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  • Summary: History Hides Away More Than One Truth... SOULCALIBUR VI represents the latest entry in the premier weapons-based, head-to-head fighting series and continues the epic struggle of warriors searching for the legendary Soul Swords. Taking place in the 16th century, revisit the events of theHistory Hides Away More Than One Truth... SOULCALIBUR VI represents the latest entry in the premier weapons-based, head-to-head fighting series and continues the epic struggle of warriors searching for the legendary Soul Swords. Taking place in the 16th century, revisit the events of the original SOULCALIBUR to uncover hidden truths. [Bandai Namco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Oct 17, 2018
    95
    SoulCalibur VI is undoubtedly one of the finest fighting games of this generation, and one worth exploring even if you can’t get into the broader fighting genre. With rich and complex campaign modes and robust gameplay, SoulCalibur VI is a game I will return to for years to come.
  2. Oct 17, 2018
    90
    I personally loved that so much attention was paid to the single-player experience, and because of the depth of the story and fluid combat, I found this to be one of the most enjoyable fighting games I’ve ever played.
  3. Oct 17, 2018
    88
    Soulcalibur VI is one of the most approachable fighters I've played in years while offering plenty of depth for players who wish to attain true skill.
  4. Oct 17, 2018
    85
    SoulCalibur is back with a great game that is a pleasure to play. We are not very happy with the DLC policy or the Reversal Edge moves, but everything else is very, very good.
  5. Oct 17, 2018
    82
    SoulCalibur VI is a solid new chapter that evolves the combat system and adds new missions to the main mode. It is not a revolution, but it is the best game in the series.
  6. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    Like all the best titles in the genre, it has a low barrier to entry and high skill ceiling. For those looking to get in a few games with friends it's welcoming and immediately enjoyable. For those committed to ploughing the depths of its systems to get tournament ready, it has plenty to unpack and understand. Better still, those that want to play alone will find SoulCalibur VI has some of the most substantial single-player content in any fighting game today.
  7. Oct 17, 2018
    60
    On paper, it seemed great. A new Soulcalibur game with 20 characters launching on the current generation of consoles! But what we got looks like a copy and paste from something we’ve played before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    And here I am writing a review, scoring it above what I planed to seeing as some people scored it way to low, one even saying it uses the sameAnd here I am writing a review, scoring it above what I planed to seeing as some people scored it way to low, one even saying it uses the same engine as SCIV, little did I know that SCIV used unreal engine 4, well riddle me silly (sarcasm).
    This game is somewhere around 8 or 9 to be honest, with a few things dragging it down, so let me jump right into it.

    The good.
    The most important thing, that being the combat, is great, that part is a clear 10 out of 10. It feels responsive and it is easy to get into with a dept there that will be fun to explore.
    The character customization is good, would have likes some more pieces of cloths but all in all it is better then Tekken 7 in this department.
    The Libra of souls has this far been way more fun then I thought it would be.

    Hit or miss
    The visuals can be good or bad depending if you like the art-style or not, personally I do like it but I can see some people not liking it.

    The bad.
    The way in which the story is presented feels cheap, Don't get me wrong here, I do enjoy stories told to still pictures as well, just that they could have had more pictures while showing the story. Often you are shown the same old picture with a picture of a character and some enemy. This is the weakest part of the game.
    The day one dlc. The character in that dlc fits better into the story then some of the character in the base roster. This easily avoided PR mess up is something they need to learn from

    I get the feeling that Namco gave the devs very little money for this project, and as such they needed to focus on some things, thankfully they focused on the right thing. It is not a perfect game but it is at this moment the best 3D fighter on the current gen consoles.
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  2. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    10 out of 10. Awesome designed characters and stages, incredible mechanics, cool new features. And on top of that breathtaking music.
  3. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    Soul Calibur is back. At last! After four hours of the online game I can say — this is my favorite game for a few next years. Fast, flashy,Soul Calibur is back. At last! After four hours of the online game I can say — this is my favorite game for a few next years. Fast, flashy, bright. It is really AAA title. The perfect good base mechanics and interesting new features as like Reversal Edge, Soul Charge (new incarnation) makes the gameplay really fantastic! The roster contains 90% of the most popular characters of the franchise, the rest maybe will appear in future DLC's. And all of them are good-looking and attractive — everybody will find favorite characters for playing. Yes, the inputs are different and the dynamics are not the same as like SC5 or SC4. It is more similar SC2. I think the game is the really successful mix of old good things and some new ideas that make the game more interesting and impressive. I strongly recommend to play this game if you are a fan of previous games — you will be impressed and pleased very well. Expand
  4. Oct 20, 2018
    9
    Soul Calibur 6 is a wonderful return to form for the series. Veteran player of the series will find it shares most in common with the originalSoul Calibur 6 is a wonderful return to form for the series. Veteran player of the series will find it shares most in common with the original Soul Calibur compared to the rest of the series in how it handles, but several new additions in terms of mechanics really spice up the gameplay. The roster looks conservative in size at first glance, but the characters are each completely unique. The moves change based on positioning and stance that each character will cycle through as you perform different attacks, so there is a good bit to learn to maximize your strategy. There is a lot to do for single players, though the Libra of Souls mode is a little too long in the tooth with the text in-between battles. I haven't had any obvious lag when playing online and finding opponents so far has been quick. I also read in other reviews that the load times were between 30 seconds an a minute, but in the 8 hours I've played load times average at about 11 seconds on a base PS4. My favorite part about this game by far is how flipping fun it is. After spending about 30 minutes training with a character I can start to make them dance around the battlefield near effortlessly and the way the camera moves to really bring out the best angle during the action really lights my fire. There are other fighting games with better menus and more characters, and I love several of them, but Soul Calibur 6 is my favorite fighting game of all time. I'm docking one point because there aren't many stages, and Libra of Souls has some mediocre dialogue. It gets a 9 because despite that, when you're in an actual match, this game is absolutely glorious. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2018
    9
    SC6 comes back with great content, it is the best soul calibur, I love the critical edge and soul charge, it is an entertaining game and ISC6 comes back with great content, it is the best soul calibur, I love the critical edge and soul charge, it is an entertaining game and I love creating my own character.
    Totally recommended
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  6. Oct 20, 2018
    9
    Generally having a great time playing this. Rough around the edges, sure, but brimming with passion, heart, quality and singelplayer content -Generally having a great time playing this. Rough around the edges, sure, but brimming with passion, heart, quality and singelplayer content - which is a massive positive for the game as a whole. Solid online, decent Character Creator and a satisfying and interesting Museum mode which gives all you old-school Soulcalibur a fix.
    Gameplay is good nigh always, but is somewhat clunky.
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  7. Oct 20, 2018
    1
    Each of the single player modes have meaningless stories buried in text. Can barely get one fight in without having to read countless pages ofEach of the single player modes have meaningless stories buried in text. Can barely get one fight in without having to read countless pages of silly, melodramatic stories that play out like a cheap Japanese graphic novel. The graphics are clearly not up to this generation's level. No physics on clothing etc. Expand

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