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Soul Calibur Killed By Critics!!!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by MVGeneral, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. MVGeneral

    MVGeneral WiiChat Member

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    I don't know why but SOUL CALIBUR LEGENDS got it bad from like every website and magazine ratings. I personally thought it was a good game. I had fun and the sword movement corresponded well with the Wiimote, better than zelda did. Any one else think its underrated or not please explain why.

    Here are some of the ratings.
    http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/soulcaliburlegends/index.html?tag=result;title;3

    http://www.gametrailers.com/game/4824.html

    http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/939465.asp?q=soul%20calibur
     
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    I saw the reviews and stayed away from it. But, I'd definitely be willing to see your insight if you made a review!
     
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    Wamoo Hardcore SEGA Gamer

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    I wondered the same thing. I like the Soul Calibur series, and the game looks great. You can even play as Loyd from Tales of Symphonia. But when I heard the reviews I gave up on it. I'll probably rent it later.
     
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    i think the main reason for this is the fact they are comparing it to the other soul calibur games. Legends is a tad different from the other games. personally i don't think legends would ever be better than the other games and the critics based their reviews on this.
    Don't get me wrong, legends is cool but because it doesn't live up to the soul calibur games standards, it got low, unfair reviews from websites and mags
     
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    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    the game looks amazing to me, i'm getting it for sure because i like it!!
    don't pay attention to reviews!!!

    many million sellers got awful reviews (like Mario Party 8 - 3.5 million)

    REVIEWS SUCK!!!!! :)
     
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    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    Even if you explain why its good its probably still going to suck. People here may end up changing their minds and buy it and agree with the reviewers. There are ALWAYS exceptions to peoples opinions, no matter how bad a game is... after all, someone made it...

    Btw, reviews and sales dont mean anything. Just because you sell alot, doesnt make it good. Ive heard from alot of people from these very forums saying mario party 8 sucks.

    Btw, reviewers are CRITICS, remember that. Just like movies have critics. some movies for example Rush Hour 3 got bad reviews with an average of 3/10 from the critics. Though, I personally found it entertaining. But if I truthfully CRITIQUED it, It would be a shitty movie compared to the greats. The critics look at certain things, for example: gameplay mechanics, controls, story, plot, character development, repetitiveness, graphics, replayability, etc.

    So if you're someone who is easy going on the games you may find alot of games enjoyable. I myself feel like im a critic the more I learn to like something. I became a movie buff when it comes to watching all the movies and I personally think I could be a movie critic and make valid points to my reviews. I feel the same way with games now (almost).

    Chances are if I buy it, I will hate it or get tired of it very fast because im like a wine taster and like to pay attention to detail, though not as much as movies.
     
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    I didnt know this was out ! Ill be getting this for sure. It seems to be going like how mortal kombat shaolin monks went. It got bad reviews because it was different, but different isnt always bad :lol:
     
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    Here's a whole bunch of ratings for the game:
    http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/wii/soulcaliburlegends
    Average: 53 out of 100.
    the highest rating was 80, the lowest was 16.
    Most ratings were between 45-60.
    Of the 22 ratings, 16 were between 40-65. That's pretty consistently mediocre, at best.

    But, hey, reviews are just reviews. How is the game selling? Star Wars got poor reviews when it was released in 1978. I'm just saying, critics can't kill a game. Poor sales do that.
     
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    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    Maybe its a good game for a Wii. But for a multi-console gamer like myself, how does it stack up against other games, not just wii games. Remember, reviewers play games from all consoles, so when they review, they review as a "Game", not as a "Wii Game"

    Atleast, I think most of them do... I know Game Informer does, thats why I like them so much. While IGN seems to have a "Wii team" for reviewing, IGN seems to give Wii games higher reviews on average compared to other sites, so im assuming they have a seperate Wii review team.
     
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    I personally enjoyed it. The sword movements worked well with your hand movements it was almost identical i felt like i was in the game. You can also swap between players. i give it a 8/10. Any one who has it please tell me what u think it should be out of 10.
     
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    as soon as i saw the new format of the game, i didn't even bother to rent it. just looking at it is dissappointing...what happened to the classic fighter game we all know and love? i would have loved to see an online soul calibur for the wii, not the cruddy remake we were given.
     
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    There making another soul calibur for the PS3 and possibly the xbox as well. Suks to be us.
     
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    Yeah, Soul Calibur 4 has been confirmed for both 360 and PS3. But, supposedly the game coming out for the Wii hasn't been ruled out. (Wouldn't hold your breath though)
     
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    Lol i have an xbox too. i was speaking for the people on here when i said "suks for us". (didnt want to make it like "suks for u guys" that sounds unfriendly)
     
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    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    Lol, SUCKS FOR YOU GUYS!! :)

    Smileys always help ease the tension I think ^_^
     
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    The konew Soul Calibur basically killed the whole Soul Calibu series. When someone mentions Soul Calibur you're thinkin Link and all these other guys battling it out, like a different Smash Bros. But now, Legends just killed that excitement and enjoyment to create something nobodies familiar with.
     
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    when i think of soul calibur i think of ivy. and taki. o_O

    oh yeah, and their crazy nunchuks.
     

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