Conclusion: is rated T for teens although I would say T is a stretch on this one. Partial nudity (thong bikinis and huge breasts) and sexual themes (heaving breasts), violence and mild language make it a bit titillating. Did I mention the breasts? My five-year-old godson couldn't stop saying "boobies" and "look at her butt" when he saw the game.
Excerpt: As with all Soul Calibur games it is set at some random point in a stage of history but going on all the clothing and weapons i would call it mid 1600’s (I’am not an historian so don’t qoute me on that lol). Although there have been previous incarnations of this game the story in SC2 being fairly rubbish and the SC3 story being Exclusive to PS2 which pulled it out a rutt.
Conclusion: If the graphics are the best thing about SCIV, gameplay is a close second. Namco’s two fighting game series have consistently struck a balance between casual accessibility and the complexity that hardcore players demand; SCIV is no exception. Even simple button-mashing is fun, but much more fun can be had by taking the time to learn “Just Frame” moves (attacks that require precision timing) and “Guard Impacts” (a less severe implementation of Street Fighter III’s...
Summary: For the first proper entry in the series this generation,
comes in swinging and it dabbles in a lot of different areas. The game’s story mode is great for those who love the unique histories behind the characters and Arcade mode ramps up the difficulty for those who come for the action, but Tower of Souls is where the real challenge and a lot of this game’s replay value lies. Of course, that’s just the offline stuff.
Pros: Looks fantastic., Addicting gameplay., Versatile character creator.
Cons: Cheesy voices., Online needs work., Lots of content to unlock.
Excerpt: Summary [9.0 out of 10] Soulcalibur IV oozes style, polish and clear design around every corner. Namco Bandai took everything that was right with the last Soulcalibur title on the Dreamcast , made it better and then polished the hell out of the whole package to deliver one of the best fighting games on the market.
Excerpt: The sun is setting over the horizon. The wind is blowing. Leaves are falling from trees. Beautifully crafted architecture sitting above an equally beautiful landscape creates an impressively serene image worthy of a fine painting. But this beauty carries a blemish, a scar, a disruption in the serenity. Two hardened warriors, blades in hands, are locked in a battle to the death.
Pros: Intense and thrilling battles; beautiful visuals; excellent multiplayer fun; easy to play
Cons: Underwhelming single-player options; character depth is offered but hardly required for success
Excerpt: The long anticipated return of one of the greatest fighting game franchises has finally come true. Soul Calibur IV has finally arrived and it aims to impress. Hours will be spent refining gameplay styles, and many more will be spent acquiring new gear. The latest in the long-running series is its next-gen debut and the visuals aren't the only things that have been given an extra coat of polish. The first thing that pops about Soul Calibur IV is how gorgeous it is.
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1-2 Memory: 2048KB Extra Support: Local or Online Multiplayer, Ranking Boards (Leaderboards) If you were lucky enough to get yourself a Dreamcast back on 9/9/99 then there was one game that you simply had to pick up for this new system. Soul Calibur, sequel to the famed Soul Edge (or Soul Blade on PS1), premiered on the Dreamcast with a much more eye-pleasing graphical setup than its arcade counterpart and the actual fighting was so...