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Your Soul is Weak

posted by MrCrypt (FARMINGVILLE, NY) Feb 19, 2012

Member since Nov 2005

Wow, SC5? Remember when SC used to be really good? Yeah well I feel that time is gone. The story mode is one of the worst fighting story's I ever played. It is beyond terrible but that is not what makes the game weak. What makes it weak is that it is just not fun to play more. It really is just the same thing over and over again. There is nothing too it anymore. The controls are more simply and yet it feels so different. To me, it just is not fun anymore.

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posted by Saddian (WINTER SPRINGS, FL) Feb 10, 2012

Member since Jan 2012

I was SO hoping this game would live up to my expectations but alas it did not. The main problem i realized was that while other fighting games maintain the same move set for there characters Soul Calibur consistently changes theirs every title. I understand that if your brining in a new character they should fight differently than their prior similar counterpart, HOWEVER, if you place that counter part in the game as a secret character (Cough, Kilik, Cough), he should use his old move set. But no the older characters and newer ones always have new (Setsuka). It doesnt even make sense he should use the style the he quotes is "Athenian" when its clearly a Japanese fighting style. Overall I was highly dissapointed when looking to continue my enjoyment for previous Soul Caliburs. The only semi good factor is the character creation feature but unfortunately once thats done your back to bad move sets.

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For The Fans

posted by xXCeZarXx (GLENARDEN, MD) Feb 9, 2012

Member since Sep 2008

This is strictly for the people who've loved Soul Caliber since the beginning. As for a person like myself it was bad. The story was horrid, and the gameplay was mundane. The graphics were decent, but other then that the entire package was pretty weak. It was a typical japanese game even down to the menu fonts. Character customization was weak aswell. When making female characters none of the clothes really fit well, and the selection options are very minimal. All in all I had this game for all of one evening before I sent it back to GF. Waste of a rental.

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