Soulcalibur V: Xbox 360 Game Review
The sword and armor fighting game is back with lots of new characters! Check out our Soulcalibur V review for more details.
It has only been three years since Soulcalibur IV, but 17 years have passed in the storyline. In either case, weapon and armor fighting is back! Soulcalibur V features beautiful graphics, great online multiplayer, and ten new characters.
Courtesy of Namco
Courtesy of Namco
Soulcalibur for the Casual Soul
Most of the game play in Soulcalibur is unchanged. You can still hit people with weapons and break their armor. However, now you charge up a Critical Edge meter, that acts similarly to the super meters in other fighting games, such as Street Fighter. Additionally, parrying has been changed a bit so that it is now weaker. Instead, it's probably better to dodge around in the 3D environment, especially since there is now quick side stepping in the game.
Of the ten new characters, most are replacements for old favorites. For example, Natsu is Taki's student, Patroklos and Pyrrha are Sophitia's kids. There is also guest character Ezio Auditore from Assassins Creed. You can also make custom characters and get unlocks in the game for more options.
Soulcalibur V's story mode is a bit disappointing. It is short and uses mostly pictures instead of animated cutscenes. Additionally, you must play through most of it using Patroklos. The other single player modes are also bland, mostly being time trials. Most of the fun in the game will be from online multiplayer, where you can join 50-man lobbies and fight anyone there and also watch other people fight when you are waiting.
Overall, the game is great if you plan on playing multiplayer and not as fun if you only want to play single player.
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ESRB Rating: T for Teen