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A superb fighting game lopsided by a few noticeable quirks. 0

      Within the vast array of fighting games available on the market, there has always been one series that has asserted its uniqueness and style within the slew of traditional fighters. Yes, I’m talking about Tecmo’s Soul Calibur series. There’s no denying that this weapon-based fighting frenzy has made an impact on the fighting game genre, and even though it dates back to the simpler days of Dreamcast, it still retains its essence with Soul Calibur IV on the Xbox 360. Obviously, no game is ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The soul still burns 0

Soulcalibur IV is the newest game of the perpetually misspelled, weapon based fighting series. The fighting is exactly what you would expect if you have played any other game in the series. It mainly focuses around blocking and parrying different weapons then exploiting your foe in their time of weakness. The wide variety of weapons covers anything from razor sharp katana to obnoxiously large diamond swords. With so many different types of weapons and fighting styles it remains unique from other...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV Review 0

The Soul Calibur series is one of the many fighting game series out there, though this one has it unique differences from the rest. For example the ability to create your own character, or have your character level up and gain new abilities as time goes on. The main story for this game is you are a warrior that must defeat others in an attempt to claim the cursed sword, and stop the world destruction, or something along those lines.The graphics in the PlayStation 3 version look amazing. There ar...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A solid fighting game 0

Soul Calibur IV is the next game in the now five game long series. One of the greatest thing about the Soul series is it's one of the only weapon based fighting game. If you are familiar to the series you will know basically what to expect. A lot of the charecters such as Ivy and Mitserugi make there return while new characters like Hilde, a spear wilding knight, is added to the roster.         In terms of mechanics they added a new feature that is desinged to stop turtlers the soul gauge. The s...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Soulcalibur IV 0

Soulcalibur IV is the fifth installment in the Soul series which originated about twelve years ago, and it’s the fourth Soulcalibur game, if you couldn’t tell by the title. The series itself is raved about for having one of the most balanced combat system in a fighting series ever. Namco Bandai maintains that, even though sometimes it feels kind of cheap with specific characters, throughout Soulcalibur IV, but there are some issues with the game that some people will not like in the least bit.  ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV Review! 0

Alright dudes time to strap on your warriors cloak, shine that massive battle axe because you trying to make up for something and start listening to the most over dramatic narrator in a fighting game. That’s right; it’s time for Soul Calibur IV! As you may know Soul Calibur first burst onto the scene almost 10 years ago making it’s debut (that’s French by the way) on the Dreamcast. I know what your thinking………..”Dream what?”. The Dreamcast, that pretty good system that Sega made but nobody boug...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Yoda sucks. 0

Makes me wish I had a PS3. Soulcalibur III was a bit of a disappointment to me, as it didn't seem as interesting to play as its awesome predecessor, Soulcalibur II. I can safely say, though, that this is the best game in the series. Everything just feels right. Plus, there's a single player mode actually worth playing, believe it or not. Tower of Lost Souls is pretty hard, so working your way through that can provide some longevity. On the subject of the guest characters. As you probably can tel...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Soulless Crap, more like. 0

Who is this game for?  I wondered this the entire time I played it.  The game feels like it wants to be both accessible to newcomers, while simultaneously trying to be up there in the ranks of games like Street Fighter or Tekken.  This game doesn't come close to either.The story is rubbish.  Story mode greets you with a freaking brick wall of text full of writing that's terribly written, but not bad enough to be charming (like Samurai Shodown, for example).  I don't think anyone out there cares ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV is a polished and refined fighter sure to please. 0

ProsGreat to enjoy with friends.Fairly easy to learn, requires practice to master.Amazing graphics complemented by a functional art direction.Creating characters is diverse, unique, and has limitless possibilities.Enough modes and online play to keep you busy.ConsPractice mode lacks an option to streamline moves.Online needs a tag team option.Story mode is lacking any real incentive.A trait more notable in fighters is their lack of story, and this is both true and false for the Soul Calibur fran...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Soul Caliber IV ? Is fun... 0

I went into this game thinking that it would be another Soul Caliber fighting game. The game is very...revealing for a lack of a better term. Yes Ivy and Taki have very large breasts, but that is one of the few downsides for me. The biggest disappointment for me is Yoda. Yoda is really unfair, and doesn't seem to fit right. Overall a decent game. 3 1/2....

