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Soul Calibur IV

Rating: 12+ (BBFC)

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  Fighting at the highest calibre

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Through out history i managed to get myself soul edge on ps 1 and soul calibre 2 on ps 2 both of these games were exeptional fighters of their time. Soul calibre 3 i never really bothered to much with it seemed to be missing that special something even though it was a good game. But soul calibre 4 has it in buckets, online fighting, story mode, versus and upgrades that you can only dream about in a street fighter game or for that matter tekken. This for me is the ultimate 3d fighter and always will be.

  Fighting at the highest calibre

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Through out history i managed to get myself soul edge on ps 1 and soul calibre 2 on ps 2 both of these games were exeptional fighters of their time. Soul calibre 3 i never really bothered to much with it seemed to be missing that special something even though it was a good game. But soul calibre 4 has it in buckets, online fighting, story mode, versus and upgrades that you can only dream about in a street fighter game or for that matter tekken. This for me is the ultimate 3d fighter and always will be.

  Button Mashing at it's best!

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Arcade style games won't get better than this.
Best graphics ever (for a button masher).

I loved it, but i expected more. this game isn't innovative or groundbreaking in any way; it's reached the end of the road.
but it's had a good run.

it's a good price; and worth buying.
you might need a new SIXAXIS though, because it's going to take some rattle damage from all that mashing.

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  For button bashers only

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I can't understand how this game has got to the 4th edition... It's a poor excuse for a fighting game, no skill involved what-so-ever!
Just stick to Tekken...

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  Do not underestimate the power of the force!

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I can't decide whether orr not I like this game. The animation for both the character's and the backround's are brilliant, but the gameplay seem's a bit stiff and difficult to control. The naration and the voice's (of female character's inparticular) can be both cheesy and annoying, but the game is true to itself in the fact of a Soul Calibur installment.

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  Do not underestimate the power of the force!

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I can't decide whether orr not I like this game. The animation for both the character's and the backround's are brilliant, but the gameplay seem's a bit stiff and difficult to control. The naration and the voice's (of female character's inparticular) can be both cheesy and annoying, but the game is true to itself in the fact of a Soul Calibur installment.

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  Dumb chit chat dosen't kill gameplay (but it tries to)

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This is a fun game. As many have pointed out, the Star Wars charachters are totally out of place, but meh, i just ignore them. Not that you'll be able to ignore the Apprentice in Arcade mode... he's really cheap and hard to defeat. Seriously, play the game a bit in story mode before going for arcade, you'll need some practice.
Everything on screen is well done and looking good, and the sounds do their job. Some people have bad.. squealing while they fight, and a lot worse are the one liners they tell each other before/after a fight. Some are totally horrible. Also i got the feeling that the translations for those get things even worse. Well, every now and then they'll say something so stupid it'll even be fun, but averagely you'll want to skip those "pre battle verbal abusing".
Luckly the gameplay is fun and reasonably complex. Takes a little to learn, and a good deal to master. It's interesting that the charachter maker allows you to build your own fighter from the ground. The tools aren't for absolute customization, but they still allow a good deal of variations in the body. And then there are weapons and armors/clothes. Looking around the net, some people have made a whole science out of the charachter maker, picking out the best combos of weapons and armor to boost the stats to something impressive. Or you can just make something that looks cool, and keep away from the special fights, so that it's just the basic strenght without any weird extras. Obviously they gave us plenty of fan service with this system (i'm stil a low level charachter, so once i had to use cute CAT PAWS as gloves to increase my power.... seriously.) so you can have your charachter basically in underwear and nothing else. Oh, speaking of underwear and armour, the latter has some use, as it actually absorbs the hits. Until it breaks, and then it's full power right to the carachter, this is really interesting. Plus if you go at it, you can basically get the opponent in underwear. It's fun the first couple of times.
There is also a tower of souls mode, that is pretty much a series of fights against a few enemies of growing power. This one is really hard, and can get frustrating.
Online fights can be pretty fun, but you need to find somebody that has a good connection, otherwise it's totally pintless. A second of lag won't kill the fun. It will absolutely kill ANYTHING you'll try to do, as it will be in slow motion and jerky!

I like this game. Soul Blade/Edge started it all and was awesome, and while i had just a brief experience with Soul Calibur 2-3, this one is good. Maybe fans of the series will have something against it, but generally it's a good game.

  oh dear!!!

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Why oh why did they ever make a 4th game of soul calibur!!! It is the worst of all soul caliburs (that i've played anyway). I mean darth vader isn't even good he's waaaay too slow and so is siegfried. The dialogue is really lousy for example ''effort is an empty victory dumb ass!'' and the girls,well all i say to ivy is put some clothes on woman! Kilik is useful but not strong, algol is absolutely rubbish! To many of you i've probably gone a bit hard on it but it my view it's so cheap don't buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  Lacks a Soul...

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Once upon a time, I stumbled upon SCIII, and was immediately enthralled, so much in fact, that I sold my old Tekken 5, recognicing it as vastly inferior to SCIII. Now SC4 has emerged, and on paper, It is an improvement of one of the best fightling games. The graphics and animations are superior, the rooster is more varied and full of the best the SC-series has to offer, the star wars characters are a nifty bonus (if nothing more), the tower of souls offer challenging singleplayer... and yet, I cannot find the spark that made me stay up in the wee hours with SCIII. It seems that the singleplayer has somehow been downgraded, the title made less appealing to alle but hardcore gamers who want nothing more than the hard relentless work of mastery of each charecter. The story mode for each charecter offers a mere 5 battles, and though the TOLS offers challenge, it´s really a one ride only. While certainly the best on offer right now in terms of fighting games, it just seem to have left it´s soul behind, replaced by slick multiplayer features and catering to the devoted, but small hardcore crowd. It´s a great shame, but this great game has shifted from enthralling immersion to technologial wizardry, and in my oppinion, is worse off for it. It´s still great, but in a competent way, not a facinating one.

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