Game of the Month: July 2008
- Posted August 5th, 2008 at 01:20 EDT by
- 8 Comments
With a month that included Civilization, one of EA’s powerhouses in NCAA, and even a standout PSN title like Siren, Soul Calibur IV had a fair bit of competition on the way to winning Game of the Month honors. Nevertheless, Namco Bandai has unarguably delivered the goods this month with the release one of the finest 3D fighters in years. Though numerous fans of the series had shown concern over some of the decisions made during Soul Calibur IV's development (such as the inclusion of Star Wars characters), Namco has crafted a lasting fighter than finally uproots Virtua Fighter 5 as the best fighting game available on the PlayStation 3.
Soul Calibur IV not only continued to offer fans the weapon-based combat they've come to know and love, but also implemented online play for the first time in the franchise’s history. One of the shining revelations of SCIV owners was the realization that the character creation feature could recreate characters from franchises such as Final Fantasy, Zelda, Metal Gear Solid and more, who could then proceed to battle it out online against other human opponents.
Now let’s what some of our forum members have to say about the title.
“I rushed out of work tonight and made it to my local GameStop five minutes before they closed and was able to pick up a copy. I’m glad I did, this game is unbelievably sweet. My only other experience with Soul Calibur is on the Dreamcast and even though I’ve only played for an hour or so i think this new one blows it away by far.” – Antoine08
“Yeah, it's a good change of pace game from the usual shooter or action game. I had rented Virtua Fighter and I absolutely hated it. Just something about the swords and weapons that does it for me. And if you're a Star Wars fan it's pretty awesome to play with Vader and the Apprentice (which is a pain to beat in the arcade mode with Vader cause he's so quick and counters everything you throw at him).” – Lemon Diggler
“I must say this is the best fighting game ever, absolutely AMAZING depth, graphics, you name it. The only thing is the network bugs, fix PLEASE!!!! I was able to play a few with minimal lag, all I couldn’t do was guard impact. That will be ironed out though. Without a doubt: 9.5 / 10 (Only due to current network issues)” – Tenacious_B
With people rushing out to the store after work and a couple others considering it one of the best fighting games ever, it seems no gamer can go wrong with Soul Calibur IV if they’re looking for either a change of pace or their next fighting fix.
- 8:41pm EDT - August 4th, 2008
Doesn't really suprise me. Not too much came out this month, nothing that I found interesting anyways.
- 8:54pm EDT - August 4th, 2008
I agree with post 1.
- 9:48pm EDT - August 4th, 2008
I would have given it to PJE but Ihave not played sc so I can't say it is a bad choice.
- 3:58am EDT - August 5th, 2008
SIREN: Blood Curse for me!
- 10:21am EDT - August 5th, 2008
Civ 4 online really suck... and it's bad that they promise us that this game gonna be base on online gaming...
I wasn't satisfied... and still waiting for a very very great patch....
- 2:05pm EDT - August 5th, 2008
It deserves game of the month, for sure.
- 10:05pm EDT - August 7th, 2008
Where is the Soul Caliber 4 demo? I hate fighting games with a million moves per character with a million different ways of stringing the moves together, most of which are impossible to pull off unless you're a hermit in a cave who plays for 90 hours a week (90% of the overzealous nerd xbox 360 population).
- 10:12am EDT - August 10th, 2008
Hard to say, theres not much other choices there anyway.
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