Soul Calibur V (PS3)
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- Platform: PlayStation 3
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Platform: PlayStation 3
Soul Calibur 5, the newest installment of the multi-million selling weapons-based fighting series. Delivering exhilarating 3D fighting mechanics, breathtaking visuals, and new characters as well as expanded online and character creation modes, Soul Calibur 5 is poised to become the preeminent fighting game experience of 2012
A TALE OF SOULS AND SWORDS, ETERNALLY RETOLD...
SOULCALIBUR V is the newest installment of its multi-million selling weapons-based fighting series for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3. It delivers exhilarating 3D fighting mechanics, breathtaking visuals, and new characters, as well as expanding the online + character creation modes.
Developer Project Soul
SOULCALIBUR V picks up 17 years after the events of SOULCALIBUR IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, unfolds as his family’s destiny intertwines with the Soul swords. With the series’ revolutionary 8-way run, allowing for true 3D movement during matches, a refined battle system, and stunning graphics, SOULCALIBUR V will be the top game of 2012 for anyone looking for a knock-down, drag-out fight.
CHARACTER PROFILESAn introduction to a few of SoulCalibur V's characters...
--- From Assassin's Creed - Ezio Auditore ---
Ezio Auditore from the critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed series will be a playable guest character in SOULCALIBURT V for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This monumental collaboration will let players control Ezio and his wide range of assassination tools including: • A Roman Longsword • Stiletto • Crossbow • Hidden gun • His trademark Hidden blade.
--- Patroklos Alexandra ---
His sister Pyrrha was kidnapped and her current whereabouts are unknown. His mother Sophitia was killed by a malfested and his father Rothion died from illness.
Birthplace Athens, Ottoman Empire
Height 5'10" (177cm)
Weight Refuses to reveal
Date of Birth September 13th
Blood Type B
Weapon Short Sword & Small Shield
Weapon Name Stigma Sword & Arcadia Shield
Fighting Style Athenian Style (Self-Proclaimed)
--- Siegfried Schtauffen ---
He killed his father Frederick and his mother Margaret died of natural causes. He considers the members of the mercenary group Schwarzwind as his family.
Birthplace Ober-Getzenberg, Holy Roman Empire (Germany)
Height 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight 154 lbs. (70 kg
Date of Birth February 6th
Blood Type A
Weapon Name Requiem
Fighting Style Self-Taught
--- Pyrrha Alexandra ---
She has no one who she can call as her family since she wandered among various people throughout her life.
Birthplace She does not remember (Athens, Ottoman Empire)
Height 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight Too embarrassed to say
Date of Birth October 24th
Blood Type B
Weapon Short Sword & Small Shield
Weapon Name Omega Sword & Elk Shield
Fighting Style Protected by her sword and shield
--- Heishiro Mitsurugi ---
His parents and brothers were all taken by sickness, but a martial artist is claiming to be his eighth brother.
Birthplace Bizen, Japan
Height 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight 163 lbs. (74 kg)
Date of Birth June 8th
Blood Type AB
Weapon Name Muichimonji
Fighting Style Shin Tenpu-Kosai-Ryu
--- Isabella Valentine (Nickname: Ivy) ---
Her adoptive parents, Earl and Countess Valentine are deceased. Her real father is Cervantes.
Age Stopped at 32
Birthplace London, British Empire
Height 5'10" ( 179 cm)
Weight 128 lbs. (58 kg)
Date of Birth December 10th
Blood Type Unknown
Weapon Snake Sword
Weapon Name Valentine (Ivy Blade)
Fighting Style Unrelated Link
--- Other characters announced include: ---
Voldo ...more to be announced soon...
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Top Customer Reviews
This latest installment relies on you being online. I am as it happens, but that does not mean I always want to play in this way, and to be honest, in the UK, where connection speeds are not particularly great, the lag in response does not really lend itself to fighting games online.
The single player options (such as they are) feel bolted on, and superfluous. So in essence, this is only half a finished product.
