Soul Calibur III

April 26, 2006 · Print This Article

Soul Calibur IIIIf you are looking for the ultimate fighting game, then get ready for Soul Calibur III.  This is the third in the popular Soul Calibur series.  This new version offers 3 new characters, different play modes, and customizable characters!

The story thus far:  An unholy sword was sealed away by the destined one.  However, a mysterious being revives the azure knight, Nightmare.  Soon, the legendary battle of Soul Calibur and Soul Edge moves to the next stage.  Will you have the sword that prevails over all?

Soul Calibur III is very much like its predecessors, except it does have many new concepts.  The original Tales of the Sword mode allows you to follow different characters and see what fate leads them to.  However, there are now 3 new characters to choose from:  Zasalamel, Tira, and Setsuka.  This now makes 25 playable characters!

You may now also create your own character.  You can customize the sex, look, occupation, and weapon of your own unique character.  This character can play through the Chronicles of the Sword mode.

If this wasn’t enough there are various new stages, each as beautiful looking as the last.  This includes a castle in Germany, a clock tower, a shrine in Greece, and many more!

Other modes of Soul Calibur III are the practice mode (where you can train), versus mode (for 2 player fighting), and the museum mode.  The museum mode is where you can view all of the past history of Soul Calibur and anything you may have unlocked.

The game itself has outstanding visual effects.  The character models are highly detailed.  The background music really gets you in the fighting mood!  Best of all, the voice acting is just as funny as the previous editions to the series.

Soul Calibur III is easy enough for beginners to learn.  It has a simple concept, but it is a lot of fun to play,  Each character is unique, yet balanced from one to the next so you don’t have to worry about which one is best to play as.    You must focus on timing and learning combos to succeed.  However, this is easy to master and the controls are quite responsive.

Soul Calibur III is available on Playstation 2.  It has an ESRB rating of T for teen.  This is because it contains violence and suggestive themes.


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