Summary: If I were to tell you that SoulCalibur was coming to the PSP and not only would it play good, but that it would blow away any other game on the system in terms of the graphics, you’d think it would turn out to be a great game and possibly one of the best on the system. Well, that would have been the case if they hadn’t removed every staple of the fighting genre from the game and left us with nothing but boring, poorly realized modes to play in.
Conclusion: Nonobstant le fait que ce fameux gameplay aurait pu nous apporter bien des satisfactions supplémentaires, sans vraiment savoir par quel tour de magie ceci aurait pu arriver, Soulcalibur Broken Destiny réussit au final dans son combat : porter sur une PSP une saga dont l'aura n'est plus à démonter et qui pourrait se contenter de faire des suites sans prendre aucun risque.
Excerpt: What is the deal lately? The PSP has been quietly racking up an impressive library of fighting games. First, it was Fate/unlimited codes , then came Dissidia: Final Fantasy . Now the king of the mountain has stepped down to grace the pint-sized portable with a pugilist of its own. Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny is the latest and greatest from Namco's classic franchise and its aiming to be the only contender in your PSP.
Fantasty brawler series premieres on the PSP, offers depth.
Common Sense Media
20 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this swordfighting brawler is part of a reknown fighting series. That's because the back story for each of the characters is deep and compelling. While there's much cutting, slashing, hitting, tripping, and moaning in pain, there is never any bloodletting. Female characters have exergerated breasts and are shown in very skimpy clothing. Mild cussing can be heard.
Excerpt: I am not the person to be reviewing fighting games. As far as the genre goes, I happen to be one of those button-mash players that can do little more than get by on luck and happenstance; however, that being said, I also have the tendency to view games objectively. Empathy is a virtue, or so I am told, so I went into SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny to try and touch base with my inner fighter.
Conclusion: Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny is a great technical achievement for the PSP and yet it feels like a few interesting single player focused additions would have made it an instant hit. Wasted potential can be worse than a terrible game to begin with.