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur 4 Review 0

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0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul caliber + online= pretty good 0

If your a Soul caliber fan then chance is are there is one thing that you wish was in soul caliber 3, that was online play, now its here in SC4 for better and for worse.+new char hilde is cool+graphics are really sharp+voice acting :)+Create a char is pretty good a lot of options+char seem balanced....+Vader isn't too bad+Online works OK very little lag+Japanese voice option+tower of souls is cool+tag battles are fun-online jerks who spam power moves-the star wars char shouldn't be in it-the app...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Trivial Flaws Mar an Excellent Game 0

Soulcalibur IV could be summarized like this; it's a fighting game, and a great one at that, but it's got some things which might annoy the average player as well as things that'll impress them.The bulk of the game is extremely well done - it looks and plays smooth, each character is unique in appearance and fighting style, it has a lot of strategic depth, and there's finally online play. As a fighting game, it really succeeds with the basic systems as well as additional techniques to make battl...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A step back for the series 0

Pros:-Great graphics and art direction-Gameplay is solid-Vast amount of character creation options-Online is a fun and smooth experienceCons:-Lacks many features from past Soul Caliber games-Story mode is short-Tower of Souls is weak and dull-Lack of character creation classes and level up system is disappointingSoul Caliber 4 is a game that is heavy on flash, but light on substance. While it takes a step forward, it takes another step back, resulting in a game that feels like a missed opportuni...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

the new stage of history is hanging onto a 4 star. barely... 0

Soul Calibur 4...george lucas edition.  Again we step onto the stage of history, a nonsensical phrasing that always appears to have been written by a 13yr old fresh from his AP english test, just to prove he can sound smarter than he is....and that, is exactly what i was expecting from SC4. and yet...It's not bad, miraculously enough. The story is still as ridiculous as ever. In fact my largest gripe with the game is entailed here. Namco and lucas lied to us. Now george lucas being full of it is...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It’s SoulCalibur just without a Soul... 0

I remember playing the old SoulCalibur games religiously; I was hooked on the first one (it was one of the only games I had on my Dreamcast at the time) and that led me into buying the second on the day it came out. After that SoulCalibur III was a huge disappointment to me for many reasons, not limited to the game breaking bug that wiped your save progress. It was poorly balanced and had lost nearly everything that had made the previous SoulCalibur games so great. With that in mind, the announc...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

More of the same 0

If you are a long-time fan of the Soul Calibur series, then IV will hold few surprises, but at this point, I don't think anybody is expecting a top-to-bottom overhaul.  As you would expect, the main improvements are in the graphics.  Characters are ludicrously detailed, decked out in insane, eye-popping outfits, accessorized to the max.  The color palette is bold and vibrant.  The camera can focus on closer objects now, making the backgrounds realistically blurry.  If you have a hi-def setup, th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV Review 0

The best weapon-based fighting has returned with a new entry into the series, Soulcalibur IV. While not much has changed with Soulcalibur IV, that’s not a bad thing at all, and will please series fans. The visuals have been vastly improved, the fighting remains much the same, and the modes you’d expect from a Soulcalibur game return to make this a great package that’s very easy to recommend. Soulcalibur IV has been made accessible for anyone to pick up and play, while maintaining enough depth fo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Sharpen your swords 0

As this 4th entry in the now legendary Soul Calibur series comes to stores, many are likely asking how Project Soul is innovating their franchise.  Starting off, the character models in this game look gorgeous, animation is fluid, boobs bounce in almost absurd ways, and weapon impacts feel spot on.  The game integrates a very robust character creation system allowing for players to completely customize any of the stock characters or create a completely new one.In perhaps a ridiculous Star Wars  ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Aint got NOTHING on Street Fighter 0

Being a huge fan of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur was a fighting game I never really got into.  I tried it once on the PS2 a few years back and thought it was okay, but nowhere near as good as Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat.  Well, now it's come out next gen and you can play online.  Why not try it out?  Well, I did and I'm not impressed.  First of all I don't know who any of the characters are, since I wasn't into the first games, or any of their moves or special attacks.  The...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Other than Jeff's review,same old no new is awesome! 0

First of all I'm not even going to talk about the breasts or the Star Wars characters everyone knows those are both in tact.Even people that may not be fans of Soul Calibur games.But Soul Calibur succeeds in many areas.I think the first thing people will notice when they play SC4 is the beautiful visuals and breathtaking endings.THAT ARE NOT PRE-RENDERED!There are some truly beautiful stages and some amazing characters that all look great.The breasts are huge on most female characters but they l...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Stage of History is...Mediocre. 0

When I think of the Soul Calibur series, two things come to mind:  1) Playing the original Soul Edge on the PS1 for hours on end.  2) Getting around the largest TV my friends and I could find to play Soul Calibur when it was released on the Dreamcast.  Really, I have a lot of GREAT memories of this series (I try not to think about the guest appearances made in the past...) and this game had a lot of expectations to meet.  So far, it has yet to fully succeed.Let's start, however, with what I like...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Good Fun 0

 I've been playing SC since it came out on dreamcast way back in the day. I'm not what you would call a "hardcore fighter" type of person, but I know a good game when I see it. So when I heard about this coming out for 360, I was rather excited. The gameplay is clean and crisp. Online is fun and can get Addictive trying to get that next online level. I know I spent a good hour saying "this is my last match" only to jump right back in again. The Single player modes are fun, and getting new unlock...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Great Fighting Game With Alot of Replay Value 0

