An Excellent and Ecstatic Experience!!!!
With Soul Caliburs ENHANCED customization mode, excellent graphic interface, 6 new fighters with interesting frame animaiton, the great addition of Ezio from Assassins Creed with a perfectly well done frame animated moveset, an interesting story mode, a challenging "Legendary Heroes" mode and the ability to choose the "Devil Jin" fighting style... THIS GAME IS A GREAT COMEBACK TO THE SOUL CALIBUR SERIES! WELCOME BACK TO THE STAGE OF HISTORY! If there is one lesson that I learned is that fans of Soul Calibur should NEVER trade in any soul calibur game with guest star characters! Those types of games are like golden editions to franchise!!!! I will forever keep soul calibur II (PS2/ Gamecube/ and (when I buy it)- XBOX), Soul Calibur IV and definitely keep SOUL CALIBUR V! Well done Namco! FANTASTIC! A 9.7/10! Even though some of the veterans are missing, I hope those veterans of Soul Calibur will be added as DLC such as Talim, Zasalamel, Taki, Cassandra, and etc. TMNT being in this game as dlc is not a bad idea either LOL. :)
Good engine, but where's the rest of the game?
Most of the reviews on here seem to either be extremely disappointed people calling the game awful or online junkies saying ZOMG YOU GUYZ BEST GAME EVAR! Well it's neither awful nor anywhere near perfect. I'd give it a 7, which for me means it was good enough to put several hours into, but had some serious room for improvement. First off - the fighting engine. There's a super meter now which is a questionable choice, but the fights flow well and this is the most balanced Soul Calibur title to date. Next up - graphics and sound. Absolutely beautiful, Project Soul does it again. Finally - everything else. This is why series fans are so angry. Most of the story is missing, it was supposed to be much longer but Bamco wanted money more than a quality title so Project Soul was rushed and actually still has unused voice recordings. The story takes about 2 hours and the rest of the modes are quite bland, Arcade is just a 6-battle time trial and Legendary Souls and Quick Battle are just around to grind achievements/practice against psychic AI. Also, things are just missing. You can't turn off the timer, or set handicaps, they still didn't bring back team battle, there's no mode where weapons have unique attributes, no character profiles/endings, some characters just vanished with no explicit story reason, etc. The online mode, however, has been greatly expanded and that's all some of you care about, and fighting games are always great for local play. If you have friends to play with, buy the game, if you don't, rent/borrow it first.
Fun for fans, mediocre for newbies.
I am neither a fan nor a newbie to this fighting franchise. I have played Soul Calibur IV and I enjoyed it slightly but I am not quite a fan of the series, that being said after hearing of the changes made from its predecessor I excitedly picked up a copy of Soul Calibur V. I'd like to say that the excitement lasted but if I did I would be lying.
Not really interested in the characters back stories I could care less about who appeared and who didn't, but I am impressed with the diverse group and variety of fighting styles. My favorite characters would have to be Leixia, Xiba, Tira, Yoshimitsu, and Viola. Also the guest character for this installment was Assassin's Creed alumni Ezio Auditore who is a fun addition to the rag-tag bunch of misfit characters.
I enjoyed the idea of the story mode and the stills I saw before the game was released but I was extremely dissapointed with the lack of effort that the team at Namco Bandai seemed to display with the presentation of this story. Most of the story mode is all displayed in a poorly emotionally-reactant cartoon style that fails to live up to the splendid emotional voice talent of the cast. A few CG cut scenes were added and that to me was the high point of the story mode.
The graphics in this game are the best I've seen in a fighting game in a long time, they are crisp and clean and shiny and beautiful and down right glamorous. Unfortunately graphics are not enough to turn a pigeon into a peacock.
My overall score for this game is a 5 out of 10.
BUY OR DON'T BUY?:
If you're a fan of the Calibur series and you appreciate all aspects of the game I would say, Buy.
If you're new to the world of Soul Calibur and have no clue what anything on the cover is, Don't Buy.
