Really fun, but for too short of a time.
MadDonkey wrote this review on .
This is the first Soul Caliber game that I have played to date, which unfortunately means that although I understood the story, I wasn't 100% gripped by it.
I found this to be a very fun, but very typical fighting game. Had a lot the same feel a Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, which isn't a bad thing. The characters were quite well balanced and you were able to progress fairly steadily whether you have no idea what your doing or are a pro.
As fun as it was doing the actual fighting, I found my favorite part to be customizing the characters to get the most out of them. I really liked the way that different armor added to different things, so you couldn't exactly say that one thing is better than another because it would depend on your circumstances. Unlocking new gear was always exciting because it could help you beat that guy that you just couldn't quite get by with your old stuff. But unfortunately once you unlock only 30 achievements, you have all the gear. It was just after this that I hit the wall. I found that once there's not anything else to improve on, the game completely lost its thrill. Even though there were slight tweaks to the stories, there was ultimately no difference. You do the same thing over and over and over again.
It just seemed like there wasn't enough to do. After less than a week, you pretty much have most things unlocked and you find yourself tiring of the repetition. It was kind of like a sugar high. Its great for a very short burst and then you hit the sugar crash and feel like crap. I would have given this a 7.8, but because of the .5 rating systems I had to round to an 8. I would recommend renting this game because its a blast to play, but I would not recommend buying it because I don't feel that you would get your moneys worth.
Best thing about the game: Character customization
Worst thing about the game: Too short, not enough unlockables
Most interesting thing: Tower of Lost Souls
Favorite Character: Yun-Seong
Rating: 7.8 / 10