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Posted by ctox

maybe

Posted by Mister_Snig

wheres the boobs

i thought there would be boobs

Posted by VIGGO123

Wow, that was probably one of the worst trailers I have seen.

Posted by squeamish

are they trying to do a mortal kombat type story mode now?

Posted by ZarakixKenpachi

Already have it preordered for $40 and I was one of those weird people who actually liked SCIV. But ugh, Patroklos is such an awful design. He reminds me of that boring piece of shit Lars they threw into Tekken 6. Most characters are much more interesting, but they make the most boring ones the focus. What a waste.

Posted by kingzetta

was that nolan north?

Posted by MysteriousBob

I remember when I used to get excited for a new Soul Calibur game. Now... well I didn't even know it was out soon.

Soul Calibur reminds me of Sonic in that the developers seem to have no idea what made the series popular to begin with. I'm not saying its hit the lows of Sonic 2006 but Soul Calibur IV just left such a bitter taste in my mouth.

Posted by kingzetta
@squeamish said:

are they trying to do a mortal kombat type story mode now?

yes actually that is what they are doing
Posted by Spankmealotus

everything is so shiny

Posted by DEMONOLOGY_24

so where does Ezio fit in?

Posted by Itwastuesday

@MysteriousBob said:

I remember when I used to get excited for a new Soul Calibur game. Now... well I didn't even know it was out soon.

Soul Calibur reminds me of Sonic in that the developers seem to have no idea what made the series popular to begin with. I'm not saying its hit the lows of Sonic 2006 but Soul Calibur IV just left such a bitter taste in my mouth.

what is this aspect of the series that Namco has 'no idea' about, which you say made the series popular yet is no longer present in SC5?

Posted by Bestostero

boooooo!

Posted by august

Japan.

Edited by Goldanas

Why is everyone so upset about this? They produce a modicum of effort to put in a cinematic story sequence to fill out the single player experience and everyone throws a bitch-fit? It looks fine, and even appears to be rendered alright. It may be hammy, but it's better than nothing. I loved King of Fighters XIII--even going so far as to say it was the best fighter of last year bar none--but that "story mode" was terribly lackluster in presentation. It didn't hamper the experience though, because it's a fighting game, and the game part of that was exceptionally strong. This has significantly more flash and production and no doubt a solid fighting game behind it as well, and still you're all so quick to jump on the dissent horse with Cool and the gang.

Maybe I'm bitching to the wrong audience, but if you must complain about something in this game, an additional non-essential mode that is extremely filled out should not be a part of it.

Now if you want to get into certain character designs and some of the female VAs, then I'm on your side.

Posted by Deusoma
@VIGGO123 said:

Wow, that was probably one of the worst trailers I have seen.

Welcome to the Internet, friend, it's always nice to see a new face! :)
Edited by bybeach

@MisterSnig said:

wheres the boobs

i thought there would be boobs

To quote the trailer..You are filthy!

..or something like that. But just pretty girls and one lady talking in a man's voice. No boobs though.

Posted by DeviTiffany

I'm happy to see more fighting games trying to do a story more like Mortal Kombat. I'm sorry, but only catering the tourney players is just going to cause the genre to die out again. You NEED these kinds of interesting modes so more of us players who like fighting games but will never learn every single little nuisance in the game something to do. A good fighting engine should be the basic that should be expected, not the final outcome. A good engine is nothing is there's nothing to play it with.

Posted by nohthink

That voice sounds super familiar...

Posted by Chtasm

Sounds like...Yosuke? Anyway, all the dialog in this trailer was hilarious.

Posted by Pop

That voice acting isn't very good.

Posted by Gamer_152

Ugh, that didn't come across well.

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Posted by Lnin0

A deeper story mode is great but this trailer come up short when showing off the jiggle engine. I hope the future trailers focus more on that.

Posted by BisonHero

@VIGGO123 said:

Wow, that was probably one of the worst trailers I have seen.

