Review by Ure "Vader" Paul:
"Namco Bandai worked on this one for a while and we've been hearing the creative team go on and on about how Soulcalibur IV will be a major step in the evolution of the beat-em-up series. More than that, we were hoping that Soulcalibur IV would bring a variety of key innovations, spicing up the genre a little. The game is now in stores and is available in PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 variants, with each version featuring a few unique additions (actually, it's just the inclusion of Yoda and Vader).
Fans of the series will no doubt instantly recognize a number of familiar characters, along with a selection of new ones. The Xbox 360 edition, which is the one we played, offers slick visuals, excellent sound and an overall pleasing atmosphere. It looks good enough to fit among the vast choice of modern-day games, while preserving the spirit of the Soulcalibur series. Also, it's easy to get to and even makes newbies feel at home."