This Game Is Awesome I love it . It Has a good mix of characters and alot of  game modes you'd expect (story mode, Arcade mode, and a new tower mode)   But The Star wars Characters are a little cheap (Yoda, and The Apprentice)    Bottom Line Game is great alot of replay value and alot of fun online    Get this game its worth the money...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Almost everything you would want.....and boobs! 0

Soul Calibur 4 gets off on all the right feet and does a damn good job of bringing the fighter genre into the current generation of consoles.Graphically it is easily the best game out there. From effects to animations SC 4 excels in big ways as you would expect from the franchise. Every character in the game shows off amazing attention to detail and a fluid animation system that brings it all to life. If you want proof look at the hairs on Yoda's head, LOOK AT THEM!! Once you wrap that all up wi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV 0

ProsLooks great Solid game play Decent character customization options ConsCharacter customization often forces you to wear lame looking outfits simply because they have better stats then the stuff that actually looks good. Star Wars characters feel totally out of place. Cheesy voice overs, whilst initially amusing will grate on your nerves as you play. I never played the original Soul Calibur.I didn't get to play Soul Calibur 2, which from what I've gathered most people agree to be the best ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur 4 not worth full price 0

Sorry  in  my  view  its  not  worth  full  price  of  59.99.   Online  play  i  am  not  much  for  online  so  that  does  me  very  little.  The  Story  Mode  is  very  short  Weak  in  my  view  Why  have  it  so  short,  The  Climbing  up  the  Tower  Level  is  the  best  for   one  Player  only  option  in  the  Game.   The  rest  is  good  but  not  Great.  Graphics    Are  Great   some  of  the  Best  i  seen  in  a  Fighting  Game.  Pulling  off  your  super  moves  are   so  so - my  ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

beautiful 0

A extreme success in the soul calibur series it is completely worth BUYING and it is by far the best fighting game i have ever played so far it also has alot of people playing xbox live and created character up to 50 and FULLY customizable and each armor and weapon and skill give you differant results every time you fight with you friends...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV Review EN ESPAÑOL 0

SoulCalibur IV Review EN ESPAÑOL Reseña escrita por Jeff Gertsmann, traducción por Darth Stone. El combate preciso de SoulCalibur es diluido por una serie de modos de un solo jugador aburridos e invitados especiales decepcionantes. SoulCalibur IV tiene mucho a su favor. Primero, se ve muy bien, y segundo también se juega excelente. Pero al mismo tiempo, muchos aspectos del juego me hace tener otra opinión. Ya sea el modo de “historia” que consiste en finales malos y textos de apertura bastante d...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Legend Will Never Die 0

Some would say that the Soul Calibur series has been on a downward spiral since the first game on the Dreamcast in 1999. It already established itself as a premier fighter among the competition with its deep weapon-based combat, beautiful graphics, eight way runs, and cater to both the hardcore and the casual gamer. While the sequels, Soul Calibur II and III, had commercial success, there was some disappointment among fans about some of the decisions Namco has made with the franchise during thos...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I agree with Jeff 0

I have played every soulblade/soulcaliber game to date and have been rarely let down but its just a bit strange i want to enjoy this game just beacuse ive been playing the soul games since i was a todler but really it fails and wins on so many aspects for instance online play Great who dosent love online fights with your customised characters but just that good feature is counteracted with an equally bad addition to the game like weak new character additions like Yoda?(the mind of capcom "MONEY!...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur 4 - Deepdeepdeep game 0

Soul Calibur is a really tricky game franchise...do you ignore some of the minor annoyances that plague it so often and simply take it like a grain of salt? Or do you focus on them? Much like the past franchises, Soul Calibur is about all of the characters we have grown to love on their quests to obtain Soul Edge/Calibur with some new faces and a few new modes sprinkled throughout. For the PS3 version, we are blessed with Darth Vader and The Apprentice, a blessing in disguise. Darth Vader is act...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Best in series, but definitely not without it's flaws. 0

When the first Soul Calibur debuted in arcades it blew everyone's minds. It has most definitely aged gracefully (I'm STILL blown away at how good the game looked compared to all other games on the scene at the time), and the game play is so refined and balanced that it can still be gone back to and played today without a hitch, even after having gotten used to the latest incarnation.  That's a whole lot more to say about Soul Calibur to which most other first-in-series games can even come close....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Oh,Soul Calibur IV,I love you. 0

Soul Calibur IV has been highly anticipated by,not only me,but many other gamers.But does it live up to the hype?Let's see if I think it does... Well the story goes like the DOA games.You choose a character and go through a short story then take ona  tough boss fight.But from what I remember the DOA's characters story's wasn't entirely interesting,but these story are put together pretty well.Especially The Apprentice's story,you have to buy this game just to see how his short story end's.But now...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

