Eurogamer Review: Soul Calibur IV


''Relax, breathe easy. All is well within the Namco fighting game universe. Soulcalibur IV boots up predictably with the usual CG intro loveliness, staggeringly good HD graphics, the full-fat 60FPS gameplay experience and a satisfyingly vast selection of single-player modes in addition to versus and online action. It's everything a die-hard Namco fan would want from the franchise's transition to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 - and it's this which is the game's greatest strength and biggest weakness.

To get the bad news out of the way first, Namco has done little to refresh or redefine a genre enduring a terminal decline in popularity. Undoubtedly, Soulcalibur IV is very good and has at least one genuinely brilliant new feature. But in terms of the basic fighting gameplay barely anything has changed since the series' last- gen console outings. The formula that has stood Namco in such good stead has been tweaked yet again, but there has been only gradual evolution since the arcade debut of Soul Edge more than 12 years ago.''

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wolfehound223707d ago

Even though these guys rate games a little off from time to time they usually do a great job. They do not over rate games like a lot of sites. And yes I know they did give Halo 3 a 10 which is a tad high and I know they also gave MGS4 a 8 which is definitely to low, but all and all there pretty good. They grade most game 8 or lower except for the really good games. Where as other sites tend to hand out 9 and 10's to frequently.

All in all no review site is all that good. I do not take a whole lot of advice from review sites. Just have them point me in a general direction and make up my own choice.

Back on topic this game looks pretty sweat. I am going to have to check it out this weekend.

Homicide3707d ago

Another 8 from Eurogamer. What a surprise :-/

interrergator3706d ago

never look at these reviews always give it a 8 or below