Summary: I recently reviewed this game before completing the story and gave it a 4 out of 5.....since the storymode is the keypoint here it goes, starting off things are ok with the story, nothing too flashy but it's ok. Instead of character endings for each they only managed to cram in about 12 characters from the bunch.
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.
Worth getting if you're REALLY into character creation
Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast", Amazon
28 February 2012
Summary: While Soul Calibur V offers impressive new character customization, in terms of gameplay it has regressed incredibly. Soul Calibur V is a fighting game based around the use of weapons like swords, spears, staves, and so on. It continues the tradition of previous games focusing more on character customization and multiplayer and less on core gameplay.
Summary: This game feels like it was rushed out of the door. Unlike previous installments of Soul Caliber, this game is slim on game play. They are depending on the network gameplay to give you endless hours of versus matches. If you enjoyed previous Soul Calibers because you liked playing your favorite characters, this version fails. There is no longer a story mode for each character. The quest mode can only be played by the new character.
Namco has severely stripped down the single player experience in favor of online multiplayer.
13 February 2012
Summary: I'll be discussing various parts of the game in this review. ARCADE MODE After enjoying all previous titles in the series, I was excited to get my hands on this one. I fired up Arcade mode from the Offline Play menu, selected a character, played through 6 battles, and...no character ending? What?! That's right. There are no character endings in the game. Period. The only "ending" is in Story mode.
New Soul Calibur games are still no better than Soul Calibur 3!
Francisco Cortes, Amazon
13 February 2012
Summary: AAHHH! Those were the days. Soul Calibur 3 was the "dream come truth" for all the Soul Calibur fans at the time. You could create your own character and add to him an original fighting style that is not necessary based on the official characters. You could play a war tactics game with your own created characters. Who needed online or exclusive characters when we had a game like that??
SCV? Fail... Save money and buy SCIV greatest hits instead!
Christopher Barrett "Evil Corgi", Amazon
11 February 2012
Summary: It seems that Namco has a rather interesting pattern of late. When they release an amazing Soul Calibur title, they follow it up with a heaping pile of feces. Soul Calibur was amazing on the Dreamcast. Then Soul Calibur 2 came out and was pretty good. Then Namco dished out one of the worst fighting games since Dragon Ball Z Budokai 2... Soul Calibur 3 was a terrible game.
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: Soul Calibur 5 review Soul Calibur 5 is step backwards from Soul Calibur 4, which, in itself was a step backwards from Soul Calibur 3. Let's start with what made SC3 so great. I really feel that was when the SC series was at its peek. 3 gave us so much; A fun, detailed story mode in which each character had their own story with multiple paths and even multiple endings.