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5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Caliber 2 (Game Cube)
When I bought my GameCube (a little over 24 hours ago), I insisted that I purchased this game with it, after having played it with friends for many hours recently. I sit here now, fingers twitching to get upstairs and continue to play. It truly is, one of the greatest games I've ever played.
It doesn't differ much from a fighting set up, with no level based play, but...
Published on 20 Oct. 2003 by Mr. GJ Borrows

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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Started off great, and then kinda went downhill
Don't get me wrong - this game is absolutely gorgeous - and the gameplay and the way the characters move is nothing short of stunning. We went out and bought this on the day of release - having waited for it for 6 months. Initially, euphoria - best fighting game we had ever played, it looked and played beautifully, and there was some kind of story mode as well.
Now...
Published on 20 Feb. 2004 by azzywazzy


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5.0 out of 5 stars AWSUM :D, 31 July 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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this game is just awsum! probably one of my favourite games ever on the gamecube apart from the zelda games. Its so fun to play and if ur a zelda fan like myself you get the bonus of playing the hero of time LINK! definately worth the buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best, 29 Jan. 2012
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i would have to say this is probably one of the best soul calibur games, if you didn't already know then you know that this game is amazing now !
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best just got better, 14 Nov. 2003
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For those of you who are still blissfully unaware soul calibur originally found on the ill fated dreamcast. to many beat'em up fans and other gamers this game was heralded as THE best beat'em up ever. and an entire computer game generation later comes it's successor.... unsurprisingly title, wait for it... Soul Calibur 2.
Initial impressions of SC2 from it's intro movie is that this is going to be an intricvately made a beautiful game, however upon playing you find that it is better. The graphics in this game remain consistantly high not even suffering in the slightest from any drops in frame rate. the characters included retain numerous from the previous title aswell as several new ones, the most heart warming of which is the legendary and world renowned Link (legend of zelda), however not all characters are as pleasant. it becomes my undesirable duty to inform you that some characters, well one really, seems to have just been 'slapped' together, Berserker, though his name is promising is in reality rediculasly powerful juggernaut of a seemingly greek fighter. The only other character based annoyance is that the new Todd McFarlan character necrid has been horribly westernised and seems unbalanced aswell as out of place, a monster as an ancient fighter?
As in it's predicessor the music whilst beatifully conducted and well suited is nothing breath taking or revolutionary, but then anything too complex would distract, wouldn't it.
There are only limited modes of play available at first with others unlocked as you progress, the overal list including a mission mode where you can buy new weapons, an arcade mode , a survival mode and team battles(no tag though) aswell as with the option to use new weapons to amazing affect.
this game is the new king and an absolute must for all who do not hate beat'em ups.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent fighter, 7 Oct. 2003
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Mark L (Cheddar, UK) - See all my reviews
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In terms of fighting games, this does not have much competitors on the gamecube - the only other real 3D fighter available for Cubers is the woeful Bloody Roar: Primal Fury. So it's no urprise that gamecube owners lapped this up when it wsa released. But is it any good?
Graphics 10/10: The best graphics I have seen on the Cube (apart from Rogue Leader). This game looks as good as the Xbox version, you would have to look very closely to notice any difference between them
Sound 9/10: Great music, presented in Dolby Prologic II which is great for those of us with surround systems.The fighters also have more than 30 taunts each, which prevents the opening/ending segments becoming repetitive.
Gameplay 8/10. The gameplay modes (arcade, team battle, survival, practice) etc will be familiar to anyone who has played Tekken. There is also a Weapon Master mode which gives more of a story. In terms of the actual fighting, it suffers from the flaw of all fighters, in that button mashers often defeat those of us who have painstakingly learned all the special moves and combos. However the special moves are so stunning that you will want to learn them, just to show off, even if you do end up losing the match.
