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Soul Calibur V

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Overall 9
8.5

Soulcalibur V

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Sex, souls, and swords; it’s hard not to find one of these pressed in your face during a heated SoulCalibur V battle, or at the very least when gazing upon the game’s Japanese marketing. We are all aware, by now, that sex sells, which is something the series has always dripped with. From its scantly clad woman to the chiseled bodies of its brutes, each entry in the series has been as aesthetically tantalizing as a Victoria’s Secret fashion show and SoulCalibur V is no...
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Overall 8
7.9

Soulcalibur V

Game Over Online
1 September 2012
  • Excerpt: There’s something that leaves me cold about Soulcalibur V and I’m having a hard time putting my finger on it. Part of it is, of course, that they overhauled the roster and ditched my two main characters. There’s a seventeen-year timeskip between Soulcalibur IV and this game, sort of like the generation gap between the second and third Tekken games, and they took the opportunity to ditch Xianghua and Seung Mina. Thanks, guys.
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Overall 8
8.0

Soul Calibur V

Playstation Illustrated
25 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I've always thought that the visual department was the strong suit of the Soul Calibur franchise, and so it is with this fifth installment. Visually, Soul Calibur V is one of the most technically impressive fighting games around. Animations are powerful yet deliberate, as if there's substantial weight behind them. As they should be, considering the size of the weapons being hefted and hurled around.
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Overall 7
7.0

Soulcalibur V

Auracore MediaWorks
22 February 2012
  • Summary: Namco's latest fighter is lacking some soul
  • Pros: Soulcalibur's core fighting mechanics remain rock solid; good variety of characters; superb graphics and animation; online multiplayer is quick and lag-free; Ezio makes for a nice bonus character.
  • Cons: Severe lack of modes; story mode is boring and short; no individual storylines or cinematics for individual characters; repetitive gameplay; the character creator is little more than a reskinning tool for existing characters; Nightmare is a super cheap boss.
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Overall 7
7.0

Soulcalibur V

Auracore MediaWorks
22 February 2012
  • Summary: Namco's latest fighter is lacking some soul
  • Pros: Soulcalibur's core fighting mechanics remain rock solid; good variety of characters; superb graphics and animation; online multiplayer is quick and lag-free; Ezio makes for a nice bonus character.
  • Cons: Severe lack of modes; story mode is boring and short; no individual storylines or cinematics for individual characters; repetitive gameplay; the character creator is little more than a reskinning tool for existing characters; Nightmare is a super cheap boss.
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Overall 7
7.0

Soulcalibur V

Thunderbolt Games
19 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Seventeen years. That’s how long it’s been since Siegfried killed Nightmare, destroying the cursed Soul Edge sword once and for all. The fighting should have ended there, but it didn’t. Despite being wiped out, its chaotic influence still held sway over the world. Thousands of innocent people were corrupted by its evil taint, and civilization descended further into anarchy. None of the characters got out of it unscathed. Sophitia died defending her children.
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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 1
0.6
Graphics 1
0.9
Sound 1
0.8
Versatility 1
0.7
Funfactor 1
0.6

Soul Calibur V (PS3) Review

411mania.com
16 February 2012
  • Summary: Overall Soul Calibur V is a decent fighter entry. The story mode is lacking and the controls seem rather flawed. The game design looks great, but the story mode cut scenes are disappointing as is the storyline itself. There is a nice variety of characters and weapons to choose from, but I would’ve liked to have learned more about the other interesting characters you can play as in the more competitive modes of the game.
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Overall 8
7.9

Soulcalibur V

Game Over Online
15 February 2012
  • Excerpt: There's something that leaves me cold about Soulcalibur V and I'm having a hard time putting my finger on it. Part of it is, of course, that they overhauled the roster and ditched my two main characters. There's a seventeen-year timeskip between Soulcalibur IV and this game, sort of like the generation gap between the second and third Tekken games, and they took the opportunity to ditch Xianghua and Seung Mina. Thanks, guys.
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Overall 7
7.0

PS3 Review – SoulCalibur V

PlayStation LifeStyle
10 February 2012
  • Summary: SoulCalibur V has the series at odds. It’s a competent fighter, yes, but nothing about it really screams “must-have” unless you are a diehard fan.
  • Pros: + Tight controls, wonderful graphics and audio work., +/- More of the same SoulCalibur fighting system. Not much is new.
  • Cons: +/- More of the same SoulCalibur fighting system. Not much is new., - Boring story, aggravating difficulty ramp up in single player.
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Overall 9
8.5

Soul Calibur V Review

PlayStation Universe
9 February 2012
  • Summary: A hearty fighter that sticks to its guns for a grand old time
  • Pros: Beautiful graphics and animations, Competitive online modes, Intense and glorious sound effects
  • Cons: A lot of the same in terms of core gameplay mechanics, Unimpessive soundtrack
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