Star Calibur?

Soul Calibur IV

I like the Soul Calibur series and I like the Star Wars franchise…but this mix of Soul Calibur’s chocolate into Star Wars’ peanut butter just seems goofy as all get-out.

Am I alone on this?

(What’s next…Aliens Versus Predator versus Ratchet & Clank?)

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Discovered as a young 'Squatchling in a Pacific Northwest woodland area in the mid-70's, Fatsquatch was soon domesticated and introduced to the fledgling arcade scene, where he became addicted to the magical sights and sounds of gaming. As years passed, his addiction only worsened, and eventually lead to his desire to write about all things gaming from a veteran point-of-view. Hence, Fatsquatch created The Jaded Gamer in 2001, and set about leading it into permanent obscurity.

Readers Comments (8)

  1. Well ok, in terms of storyline and logic (should a katana be able to parry a lightsaber?), it may be a mess. However, who plays SC games for storyline or logic? Bottom line is, we’ve all always wanted a GOOD fighting game with Star Wars characters in it (as opposed to the awful Masters of Teras Kasi), and for weapon-based fighting games, you can’t do much better than Soul Calibur.

    It may not be as ideal as say, a game made by Namco with the SC4 engine that is 100% dedicated to Star Wars (with more characters, backgrounds from the movies, and the ability to kill Ewoks), but I like it.

    Namco gets 100 Brad points.

    • I still can’t get too much behind this seriously odd mixture of IPs, but you present a good way to look at it.

      Masters was so bad that it apparently scared off developers from attempting another Star Wars fighting game, so I guess this is as close we’re going to get for another go at it.

  2. I was sold on the PS3 version when I found out it has Vader. Don’t really care too much about Yoda in the 360 version. I say screw storyline and just let it happen. What is Soul Calibur about anyway??

  3. What kills me, is all the bitching I’ve been reading about how unrealistic it is for the light sabers to not take off any limbs or anything during battle. (Which, if you’ll remember, was a common complaint with Teräs Käsi too.)

    Why are so many people seeing this as being too out-of-line for Soul Calibur? After all, the game can hardly be described as an authentic fighting sim.

    I mean, really… *rolls eyes*

  4. Put me down as all for it. But someone please install George Lucas proximity alarms around the developer’s headquarters. He gets close enough to give input into the game’s development and he gets the fire hoses. Drastic measures are authorized.

    For that matter, put me down also for AvP verses Ratchet & Clank. I’d like to see an Alien transformed into a chicken.

  5. Well, since I never plan on owning a 360 or a PS3 (A Wii version would be nice, but doubtful) this doesn’t really apply to me. But I do like the idea. I just wish that both of the characters could be in the same game so you didn’t have to choose. But I guess the PS2 got shafted with the extra character in Soul Calibur 2. So this time around Sony gets the most badass villain ever. Fair enough I guess.

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