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  1. ArktikAlice

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    So Soulcalibur is a thing.
    Let's talk about it.

    Soulcalibur II is what actually brought me into fighting games (though it did it a few (9) years after it had been released). From there I picked up Soulcal IV and V, V being my mantra. While I hated the story of V (loved the animation though), the gameplay is really comfortable for me, moreso than II or IV, though IV isn't that bad.

    Anyone else play? Who do you main?

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    SCII main: Talim, Seong Mi-na, Assassin
    SCIV mains: Amy, Cervantes, Zasalamel
    SCV mains: Cervantes, Nightmare, Mitsurugi
     
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  2. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    Maybe someone could answer a question for me:

    I heard that SCV's story & single player extras were cut short due to the tsunami disaster hitting japan during the game's development, is this true? I heard this a few years ago I was wondering about it.
     
  3. ArktikAlice

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    All I read was that it was cut short due to budgets or time or something along those lines.
    Which is a shame, but I haven't found any definitive source (though I haven't done much research).
    You've piqued my interest though.
     
  4. North888

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    3 is by far more favorite in the series. All the customization, Created Characters could have unique movesets, the story still had a Sword of Souls mode. Zasalamel was created. Seriously, he's so cool :D The game had more modes than current SCs, and I played the crap outta it as a kid. I'm horrendously nostalgic towards it XD 4 and 5 were really lackluster to me.

    I never had a specific main, but I always loved playing Maxi and Taki :D
     
  5. ArktikAlice

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    I've yet to play III but I was personally a HUGE fan of SCII's Weapon Master mode.
    Literally the day SCIIHD came out I downloaded it and banged out every achievement, which pretty much meant fighting EVERYTHING in weapon master mode + extras. It was a hoot, and Talim carried me the whole way (except when Lizardman had to.)
     
  6. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    There's parts of SC3 I like, but I'm wary of playing it as it has that save file corruption glitch.
     
  7. Senjin

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    I definitely thought this was a thread for a very different Souls series...

    Anyways, I've only played one Soulcalibur game. Not even sure which one, it was either II or III though (whichever was for gamecube and had Link). The only thing I remember is that I was really bad at the game, though I still liked it, but it also always got me insanely mad. Like, unreasonably and borderline "you have issues" mad =[


    ...It's kind of embarrassing when I think about it now, actually.
     
  8. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    Maybe update the thread title as "SoulEdge/Calibur" Series?

    Or make Solaire in the create-a-character.
    :PUN:
     
  9. ArktikAlice

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    I was originally going to make it "Soulcalibur Series" but that didn't seem to fit.
    Sorry for the confusion, guys. ^^'
     
  10. CountofBleck

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    Ahhh Soul Calibur. I grew up with this series. Loved it to death. Even liked SCV a bunch.

    And then... Lost Swords came out and it basically whored itself out to whales for, I kid you not, $60+ content and armor that makes Scarlet Blade look passable.

    NSFW (open)
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    If anyone still has SCV or IV,Ill be willing to strike you down a bit :)
     
  11. Badnik96

    Badnik96 Maximum Scrublord

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    Soul Calibur II was my jam. Played the hell out of that game. Could play pretty much the entire cast pretty well but I was best with Yoshimitsu and Voldo. However that was the last one to come out on a nintendo system so I pretty much stopped playing them there. Unfortunately my Wii broke and I can't play it anymore ;( I should pick up a gamecube on ebay or something, they can't be that expensive right?

    Lost Swords is an abomination to gaming and should never have been created.
     
  12. ArktikAlice

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    Alas, I lack a PS3...
    Or else I would so take you on.
    Who do you main?
     
  13. CountofBleck

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    RIP you hot garbage.

    Now lets hope we can get an actual Soul Calibur game soon. Preferably the FULL SCV story, instead of just adding plot in the art books.
     
  14. Aden

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    Today's the day. The facebook pages says to look forward to a new announcement, hopefully we're finally getting VI.
     
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    Christmas came early, I know you are getting exactly what you wanted.

     
  18. Ninjapls

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    this breaks my heart bruh...out of all the things to make a nice trailer for...
    Fucking Bamco got me salty.
     
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  19. CountofBleck

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    Oh....so this is what it feels like being a Konami fan.

    It feels....bitter....
     
  20. CountofBleck

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    Wasn't going to bring this up because my heart can only break o much over this franchise but the rumor wheel keeps spinning and darn it Its been too long since I've been in the stage of history.

     
  21. Aden

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    It's been a year since they said to look forward to a new announcement, even if the "leaks" weren't popping up right now I'd think we should be hearing something in the coming months, or even soon.
     
  22. Jutsei

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    Worth noting.
     
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    Can't wait for special guest characters: Joel from The Last of Us, some shitty tales character, and a Fire Emblem character instead of the return of Link
     
  24. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    Honestly, I just want Nightmare back and I'd really like Omega Pyrrha back but only if she used her monster arm more in battle.

    And flying lizardman.
     
  25. Aden

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    Majima or Kiryu should be the guest character, just to make Noctis being in Tekken instead of this even more confusing.

    At least an Arcsys character might make more sense here.
     
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    Make Kiryu a create-a-character style like Devil Jin in V so he can't be used in tournaments for extra "y u do"
     
  27. CountofBleck

    CountofBleck King of Casuals, Infinite American Resets

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    WE ALL NEED. TO SHINE ON. TO SEE. HOW FAR WE'VE COME ON OUR JOURNEY!

    SOUL CALIBUR VI IS ALIVE MY GUYS!

     
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  28. Aden

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    Xbox One version huh? Wonder what that "leaker" has to say.

    Fuck yes to the PC version though.
     
  29. Zazz

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    a bunch of freeze frames from SC5's story (including Pat & Pyrrha destroying the swords?) but gameplay showing younger looking characters?

    either these are flashbacks or we're getting Mortal Kombat 9 levels of "UNDO THE FUTURE"
     
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    Wonder who that character at the end was, almost looked like a FFXIV Dragoon.

    And do we know for sure if that's Sophitia? Because if it is, I'm fine with that.
    All of SC 5 being a possible bad future that Sophitia saw and prevented is something I'm fine with since that story was a heaping trashfire.
     
  31. CountofBleck

    CountofBleck King of Casuals, Infinite American Resets

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    It's not just SCV: its from Soul Calibur 1, 3 and 5. I didnt see any from 2 or 4.

    Mitsurugi and Sophitia seem to have their old Soul Blade/ Soul Calibur designs, been taking some research shots here and there. Combined with the montage we saw mid trailer, I'm going to assume 6 will take place in Astral Chaos, and we'll be going all over time with the series to find some stuff we didn't know before.

    As for those clamoring to reboot SCV because of the story...Don't hold your breath. I'm pretty sure the ony reason we're time travelling is BECAUSE of SCV sotime to study up (mainly because 80% of the game's story is in an art book ha ha ha)
     
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  32. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    What is the story in the art book? Is it any good?

    I recall hearing a long time ago that SCV's development was majorly rushed due to a whole bunch of factors and we only got the first 25% of the intended story.
     
  33. CountofBleck

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    OH yeah 80% of SCV intended story was cut from the game, and is not so much as hinted in the game itself. Here's a couple of details that never made it in:
    • Kilik and Xianghau actually did it, but Kilik left the day after, leaving her heartbroken. That child became Xiba, who she had to give away to her father to raise due to a forced marriage she had no choice in. That marriage later gave birth to Lexia, meaning Xiba and Lexia are half brothers. Lexia finds the Dvapara Yuga, an item Xianghua threw in a river from despair after Kilik gave it to her, and was about to marry Lexia off at once to prevent her from following her mistakes, but Lexia runs off. Lexia and Xiba don't know they are related.
    • Algol is still around, gaining power through Astral Chaos for global conquest, which is why Edge Master was wandering around in there. He wants to take him out, but even though he is immortal he fears he may not be strong enough.
    • Night Terror is still a creature that exists inside Astral Chaos.
    • The reason Nightmare acts so differently is because the vessel he absorbed as Graf Dumas was actually Raphael, so he did less public one man slaughtering and focused on more sneaky, political tactics to get his murders done, which irked Tira so much that she decided to find a new more murdery Vessel.
    • Astaroth was taken by Ashlotte and given back to a slowly reformed cult of his creators. they made a new version of Astaroth that could be mass produced.
    • Seong Mina with the help of Hwang were able to stop Yun Seong search for Soul Edge, and now all co operate a dojo
    • Dampierre sold Pyhrra into slavery while she was being outcasted from everywhere she felt comfortable roosting in, since anyone who she cared about ended up getting mysteriously murdered courtesy of a ring blade weilding Tirs, but everyone blamed pyhrra and called her cursed. She was rescued from slavery by Jurgis who she fell in love with and was about to marry...only for Tira to strike again and frame her. Thats when Tira made hersel known and rescued her, beginning to groom her to be the vessel for Soul Edge after spending the last several years making Pyhrra untrustworthy to everyone but Tira.

    This obviously isnt everything but a few of the things axed which would have been VERY NICE to be public knowledge!
     
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  34. Ruin

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    ONCE THE BIG AST IS MASS PRODUCED, THE FEDDIES WONT KNOW WHAT HIT 'EM
    -ahem-
    The game takes place around the same time as soul calibur 1, apparently, possibly between 1 and 2. So chances are the v additions are dead in bed, but there still is hope for characters from 3 and 4 I bet, I need my salami and armor princess ;-;
     
  35. CountofBleck

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    The montage of other Soul Claibur intros make me think we're going to be going all over; why ele would they put that in the middle of the trailer?

    As much as I hope that 5 iterations aren't dead, more than anything I want Zasalamel to return with his SC3 design, slickest mofo in the series.

    Also https://gematsu.com/2017/12/soulcalibur-vi-first-details-screenshots

    Yeah these are undeniably younger versions, even if we cant see the ages, because Rothion (sophitia's husbando) is missing along with her kids, and both she and mitsu seem to be rocking their soulcal 1 designs


    Looks like armor breaks are still here to an extent
     
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    The guy on stage at the VGAs goin 'does your soul still burn?' was hype as fuck
     
  37. CountofBleck

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    I just realized if we're going through time they can have young talim again.

    LET ME DREAM.
     
  38. Shan

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    I do like how the general Bamco stance now is "remember Soul Calibur V ? Yeah us neither"
    Mitsurugi is so handsome jesus christ
     
  39. Aden

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    I hope that's not the case when it comes to the actual game.
     
  40. CountofBleck

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    People are just projecting that opinion; most of the flashbacks we saw were from SCV, don't jump to conclusions just yet.

    Like jesus SCV wasn't even horrible, just rushed story wise. Yet people seem to treat it like its the sonic 06 of the series. Mechanically it was the most fun throughout the entire series, with the only main universal gripe being Guard impacts costing meter, which I barely use to begin with.
     

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