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    Soulcalibur IV

    Game » consists of 14 releases. Released Jul 29, 2008

    The fifth installment in Namco's Soul series of weapon-based fighting games, Soulcalibur IV is the first to be released on seventh-generation consoles and the first online entry in the series. It's known for its use of Star Wars characters as guest fighters.

    How's the lag and online portion?

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    #1  Edited By Rain_Dog

    Hey, I'm trying to decide if I should buy this game, but the most important part is probably the online portion. Can anyone tell me if it works well?

    Thanks.

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    #2  Edited By Killuminati

    Man I am playing wirelessly on PS3 and have had no major problems. Everything is so smooth even while fighting. I am going to try a wired connection and see if it makes any difference.

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    #3  Edited By Falkien

    it depends if you have NAT TYPE 2 OR 3... NAT TYPE 1 is good the best actually direct connection... NAT TYPE 3 is the worse restricts online play for PS3..

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    #4  Edited By DirrtyNinja
    It is not officially out yet.
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    #5  Edited By Killuminati
    DirrtyNinja said:
    "It is not officially out yet.
    "
    It is in the USA. Today was the release date.
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    #6  Edited By SpaceInsomniac

    I'm on the 360 version, and I really haven't felt much lag in too many matches.  It's actually much better than I expected.

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    #7  Edited By C4libursEdgE

    From what i have heard / seen it isn't too bad if you get a 5/5 connection.

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    #8  Edited By ParadoxControl

    I play on the Xbox 360 and the matches are mostly lag free. When there is major lag you will get a lot of slowdown, but that dosn't happen offten. I've played over 100 matches online since I got my copy Saturday and I have only seen it happen 3 times. You will some times get some imput lag though, where your moves will come 1.5 to some times 3 seconds after you push the button, if you can pay attention though you can almost compensate for it. This dosn't happen offten either, I've had it happen twice through out all my games.


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    #9  Edited By bowlerry

    Yeah i hope its smooth with little lag.

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    #10  Edited By Bolt3

    Good to hear that there isn't much lag... I'm most worried about input lag!

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    #11  Edited By OGCartman

    Yah, it should be good, little lag if any

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    #12  Edited By OGCartman

    Yah, it should be good, little lag if any

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    #13  Edited By C4libursEdgE

    From what i have seen 5/5 shouls be no/slight lag so its not all bad, just try and find someone within your country.

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    #14  Edited By pause422

    Its pretty decent as long as you make sure to only play against other good latency players,need to specify that.

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    #15  Edited By C4libursEdgE

    Like me im going to try and face people like my friend or other people within the UK!

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    #16  Edited By bowlerry
    C4libursEdgE said:
    "Like me im going to try and face people like my friend or other people within the UK!
    "
    Me to.
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    #17  Edited By Bolt3
    C4libursEdgE said:
    "Like me im going to try and face people like my friend or other people within the UK!
    "
    GAME have just sent off my order for this game in the UK, and I'm (hoping) it will arrive tomorrow!

    Does anyone know if online is region free or is it locked? And if it's region free, is lag a big issue when facing country vs country?
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    #18  Edited By sloppyjoe

    In the 5 or so matched I played, there was zero lag.  I'm in the midwest USA on cable.  I have no idea about the country/region question though.

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    #19  Edited By PsYuSoFly

    When the connection is 5/5, its basically like playing offline. When its 4/5 it's probably .30 second delay. EIther way it works pretty good if you ask me.

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    #20  Edited By Mario_Galaxy_Fan

    I heard the online is really good.

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    #21  Edited By suneku

    I tried playing online with a friend on the PS3 last night and it lagged like crazy.. might be the NAT type... gotta check it later

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    #22  Edited By InuFaye

    If you have five bars its decent.

    Offline play has spoiled me.

    My timings for everything get messed up really badly.

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    #23  Edited By Bolt3
    InuFaye said:
    "If you have five bars its decent.

    Offline play has spoiled me.

    My timings for everything get messed up really badly.
    "
    Same. I really want to enjoy online play, but the lag puts me off so much so for me, it's not very playable.
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    #24  Edited By DirrtyNinja
    I have next to no lag for most matches.
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    #25  Edited By Homer

    If your getting it for the PS3 your perfectly fine.

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    #26  Edited By Toriko

    Try non existent, I have no lag on the 360

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