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
Conclusion: The basic fact that Namco managed to cram Soul Calibur IV onto the PSP is nothing short of a miracle, newcomers Kratos (of God of War fame) and Dampierre (a moustached madman who appears to be a strange mix of Voldo and Jack the ripper) are worthy additions and are far more suited to the gameplay...
Conclusion: Ive been a big soul calibur fan for more than 10 years since the dreamcast days, so I was very excited when I heard about this realease. However when I read all the reviews I was pretty disappointed due to the lack of proper single player game modes (as you'll read from the reviews below).
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: 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.