Impulse Gamer - Soul Calibur V Review

Impulse Gamer - Soul Calibur is definitely one of the more unique fighting titles and opposed to your Street Fighters and Tekkens, weapons play a key part to the fighting style of all your characters. Another cool aspect about this series was the inclusion of guest stars into the franchise. Although there are a number of staple characters in this franchise, the developers have successfully bargained with video game and movie companies to include characters like Solid Sake (Metal Gear Solid) and even Darth Vader (Star Wars). So when I heard that Ezio Auditore from Assassin's Creed would be one of the playable characters, I was totally over the moon. However unlike the aforementioned Darth Vader, Ezio Auditore is definitely a much more suited character to this franchise and is not as overpowering as the Dark Lord of the Sith.

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SnakeCQC4245d ago

i rented this game it sucked


Soulcalibur 5 will be delisted next week on PS3 and Xbox 360

Soulcalibur official Twitter: "Valiant Warriors - Soul Calibur V is taking its final curtain call on the stage of history and will be sunset on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on June 19, 2023. The base game and all associated DLC will no longer be available for purchase. Thank you for your continued support."

-Mika-103d ago

This is why guest characters shouldn't be on the base roster. Im sure Ezio and the whole Assassin's Creed stuff license expired and that is why it is being removed. The same thing is probably going to happen to Soul Calibur 6 in 10 years.

Terry_B103d ago

I doubt a lot of people still played the worst SC game over 10 years after its release on dead consoles.

blackblades103d ago

Right whoever wanted the game would've had it by now. Also physical is usually the better option

gold_drake103d ago


alot of games have been delisted recently.

Nyxus103d ago

Meanwhile several big games are going digital only. Good omen for the future...

MadLad103d ago

I've been mainly gaming on PC for 12 years now. I don't think there was ever a game that was actually taken away from me.
Even the multiplayer-focused games, with their servers typically being taken down, you can still host your own.

Not sure why People are so against digital. You still need online infrastructure just to update your games or to patch them. You're stuck to online/digital one way or another.

Nyxus103d ago

Most games play just fine without an internet connection. There are also other reason aside from preservation, digital games are often more expensive (at least the one I'm buying) than what you can find through deals in stores. But most of all I just like to be able to actually own the games as physical objects, being able to lend them out etc. And be assured that I can still play them in the future. Sure you can probably emulate them, but I prefer to play on console and I'd rather play an actual copy than an emulation anyway.

I'm not against digital in itself, I just don't want to be forced to go digital because the physical option is taken away. Just give people the option to either get it physically or digitally, that way everyone is happy and it's also the best way to preserve games for the future.

CrimsonWing69103d ago

Make your peace with it. It’s the direction the industry is going in.

XiNatsuDragnel103d ago

Well industry is pretty much dead in that case.

lucian229103d ago

Can we please get soul cal 7 a year after tekken 8?

darthv72103d ago

Good thing I have both on disc.

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Ranking The Soulcalibur Games From Worst To Best

Bandai Namco's other premier fighting game series, Soulcalibur, has been around for over 25 years, but what game is the best?

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Yi-Long781d ago

Really loved Soulcalibur on Dreamcast. Truly blew all competition away back then when it came to graphics and fluidity, and I liked the roster and arenas.

Haven’t bothered with the newest release because sadly fighting games these days have become too expensive. They’ll release a base-game, then add all the interesting characters through expensive season passes, so unless there’s a Complete Edition released (and if I’m still interested in the game by then), I’m better off just shrugging my shoulders and skipping it completely.

The direction the fighting game genre has picked for itself means it will now only appeal and sell to the hardcore fans of the genre, while the mainstream gamers will spend their money elsewhere.

FinalFantasyFanatic780d ago

I played Soul Calibur 2 on the PS2, it was great and I got pretty good at it, decimated most of my friends at that game. I recently got VI on the PS4 and it just doesn't have the same magic, plus it seems to have stuffed some extra mechanics in there that just complicate it too much for me, although I really do agree they're too expensive, I've always wanted to get all the DLC characters for Central Fiction, but it's way too expensive.

Kaze88780d ago

I prefer SC VI to the SC III. SC II had a really fast pace for a fighting game, when new SC III bursted into the scene it felt sluggish when compared to the second one. On SC VI they brought back the quicker pace of the game, but not as much on SC II, though I think it was a good decision. I wish they would go the MK11 route with their games, but we all know that Bandai Namco is not interested, they hardly gave the devs time and money to support SC VI.


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