Agreed. Everything was cut together in a completely nonsensical way, and it didn't make the story's premise very clear at all aside from "Here's a bunch of characters we won't refer to by name, other than Nightmare and Patroklos, and I guess here's some fighting".

Posted by ptys

@kingzetta said:

was that nolan north?

Yeah either him or the guy who plays Snow in FF13, I can't figure it out either.

Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

@ptys said:

@kingzetta said:

was that nolan north?

Yeah either him or the guy who plays Snow in FF13, I can't figure it out either.

Snow was Nolan North, after the too much Nolan North backlash a year earlier he created another screen name to get more work.

Posted by msavo

I cancelled my pre-order after watching this.

Posted by Vinyl

Got some maaaad Yuri Lowenthal in there

Posted by gesi1223

Soul Calibur 5 with Nathan Drake and Yosuke Hanamura as guest characters? Alright i'm in

Posted by wealllikepie

patrocalus? its pronounced, pa-TROE-clus

Posted by kollay

@bybeach said:

@MisterSnig said:

wheres the boobs

i thought there would be boobs

To quote the trailer..You are filthy!

..or something like that. But just pretty girls and one lady talking in a man's voice. No boobs though.

Guess I won't be watching this then.

Posted by bjorno

GRIPPING

Posted by Mumrik

Anyone else feel like they just watched some random FF13 trailer?

Posted by WebScud

I'm in.

Posted by Devoid

Man, Yosuke is pissed.

Posted by Glottery

Oh dear...well, luckily I wasn't planning on possibly buying this because of the plot anyway.

Posted by MaddProdigy

This is a fighting game trailer...about story. What a joke.

Posted by ptys

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@ptys said:

@kingzetta said:

was that nolan north?

Yeah either him or the guy who plays Snow in FF13, I can't figure it out either.

Snow was Nolan North, after the too much Nolan North backlash a year earlier he created another screen name to get more work.

I had a look, it was actually a guy named Troy Baker, I'm pretty sure he's the voice in this thing although it does sound alot like Nolan.

Posted by Nightfang

I don't the problem the story gives you a reason to fight, witch is all that was needed in MK9 and that plot horrible.

Posted by Joey2683

I've been playing the soul series since Soul Edge on PS1 and this is trailer is closest I have ever come to understand what the hell is going on in Soulcalibur. Like Jeff is with Sonic though, I no longer care about Namco fighing games. I do hope one day they can prove me wrong.

Posted by RecSpec

So Viola is Amy?

Posted by BlazeHedgehog

Yep. This is more Soul Calibur. And I still don't care.

Posted by RagingLion

@ptys said:

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@ptys said:

@kingzetta said:

was that nolan north?

Yeah either him or the guy who plays Snow in FF13, I can't figure it out either.

Snow was Nolan North, after the too much Nolan North backlash a year earlier he created another screen name to get more work.

I had a look, it was actually a guy named Troy Baker, I'm pretty sure he's the voice in this thing although it does sound alot like Nolan.

Troy Baker is a different guy. He's the one voicing the main character in Bioshock: Infinite.

Also, that trailer completely failed to inspire. It's missing a consistent and compelling art style and the swords failed to look cool.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

I have not been impressed by Japanese video game trailers recently. The last decent one I can remember was the new Metal Gear.

Posted by AxleBro

@DEMONOLOGY_24 said:

so where does Ezio fit in?

well you click versus mode... and he's there....

Those girls have some bad voices. also... its not going to feel as awesome as mortal kombats story mode because its just directly translated from Japanese. the writing will probably be less than good. in japan i figure they eat trailers like this up.

AT LEAST THE FIGHTING IS STILL AWESOME!

oh and for those who haven't heard setsuka is dead and her playstyle is just the kid with Yosukes voice using souledge.

Posted by Evilsbane

WOW This Looks. . .Completely underwhelming.

Posted by manbot47

After adding the meters and super moves this series lost its soul

Posted by MeatSim

This is how to not make a intriguing story in a fighting game.