Anyone else here playing Soul Calibur V?
The latest in Namco's sword fightman games came out recently, and I got my copy yesterday. I'm so far very impressed with the online, the experience is smooth and it's almost unmatched in features. Not messed around with the character creation stuff yet but I'm sure I'll do so eventually. If anyone here happens to have it on PS3 and be in Europe we should play some games.
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Does it still have the silly guy at the intro who says the name of the game in a silly voice like in Soul Caliber 4? Or was that Resident Evil 4? I can never remember. Anyway he was a legend.
Edit: Different voice actor but it's still there.
Last edited by cosmicolor; 09-02-2012 at 11:37 AM.
The first Soul Calibur was awesome, but after that they made the game system and animation much floatier and unintuitive, equalized ranges and speeds of characters, and that just really diluted the careful timing and ranging I liked in the game.
Haven't bothered with IV, but according to the comments I have read, both IV and V are kinda broken.
Fortunately Virtua Fighter 5 FS should be out in summer...
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I was disappointed in the weird roster changes. Leaving aside the removal of Talim, that red-headed sword-guy, and Zasalamel (one of my favorite fighters), the replacements for many characters were arbitrary and pointless. Why make a younger version of Kilik? Maxi and Ivy didn't age, so why make the change? The story mode is atrocious, even by fighting game standards, so there's no justification there. And don't get me started on padding the roster with three (!) mimic characters.
Having said that, the actual mechanics are better than ever, and I love the addition of the power moves. The game also runs great if you do an install (at least on the PS3), with almost no load times and never a dropped frame.
Still, compared to Tekken 6, which is from the same company and just bloated with content--40 characters, 2 arcade modes, a shockingly well-realized story mode, a tag team mode, a Ghost mode, and probably more--Soul Calibur V seems a little lacking.
Secondary Hivemind Nexus
I keep away from Fighting games because I buy them, play them a week and never touch them again, until they finally release the new Dead or Alive because then it's on like donkey kong.