Excerpt: It's hardly surprising that, upon eventually getting hold of a second-hand Dreamcast, one of the first games I bought to accompany the beautiful white(ish) machine was the 3D beat 'em up Soul Calibur.
Pros: Astounding visuals, superb controls, immense depth, tonnes of lifespan
Excerpt: The trouble with most fighting games is that the Single-Player game is so short and simple (usually just an Arcade mode where you have to defeat all the other characters in a row, or a "Story" mode where you have to defeat all the other characters in a row but there are cut scenes in between fights,...
Pros: Graphics, Playability, Size of Single - Player game
Excerpt: When I first got my grubby little hands on a video games console, I was lead into a world of bightly moving dots bouncing around a black screen hitting blocks and making them break... Breakout on the Atari2600.
Excerpt: How can I help today? Oh, so Sir's Interested in a "beat 'em up"? Well Sir, how do you like your beat em up? An intelligent beat em up you say? Well Sir, I recommend you put down 'Dead or Alive', and that copy of 'Virtua Fighter'.
Excerpt: This has to be one of the best beat’em up games ever made! I played the original game when it vame out on the Playstation and dismissed it as Tekken with weapons. How wrong I was. I got Soul Caliber the first day it was out and haven’t regretted the purchase for a single moment.
Excerpt: Ok so Soul Calibur may not be a sega game but we got it first for the DC. Probably the best beat’em up around at present and It would stay like that for a while. This is mainly because of its cool moves and great modes but you will just have to read on… modes; Vs battle mode-Battle it out against...
Pros: Graphics are genius, intelligent AI, packed with modes .
Excerpt: As this is an old game, i'm going to make this one short. As usual i'll start with the good. The graphics are simply beautiful to look at. Being a 3D fighter, the animation is smooth as silk. It is also emulates real martial art styles pretty much perfectly.
Excerpt: I own a dreamcast and I have brought Soul Calibur for it. I paid £20 for it in E-play (Games exchange). I used to own Soul Blade for the Playstation, which was really good so I figured that Soul Calibur had to be good as well.
Excerpt: A great upgrade to Soulblade is Soulcalibur, coming action packed with loads of modes, options and players. After playing Soulblade on the Playstation, I went down my mate’s house that had recently bought a dreamcast and had bought Soulcalibur for it.
Excerpt: Soul Calibur is a masterful smooth and rivitting beat' em up. made by the makers of old favourites such as tekken for the playstation Namco have once again managed to bring out an original and fluent beat' em up with mouth watering graphics with fully rendered backgrounds of incredible quality.
Pros: very addictive, good playability, good two player, lots of modes and characters to be unlocked .
Cons: A bit easy for the advanced gamer on arcade mode . But still good for two player and mission for such people .