The Soul Caliber games have never really engendered the kind of fanaticism that you get with Tekken or Street FIghter, but I’ve been a fan of the series since it started out as Soul Edge on the Playstation.

The series really reached its pinnacle with first Soul Caliber on the Dreamcast, and was as close as it ever came to being a phenomenon, and there are still people who will gather around to play if you launch the game in public.

After two mostly unforgettable sequels Namco has decided on a kitchen sink approach, adding in some of the virtual sex-appeal (boobies) that they’ve crafted over the years with the Dead Or Alive series, along with some Star Wars characters.  But if these games aren’t about hitting something over the head, then what are they about?

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