Wasnt gonna get it but now.... Ezio Auditore :)
I hadn't planned on getting this new SC, but Ubisoft may have changed my mind. They just introduced Ezio Auditore as a guest character. I'm a big AC fan and have always liked SC. If you're interested in seeing Ezio at work watch the video I have linked with my comment :D
Maybe one of the best games of the year.
Well I think it may be good but its not just stinkin SC4. I can't believe i spent my $ on SC4. Waste of $ on SC4. SC5 should be way better.
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Chronicles of the sword or equivalent or bust
I love this game series, but there is a few mistakes they made that I fear they're going to make again. First, and the worst, they're going to hop into the multiplayer bandwagon and have a terrible story mode and extra game modes, if any, for a terrible online multiplayer. Second, they where so right when they had chronicles of the sword in three. You had a full blown story and a twist to the game that made it more, that I played the game for many years. Yet with four, they replaced that with a standard, run-of-the-mill challenge tower. They didn't even leave a tournament mode. All of this, so they could have an online multiplayer that wasn't even half as fun, particularly when the developers of any game seem to fail to realise that the people on the internet tend to be jerks that will use exploits if they can't win, like turning off the xbox at the last second. I Think three was the best, four was a major step down, and I hope 5 will fix the issue. One bad game con hurt a series, but two in a row can kill it.
This game is simply outstanding. Gameplay: The gameplay of this game is super fun. It has a much smoother system of gameplay then the other Soul Caliburs. Graphics: The graphics of this game are probably the best thing about it. The graphics are super clear and are very enjoyable to watch. Sound: The sound is spot on to each character. Ezio aldotre (bonus character) sounds exactly how he does in the assassin's creed series. Lasting appeal: I'm personally not selling this game at all. It's a great fighter for when mw3 gets a little old, and it's also fun to just fight against your friends. Overall: Overall I give this game a 10/10. I love having Ezio aldotre from Assassin's creed as a playable character, because he looks sweat and he's a boss. Campaign: Not gonna lie, the campaign is a bit short and meaningless (as it is in all fighting games) which is why this game (as all fighting games) is meant for multiplayer. Multiplayer: best thing about SCV hands down. All the characters are super fun to use and I definitely recommend getting Soul Calibur V
I first started playing Soul Calibur 2 with my friend on the GameCube. Every time we had a sleepover, we played it. Unfortunately after a while the game got boring and it sat on my shelf except for those days when he came over and we'd play it for a while. Maybe it was my lack of background of the game or maybe it was the lack of internet connection to play online. After 4 years I find out that soul calibur 5 was coming out and decided to get it. Of course now I have an Xbox and thought this game would be much better than it was say 10 years ago (with soul calibur 2). To be honest my expectations were not high for the game. I thought I would play it for a day then it'll stay on the shelf. Fortunately I was so wrong. When I slipped the game in yesterday after school I just could not stop playing it. To start it off the campaign is 100% better than that "campaign" in SC2. Of course I know that I missed a lot not getting SC4 but coming back into the series I feel really good about this game. The graphics are better, game play is tricky at first but adjust it to your liking and you will eventually get the hang of it. Online is phenomenal and offline is just as good. But my favorite editions are the armor loss effects, and my all time favorite creation mode. With hundreds of possibilities to customize and adjust your character to you preference, I will promise you, you will spend hours creating your own characters. I know these modes ad abilities were added in earlier titles but SC5 seems to perfect. I owe my apologies to NAMCO for doubting there ability to make a better soul calibur game then SC2. Now if you will excuse me I have some SC5 to play!!!!
YES!!! With shyness
I love the series 3 being the best. I can only hope 5 is more like 3 and less like 4. It feels they cut alot of the game for a poor online mode. Bring back the 23+ stage story mode for every character with multiple paths for unlocks and hidden bosses. bring back chronicles of the sword for our custom characters, bring back all the extra fighting styles aside from the main character styles, especially the insane anount of customization.
We will love you for ever.