Summary: The quest for the all-powerful sword known as Soul Edge continues in Soulcalibur II, as old favorites and exciting new characters compete for the right to wield its power. Featuring seven game modes including Arcade, Time Attack, Survival Mode, Versus Mode, and Team Battle.
Summary: A new page in history has begun as the most highly-anticipated fighting game ever finally arrives! The greatest 3-D weapons-based fighter will provide non-stop action, excitement and surprises as you go one-on-one against your favorite challengers.
Excerpt: The graphic on this game will make your eyes water, they are so incredibly detailed and flawless. Of course the game begins with fearless warriors on a quest for "the ultimate weapon " and thus Soul callibur is introduced, the weapon that is the source of all evil.
Pros: Lush graphics, very strategic gameplay and hundreds of button bashing moves to perform . Back stories galore and interesting characters .
Cons: 1 on 1 multiplayer only, can be a little complicated and incredibly frustrating .
Excerpt: This is probably the best beat 'em up i have ever played, there are so many characters to choose from, most of which are original, i think it's clear that the NGC got the better deal with link as the console exclusive character.
Pros: Awesome graphics, truely inspiring, excellent controls and gameplay
Cons: Stick with it for an hour as it starts easy .
Excerpt: Spanning two and a half generations of consoles, Namco's weapons based fighter is becoming just as popular as their other beat-em-up of note, namely Tekken. Namco's Soul franchise is a 'Tale of Two Swords', locked in an eternal battle over time and space.
Pros: Incredible graphics, deep intuitive gameplay, yet still suitable for all abilities
Cons: Can resort in button mashing . . . that's it !
Soul Calibur2 now even Cheaper, A bargain for xmas
1 October 2004
Excerpt: A little History *************** Back in the days of the Dreamcast, Soul Calibur appeared, a game I had never heard of before this point, I remember thinking the game was amazing and the Dreamcast’s Tekken beater in my opinion.
Excerpt: I bought this game about 3 months ago for my gamecube,as I had already owned the Dreamcast classic of this great 3D weapons based beatem-up. Basically stripped down this is a beatem-up albeit with weapons,but that would be taking a very cynical and overly genralised view ,the beauty of this game is...
Pros: nice selection of characters and locations and Link from zelda is playable !
Cons: Doesn ` t feel quite as memorable or fun as Soul calibur on Dreamcast
Excerpt: I'm not a big fan of 'beat em ups' in fact the last one I played was Street Fighter on the SNES. But SC2 came with such high recommendations that it seemed wrong not own it or at least have played it. Does it really live up to the hype?
Pros: excellent graphics & good one player modes
Cons: is there enough depth to keep you coming back?
Excerpt: A game which was hihgly aticipated after the great success of the first one in the series. There is a wide variety of characters to chose from each with their own different fighting style and charachteristics.
Pros: fast paced, action packed fighter
Cons: you may need a friend to enjoy the full potential
Summary: By definition, one cannot improve upon perfection. So, considering that 1999's Soul Calibur for the Dreamcast is widely considered to be a flawless fighting game, maybe that explains why Namco didn't take many risks with the sequel, which has finally hit the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube.