Excerpt: The name Soul Calibur brings up fond memories in the minds of many gamers. For most, it brings up memories of a next-generation console, with extreme potential for graphics, and virtually worthless launch titles... except one.
Summary: Namco has consistently improved this
long-running franchise over the years and the additions this time around
are quite impressive. Giving players the ability to create and customize
their own characters is an excellent start, with a custom avatar on screen
allowing you to further immerse yourself...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Soul Calibur III is a very fine sequel that continues the series' tradition of thrilling weapons-based combat. The new characters are pretty cool and quite effective, and the game's finely tuned A.I.
Conclusion: franchise provides all of the action that fans have grown accustomed to. The only problems really come from some lackluster modes and the fact that the game is starting to feel a little long in tooth.
Excerpt: With graphics that put most other games to shame, the usual audio excellence, three new characters, a treasure chest full of extras and some cool modes that will keep you engaged for hours, Soul Calibur III is perhaps the Playstation 2’s premier example of a flawed but amazing game.
Conclusion: While a lot of the new content in Soul Calibur III just seems like a half-hearted attempt at trying to bring something new to the series, make no mistake, it doesn’t necessarily make it a bad game.
Excerpt: Å skrive om slåssespill er en risikabel affære. Bak fasaden av vold og annen utukt, er det nemlig veldig avanserte systemer som bestemmer hva som skjer, og å mestre disse er ikke gjort på en ettermiddag.