"Still, even with what's missing, this title is quality. I'm not going to even pretend that I know anything about "balance" anymore; my tournament-level fighting-game-playing days are long since past. However, not only is Soulcalibur 4 a fun game, but it so far has not presented any situations during matches that are impossible for people to get out of (barring network lag). If only they'd added the frills that they'd had for the previous installments, we'd have a true winner here. As it stands, I personally rank this a good bit below the Dreamcast original in terms of quality, but above all other installments."