So now that Soul Calibur V is announced, what could they improve?

#1 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

What can they do to make the series good again?
I was a huge fan of Soul Calbur 2, and still consider it one of my favorite fighting games. It's undeniable that the series has definitely stagnated, and SC4 was way too complicated and had silly guest characters. I'd be happy if they returned to a more SC2 or SC3 styled game. Some of the characters could probably use a redesign, too.

#2 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

I really enjoyed the general atmosphere and color palette of SCII, soured on the browner look of III, and would been fine with IV had the Star Wars characters not been put in.  So I guess my answer would be, make it more like Soul Calibur II.  Also, expand on the character creator, because that was surprisingly fun to tinker with in both III and IV.

#3 Posted by Conker (784 posts) -

Soul Calibur vs Mortal Kombat

Make it happen.
#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Just make SCII again.

#5 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1793 posts) -

With SSF4 and Mortal Kombat, I think we've just kind of moved on from full 3D fighters. 

#6 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

Better story mode. The SC4 one was the worst.

#7 Edited by Lunar_Aura (2778 posts) -

Everything.

The music needs to be better.

The stages need to be more varied instead of SC4's PIZZA, PIZZA, CAGED-PIZZA, PIZZA AGAIN horseshit.

No stupid guest characters. Note: I didn't say no guest characters. "Stupid" is the operative word there

No stupid main characters and don't make the good main characters stupid (flotation Ivy etc)

No stupid bosses (hi Algol, you uninspired piece of rat vomit)

A good, thought out single player. None of this lazily thrown together Tower of Fouls BS.

The speed of SC3. SC4 was stupid slow.

C cup is the limit

Improved mechanics overall.

Bring back soul charge.

Bring back SOUL CHARGE.

BRING BACK SOUL CHARGE!

#8 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish: Pretty much this. SC2 was an amazing game. After that it went downhill big time.
#9 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

I really want them to bring the Mission mode back.


Oh, and this:
@LordXavierBritish said:
" Just make SCII again. "

#10 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

No more Star Wars characters. Hell, just no more exclusive characters. The time spent making these could have been put towards making new, original, possibly good characters.


No more instant-KO moves. They were put in to punish turtlers, but I only ever saw them reward button mashers who capitalized on forcing a slower opponent into a corner so that their guard would break.

And then, like, all of this

@LunarAura said:
"

Everything.

The music needs to be better.

The stages need to be more varied instead of SC4's PIZZA, PIZZA, CAGED-PIZZA, PIZZA AGAIN horseshit.

No stupid guest characters. Note: I didn't say no guest characters. "Stupid" is the operative word there

No stupid main characters and don't make the good main characters stupid (flotation Ivy etc)

No stupid bosses (hi Algol, you uninspired piece of rat vomit)

A good, thought out single player. None of this lazily thrown together Tower of Fouls BS.

The speed of SC3. SC4 was stupid slow.

Improved mechanics overall.

Bring back soul charge.

Bring back SOUL CHARGE.

BRING BACK SOUL CHARGE!

"

#11 Posted by Shadow (4981 posts) -

remove the possibility of a ring out. That's by far my least favorite thing about those games.

#12 Posted by Nasar7 (2735 posts) -

Release it on the Dreamcast.

#13 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4939 posts) -

Always liked the look of SC games, but i never really dug the fighting. I never really understood why they have all these big freaking weapons, and yet when you hit someone it doesn't really do any visceral damage.


Kind of breaks the game for me. I know i'm weird.
#14 Posted by Raakill (870 posts) -

MK9 style battle damage, but not as over the top. Definitely make it play more like SC2. They got a bit too deep with 4 and the generic fighting styles for the custom characters in 3 seemed weaker than the normal characters. Bring back Necrid. 

#15 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

I just hope they keep the level of fun that all previous ones had.

#16 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1009 posts) -

I'm really hoping that they add more to the create-a-character stuff. I had a blast with that and really hope the level of customization is more detailed.  
 
Man, did I love it. I think I spent more time making characters from other games than actually fighting in the game.
#17 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4778 posts) -

I would say not give us token characters exclusive to systems or any non SC characters so as to capture sales and act like Soul Calibur is still a valid and home run hitting fighter. 

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