Ken McKown writes: Since its inception, the SoulCalibur series has been one of my favorites. I still hum the opening music to Soul Edge on a regular basis, and I am one of those insane people that bought all three versions of SoulCalibur II for every exclusive character. The last iteration was, by far, one of the most impressive the series has seen.
The introduction of Create a Soul and the new engine really made SCIV one of the better fighting games of this generation. When SCV was announced I was ecstatic at the progression of the series. To my disappointment though, this chapter in the long-running franchise feels more like a lateral move.