Summary: I've owned every Soul Calibur game in the series, (including getting the different versions for gamecube, xbox, ps2, etc... due to special characters per platform). Soul Calibur V is by far the worst of the bunch. First, almost all of the original characters were taken out of the game (1-4 kept the majority of characters in with the exception of a few new ones) for the sake of the terrible story line that this game has. I beat the story mode in under two hours.
Popular characters gone. Crappy single player. Only online matches.
7 February 2012
Summary: Improved graphics and fighting system. But at what cost? They dumped most of the popular characters (Taki, Sophitia, Cassandra, Talim, Seung Mina, Kilik - I know he is in V but he's just all-style puppet). Most of the female characters are gone in this one. Bandai-Namco knows that female characters are popular, no doubt they will be sold as DLCs. Single play mode is almost non-existent. Story mode is shallow and poorly made.
Summary: I've been playing fighting games for a long time. I even remember playing the first Soul Calibur game in the arcades. This latest outing in my opinion is just going through the motions. There really hasn't been anything new injected in the series in a long time. Controls seem slow at time and never seem to imput what i do. It's either time to call the series over, or totally reinvent it. I feel like i wasted my money.
Summary: I loved Soul Calibur 4. One of the best 1-on-1 fighters ever. This game is essentially that game with all of the best game modes being eliminated. Where's the tower challenge mode? Why is the custom character stuff now purely cosmetic? I loved the changes and how it affected your characters stats gave it a touch of strategy.
Excerpt: "Ok, for a start, this game was released in an unfinished state, whatever reasons for that are simply conjecture, but that doesn't change the facts. The game has a bare-bones story mode, but this will not satisfy anyone brought up on previous titles in the series. The mode itself is totally linear and only deals with the story of some of the newer characters. There are no endings for the large proportion of the characters availiable. But who cares ...
Pros: Beautiful graphics, sound and overall presentation
Cons: Rushed and overworked concepts at play can spoil gameplay, as well as online cutting altogether