Xbox 360 Achievements writes: "Soulcalibur has always been my favorite fighting franchise. Sure, it doesn't have the gore that Mortal Kombat prides itself on, nor does it have the quick action of Street Fighter, but what it lacks in flash it more than makes up for in technique and execution. Former developer and current publisher of the franchise Namco (Bandai) has always taken care to uphold the story behind the game and connecting all the characters to the main plot. There's no Lizardman for the sake of having a lizardman. He has a story and a connection to the Soul Calibur/Soul Edge weapons, as does every other character featured. It isn't a tournament for glory but a struggle of good versus evil. A great story with great execution makes any game worthwhile, but it is especially vital to what I feel is a very stale fighting genre."