I am a fan of the fighting style of the Soul Calibur games however the replay value isn't very high. Good games for those that like playing games such as Mortal Kombat and the Tekken games. Story mode seemed a little cheap and wasn't a big fan of the storyline being on non moving parchment. Would also be better if you could play through the storymode using different characters like in Mortal Kombat. This game is meant more for those that like playing these types of games online. My advice to the makers would be to stop trying to pull in the online gamers because your losing storyline and challenges players.
Possibly worth the rent, but not towards the top of the GameQ. Def not worth the buy. Better off just borrowing from a friend or playing a demo to see if it's even worth it.