Excerpt: Note : The Japanese import version of Soul Calibur 2 was used for this review. When the original Soul Calibur came out for the Dreamcast, it was, without argument, THE game to play on the console.
Excerpt: Arcade console fighting games are a dime a dozen - so few of them are actually good and worth the time to play, not only with friends but on your own. In fact, only a few series, like Tekken , Virtua Fighter and Dead or Alive , can even be considered consistent in terms of quality delivered.
Pros: Awesome fighting system, Looks great, Lots of modes, including Weapon Master, Tons of unlockables
Cons: Not much change in the fighting system, English voicework can be odd
Excerpt: Saying that Soul Calibur is just another fighting game would be like saying Gary Coleman is just another little guy. Like my favorite short statured wash-up, Soul Calibur is one of those games that transcends the genre and gives players an experience beyond what is currently offered.
Summary: Namco's feverishly anticipated fighting
game sequel Soul Calibur 2 has hit the Gamecube and created quite a splash.
Featuring the silky smooth graphics and presentation players have come to expect
SC2 takes the series to the next level with a deeper Weapons Master mode.
Excerpt: Let's talk boxing. Great boxers need great opponents to bring out their greatness. Ali had Frazier and Foreman to challenge him, to make him shine. Sugar Ray Robinson had Jake Lamotta to give him hell, to bring out his best. In contrast, Roy Jones Jr.
Excerpt: If someone heard my buddy Joey and I playing Soul Calibur II , they'd think that it's probably the funniest game ever. See, the other day I was playing Soul Calibur II with Joey. And regardless of this review's publishing date, that could very well be any other day considering how often I've been...
Excerpt: A sequel or merely an update? Soul Calibur 2 is action is third game in the Soul Edge series. This game features some newcomers as Wilson returning characters. And yes once again , Soul Edge has changed hands for this game to be on.
Excerpt: Heihachi was enjoying his time at a hot springs retreat in Japan when he happened to notice a menacing shard of steel. His pulse quickened as he realized this was the part of the evil sword known as Soul Edge, the possessor of men's souls.