Summary: In all seriousness, I bought this game just to see Aeon (aka, Lizardman) in action. I am entirely unfamiliar with the Soul Caliber series and I don't play that many fighting games. That being said, I've loved SC5 so far. The plot is... why is there a plot? No really though - why do these games bother with a plot? The gameplay is so arcadey and the cutscenes are jarring and unnecessary.They can be skipped, but still a bother.
Summary: I have yet to play all of the Soul Calibur games, but being a fan of Soul Calibur IV, I was pretty exited to get this game. To be fair, I didn't buy it at release and I knew what to expect due to the various reviews and what people said about it. There were many mixed feelings about this game, but overall this is a very good game without some flaws. The first thing you will notice playing this game are the amazing graphics.
Summary: overall a great game, and so far have enjoyed kinda getting back into the soul calibur series, been a lot of fun, playing against my cousins / brother game arrived slightly earlier than expected, so win there. Game was not scratched great condition, plus was nice to get the bonus character there, dampeair, or how ever it is spelled.
Summary: The difference in characters allows for any person to find a fighting style they like, and the character creation allows has a large amount of flexibility to make cool, whacky, or creepy characters if you have the imagination. That being said the game isn't much fun without friends, the quick battle mode offers good practice and some cool looking characters to fight, but the story mode is just abysmal.
Summary: Played this game a bit although I bought this for my brother's birthday. Is nicely done, though I don't do fighting games too well due to the key combos. But it had a somewhat hooking storyline and the characters were made well.
Summary: I absolutely love this game and series. It has excellent character and environmental graphics. You can customize characters on a greater level and choose from multiple styles. The only downfall the game has would be the lack of a story mode, which is surprising since the rest of the series had such strong and various story modes.
Summary: Story is boring, only using basically 2 characters that are almost clones of each other. Storyboards are lazy and don't have any transitions. Character creation and multiplayer make up for it and are SPOT on.
Summary: Where's weapon master? Where's story mode for each character? While not an impressive singleplayer experience, the online modes have been improved, and the actual fighting mechanics are changed for the better. Character creation is a great way to kill time, but it takes a little while to get a good collection of items to put on your character. My one big gripe with the game, and its creators, is that they keep taking away from the solo experience.
Summary: Great addition to the series. Soul Calibur has always been amazing. One of THE best fighting games. Two issues though. First, the story mode is not very good, so much wasted potential. Second, many old characters did not return, and worse, there are a number of characters that use other character's moves. A definite case of less is more. Online speed is great, customization is great. New meter system pretty good too.