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 into the action.
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. brings the game's challenge to a level not seen since playing the original Soul Edge coin-op. Soul Calibur III is absolutely worth the interest of all fighting fans.
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. It could just be me considering that I've burned countless hours on the series over the years, but I found myself bored after only a short while.
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. That one launch title was essentially why I (and, I would wager, many others) purchased the Dreamcast, and that is where a very large number of my waking and should-have-spent-sleeping hours have gone.
Summary: The legendary fighting game series returns for a predictable outing that features largely the same excellent gameplay Soul Calibur is known for, as well as prettier graphics and some unimpressive new modes.
Pros: Fun, fast-paced, highly technical fighting action is built on a proven foundation, Beautiful, silky-smooth visuals during combat, Good-sized character roster featuring three brand-new fighters, Fans will appreciate inclusion of English and Japanese language tracks
Cons: Many of the new modes of play are awkwardly executed, Fighting action feels a little too familiar, so it's not easy to tell what's different or better, No online play
Conclusion: Nästan som ett mästerverk. Allt du ser på skärmen är av högsta kvalitet och ibland är det svårt att förstå att det är den fem år gamla Playstation 2 som kråmar ur sig all underskön grafik. Dock kommer det ett litet men här i slutet av grafik-kriteriet och det är den stundtals dåliga bilduppdateringen, som turligt nog inte förekommer alltför ofta.
Pros: Väldigt snyggt, Skapandet av egna karaktärer, Mycket att låsa upp, Musiken, Persongalleriet, Bakgrundsmiljöerna, Mission-läget
Cons: Krävs många timmar innan man kan göra bra karaktärer, Inget online-läge