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Soulcalibur IV interview

Soulcalibur IV interview

Namco-Bandai released SoulCalibur IV last week in Europe and the US, and here's an interview from XCN about the game. It covers many of the aspects in the game, but it seems like many Star Wars fan got to submit questions for this one.


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Commented on 2008-08-04 19:00:26
That is one loooong iterview..it was pretty 360 centric too..thanks
Commented on 2008-08-04 19:07:19
I've logged about 30 hours into the game so far, and I gotta say it's not too bad at all. Even DOAX2 didn't make me fap so har--um, I mean, I love the upgraded fighting mechanics.

Only two complaints.
1) Online mode sucks in every way possible.
2) As does Story mode.

Get to work on SC5! And next time, no Star Wars please.
Commented on 2008-08-04 19:10:16
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225546...


SC4 did pretty damn good here in the UK, good to see people are still willing to purchase fighters here since VF5 didnt do too hot on PS3 & 360.
Commented on 2008-08-04 22:00:20 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
Only two complaints.
1) Online mode sucks in every way possible.
Did you look for servers with 4-5 cellphone bars? The online for me has been near flawless.
Commented on 2008-08-04 22:52:21 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Did you look for servers with 4-5 cellphone bars? The online for me has been near flawless.
maybe he means in terms of how it set up, matching, hosting, lobbys, online options ect...DOA4 did it quite well, i dont see why they wouldnt just copy that formula.
Commented on 2008-08-04 23:11:36 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
I've logged about 30 hours into the game so far, and I gotta say it's not too bad at all. Even DOAX2 didn't make me fap so har--um, I mean, I love the upgraded fighting mechanics.

Only two complaints.
1) Online mode sucks in every way possible.
2) As does Story mode.

Get to work on SC5! And next time, no Star Wars please.
Don't see the problem with the Star Wars guys, they're not any worse than Spawn or Link with the second game. If you're not a SW fan, then don't use them, they won't even appear in the story mode.

But I agree with your other points.. I decided not to buy the game until it's much cheaper. Bad storymode and lack of team battle, etc, killed it for me.
Commented on 2008-08-04 23:46:52
I don't like guest characters period, but they don't detract from my enjoyment of the game, which is great. I'm pleased, and I was approaching Soul Calibur 4 with extreme caution. It upsets me that some modes seem to have gone missing from SC3, and I'm worried that they'll try to sell such content to me down the line.. but the basics are all here, and they're great.

The online mode isn't terrible. It works, despite being very basic.

Cassy rules.
Commented on 2008-08-04 23:57:04
I was extremely dissapointed with story mode and I didn't see why they couldn't of just used the character cards from story mode in multiplayer. There also was a lack in arenas and customizations for characters. But overall I thought it was pretty decent - Good fighting (as expected), next-gen visuals, big character roster.

I also wondered why the bonus characters used the same fighting styles as cervantes, seong-mina, astaroth and nightmare yet the styles were named after them. I don't see why they couldn't just of had unique styles (same with custom characters).

One last thing, I don't know if this is just me (which it probably is) but there seemed to be less moves for characters then in the previous soul calibur and there were lots of moves that I performed by accident (e.g. one where algol puts the opponent in a chair and then launches them into the air) that I wanted to do again, yet when I went into training, they wren't in the moves list. Algol also has a really raNDOM MOVE, "<--b+K" where he hovers slightly higher, and then flashes transparent, which dosn't do anything at all! Does anyone else know what this move is for. Also when you customize yoda in character custimisation and choose test play, you are in an arena inside the death star where you risae from the floor next to a plane/flying thing (tie bomber?i have no idea). Well anyway, I have been through storymode with everyone and I can no longer unlock anything, yetI do not have this arena! does anyone know how to unlock this?

After all this babbling on about the flaws in the game, you probably think I hate it. But no! I love it but the tower of souls is getting pretty hard. I'm on floor 26, (around there somewhere) just beat that kamikafsdafv demon anime lady in the new jurakadai villa place (setsuka's old stage). If you don't have this game, then i reccomend it because it's a pretty fun game to play if you have a mate round (if you have any (LOL))
Commented on 2008-08-05 02:53:36
Holy crap Amy is brutal.
Commented on 2008-08-05 15:52:47 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
I've logged about 30 hours into the game so far, and I gotta say it's not too bad at all. Even DOAX2 didn't make me fap so har--um, I mean, I love the upgraded fighting mechanics.

Only two complaints.
1) Online mode sucks in every way possible.
2) As does Story mode.

Get to work on SC5! And next time, no Star Wars please.
May I resume? He hates the online-mode and the story-mode, so the two main-modes of the game are hated. Also he dislikes the highly praised star wars chracters. So all in all, the game seems to suck badly for him; but hey all the fapping was worth its price. *shaking head*
Commented on 2008-08-06 00:02:26 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
May I resume? He hates the online-mode and the story-mode, so the two main-modes of the game are hated. Also he dislikes the highly praised star wars chracters. So all in all, the game seems to suck badly for him; but hey all the fapping was worth its price. *shaking head*
The game is awesome.. forget the fapping. The online mode isn't all that bad either, if you stick to people with five bars, you're bound to have some pretty good experiences.. and I have a terribly unreliable cable connection!

Are the Star Wars characters really all that highly praised btw? They're basically pointless additions to the game. Not only don't they fit in, but they're just sort of silly and I cringe whenever someone picks Yoda or The Apprentice online. They're not really overly powerful or abusive characters either. Nine times out of ten they're picked by people who just think they're easy to win with.. and those people wind up being scrubs.

There's plenty of other (awesome) characters.

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