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Soul Calibur II (Xbox)

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Genre: Fighting / published by: Namco

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      12.07.2008 22:30
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      gd for passing the time

      Being a massive fan of soul blade ( playstation one) when i saw this namco product in the shops i just had to buy it and rush home to play it

      In all fairness the game is just another fighting game but i love it!!!. It has all my favourite characters from soul blade plus the better ones from tekkan aswell.

      The graphics are okay - certain games make me sick such as spyro etc but this one is fine .

      Like most fighting games this one has different play modes which are
      team battle-
      ,arcade-
      ,time attack,versus and weapon master mode where you can collect 200 weapons to equip the characters

      The game is cheap now-you can pick it up for about a fiver in gamestation. You can also get it on different platforms- i have it on xbox, my friend for gamecube ( well wii ,as you can play cube games on the wii ).It is not coming out in the uk on the wii because it bombed in america.

      I recommend this game to everyone who likes fighting games.

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        07.01.2004 03:53
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        Well whats the difference to be honest. I've played games upon games, beat'em'ups upon beat'em'ups, yet none of the stuck with me like Soul Calibur I on the DreamCast. My friends however disagree and swear by the 'Dead or Alive' series, but I'm not one to fall in with the crowd (plus i have brand loyalty to ANY consoles OTHER THAN the 'Playstation' franchise). So I waited around for a few years, bought a Sega Saturn to pass the time (whoops!), and eventually catch word that a sequal of my favourite game is on it's way.. Could you believe my excitement, but by now I was a college boy, and wouldn't have any time for games anymore due to lots of hard work (yeah right!). I ran down to the shops.. well drove, and picked up a copy fresh off the shelf for 39.99. Raced home, ripped open the packaging and jammed it into my 'box. Some familiar tunes and some not so blared from my surround sound, and I watched as the opening sequence unveils characters and locations of the game. If you didn't already know, Soul Calibur is a quest for a 'Sword', the hunt for which commences in 'Weapon Mode' which is basically 'Story mode'. The main menu felt like a classic, with good impact sounds when selecting. I had no friends..*present at the time* that is.. so I started the Story Mode. Similar to SCI (Soul Calibur 1), there was an expansive map to play through, and plenty of new characters to choose from. Now what made the old SC a great and unique experience was the use of weapons ingame. SC2 has invested in this, and every character has their own weapon according to their fighting styles. However, during the game you can shop for new and improved weapons, each offering their own strengths and weaknesses. So I played through the first few Acts, and came to the final stage in a matter of days. Thats good time I think. I complete the game and think 'o boy
        I can't wait to see what i've unlocked now'. And i didn't unlock anything, no new characters or 'Extra' modes, nothing. Dissapointed I sulked away, dug out the DreamCast and played Soul Calibur 1. And then it struck me. They were identical. The only difference were slightly sharper graphics, and a bigger console to play it on. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but the development team could have done something useful with their budget.. All in all however, SC2 is a well-worth-it purchase. If you like beat'em'ups, you'll love this with hundereds of unlockables to find. BUT, and I stress this... If there are any SC1 veterans out there, don't bother spending your 40quid on this game. Go out for a meal, get a date for a night, just don't dissapoint yourself like I did.

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      • Product Details

        Kilik and company are making their truimphant return in the sequel to perhaps the greatest fighting game ever to grace a console. This version features seven modes of play and a new Weapon Master mode where you can collect up to 200 weapons.