If you have the choice, get the PS3 version. 0

When the first Soul Calibur debuted in arcades it blew everyone's minds. It has most definitely aged gracefully (I'm STILL blown away at how good the game looked compared to all other games on the scene at the time), and the game play is so refined and balanced that it can still be gone back to and played today without a hitch, even after having gotten used to the latest incarnation.  That's a whole lot more to say about Soul Calibur to which most other first-in-series games can even come close...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soulcalibur review made from irn (barrs) 0

Alright you bleeding f'ing bum wart, check this out, yeh? soul-C it well mexico! A lot going on about it being belgium yeh? But it's well dense! yeh?.... Well lets get real, it's not quite!  and continuing on the path of honesty I'm not quite the reiewer my introductory lines might have suggested, fortunitly. Just another grumpy Scot sitting about drinking irn-bru and eating chips ( oh and for the record irn-bru = bubblegum falvour, madness!).  I've always fantasised about writing my own reviews...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV Review 0

Whether you’re playing offline or on, SoulCalibur IV is always watching. The more you play, the higher your fighter’s level progresses, thus unlocking customizable upgrades like weapons and armor. This adds a hell of a lot of replay value to the game, but considering how absolutely phenomenal this 3D fighter is it’s unlikely you’ll be playing it for the extras. Once you step in to the Arcade or Story Mode it’ll take a lot of convincing to go to the Create-a-Character’s color schemes and menu scr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV Review 0

Whether you’re playing offline or on, SoulCalibur IV is always watching. The more you play, the higher your fighter’s level progresses, thus unlocking customizable upgrades like weapons and armor. This adds a hell of a lot of replay value to the game, but considering how absolutely phenomenal this 3D fighter is it’s unlikely you’ll be playing it for the extras. Once you step in to the Arcade or Story Mode it’ll take a lot of convincing to go to the Create-a-Character’s color schemes and menu scr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur Episode IV 0

Yes, that's a Star Wars reference. If you buy the game, expect to see more. The Star Wars character promoted above the title on the box is in the opening FMV, in the concept art and comes with another Star Wars character, who in turn comes with a promotional video for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. But do they really impact the game? No. The only way you'll fight Yoda in single player is if you fight with the Apprentice(the aforementioned Star Wars character) and the apprentice himself only mak...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Of Souls and Caliburs and an IV 0

SoulCalibur IV has been released, purchased, and played. The result? More frustration, swearing, and instant console shut-offs than I've had in awhile. Yet I turn the system back on and start the game up again.The fourth game in the Soul Calibur series has become a love/hate relationship. In addition to an AI that is either dumb as dirt or omnipotent and god-like, there is also a game with excellent controls, beautiful visuals, and a great cast of characters (sans Star Wars).The quickest scapego...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Limitless replayability with decent community of players 0

"Online play has never been this frustrating..." Story: 4/10Story mode became pretty shallow when put into comparison with the games predessor. Soul Calibur IV's Story Mode offers the player a total of 5 stages, where each stage often features multiple enemies to fight. New to Soul Calibur is the addition of the AMB (Active Matching Battle) system. What this does is throw a new character into the match immediately after one has been defeated. So if you KO an opponent, the next will appear right ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur IV: Turn It Up To Eleven 0

Soul Calibur IV: Turn It Up To Eleven My lady in red. Well, I've spent two days with Soul Calibur IV on my PS3 now, and I must say, the nostalgia is invigorating. But simultaneously, I've found that it's got enough new and improved features (not to mention the absolutely gorgeous graphics) to keep me from feeling like I'm playing the same game I used to know and love. I always found Soul Calibur to be a game that rewards focus on learning a character inside and out, and SC4 is no exception. Th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Soul Calibur Lives to Fight Another Day 0

When I was younger my friend left his copy of Soul Calibur 2 in my house when he moved away so i was happy to have gotten a free game so i started playing and to my surprise five hours had passed since i had started playing. this is the magic that the Soul Calibur series has always had over me and Soul Calibur 4 is no exception. when i first booted it up i do what i always do and explore the options and then unlocked all of the characters which is very very easy this time around, all you have to...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I Like it, love it, or somewhere inbetween. 0

I like Soul Caliber 4. Not all of the charectors have giant tits... My favorite charector, Talim, has maybe an A cup. I agree that Yoda and Vadar are lame... I don't use them, problem solved. Everyone says... "It's not as good as the first one"... When was the last time you played it? Soul Edge has problems that are just not acceptable by today's video game standards (AI gone stupid, for example). Plus, effects have gotten way better over the years... Visually, Soul Edge... is boring now. We all...

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