Trailers: Soul Calibur V - Story Trailer

Soul Calibur V - Story Trailer

Will you wield the sword and bring it back to its former glory?

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Soul Calibur story? *snort*
I think it's the first time I see a story trailer that contained no dialogue whatsoever.
EDIT: Yay. 1111th post AND 1st answer in a thread at the same time. I rock so much.

Kakulukia:
Soul Calibur story? *snort*
I think it's the first time I see a story trailer that contained no dialogue whatsoever.
EDIT: Yay. 1111th post AND 1st answer in a thread at the same time. I rock so much.

Also you ninja'd someone... When did Soul Calibur ever get a story?
...it's just not the same when it's already been said :(

Yopaz:

Kakulukia:
Soul Calibur story? *snort*
I think it's the first time I see a story trailer that contained no dialogue whatsoever.
EDIT: Yay. 1111th post AND 1st answer in a thread at the same time. I rock so much.

Also you ninja'd someone... When did Soul Calibur ever get a story?
...it's just not the same when it's already been said :(

Alright! I hit the trifecta!

Whoever thinks that the sword had lost its power clearly didn't count the amount of time it had been revive. What is it now? Five or six time now?

I always wondered whether it was the story, the costumes or the swords that were the most illogical thing in SoulCaliber.

Then I decided they've all gone from being straight to being Tartrazine-injected Sugar Coated Frosted Squishies.

And how does Ezio mix into this?

I have to go play Soul Calibur to get this awful feeling out of my mind. I need to find me another copy of Soul Calibur II as well.

EDIT: Okay, after strengthening my soul, I feel better.

It's a shame, I remember getting vaguely excited at the trailer for soul calibur 3, it really looked like it had the potential for a decent plot. Siegfried was battling his inner demons, Raphael was becoming 'something else', Nightmare just seemed to have gone to war with an entire country...

And then there just wasn't. Also Yoda and some crap with a magic tower. Yes I KNOW that expecting a good story from a fighting game was stupid, but I was young and naive!

Sadly not enjoyed this series for a while now, Soul Calibur I and II were brilliant but the recent instalments (especially IV) have been somewhat lacking. The main problem is the serious lack on content compared to the first two games and "story mode" in IV was terrible... also who wants to look at a giant tree of stuff for the story?

Yeah, the sword is pretty much like Castlevania.
The Soul Edge/Inferno will always survive in one form or another. The same as goes for Soul Calibur, there must always be a wielder of both swords. Seigfried vs. Inferno....Good vs. Evil...Blue Aura vs. Red Aura...same kind of deal.

Roberto416:
Yeah, the sword is pretty much like Castlevania.
The Soul Edge/Inferno will always survive in one form or another. The same as goes for Soul Calibur, there must always be a wielder of both swords. Seigfried vs. Inferno....Good vs. Evil...Blue Aura vs. Red Aura...same kind of deal.

"A Tale of Souls and Swords Eternally Retold" is the tagline you're looking for ;)

Now, despite the shameless aspects of this series, I do at least appreciate that time moves forward. Eventually they'll have to retire a lot of the characters... well unless people WANT to see Taki at 70... Though, I believe Ivy has an immortality excuse or some such thing.

This, is how they should have made that trailer. No dialogue. Just pure awesome.

Just more... MORE.

Reion 13:
And how does Ezio mix into this?

Hopefully he doesn't the game does need any more badly implemented cameo characters. Anyway they could have done a lot more with that trailer it was basically just a slight rehash of an SC4 ending.

Yopaz:

Kakulukia:
Soul Calibur story? *snort*
I think it's the first time I see a story trailer that contained no dialogue whatsoever.
EDIT: Yay. 1111th post AND 1st answer in a thread at the same time. I rock so much.

Also you ninja'd someone... When did Soul Calibur ever get a story?
...it's just not the same when it's already been said :(

Soul Caliber 3 had a story of some sorts. It was just not interesting enough to read lol

Tigurus:

Yopaz:

Kakulukia:
Soul Calibur story? *snort*
I think it's the first time I see a story trailer that contained no dialogue whatsoever.
EDIT: Yay. 1111th post AND 1st answer in a thread at the same time. I rock so much.

