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Well first off. The graphics of SCIV are amazing, especially running it upscaled on 1080p HDMI. The Game itself is lacking the fundamentals of a game that is worth $60. The story mode spans a total of 5 matches, and the story behind each character seems to have been thrown together in half an hour. The fighting itself is clean, and crisp, as were most soul calibur titles. The online is decent.. more or less if you can get into a game. You spend most of your time searching for a game just to be told game full. The servers lag from time to time. Running an 8meg connection, I rarely have issues with that. In all honesty this game is a good renter, unless of course you're a die hard S.C. fan. The main thing going to SCIV is the introduction of the new game mode: "Tower of Lost Souls". In this game mode you climb or descend a tower battling bosses on each level. With each level you clear you have a chance of completing a bonus objective unlocking a chest and releasing a piece of armor to use in character creation. Other than that... Buy at own risk.
The graphics are great but the gameplay lacked interest. After I beat it a couple of times, it was the same thing over and over again. Making characters was the best part but it was limited. It's not worth buying but i guess renting. I just hate repetitive games.
I really thought this game was gonna be better. The grafics are super, controls are easy, good soundtrack but the story was way way to short. I know its a fighting game but there werent enough fights. Online it was fun but the down side is that you have to wait for ever for someone to fight with. overall I still enjoy part 3 better then this version, I say its a good rent but not a keeper