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.
posted by ipokesmot (RANCHO CORDOVA, CA) Feb 7, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
if you like the SAME thing over and over again from soul caliber and beating the story plot in a basic 1 hour and 24 minutes NOT worth it!!! this game sucks. soul caliber needs to make it a jumping combo and more breakers game. TOO simple were not playing on Xbox normal or ps1
posted by evil4life101 (WEST NEW YORK, NJ) Feb 5, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
Ok as a die hard fan of Soul Calibur I gotta say this is by far the most disappointing of them all.
Taking place 17 years after 4, many many characters have been eliminated with absolutely no explanation and some of the newer characters can be considered their successors.
The biggest problem of it all is the plot. Taking the role of Sophita's son the story was basically all about trying to try save his sister while meeting some characters along the way. The problem of course is the fact that story is too short and makes little sense and worst of all you don't even meet every character in the series and your basically forced the play the same character throughout the whole thing.
Loved playing arcade mode to see the good and bad ending for characters? well too bad!!! cause along with a Gallery mode missing your pretty much clueless about every character's history pretty much killing the purpose of this game for long time fans!!
Character creation..is a joke and unlike before were each weapon had a different strength & weakness, Soul Calibur has ridiculed that as well and Soul Calibur for Siegfried is now a complete joke.
Overall i gotta say this game simply feels..incomplete if not disappointing, very little has changed design wise but the creators have simply destroyed everything that was Soul Calibur in this 5th release.