Sunday, April 21, 2013

SCV: Soul Calibur V

Having played only one other Soul Calibur game, I find this game is quite awesome. The playable modes keep you very occupied and you are never short of things to do...

The BGM or OST for this game is  iconic and puts you in the mood to devastate opponents with your weapon. The stages are also quite awesome. The DLC of this game is extensive with the only drawback being you have to fork out more DeNiro to get the good stuff...
Soul Calibur V

The character customization in this game is the best I have seen in any fighting game. However, as I am used to in depth Story Modes and the one in this game leaves much to be desired...

The gameplay in itself is awesome. Critical Edge, Brave Edge and the Just Guard system all make this a great fighting game...

This is the sixth instalment of Namco's Soul Series of fighting games and was released on January 31st, 2012 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America. It was released on February 2nd, 2012 in Japan and Europe. Soul Calibur V is the follow-up to Soulcalibur IV and retains the weapon-based combat that characterizes the series but follows a new character, Patroklos, who aims to rid his sister of a curse brought upon her by an ancient weapon.

The game received a mixed reception and was often criticized for the removal of many iconic characters from the earlier games in the series.


Legendary Souls:
Or as I call it, Bitch Mode is a new mode found in SoulCalibur V which is essentially a boss rush. You fight 7 of the series' most notable protagonists and bosses who either have special conditions or utilize special costumes that so far are unusable within the game. Each opponent is set to a secret difficulty that is higher than even Very Hard, akin to the Ultra Hard and Edge Master difficulties of previous games.

In order to play Legendary Souls you must first complete the games disappointing story mode.... 

The stages within this mode are as follows:
Stage 1: Kilik (Locked in Xiba's style throughout the match, meant to represent him using his original fighting style)
Stage 2: Nightmare (In his Soulcalibur IV form, wielding the complete version of Soul Edge)
Stage 3: Siegfried (As his young self from Soulcalibur IV, wielding the complete version of Soul Calibur)
Stage 4: Cervantes (In his 2nd costume but with darker colors and a flaming aura around himself extending to his face, which is now nothing more than a shapeless mass of flames with eerie, glowing eyes and an evil grin. Wields his The Master variant of Acheron and Nirvana. Meant to resemble Inferno, his form as the final boss of Soul Edge)
Stage 5: Edge Master (Locked in α Patroklos' style, meant to represent him using Soul Calibur)
Stage 6: Elysium (Locked in Pyrrha Ω's style, meant to represent herself being an image of Sophitia)
Stage 7: Algol (Previous boss from Soul Calibur IV's Story Mode & Tower of Lost Souls)

RyuKage - The Shadow Dragon. My own Created character

Psypher. Another created character

The returning characters to the Soul series are:
>Siegfried Schtauffen - The former protagonist of the series. He once wielded Soul Calibur against Nightmare in an attempt to atone for his sins when he was the host of Soul Edge. It was revealed that he defeated and destroyed the Azure Knight in the end of Soulcalibur IV.
>Nightmare -The main antagonist of the series, the living incarnation of Soul Edge. The original Nightmare used Siegfried as a host, but was eventually destroyed by the knight. Now a new Nightmare has risen.
>Heishiro Mitsurugi - A veteran who has been with Soul series since the first game. He wields a katana. He is back to finish his battle with Algol.
>Isabella "Ivy" Valentine - Returns in the game looking roughly the same as before, since she stopped ageing at 32. She wields a snake sword, a device of her own invention.
>Maxi - A sea-faring pirate who uses nunchaku. He carries a shard of Soul Edge within his body, affecting his ageing process as his appearance has not changed over the 17 year gap.
>Hildegard "Hilde" von Krone - The princess of the kingdom of Wolfkrone who made her debut in Soulcalibur IV. Her kingdom has fallen and now travels with Siegfried's mercenary band, the Schwarzwind. She wields a short sword and a spear.
>Tira - The loyal servant to Soul Edge, an assassin with dual personalities who fights with a Ring Blade using acrobatic attacks.
>Voldo - A blind and mute man, who serves the merchant Vercci. Wields matching tri-bladed katars, which he has employed throughout the series since the first instalment.
>Astaroth - The younger version of the original Astaroth, a golem created by the Greek sorcerer and leader of the Fygul Cestemus cult, Kunpaetku. He wields a giant axe.
>Raphael Sorel - A French nobleman fencer who uses a sword-rapier to great effect. He is on a journey to find his lost daughter, Amy.
>Lord Geo Dampierre - A con-artist wielding hidden daggers, returns as a playable character in the game. He was announced as a pre-order-exclusive bonus at selected retailers, and is now available as a DLC character.
>Cervantes de Leon - An immortal sea pirate rejuvenated from his undead state. Uses a broadsword and a gun-sword as weapons.
>Aeon Calcos - A man who was cursed into a reptilian form also known as Lizardman. This time around he has feathery wings and wields dual axes.
>Yoshimitsu the Second - A roguish character who hides behind a mask like his predecessor did. As is tradition, he killed the previous Yoshimitsu and inherited his title.
>Algol - The Ancient Hero King. He uses miniaturized versions of Soul Calibur and Soul Edge which appear in battle in place of his hands, as well as a cannon that shoots violet and black energy spheres of varying sizes.
>Edge Master - An old man with an mysterious past. He has mastered all the weapons in the world and he rescued and trained Maxi. He fights using the styles of all the other characters in the game.
>Kilik - Former student of Edge Master and the possible current Edge Master. He fights using any of the male styles.


New characters in SCV include: 
>Patroklos Alexander - The main protagonist of Soulcalibur V. He wields a holy sword and shield. He sets on a quest to find his lost sister Pyrrha.
>Pyrrha Alexandra - The deuteragonist of Soulcalibur V. She is Patroklos' older sister and wields her mother's arsenals made by her father: the Omega Sword and Elk Shield.
>Natsu - A disciple of Soul series veteran Taki. Natsu contains the demon Arahabaki within her.
>Z.W.E.I. -A dark and brooding man who uses a sword with three handles and can summon a werewolf-like creature called E.I.N..,
>Yan Leixia - She is the daughter of the former Soul Calibur wielder, Xianghua.,
>Viola -  An elegant young woman working with Z.W.E.I. She suffers from amnesia and does not remember her past. She uses a floating magic orb as her weapon. She bears an uncanny resemblance to Amy.
>Xiba - He is the spiritual successor of Kilik.
>α Patroklos - a supreme form of the young protagonist. He wields Soul Calibur and uses a style very similar to that of Soul series veteran Setsuka.
>Pyrrha Ω - a possessed variation of the deuteragonist. She wields Soul Edge and uses a style very similar to that of Soul series veteran Sophitia.
>Elysium - a female angelic malfester who bears a strong resemblance to Sophitia. She fights using any of the female styles and she wields Soul Calibur.


Guest characters in the game are:
>Ezio Auditore da Firenze, - The main protagonist of Assassin's Creed II and its side-sequels, appears in Soulcalibur V. He uses five weapons: hidden blades, swords, a crossbow, a dagger, and a hidden gun.
>Devil Jin, - A form of the current primary protagonist of the Tekken series, Jin Kazama. He appears as customization parts and a fighting style in Character Creation after the player has reached Level 5.

Heishiro Mitsurugi
"My blade is angry... Want a taste?" - Mitsurugi

Can you beat Legendary Bitch Mode? My blade was angry,  so I did...

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