Excerpt: A little over two years ago Speed looked at Soul Calibur 2 on the PS2 and gave it a 95% score. Today it’s my job to see if the succesor does just as wel… not an easy task if you haven’t played the previous incarnations.
Excerpt: Soul Calibur III is, like nearly every fighting game sequel, a refinement of a working engine rather than a full-blown overhaul. Things players loved about past games in the series return and are joined by a few new modes that attempt to make the third game even more console (and replay) friendly...
Conclusion: As always, the Soul Calibur series’ audio continues to impress, largely thanks to Soul Calibur III again going with a sweeping orchestral score. On top of this, the sound effects have a whole lot of punch, especially for those with a decent surround sound system since this game supports THX.
Excerpt: Under the hood, what Namco did was take Soul Calibur II and sharpen up the characters' fighting styles. "Backup" characters have their own move sets now and characters that previously had moves that put them an unfair advantage or disadvantage have been tweaked so as to not be so unbalanced.
Conclusion: It's Soul Calibur. Even with the words mushed together and a few tag-along modes that probably should never have been included, it's still the best two-player fighting experience on consoles, and it continues to be refined.
Conclusion: As we broach the next generation of consoles, it's interesting to see how far we've come with the current generation. To be fair, the first batch of PS2 games were pretty crappy looking, and there's been an awful of games in between that have also looked ropey.
Pros: As good a fighter as you’ll find out there., Exceedingly beautiful., Decent AI., Creating your own fighters.
Cons: Poor single player modes., No way of showing off your created fighters.
Conclusion: Soul Calibur 3 fait partie des grands noms des jeux vidéo. Un "must have" pour tous les amateurs de combat. Beau, maniable et doté d'une durée de vie exemplaire, cet opus ne vous laissera pas de marbre malgré le temps qui passe.