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Soul Calibur V Collector's Edition reviews

Mature Audience. Contains violence

PS3 Developer : Namco Bandai

(193 ratings)
 

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
Review by Aaron on 15th February, 2012
 
4 stars "Great Extenstion to the SC universe"

Great new game with interesting new characters. Character creation is really really good. Its a pity theres only a story based around 4–5 characters instead of the old style of story mode thats in the other games.

 
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
Review by James on 9th March, 2012
 
4 stars "A Great Purchase For The Fighting Genre"

This was my 3rd SC game I had played and my first SC purchase, and it was a great choice that I did buy the game. Interesting new characters and a unique campaign from the rest, although it is rather short.

But what it lacks in campaign it makes up for in customization and multiplayer. The dialog can be hard to follow and boring at times but after completing the single player side of the game and some multiplayer you'll keep coming back to the game for more. Overall a fun, addictive and nostalgic experience.

 
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
Review by Dawn on 6th December, 2012
 
4 stars "A solid yet formulaic game"

Let's get one thing straight, if you do not like Soul Caliber, then you will not like this game. I you love the old Soul Caliber then you will not like this game. However if you are open to change, appreciate a quality and well rendered fighting game, you will enjoy it.
This edition comes with the game in a book style case (even the edges of the pages look authentic) and lots of extras inside, all of which are worth the price. The soundtrack is very cinematic and well put together, the dvd is decent quality and has good inside info on the game build.
If you are a fan of the series and want to build your own character and play through the story or play online with it, then this is also a game for you.

It may not be the perfect weapons/fighting game for everyone, but for the price, this collectors edition is ell worth it!

 
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Christopher on 7th January, 2013
 
5 stars "Completely impressed!"

Just brought this one for a friend of mine and cannot express my surprise on what a neat, attractive and professional looking Limited Edition! For those looking to pick up an awesome game for the friends and battle head to head look no further!

 
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Brian on 12th March, 2013
 
5 stars "Damn!"

Damn! this game is so awesome~

 
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Hayley on 15th March, 2013
 
5 stars "Bargain & Awesome Game"

Got it at a bargain price… Love the game & all the awesome extras. Stoked!

 
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Damarice & Ricardo on 17th March, 2013
 
4 stars "Awesome game.!"

Highly recommended.! ;)

 
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Shaun on 21st March, 2013
 
3 stars "Great Deal"

Saw the box set at a great price and bought on impulse for my son.

He was happy with it and the contents.

Game play visuals are very 'pretty’ and the two player vs mode rewards players who know the combo’s and not button bash (like me).

Campaign seemed short as my son clocked it very quickly that day but the real value of these games comes with playing against another human.

 
 
Review by christopher on 19th April, 2014
 
4 stars "Awesome game..."

What a great game with good storyline. Good decor too. A must have game. Awesome…

 
 
Review by Jica on 4th August, 2013
 
4 stars ""Looks Good!""

This collection is great! So great that the box and contents may be a tiny bit better that the actual game itself. The game is good fun but isn't the best fighting game out there compared to giants like Tekken and Street Fighter. Buy it, gawk at it, play it a bit. Then decide if you're gonna keep it coz its pretty or sell it coz it's not satisfying your fighting needs.

 
 
Review by John on 31st May, 2013
 
5 stars "Awesome Collector's Edition!"

The soundtrack and all the extra hard-cover artwork is worth it. A really awesome collector's e­dition. And as always, fast, fast, high quality delivery. Really satisfied!

 
 
Review by Nathan on 31st May, 2013
 
4 stars "Brings fun memories just like the PS2 games!"

I haven't played 4 before so I would miss out the characters from the previous games. 5 is a good fighting game that brings those moments of playing verus mode with friends.
Some of the memoriable characters are gone and replaced with people that linked to them and the new characters do add new stories and gameplay.

The gameplay still remains the same with some new changes like the critical edge.
Customization is a great feature which adds more variety than the last games.

Story mode is quite linear though but its a fun game esp. versus with mates or online.

 
 
Review by fabian on 20th May, 2013
 
5 stars "Omg"

I love this game to pieces I would be lost if this game ever got broken I love it so much :D

 
 
Review by Nick on 20th May, 2013
 
4 stars "Excellent bargain purchase"

While this is missing a lot of the “classic” Soul Calibur characters, the gameplay is a massive improvement over SC4 and it's still as fun as ever to play with friends.

Highly recommended if you can pick it up cheap.

 
 
Review by Steven on 9th May, 2013
 
5 stars "Bang for buck, pick up any time type of game"

I'm not the biggest fan with weapon fighting games but for $15 Collector's Edition Soul Calibur 5!- Who wouldn't love it! I'm also a fan of Assassin's Creed so using Ezio is pretty cool. I give it 5 star because of price, fun game play and it's a game you don't have to spend too much time on.

