Excerpt: Soulcalibur V isn’t a reboot in name, but as we spent hours diving into its intricate system, it sure feels like one. If Soulcalibur III was a largely-forgotten misstep, and Soulcalibur IV was a good sequel for its time, Soulcalibur V marks a solid improvement.
Pros: New tweaks to gameplay, Visual splendor, Blend of fresh faces and familiar fighters
Cons: Cheesy story mode not for the lactose intolerant, Legendary Souls mode will drive non-hardcore players crazy, Did we mention the voice acting for story mode?
Excerpt: I've invested a great deal of my life in Chun-Li and the gang in Street Fighter IV . I've had some memorable experiences, meeting new faces and connecting with old ones that I haven't seen in years. Along the way, I've even reveled in some rather witty catchphrases, such as "You mad, bro?
Conclusion: Faster, flashier and every bit as accessible as before, Soul Calibur V is the sequel the series needed. Some design choices might leave you scratching your head and the lack of a few favourites will irk returning fans, particularly Talim and Zasalamel players where no similar alternatives exist.
Excerpt: Patroklos viewed his opponent with a steely gaze: Sure, his enemy was nine feet tall, wore armour as thick as the portcullis of a large fort and carried a sword that was about the size of a small house, but that had never stopped Patroklos before.
Excerpt: A beautiful sense of movement has always made the SoulCalibur games stand apart from other fighters. More than just Tekken with swords, SoulCalibur characters cut though each other with circular motions and interconnected arcs of force.
Conclusion: Soul Calibur V is an assured return for the franchise that boasts a robust roster of fighters, a good selection of modes and the best visuals yet seen in the series. There's more in the gameplay system itself to tempt Street Fighter IV fans with Critical Edge, Brave Edge moves and whatnot, and the...
Conclusion: Soul Calibur 5 ist er beste Serienteil seit Jahren.
Pros: Charaktere, Animationen, Effekte, Beleuchtung, wuchtige Kampfgeräusche, bombastische Musik, fordernde Kämpfe, durchdachtes Kampfsystem, Editor, viele Charaktere, auf der PlayStation 3 insgesamt schärfer mit kräftigeren Farben, mit dem PlayStation-3-Controller besser spielbar