Thunderbolt writes: "Soul Calibur IV carries on the bizzarre, convoluted, and oftentimes downright silly story woven through the past few games. While the game contains enough text to fill a novella, all you really need to know is that a long time ago, there were two swords that represented good and evil, and ate souls. Or stole souls. Or fired soul beams out of them. Or maybe grilled soul sandwiches."