 out of 10 by spawn Very good game
Soul Calibur 4 is a must have for fighting fans. Great graphics, customization, characters and it's very fun. It's awesome to watch your custom character with sick armor that you equipped him with duck to avoid a giant sword and swing his own sword at the opponents feet to make him flip. People complain that the story line is short but they are wrong. There is a story line for each character. It took me many hours to complete the story line for every character which is what you are supposed to do. The story line is stupid and uneventful though. It's also very fun to unlock new weapons and armor to equip your customs with and also new characters like the apprentice who owns. Also mastering all of the characters special moves is fun and rewarding. I would recommend this game to anybody who likes these types of games and do not listen to the people saying this game is bad because they obviously didn't give it a chance or they just plain don't like these types of game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Rick_E Great Game With Alot of Pain*
My friend introduced me to this game yesterday. As soon as i played it, i had to get it.I usually never ever like fighting games. This will be the first one i buy in my life. There is something different about this game, to other fighting games. I love the moves, weapons, and looks of everything on the game. Creating characters is A LOT of fun and one of the main reasons to buy. You can customize just about everything on your character including color. Special moves are fun to play and there's a lot to choose from. It's a great game for teens or adults to play with. Perfect for friends spending the night over or cousins visiting. You will spend months having fun on this game. BAD: The story is very short and not very hard to beat within 10 minutes even on the hard difficulty. I guess since there is so much characters to beat it on, it's not so bad but still could have been better. This is definitely not a game to buy if you are looking for a nice story.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Kolbster It was all around fun!
I bought this game about a day after it came out. I was expecting a lot from it, I've been with the Soul Caliber series from the second game, and I love to storyline, and the character design is great. The graphics are intense, and the sound was awesome, even on my crappy little TV. Some of the game is a little too hard and gets me a little frustrated, but if you can master some combos, or just button mash, you should be fine with all the modes in this game. If you go for achievements, it's a good game for those, I got about 550 within a day or so. And then like 120 more after a few days of playing for a few hours. The online play is great, also gets frustrating when you lose a lot, but just build a lot of combo skill and button mash skills and you should be fine. I did find the combo list to be confusing because they use different letters for the actual letter for the controller, was weird but you get used to it. It's a great game, a definite buy.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Evil Monkey Better than expected
This game has by far exceeded my expectations. I'm usually not big on fighting games but this one I could not put down. The Star Wars characters were fun and easy to use and once you unlock the Apprentice he is absolutely awesome. The game controls are fairly easy to use and very responsive. Online is fun and is not laggy. The graphics are some of the best on a fighting game or any other genre. The music in the game is great and even has Star Wars music within the game. You are also able to create your on fighter which has so many possibilities and is a lot of fun to detail your fighter the way you want. The only downside on the create a fighter is that you can't give them the abilities of the Star Wars characters but you will easily get over it since this is overall a great and very solid fighter. If you have played Soul Caliber before like me you will enjoy it and new fans to the series should definitely give this one a chance.
Rated 4 out of 10 by RPGing SC3 way off better
A lot of noise so little marbles...let's start with characters,there are a few that are so cartoonish,colorwise and graphic wise...story mode,no story line at all...character creation,all are the same character with different appearl and colors...the tower of lost souls,if you loose,you don't have the option to continue from the same place,you have to start from way back the beggining of stage.The arcade mode is the same thing, as soon you loosr you can't continue from the same stage.it kick you out and you have to start all over again.The new characters,,,they are so lame,Joda,oh he is an icon,just to call players attention,now there are a few non-main characters that are very interesting like SHURA,KAMKIRMUSI and SCHERAZADE yhat save the game a little.The whole gameplay is very poor,,,this is a rental but,if you are a fan of this saga,play it and you will see all the problems...this game will frustrate you very easy and fast.
Rated 7 out of 10 by WishList Soul Caliber 4 is okay
There is a lot more characters, not sure if there are more stages, and now they have star wars characters included well for now at the very least two yoda and the apprentice. I am in this game mostly to see the endings and I am about a third of the way and well for me there's not much more to do afterwards. You can create a character but it is based on the same model as one of the original characters and not like smack down vs raw style. The graphics are pretty good. I feel the characters are much more balanced out than before and at least the endings have a little more animation than just motionless pictures and words with music. I think this game is easy enough for you not to need to buy the guide and just have fun for a while unless your into online gaming which would probably be the best reason to buy it. if your like me and just for the endings and maybe a little more insight to the characters then i really suggest renting this, because if you have time it shouldn't take you more than a week with continues playing to see all that it has to offer.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Tyrell Can you say disappointment
Basically I bought this game, came home, put it in, played story and online, then got back in my car, went to GameStop, and got myself some store credit. This game looks and sounds amazing but when you actually play it, well it down right blows. The characters (every one of them) are slow. The fighting has gone down hill since SC2 and has not shown much improvement. And what is with the 2ft tall yoda, he's just worthless because most attacks fly right over him. I will say that Bandai/Namco did an amazing job with the graphics, but what is with all the skimpy costumes. I mean come on, seriously, I want to play a fighting game, not some peep show semi-porno game. Online is what really got me heated. All everyone does is knock you down, then repeatedly punch you while you're down and you have NO WAY of recovering if they time it right. It defines the phrase "kicking a man while he's down." Overall 5 stars for graphics and sound because man does it look beautiful on my 42-inch 1080p plasma, but 2 stars on gameplay because i'll give them that much for trying.