As to the graphics, yes they are lovely, and its nice to see a small amount of environment interaction, but its nothing to the extent that D.O.A. managed on the original Xbox, let alone this gen. of console; and graphics can only take a game so far.
As to gameplay. It just doesnt flow like it used to. There was a time when a SC game meant attacks with momentum, and an intuitive control system that invited experimentation. Sadly, the series is now veering towards 'joystic gymnastics' more akin to Streetfighter to get the combos and special moves going. And without these, all the characters basic attacks leave them strangely static.
I wanted to be sure that my assessment was fair, and not that of being jaded by familiarity, so I downloaded the Dreamcast port of Soulcalibur 1 on xboxlivearcade, and found myself playing it for HOURS. It may not be as pretty, but it plays 10x better than its Great Great Grandchild.
If there is to be a VI, then they need to do more than focus on online options, and address the gameplay and single player value.
As it stands, Part 5 feels more like an add-on pack for Part 4 than a fully realised game worthy of a full price tag.
So as you can Imagine, I was eager to play Five, I got the collectors edition which has a lot of cool extra stuff, a soundtrack, Artwork etc. This is all great. How does Five play? In terms of combat its much like the last two, the fights are fast paced and fun, now onto something I loved in the last two, Characters and Story.
Oh. Dear. God. The story mode is cool featuring The new generation of the Alexandrian family, but its far too short, it feels rushed, and the characters..... This is where the game falls flat on its face. Ninety percent of the classics we know (Sophitia, Cassandra, Amy etc) Are gone. It says the game is set 17 Years after the 4th but in my opinion that was a massive mistake, because what we have are these new characters which yes are cool but they fight exactly like the old classics, meaning they're really not new at all, whats worse is the story only focuses on Two, meaning the rest have almost no, if any backstory whatsoever. What were you thinking Namco? Seriously!
The lack of single player modes is also a waste, bring back chronicles of swords, tower of souls, etc because apart from the story, single player wise, this has no replay value at all.
Being a fan of SC I've given some positive feedback but on whole feel that Five is nowhere near as good as it should be, one for Alexandria fans only I'm afraid, as the rest of the cast are at best forgetful.Read more ›
- New characters to replace some aging (but still loved and missed...) old ones
- New combat dynamics make the game faster, harder. The new just guard system rewards aggressive players.
- Good Online Functionalities
- Superb graphisms, even better than those of the precedent opus.
- Nice and diverse customization possibilities for original fighters in the "Create your own character mode"
- DLC: old soundtracks of Souledge/Blade and Soulcalibur 1 available!
- Noticeable gameplay inbalances: some very powerful, heavy armed characters are quicker than lightweight, weaker ones. In the past Soulcalibur games, the physics were realisticaly rendered for each type of character and weaponry. This is no more the case.
This means that in the coming weeks a great amount of online players are going to be playing with the same "inba" characters. Prepare yourself to play a LOT against Siegfried.
- An almost totally absent single player mode. If you don't have any internet connection, the game loses almost 70% of its content.
- The new "just guard" system requires a timing precision that is -during online play- tragically hindered by the inherent properties of an "average" internet connection.
- Lots of mimic characters (3! which represents 10% of the cast)
- If you except 2 characters (Pyrrha and Patroklos) every other (old or new) characters appear to be totally "empty" because of the lack of content regarding them. No story mode whatsoever. No explanation regarding their reasons to be here or to have replaced their older counterparts.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nowhere near as good as SC2 or 3...didn't like it, but even 4 was better! Worth avoiding at all costs.Published 5 months ago by Shadowking
Good game don't get me wrong with all the characters coming from the start which is good but the story more is disappointing. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mr know it all
Read a lot of great reviews of this game. Was especially intersted in the character maker. Which is easy to use. But found the game itself to be flawed. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Charlotte Craig
This was a gift, so far everything is working well, will keep you guys updated if it does inexplicably stop workingPublished 18 months ago by J. Sutherland