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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: 69 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  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 19, 2018
    90
    Without a doubt, this is the very best place for newcomers to jump on, but there’s still plenty of depth for vetaran fans. In all respects, from the guest character to the presentation and new mechanics, this is the best that SoulCalibur has been in a long time. It’s not just one of the best fighting games of the year, it’s one of the best games of the year, period.
  3. Oct 19, 2018
    88
    Whether you’re a newcomer or a dedicated fan, the latest retelling of the story of souls and swords is a captivating one.
  4. Oct 17, 2018
    85
    Soul Calibur VI is a great fighting game. Warriors catalogue is a bit too conservative (just three new characters that weren´t in previous games), but we love the story and mission modes. Geralt de Rivia feels like the perfect guest character.
  5. Nov 1, 2018
    80
    SoulCalibur VI is trying very hard to be not only a fighting game, but fights are actually the best part of it.
  6. 80
    With robust single-player offerings, as well as a fast paced and dynamic fighting system, Soulcalibur VI represents the best the series has been for a long time. It has a great and diverse roster of characters, and Geralt fits right into the world too. It’s just a little bit of a shame that it’s missing a few things from previous games. Despite this, Soulcalibur VI is easily the best Soulcalibur game and one of the best 3D fighters you can play right now.
  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: 22 out of 39
  2. Negative: 10 out of 39
  1. Oct 21, 2018
    10
    Soul Calibur 6 regresa con todo es impresionante, su nueva mecánica reversal edge es interesante la verdad me gusta mucho es entretenida alSoul Calibur 6 regresa con todo es impresionante, su nueva mecánica reversal edge es interesante la verdad me gusta mucho es entretenida al igual que los critical edge de cada personaje son tan cinemáticos y coloridos , el soul charge es muy agradable donde obtienes nuevas habilidades por un tiempo limitado , el combate se siente muy fluido , tiene buena banda sonora y hermosos escenarios para luchar como siempre se a caracterizado en esta saga eso si el juego necesita mas escenarios lo cual se puede agregar en el futuro , los personajes clásicos regresan ya que los fans no estaba satisfechos con los reemplazos en SCV , trae un buen contenido como el modo arcade y entrenamiento y sobretodo los 2 modos historia : el primero libra of souls ahi puedes crear tu propio personaje enfrentando muchas batallas ganando recompensas es muy entrenido y el segundo el Soul Chronicle en donde se desarolla la historia principal con Kilik y aparte las historias de cada personaje con muy bonitas ilustraciones , el modo creación de personaje es increíble se puede hacer creaciones de todo como spawn , 2B , pikachu , kratos , etc eso depende de la imaginación y creatividad de cada persona, un buen modo en linea muy estable , sin duda es un gran juego espere mucho por un nuevo SC y al fin lo tengo me trae mucho recuerdos sin duda este juego merece una oportunidad totalmente recomendado. Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    Soul Calibur 6 is amazing, has good graphics, good soundtrack, has 2 story mode, its gameplay is incredible and very fun, it has very niceSoul Calibur 6 is amazing, has good graphics, good soundtrack, has 2 story mode, its gameplay is incredible and very fun, it has very nice stages as it has always been characterized, the classic characters come back, it is a game with a lot of content ,I love Soul Calibur 6 . Expand
  3. 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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  4. Nov 19, 2018
    9
    Reassuring resurrection of the Soul Calibur series, after the disaster that was V.
    This is an attempt to please most fans, while also
    Reassuring resurrection of the Soul Calibur series, after the disaster that was V.
    This is an attempt to please most fans, while also securing itself from a financial disaster - With that said, there is room for improvement.
    I actually like that they are reusing assets from previous Soul games, the models are glorious, and Unreal 4 is a great engine. I'm a person who doesnt like big changes, but reversal edges and lethal hits are a nice addition, and they finally managed to make Critical Edge/Finishers bearable again
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  5. Nov 10, 2018
    7
    As a newcomer to the franchise, I enjoyed my time with Soulcalibur VI. The thing is, I think the thing I enjoyed the most was the awesomeAs a newcomer to the franchise, I enjoyed my time with Soulcalibur VI. The thing is, I think the thing I enjoyed the most was the awesome character creator, because if you don't memorize the insane fighting game combo lists thrown at you from the very beginning, you aren't going to have much of a chance online. If you can ignore the high point of entry and really devote your time to learning the game's mechanics, you'll have a great time here, if only for making your dudes play dress-up. If not, you might want to look into other options. Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2018
    6
    This entry to the franchise comes in mixed bag. Nowadays the fighting games make a lot of emphasis on solo campaigns, but here they're almostThis entry to the franchise comes in mixed bag. Nowadays the fighting games make a lot of emphasis on solo campaigns, but here they're almost unplayable. They're dull and soulless (pound intended) and filled with box texts that you have to skip to get to play a match.

    This has been actually the first time I contacted PSN to for a full refund, but apparently because I already played it, I'm stuck with it. If you're a diehard fan of this franchise then you'll probably enjoy it.

    Having said that, its biggest redeeming quality is that, unlike Mortal Kombat, INJUSTICE, etc. it's quite easy to pick and play and feel like you're doing something without spending countless hours to try to master one single character.

    Proceed with caution.
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  7. Oct 22, 2018
    0
    Qu’on-ce le dise je ne l’achèterais pas.
    Certains me demanderons sans doute pourquoi ? D’autant que la série Soul Calibur est ma licence de
    Qu’on-ce le dise je ne l’achèterais pas.
    Certains me demanderons sans doute pourquoi ? D’autant que la série Soul Calibur est ma licence de jeux de combat préféré. Et bien cet acte est motivé par un désir de montrer aux éditeurs de jeux de combat qu’il serait temps d’arrêter de nous prendre pour des poires (et je reste polie).
    J’ai rejoué pas plus tard qu’hier au premier Soul Calibur sur Dreamcast et qu’elle ne fut pas ma surprise de voir déjà dans le roster du jeu 18 personnages … ce jeu étant sortie pour rappel en 98 sur arcade et 99 sur console …
    Donc pour faire un petit résumé en 20 ans de jeux de combats, la licence n’aura réussi qu’à ajouter 3 personnages jouable pour le jeu de base alors que le premier en avait déjà 18.
    Sachant que si vous voulez bénéficier de TOUS Soul Calibur 6 il vous faudra débourser la petite somme de 90 pour accéder au season pass, à 3 personnages jouable supplémentaire d’entrée de jeu (qui sont donc absent lorsque vous payer 60/70€ mais qui ont bien été fait pour la sortie) + Tira qui n’est pas dans le roster de base et dispo en DLC pour la petite somme de 5€ …
    Voilà le prix d’un jeu de combat aujourd’hui. Sachant que la chose était pareil pour Mortal Kombat X, pour Tekken 7 et Dragon Ball Fighter Z.
    Il faut également souligner que les personnages qui existe tous (à par 3/4 persos max) depuis le début ont les mêmes attaques, les mêmes techniques et plus ou moins les mêmes enchaînements depuis 1998.
    Sachant qu’il n’y a quasi aucun réel gap technique ou graphique entre le 6 et le 5, que l’absence du season pass vous privera d’une partie du solo (vue que chaque perso à sa trame narrative à lui), que le contenu solo est d’ailleurs moins fourni que Soul Calibur 2 et 3 et que l’une des meilleures raisons de faire le solo de ces jeux (débloquer les personnages) n’est donc même plus disponible vue que là vous les débloquer grâce à votre carte bleue.
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