Soul Calibur IV is out today...

Mallus

Legend
... who's picking it up?

Tonight I'm going to grill steaks for me and the wife, then dive back into the Stage of History until tears of eye-strain run down my cheeks.
 

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I've got it and been playing it for a couple hours now.

First impression is good. Got the 360 version, and Yoda is an...interesting addition. He plays oddly, but its fun when you get the hang of it. The balance seems to be there moreso than was in SCIII, so I'm liking that.

Also, the Secret Apprentice is amazing.

Now to get back to unlocking Sophitia and Lizardman...
 


Mallus

Legend
Got the 360 version, and Yoda is an...interesting addition. He plays oddly, but its fun when you get the hang of it.
I'll let you know how Vader plays.

The balance seems to be there moreso than was in SCIII
Great!

Say, who's getting the PS3 version? I'm ashamed to admit it, but I haven't done any online gaming with my PS3... yet. I think SCIV will be the game that changes that (if the lag isn't too bad).
 

Arnwyn

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Say, who's getting the PS3 version? I'm ashamed to admit it, but I haven't done any online gaming with my PS3... yet. I think SCIV will be the game that changes that (if the lag isn't too bad).

That would me me. The 360 version has been criticized, and besides, the PS3 controller is far superior for fighting games - so I stuck with the PS3 version for this one.

Never noticed any lag on any PS3 game so far (I prefer Warhawk mostly, but don't get to play a whole lot since I have little time) but I don't know how it'll work with a fighting game. They've been pretty iffy on all consoles in the past.
 

That would me me. The 360 version has been criticized, and besides, the PS3 controller is far superior for fighting games - so I stuck with the PS3 version for this one.

I haven't had a single problem with the 360 version. No slow frame rates or any of the other things that were rumoured to be a problem.

Course, the 360 D-pad is terrible. Hooray for a fighting stick!
 

Aus_Snow

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How many versions are there of this game? Someone mentioned a premium version, OK. But is it just that and the standard one? Also, what's the difference between them, however many there are?

It releases later today, locally. IIRC, anyhow. So, now would be a good time to find this out. . . :)
 

Welverin

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Say, who's getting the PS3 version? I'm ashamed to admit it, but I haven't done any online gaming with my PS3... yet. I think SCIV will be the game that changes that (if the lag isn't too bad).

I did, but I have some work to do before I can try and I won't even consider it until after I get my joystick.

Me! My pre-ordered Premium Edition should be showing up soon.

You download the extra character creation stuff yet? I'm curious what it is (I have some hoop jumping to do before I'll be able to).

How many versions are there of this game? Someone mentioned a premium version, OK. But is it just that and the standard one? Also, what's the difference between them, however many there are?

The Premium Edition comes with a T-shirt, which I believe is different for the two consoles, an comic/art book, a poster/tournament bracket thingy with a marker, and a card with instructions and a code to download some exclusive character creation items. All of which is in a fancy tin with an accetate slip cover.
 

Arnwyn

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You download the extra character creation stuff yet? I'm curious what it is (I have some hoop jumping to do before I'll be able to).
No, not yet. I just kinda looked at the included card and though "that's weird... I wonder how it works?".

Supposedly there are extra costumes (including schoolgirl costumes for all the female characters) among some other things. Maybe in a day or two when I have a chance I'll get it.
 

Mallus

Legend
We PS3-playing people should play a few online matches.

I'm a bit busy at the moment (car shopping --my wife's car picked a fine time to die) and as I found out last night, my fightin' skills have atrophied mightily (I lost to the CPU?!... with Kilik?!), but by later next week I should be good to go!

re: arcade stick... bah, I'll just bend my fingers into an arthritic claw so I can cover all four button, like I did back with the Dreamcast controller.
 

Felon

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Wow, I wondered what kind of game it takes to garner a myriad of responses in this forum. Wouldn't have guessed a fighting game would be it.

So, besides standard fighting game sparring elements--combos and juggles and other forms of fast-paced button-mashing--is there a story mode or some other feature that adds some depth and longevity?
 

Mallus

Legend
is there a story mode or some other feature that adds some depth and longevity?
There is a (short) story mode for each character that I messed around with yet, but if it's anything like it's predecessors, it adds absurdist comic relief, not depth.

On the other hand, there's a very robust character creator, where you can churn out Afro-sporting samurai and Excalibur-wielding ninja schoolgirls to your hearts content. And, without a doubt, doing just that makes my heart content.
 

Arnwyn

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You download the extra character creation stuff yet? I'm curious what it is (I have some hoop jumping to do before I'll be able to).
So, here's what's included in the Premium Ed. DLC:

Soul Edge (Final Form) and Soul Calibur (Final Form) unlocked at the start without having to purchase them. [These are also achievements in the Xbox version, and "Honors" in the PS3 version.]

Female Character

HAT:
White brim

NECK:
Lace Tie
String Necklace
String Nectie
Ribbon Tie

SHIRT:
Feminine Blouse
Sailor Suit
Knit Vest
Blazer

PANTS:
Short Apron
Apron Skirt
Pleated Checkered Skirt

SOCKS:
Loose Socks
Knee Socks

Male Character:

SHIRT:
Uniform
Blazer

PANTS:
Formal Pants

SHOES:
Leather Loafers
 

Welverin

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Soul Edge (Final Form) and Soul Calibur (Final Form) unlocked at the start without having to purchase them. [These are also achievements in the Xbox version, and "Honors" in the PS3 version.]

Crap, I just bought them, if only I couldget a refund.

Thanks for the list.
 

Felon

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Say, I was wondering about the secret apprentice's fighting style. Obviously, he uses the force like crazy, but is there anything special about his lightsaber style? His soon-to-be-deemed-iconic, reverse-gripped, blade-behind-the-back stance looks like he might be wielding a dual lightsaber, but only igniting one end at any given time.
 

Say, I was wondering about the secret apprentice's fighting style. Obviously, he uses the force like crazy, but is there anything special about his lightsaber style? His soon-to-be-deemed-iconic, reverse-gripped, blade-behind-the-back stance looks like he might be wielding a dual lightsaber, but only igniting one end at any given time.
No double blade...its just a reverse grip. His style in SCIV seems to be pretty accurate to what we've seen from Force Unleashed: fast, over-the-top, and flashy with that rather unique grip.
 

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