- Platform: GameCube
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Graphics: The incredible detail poured into the arenas, weapons, and characters is stunning. While it doesn't completely dominate with its beauty in today's gaming era, it will surely impress.
Sound: A mixed bag. First off, the music does not suit a fighting game. Sweeping, dramatic, orchestrated tunes just don't seem to fit into the game's speedy battling. The english characters voices are ho-hum, but not nearly as bad as other recent efforts. Stick with the Japanese voices, people. Sound effects, however, are amazing. The clang of two blades clashing, the sound of Kilik's wooden staff connecting with a poor sap's head, the crack of Ivy's whip as it sings through the air. It is indeed nice.
Story: Each character here has there own weird little back story. Evil sword that can destroy the world, busty ninja wants to destroy it/capture it/demon pirate wants it, and so forth. That's what makes the game so amusing, it's kinda interesting to delve into the story. Can you find and claim the Soul Edge as your own??? Or will you be driven mad? Make you think, huh? Well, not really.
Gameplay: Pole vault over an enemy's head with your staff, then crack them over the head with it.Read more ›
The graphics are good, but even if you're buying this game so you can play against your friends, you're going to end up wasting your money. You'll only be able to play with a few characters. All the other characters have to be unlocked by playing their stupid mission mode.
There are other problems with the game, too. The music sucks, for example. Also, your characters will be slow to respond to your commands, especially blocking. Don't even think about trying to block in this game (much less guard impact!), because it will never work, the interface is just too slow.
The only solid improvement in this game is the graphics. As a game, though, it's a big let-down and a big waste of time. Stick with SC 1.
overall: 4 stars
= 3 stars