 
 
Review by Timothy on 8th May, 2013
 
5 stars "New to this series but I love it so far"

First off I would like to add I am not a fan of the Soul Calibur Series. I pretty much bought this game with just reading a little about it before hand.

This is a great fighting game. It plays in some ways similar to the Tekken Series. Although I found it requires using your weapon attacks and blocking much more strategically against your opponent rather than just button mashing madness.

Which you can only do in this game on Easy difficulty setting, even then it has mixed results. The Graphics to me felt more 3D than 2.5D as the arenas are very interactive and in some instances you can destroy them. I felt this really added to the fun factor.

This game also has a neat leveling up system where each fight you win earns you points. You get more points if you get better combos and perfect ratings. When you level up you unlock items and costumes from what I can tell so far.

This collectors edition comes with an amazing art book containing some biographical details about all the characters and accompanying art and concept art of each character. It also comes with an original soundtrack CD and a making of DVD.

I have yet to view those features as of typing this.

Lastly you are given a signed letter from the Producer and Director of Soul Calibur V thanking you for supporting them in making this game.
Which I thought was a nice touch to add to this box set especially for the true and loyal fans of this series.

It all comes in a lovely red velvet lined case that resembles a grand looking hard cover book or tome. Being a book lover I was especially delighted in this design choice.

Before I bought this game I was not a fan of the Soul Calibur series. I am now however a fan of Soul Calibur V and I look forward to seeing what the creators of this game come up with next.

If you are a lover of the Tekken series or even just fighting games in general then I highly recommend this enjoyable game.

 
 
Review by Ashton on 8th May, 2013
 
5 stars "Worth the money"

Worth the money for collectors

 
 
Review by Aaron on 8th May, 2013
 
5 stars "Awesome"

Very. Happy thank you

 
 
Review by Irfan on 26th April, 2013
 
"TERRIBAD."

One of the worst games I have ever gotten on PS3, the story is lacking and it is very boring. The fight system is also really bad, it makes it confusing by replacing the ps3 buttons with letters. The only good thing about the collectors edition was everything but the game.

Overall this game is super bad…0.5/10

 
 
Review by Oliver on 18th December, 2012
 
4 stars "Soul Cailbur V"

The story mode is a little lacking although this is the general direction Namco are taking with the story components in their fighters and so this problem isn't exclusive to Soul Calibur V (Think Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign). The meat of the game however, which is what you should be buying the game for, is solid and fluid. Some of the old characters are missing from this installment replaced with new ones. While this may upset some players, it makes sense as the game is set 17 years later. I'm pretty sure Taki doesn't want to spend her retirement years in perpetual combat.
Quick battle mode is fun pitting you against player created characters, although opponents can variety widely in difficulty (α Patroklos-based characters in particular). As with any fighter the game gets better with competitive play either on or offline.

 
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
Review by Tao on 29th September, 2012
 
2 stars "Nice graphics, but nothing compared to the original Soul Blade 1"

Pros:
Nice graphics
Great box design collectors edition)

Cons:
Linear story mode
Unable to change arcade rounds

 
4 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
Review by andrew on 2nd August, 2012
 
1 stars "Not worth it"

I thought id write a review of SCV because a lot of people might be looking at it because its on sale.
If you liked all the older SC games, then don't buy this and wait till they release a new one.
Its dissapointing. Single players “Story” is not even worth playing, which was what made SC games good in the first place. Character customization is pretty much the same as 4. Special characters are douchbags youd never select anyway. Get 4 instead, least its got other modes as well to play. Graphics arnt that much better either

 
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by colin on 24th March, 2013
 
2 stars "Unfulfilling"

I am so glad I didn't pay full price for this, the paraphenalia that accompanied the game was great but the game itself is a step backwards from its predecessors

 
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by nathan on 9th January, 2013
 
3 stars "Awesome effects"

Game play takes a bit to load good graphics and teenagers think its pretty cool.good package

 
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Blair on 11th November, 2012
 
4 stars "Not that bad"

Graphics are amazing, but the game needs more characters, and I still have to get used to the buttons. But overall its a good game and well worth what I paid for it.

 
1 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
Review by James on 15th February, 2012
 
1 stars "Disappointing"

I've been playing SC since II, played I on a friends Dreamcast but not thoroughly, the “story mode” has an initial cutscene which is the norm and was fine but after that first one, everything else is a motion-manga which annoyed the hell out of me, and most of the other characters have been replaced with different characters that do the exact same thing they did so I found it to be stupid and there to be no reason for it, I just gave up on my first hour of playing.

 
3 out of 14 people found this preview helpful:
Preview by Hauarahi on 20th December, 2011
 
"Hopefully this one will be worth waiting for..........."

I mean, seriously....­.....The last Soul Calibur that was released was probably the worst game continuation of all time......I mean, yeah the graphics are obviously better and yeah there are more characters to play as.......Other than that, the game was, and still is, complete and utter crap!!