Soul Blade PlayStation
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  • Summary: What's next in fighting? How about a game that melds 3D movement, polygon characters, razor sharp graphics, awe-inspiring moves and a one-of-a-kind combat system? Or, in short, Soul Blade - arguably the most innovative fighting game on the planet. It's the 15th century and ten warriors fromWhat's next in fighting? How about a game that melds 3D movement, polygon characters, razor sharp graphics, awe-inspiring moves and a one-of-a-kind combat system? Or, in short, Soul Blade - arguably the most innovative fighting game on the planet. It's the 15th century and ten warriors from around the world, each wielding their weapon of choice, are in bloody pursuit of Soul Edge - the ultimate weapon. Sure, only one will find it. But it looks like the critics already have found it. Game Players magazine voted Soul Blade "Best Game of Show" at AMMO, and NEXT Generation calls Soul Blade "the most complete fighting game to date." Obviously, a cut above. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. No other fighter on the PSX has so completely combined great graphics with great gameplay and replayability. Soul Blade simply stands in a catagory by itself.
  2. 100
    Savage moves enable you to beat, stab, slice, and dice opponents with vicious violence that is sure to excite fight fans to unbelievable heights.
  3. 100
    It's just about perfect. The multiple play modes will keep you going long after "Tekken" has slid back to the trade in shop. The graphics are out of this world, and I still cannot work out how a game that came out in 1995 can have an introduction that looks so jaw droopingly fantastic. It plays amazing, it looks amazing, it’s quite simply amazing.
  4. The Edge-Master mode is a wonderful idea and really helps to bring each character into focus. This is easily the best looking fighter on the market today, I just wish it had more characters to choose from.
  5. The in game fighting in Soul Blade is where the game really shines. There is little lag time between button selections and the execution of the desired move. The characters move very fluidly and quite fast.
  6. 83
    Soul Blade's only drawback is that it may be too easy. The combos are fairly simplistic, and button mashing seems to have as much impact as memorizing chains.
  7. The fast and vicious action puts it near the top of its class in the fighting genre, while the interesting characters keep it from being lumped in as just another clone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. BobL.
    Jun 21, 2003
    10
    This game kicks ass.
  2. JasonH.
    Oct 27, 2003
    10
    Soulblade was the virst playstation game I saw that could drag me away from my PC, N64, and Vectrex. It was the perfect game for unleashing Soulblade was the virst playstation game I saw that could drag me away from my PC, N64, and Vectrex. It was the perfect game for unleashing violent feelings aroused by employers, roomates, and college professors. No fighter before or since had had features like direction-sensetive blocks, breakable weapons, etc. Sadly, not even the Soul Caliber titles are as well made, though they of course have superior graphics. Soul Blade is one of the few games that solely justifies owning a platform. I give it a ten. Expand
  3. JimO.
    Nov 13, 2003
    10
    This game rocks and taki is lush.
  4. KittyC.
    Jul 24, 2004
    10
    This game is in a whole new league to other fighting games and in my opinion much better than Tekken.