SoulCalibur has a special place in my heart, as it was the first fighting game to really get me interested in the genre. This fascination with the franchise started on the PSone and really peaked on Sega’s ill-fated Dreamcast. I remember playing the game and enjoying the weapons based gameplay over and over again on the Dreamcast with friends as I was awed by the visuals and playability on Sega’s last home console. Since then I have dabbled in other SoulCalibur games, and even tried other fighting franchises, but my enjoyment of the genre has waned somewhat. Well, Namco Bandai Games was kind enough to send us a copy of their latest SoulCalibur game, SoulCalibur V, and I found myself very interested to see what it offered.