8.01.2008

Soulcalibur IV

Soulcalibur is back in its fourth installment bringing back the goodness we all love and that means the return of one of my favorite SC characters -- Nightmare. The obvious -- Soulcalibur IV is visually beautiful, that was apparently almost immediately, and gameplay is more than satisfactory and thankfully enough even with the many changes, including online gameplay capability, it still retains the original essence of Soulcalibur.

The roster is huge and not without some familiar faces, and with customization abilities, the roster has even bigger potential. And if you're anything like me, you'll be spending lots of time creating your own characters -- the system makes it feasible to create potentially any character you envision. Actual gameplay screams an ease that both novices and veterans can enjoy. There are several modes but in the end, you'll probably enjoy Tower of Souls mode better. I haven't had a chance to play online for too long, but from what I can see, Soulcalibur IV definitely impresses me in this realm. No lag is a plus but lack of team battles is a negative. But in the end, we're talking Soulcalibur here, and you won't regret picking this title up.