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Soul Calibur V Gameplay Trailer

Soul Calibur V Gameplay Trailer

Namco Bandai has released a new Trailer including the first gameplay footage of Soul Calibur V. The game is set to launch in 2012 for PS3 and 360.

E3 Trailer

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Commented on 2011-06-03 15:34:10
looks like Soul Calibur IV. I guess this means the gameplay is what has changed, I hope they've done enough to justify a 5th installment.
Commented on 2011-06-03 16:02:12
So long as they work to balance the game out i'm happy. Not a huge SC player but still, i do enjoy a game of SC every now and then :)
Commented on 2011-06-03 16:33:22
Hmm. So it looks exactly like SCIV, but now there are hyper combos. Not sure what to think yet.
Commented on 2011-06-03 16:57:06
The guy didnt sound too happy saying '5' lol, looks alright, used to love SC1 + 2 On dc, this kinda reminds me of powerstone
Commented on 2011-06-03 16:58:23
Did people have expectations of it looking different than SCIV?

The footage I saw was exactly what I thought it was going to be.
Commented on 2011-06-03 17:12:25
Crap. If they wanted to make it appealing again, they shoulda just made it more gory and realistic. But it's all same crap with changed names...
Commented on 2011-06-03 17:35:41
So Sophitia's son grown up and saving the world from SoulEdge now. Never thought I'll say smth. like that but, man, how boring. Meh. Barely interested.
Commented on 2011-06-03 17:47:58
The problem with Soul Calibur is that unlike games like Tekken where tweaks and small additions really add to the depth of the system, this game doesn't really need that many sequels. The experience is basically the same whether you're playing SC1 on Dreamcast or SC4 on ps3, and I actually prefer the 1st one.
Commented on 2011-06-03 17:57:05
Not impressed.. Looks the same. It's becoming quite obvious these old game systems are tapped out. SC 4.2
Commented on 2011-06-03 18:08:50 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
The problem with Soul Calibur is that unlike games like Tekken where tweaks and small additions really add to the depth of the system, this game doesn't really need that many sequels. The experience is basically the same whether you're playing SC1 on Dreamcast or SC4 on ps3, and I actually prefer the 1st one.
That's not really true though, SC is also impacted by tweaks and changes. I read somwhere that they want to decrease the distance between players in this game, which sounds good to me, maybe that will add that layer of defensive play that i feel is missing at the moment.
Commented on 2011-06-03 18:17:46 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
That's not really true though, SC is also impacted by tweaks and changes. I read somwhere that they want to decrease the distance between players in this game, which sounds good to me, maybe that will add that layer of defensive play that i feel is missing at the moment.
I'm not saying it's not affected. I'm saying it doesn't really matter that much, because ultimately Soul Calibur shines as a "casual fighting game". Sure you can get all hardcore about Soul Calibur, but why would you when you have more balanced and refined 3d fighters? It's just that you can still have the same amount of fun playing SC1 after expriencing SC4 and you can hardly go back to Tekken 2 or even 3 after playing 6, because they will feel clunky, outdated and unresponsive. In other words, Soul Calibur was pretty much perfect in what it did since the Dreamcast.
Commented on 2011-06-03 19:56:16 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by Megido
That's not really true though, SC is also impacted by tweaks and changes. I read somwhere that they want to decrease the distance between players in this game, which sounds good to me, maybe that will add that layer of defensive play that i feel is missing at the moment.
SC4 is entirely underrated too. I'm convinced most people who bitch about it are just jumping on the hate train.

I have two concerns with SC5:

1) They said they're making it "easier." That's almost never good. Soul Calibur 4 added a ton of just-frame moves, and I thought it was awesome. They better keep some high level stuff in here.
2) It looks like Cassy and Sophi have both been replaced. They're my two favorite characters in the franchise. That's a big bummer. These two new characters look like worthy replacements at least.
Posted by CloudXIV
I'm not saying it's not affected. I'm saying it doesn't really matter that much, because ultimately Soul Calibur shines as a "casual fighting game". Sure you can get all hardcore about Soul Calibur, but why would you when you have more balanced and refined 3d fighters? It's just that you can still have the same amount of fun playing SC1 after expriencing SC4 and you can hardly go back to Tekken 2 or even 3 after playing 6, because they will feel clunky, outdated and unresponsive. In other words, Soul Calibur was pretty much perfect in what it did since the Dreamcast.
Because it's fun and it's unique. SC2 and SC4 are both great games.
Commented on 2011-06-03 20:06:08 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Because it's fun and it's unique. SC2 and SC4 are both great games.
It sure is. I love Soul Calibur, but do we really need the fifth one already?
Commented on 2011-06-03 20:14:01 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
do we really need the fifth one already?
c'mon... "do we really need"
-> a new Call of Duty every year
-> a new Madden, FIFA, NHL evry year
-> the third Resistance or Uncharted or Gears in just one gen
???

;)
Commented on 2011-06-03 20:25:50 In reply to omniscient
Posted by omniscient
looks like Soul Calibur IV. I guess this means the gameplay is what has changed, I hope they've done enough to justify a 5th installment.
True!
Commented on 2011-06-03 20:49:17
Looks exactly the same as SC4 just slightly faster
Commented on 2011-06-03 21:06:57
The problem with the Soul Calibur franchise is that it was perfect with Soul Calibur, so there really isn't a place to go but down afterwards.
Commented on 2011-06-03 21:56:33 In reply to Darth82
Posted by Darth82
c'mon... "do we really need"
-> a new Call of Duty every year
-> a new Madden, FIFA, NHL evry year
-> the third Resistance or Uncharted or Gears in just one gen
???

;)
That's why I stopped at Modern Warfare 1. It's the same shit every year.
Commented on 2011-06-03 22:32:17
This video just reminds me how far ahead of its time Soul Calibur on the Dreamcast was. The first was quite a masterpiece.
Commented on 2011-06-03 22:59:19 In reply to jhey
Posted by jhey
The guy didnt sound too happy saying '5' lol, looks alright, used to love SC1 + 2 On dc, this kinda reminds me of powerstone
Lol! Yeah, it was like he was sighing when he said five. (I'm not bashing the game, I just thought that was funny.)
Commented on 2011-06-04 04:14:40
Need to see more to make a "full" statement. Demo is appreciated, thank you very much.
Commented on 2011-06-04 10:59:08
Oh come on, you can't pull the call of duty argument on a game that has a sequel every 4 bloody years. I mean SCIV was released in 2008! An updates is due if you ask me :P I for one imagine that they will bring a stronger single player mode (based on how much people whine about story mode being shit in IV), improved online component and probably a metric shit ton ofcustomization options, new characters and balancing aside so i think this might well be a good addition to the series.

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