Lifespan 8/10: Lifespan is much greater than other fighters, as there are several gameplay modes and features you can unlock by winning fights and accumulating 'gold'. One bad point is that the closing FMVs when you win a mode really blow - unlike the stunning FMV you see when you win the arcade mode in Tekken, here you just get a storybook-style series of stills, which is a huge anticlimax.
Overall, certainly the best fighter on the Cube, not as good as Tekken3 on PS1, but certainly a must-own for all Cubers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Jan. 2015
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Beautiful graphics totally belie this game's age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best yet, 26 Sept. 2003
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Ben Bishop "Darkcloud" (Margate, Kent) - See all my reviews
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A must buy for all fighting game fans. I loved the original games (soul blade and soul calibur) they were both exellent. But this one just blows them both out of the water. Plus for the fact it has Link in it must say buy this game now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Feb. 2015
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My grandson needed this for his new console
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Calibur II =||)===> SLASH!, 11 Nov. 2003
This review is from: SoulCalibur II (GameCube) (Video Game)
■ When you switch on your GameCube, you witness a well-rounded intro movie, which tells a short story of "Swords & Souls", and then move onto the Start screen where a generic American movie voice bellows out 'Soul Calibur...2'. You will initially be quite dissapointed with the selection, or lack thereof. The regular Arcade Mode and a mysterious 'Weapons mater Mode'.
■ You initially choose the arcade mode, again dissapointed that your character (probably link if you have any sense) only has one weapon to choose from, and two costumes, but as soon as you see the camera pan around the fighters, the game reveals its beautiful (and detailed) settings. Very well consrtucted level design and exquisite facial expressions slap you in your game doubting face.
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■ The battle begins - You start smashing (A), )x) and <Y> rapidly, carving your way through a surprisingly easy first round. You beat another 8 or so fighters (including some sort of fire monster finalé) and Triumphantly watch a new mode (Extra arcade mode) being unlocked.
■ The weapons master mode is a real breath of air for an experienced gamer (you) as it includes a layout where you move along a map of 'Europe' searching for the elusive pieces of the 'Soul Edge', an evil sword which has come back after being defeated by the (you guessed it, or maybe not) Soul Calibur, the Richard Madely to Soul Edge's Judy Finnigan. You should now begin to use the practice mode to learn more powerful moves (although you can view them in battles) to defeat the more challenging weapons master enemies. Other good points within this mode are Shop (you can buy costumes and weapons here with gold you gain quite easily) and the different styles of battle e.g. hit the opponent 20 times/a take the gold now, r double it by winning the next battle.
■ Overall, if you like...games you should buy this.
Links to Screenshots (I am not in any way affilated with any of the following, and do not condone their content);
■ GameSpot
■ Rotten Tomatoes
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fighting at its best, 26 Aug. 2003
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I have already played a Japenese version of this game and I thought it was amazing. If I was you i'd buy this Gamecube version because Link is so good. It is one of the best fighting games i have seen in a long time.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Calibur II-The best beat em up or a fighting flop?, 29 Feb. 2004
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INFO-Name-Soul Calibur II
Memory Blocks-4 (for entire file)
Players-2
Age-16+
Connectivity-N/A

STORY-Many fighters from around the globe have red soul edge shards, pieces broken off the ultimate sword. They all want it,even Link from the Zelda series, wonder who has the strength to get it first? Cassandra? Kilik? Talim? Mitsurugi? Nightmare? Necrid? Link? WHO KNOWS? Whatever the case, thet'll KILL for it!
UPS-+The best fighting game since Melee!
+88 things to unlock!
+Fluid graphics.
DOWNS--Can get annoying.
-Can get tricky. VERY tricky!
REPLAY VALUE-5/5-Lots to go back to!
Visuals-5/5-Fluid, realistic movements.
AUDIO-5/5-One great soundtrack that compliments the environments.
GAMEPLAY-4/5-With so many moves, it takes AGES to perfect them all!
LIFESPAN-5/5-It will take about 4 months to unlock EVERTHING!
ALTERNATIVE-SUPER STREET FIGHTER II: TURBO REVIVAL on the Game Boy Advance.
FINAL VERDICT-The best beat em up in the world EVER!!! 95%
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