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Here's a late one - SoulCalibur IV was released last month on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and here are finally the First 10 Minutes of the game. Since we've been busy with GC and everything, I haven't been able to play much - but I've enjoyed what I've played so far. The (huge) video shows fights where I change between two characters in Hard mode, and I guess it's obvious that the first character makes it easy to push out people from the stage.

A very nice addition to the Xbox Live Arcade was done earlier this summer, when Namco-Bandai decided to release the Dreamcast hit SoulCalibur. It was a great warm-up for what was coming now, and the fourth game has finally hit the stores.

The game offers a giant line-up of characters, over 30, including some bonus ones as Darth Vader and Joda from the Star Wars movies. The game has both the classic characters from the previous games, as well as new ones. You can play all these characters through the story mode, where you fight enemies in a queue-like system, taking out one enemy after another. You often have to beat several ones before you can go to the next stage.

The SoulCalibur series is sword based, instead of the same old fighting concept of using your fists to fight. It makes it pretty different from the other games in the genre, and thanks to this the characters have all their unique style of fighting. Some have great swords that do much damage, while others use smaller knives that makes them quick.

The game also offers a multiplayer mode, something I unfortunately haven't tried out much yet. The graphics in the game looks great, animations works well and there really isn't anything to complain about there. Enjoy some fights in the video below, captured from the story mode of two different characters.

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  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
  • The First 10 Minutes: SoulCalibur IV - E3: Images
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broman
broman
Commented on 2008-09-03 14:32:02
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Redneck
Redneck
Commented on 2008-09-03 14:37:48 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
OMG...not sure if I'd laugh or cry!
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2008-09-03 14:39:52 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
OMG...not sure if I'd laugh or cry!
Cry.

But on another note: Soul Calibur IV does indeed own. The virtual dollhouse stuff is surprisingly addictive, and I expected to hate it--but customization aside--there's a pretty damn awesome fighter in there too.
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Redneck
Redneck
Commented on 2008-09-03 14:45:57 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Cry.

But on another note: Soul Calibur IV does indeed own. The virtual dollhouse stuff is surprisingly addictive, and I expected to hate it--but customization aside--there's a pretty damn awesome fighter in there too.
I know, I played the demo and I love it just as I loved the previous ones...

It's just that I don't pay 60 bucks for a beat em up ever again.
Story mode is also disappointing. Its great but compared to those from e.g. Soul Calibur 2, its a huge step back!
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Bakutheswede
Bakutheswede
Commented on 2008-09-03 14:47:01 In reply to broman
I was pleasantly suprised by soul calibur 4, the earlier games where pretty and very flashy but kind of shallow compared to other fighters. But this is a nice step in the right direction, it's still a bit more button mash friendly than other fighters but no where near as bad as before.
Posted by broman
Ah synce is true to from as always.....
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Haig07
Haig07
Commented on 2008-09-03 17:21:44
This is probably my most hated game, but I enjoy it anyway

I've banned myself from online, though. I really do suck.
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broman
broman
Commented on 2008-09-03 19:09:36 In reply to Haig07
If you have problems winning online pick Sophitia or Mitsurugi, then everything will be awwwwwriiiight.
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Haig07
Haig07
Commented on 2008-09-03 21:46:05 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
If you have problems winning online pick Sophitia or Mitsurugi, then everything will be awwwwwriiiight.
Thanks =)
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2008-09-04 01:19:45 In reply to Redneck
Posted by broman
If you have problems winning online pick Sophitia or Mitsurugi, then everything will be awwwwwriiiight.
Unless ya know.. you play someone who is actually good. Not that Sophi and Mitsu aren't both fine, fine character choices, but they're nothing a player at the same skill level can't handle with several other characters.

Cassy > Sophi.
Posted by Redneck
I know, I played the demo and I love it just as I loved the previous ones...

It's just that I don't pay 60 bucks for a beat em up ever again.
Story mode is also disappointing. Its great but compared to those from e.g. Soul Calibur 2, its a huge step back!
I don't think the solo presentation in any Soul Calibur game is particularly thrilling. This one will keep you busy for quite a good chunk of time if you plan on getting all the honors (achievements) and unlocking all of the gear. What really delivers here is the online mode. It's the best online mode, but it's very playable.. in my experience much more so than DOA4 online.
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broman
broman
Commented on 2008-09-04 02:58:12 In reply to GriftGFX
Well yes, if you're skilled you can take on anything, but online specifically, Sophie and Mitsu hands down the most broken. Sophie's a monster offline too. I know someone at Namco is obsessed with her the same way Itagaki was obsessed with Kasumi.
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Redneck
Redneck
Commented on 2008-09-04 23:13:20 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
Well yes, if you're skilled you can take on anything, but online specifically, Sophie and Mitsu hands down the most broken. Sophie's a monster offline too. I know someone at Namco is obsessed with her the same way Itagaki was obsessed with Kasumi.
But in DoA4, Ayane and Hayabusa were the most taken fighters online...
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