Soulcalibur VI Review


Christian Cohen, Reporter

Hello Skyhawks, here is another game that you can add to the catalog that you already have. That game is called Soulcalibur 6 and is platformed on Xbox one, PS4, and steam. This is the latest installment in the franchise that includes many new options for you to play from such as multiple story modes, clashing against friends right there on the couch or online, or even create an original character to your liking with just your imagination.

Soulcalibur is a 3D-fighting game that includes a roster of characters at your disposal ready to clash with each other with swords. The format of the game is similar to that of the Tekken games in which you are placed on an arena with your opponent and can move around in dynamic formation while still remaining focused on your target. Controls are simple to learn as they are given to you when you open up a character’s specific move set when you’re trying to learn how a character works. The roster of characters includes up to 21 fighters (DLC not included). Each of them holds a specific weapon that resembles their character which includes staff, swords, rapiers, whip-sword, dynamic rings, etc. There are too many weapon types to choose from and it is up to you to figure out which one is suited best for you when fighting someone in this game.

The main plot of Soulcalibur 6 is just a recap of the very first story which is on a sword that is evil but has two sides and its name is called Soul edge. The sword is taken by a swordsman that plans to release its power and bring chaos to the world. It is simple and with a low budget in making the game, it did the best that it could. There aren’t any watchable cut scenes in this installment of the franchise but is switched in for a graphic novel type of cut scenes. Technically, that would mean that how the story is progressed is by listening/reading dialogue that a character shows.

The earlier Soulcalibur games had cut scenes that you could watch which means that they didn’t focus on the story but on the actual gameplay.

The gameplay is smooth when you are fighting and feels even greater once you figure out the perks of this game and win battles. The story is menial but is made up for with the characters and development of each arena that you fight in. Overall, this game would be a 6/10. It is worth playing when you have friends over but hard to get into with a mediocre story.