It's one of the many dilemas we face in the game world today. Either to put more emphasis on the scenery or the game play. and this is one where the latter lacks sufficiently enough to make this player send it back after two days of playing.
While it's visually stunning with the background and erm.. female characters, gameplay is repetitive and somewhat boring. The inclusion of Lucasarts characters makes no sense in the over all scheme of things and just looks like a ploy to lure Star Wars fans as Vadar has no distinguishable skills. I guess fulfilling the prophecy has it's weaknesses!
in conclusion, unless you are really into the series, or have a desire to create characters all day, I wouldn't bother with this game.
Starting off, I was disappointed. The previous Soul Calibers makes this one look like a joke. In this one, each character, goes through 5 levels. THATS IT. I honestly expected way more. The story lines seem to be thrown together, and a good deal of them are really simlilar to other ones. Extremely repetative. On the upside, the graphics are BEAUTIFUL, but would I pay $60 bucks for this game....NO.
The graphics were a step up from previous games but the gameplay was the same. Even with the added character of Darth Vader this game was nothing more than a revamped version of the others. The endings were weak and some did not make any sense. Play it to say you played it I guess.