I liked this game. The graphics and gameplay are exactly what i expected as i have played previous Soul Caliber titles. Single player gameplay was fine however the online mode wouldnt work for me. I worked well playing against friends i knew but when i tried to find a random match up it kept saying session was full. When i created my own session about 10 seconds after doing so it would sign me out of playstation network. I reset my settings as well as checked my other games and they were all fine yet Soul Caliber kept doing this. So gameplay a 9 but online a 0.
Don't let the title fool you. Even though this game is primarily button mashing it is a great game. The graphics are stellar and the gameplay is fast and fun. The learning curve is not all that steep so you can jump online almost right away and at least compete. I experienced only a few moments of lag while playing online. Definitely worth playing and probably deserves a spot in your collection.
Overall Soul Caliber IV is a good game. The graphics are great, the controls are fluid, and the character choices are on par with all of the other games. However, story mode is short and boring, tower of souls is over fairly quickly, and character creation seems tiresome and pointless.
Pros: Excellent graphics Fluid Controls Star Wars characters-the apprentice is amazing, a little unfair actually Tower of Souls is an interesting addition, but not as entertaining as conquest mode in Soul Caliber II
Cons: The story mode is extremely short and very easy. You play through 5 stages and get one line of dialog per stage. Character creation is massive, but useless in my opinion. I guess it can be helpful for online play if you chose to do that. Some characters are stronger than others, which makes matches unbalanced. Not enough to do in the game to keep you occupied for very long.