A retelling of the tale of souls and swords begins today as Bandai Namco's highly-anticipated weapon-based fighting game Soulcalibur VI
finally launches to both PC and consoles today. After almost a year of gameplay footage, side-tournaments, character reveals and beta test, fans of the series will finally get the unprecedented Soulcalibur VI experience at the comfort of their home. But for those undecided soon to be fans of the game, let's take a quick overview of what some of the video game industry's most trusted critics had to say about Soulcalibur VI.
"It feels like a real sequel to SoulCalibur 2, in a way that none of the others managed. It’s an immediately fun fighting game that has clear depth but never seems intimidating." Trusted Reviews 4.5/5
Soulcalibur VI based on the first batch of review scores currently has a Metascore average of 84/100 made up of 25 positive and 2 mixed reactions from 27 critics. It seems that Motohiro Okubo's vision of creating a Soulcalibur fusing new elements to the game's core gameplay mechanics worked like a charm. According to Trusted Reviews, the limited tutorial features of Soulcalibur VI has been its one and the only flaw, the rest of the features are perfect.
"Despite some minor issues, the soul of Soulcalibur 6 is so strong that they don’t do much to bring down what is one of the best entries in the series." IGN 8.9/10
"This is a larger than life series that deserves a lot of love and care from its creator: and with VI, it got it." Destructoid
By comparison, Soulcalibur VI's 8.9/10 score is still way behind Tekken 7's 9.5/10, Destructoid, on the other hand, scored Soulcalibur VI a decent 8.5/10 against Tekken 7's 8.0/10. All in All, it's safe to say that Soulcalibur VI is the best entry to the iconic Souls Series. Having been said that, check out the launch trailer for the game below and stay tuned for more gaming news and updates.
"SCVI Launch Trailer"
Source: Metacritic, Bandai Namco