The Stage of History Gets More Crowded In Soul Calibur V
The real question is: who will the console specific characters be?
Ryu and Ken, to tie in with their partnership with Capcom and help hype up Tekken vs Street Fighter (I'm just speculating, but that's what my money is on).
I'm quite upset about the roster they're going with in this one. How many fighting games have made the mistake of doing away with fan favourite characters and bringing in second rate clones? Cassandra and Sophitia have always been my favourite characters in this series and now they've been replaced with cretinous kids?
I'm already very put off, I don't even care to find out anything else about the game now. Stop replacing our favourite characters with clones!
If they fix some of the system issues, I'm fine with the graphics staying similar to SC4 as that still has the best graphics in a fighting game in my opinion. Mostly I hope they work on the movement and make it fun again. SC4 seemed to just turn into a high/low guessing game as movement was not rewarded. I know they have eight-way run, but it's pointless when they make it so risky to move. Saw some nice side-steps in between blocks in the trailer so maybe they looked at this.
So when I first saw this- all I saw was a Soul Calibur game. I looked at the footage from the Soul Calibur IV Review- and now I come back and say I see a slicker - less gritty- Soul Calibur. Which I don't necessarily feel is a good thing.
And whether you thought the Star Wars characters really added to IV- I'd say it feels like they don't really have an edge to the game for V- at least in this trailer.
So I can see most of the male characters returning as some are in the trailer, wonder what they'll do about the female characters who would be in their fourties at this point though. Tekken avoids the problem by keeping Nina and Anna in suspended animation and replacing all the other female characters with younger ones.
But having younger replacements for characters like Taki and Ivy doesn't seem right... but I guess this is Soul Calibur, so Taki and Ivy will probably still look 20-something. Just 'cause.
Eh, I've never felt Soul Calibur needed super/ex/whatever moves. I never even used the finishers in IV, because they look dumb as hell.
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