"Soul Calibur IV is one of the biggest surprises I've had in a while. I never really would have guessed that Namco actually would slap together a decent game - I think it was just simply too hard to believe after SC3, and I sure as hell wasn't going to set myself up for yet another crushing disappointment. Of course, hindsight now makes this ironic, so I get to feel a bit silly."
"All in all, I'd say Namco got this one right. I have a few tiny gripes here and there, but as far as I'm concerned, Soul Calibur is back and it's fucking great. Whether it's an absolute classic like the first is up to the test of time, but there's just no question in my mind that it's an excellent game. "