Also you ninja'd someone... When did Soul Calibur ever get a story?
...it's just not the same when it's already been said :(

Soul Caliber 3 had a story of some sorts. It was just not interesting enough to read lol

The one Soul Calibur game I didn't play had story? What are the odds? In a way they all does have a story. It just doesn't force itself on you if you're not interested. So story in Soul Calibur is in the friend zone?

Kakulukia:
Soul Calibur story? *snort*
...

There's always been a story to Soul Calibur, its just been more of what happens between the games rather than telling itself through the game. Over since it was Soul Edge there's been a wide overarching story for it.

OT: wow... Im glad I know what the game is about, cause if I didnt and I bought the game based solely on that trailer, I'd be pissed once I played.

And they must be getting lazy, cause they pretty much just took Soul Calibur III's intro and expanded it a tad.

EDIT:

Panayjon:

Roberto416:
Yeah, the sword is pretty much like Castlevania.
The Soul Edge/Inferno will always survive in one form or another. The same as goes for Soul Calibur, there must always be a wielder of both swords. Seigfried vs. Inferno....Good vs. Evil...Blue Aura vs. Red Aura...same kind of deal.

"A Tale of Souls and Swords Eternally Retold" is the tagline you're looking for ;)

Now, despite the shameless aspects of this series, I do at least appreciate that time moves forward. Eventually they'll have to retire a lot of the characters... well unless people WANT to see Taki at 70... Though, I believe Ivy has an immortality excuse or some such thing.

The problem (some) fans had with why they kept Ivy and not Taki (other than people who preferred Taki's play style) is there's no reason why Taki couldnt stay. Mitsurugi has to be boarding 60 by this point, so you cant say they would be too Old. And Taki is a demon hunter with supernatural/spellcasting abilities, so its not impossible for her to pull the same trick that Ivy is doing using alchemy.

Steve Dark:
It's a shame, I remember getting vaguely excited at the trailer for soul calibur 3, ... Also Yoda and some crap with a magic tower. ...

Yoda and the magic tower are Soul Calibur IV

emeraldrafael:

OT: wow... Im glad I know what the game is about, cause if I didnt and I bought the game based solely on that trailer, I'd be pissed once I played.

id say thats the beginning of the trailer, and what follows/replaces Patroklos's ugly face would be shorts of other characters fighting.

For everybody's sake, remember that this is showing events at the end of SCIV, not anything that occurs within SCV.

garjian:

emeraldrafael:

OT: wow... Im glad I know what the game is about, cause if I didnt and I bought the game based solely on that trailer, I'd be pissed once I played.

id say thats the beginning of the trailer, and what follows/replaces Patroklos's ugly face would be shorts of other characters fighting.

For everybody's sake, remember that this is showing events at the end of SCIV, not anything that occurs within SCV.

If thats true, you wouldnt expect to see seigfried and yet he's in the game.

Yopaz:

Tigurus:

Yopaz:

Also you ninja'd someone... When did Soul Calibur ever get a story?
...it's just not the same when it's already been said :(

Soul Caliber 3 had a story of some sorts. It was just not interesting enough to read lol

The one Soul Calibur game I didn't play had story? What are the odds? In a way they all does have a story. It just doesn't force itself on you if you're not interested. So story in Soul Calibur is in the friend zone?

It is *nods*
Additionally, Soul Caliber 3 had a sorta campaign mode where you made your own character and had to defeat the general of the opposite forces. Was fun, fighting with slightly being strategic *nods*
No idea if 1 or 2 had that as I never played those :(

Not even a font change? I am very disappointed...

just give me a substantial story mode and I'll be fine.

So it's finally devolved into Super Saiyan Darth Vader vs. Sephiroth wailing on each other with with objects that can only be identified as slabs of artwork ripped off the walls of a cathedral.

My favorite part is the announcee. "SOUL CALIBUR... five." Like all the epic just drained out because he realized this series should have ended three sequels ago and now it's just Freddy Kruger trying to keep things fresh with modern special effects and a hip hop video at the end.

SnakeoilSage:
So it's finally devolved into Super Saiyan Darth Vader vs. Sephiroth wailing on each other with with objects that can only be identified as slabs of artwork ripped off the walls of a cathedral.

My favorite part is the announcee. "SOUL CALIBUR... five." Like all the epic just drained out because he realized this series should have ended three sequels ago and now it's just Freddy Kruger trying to keep things fresh with modern special effects and a hip hop video at the end.

wait, you abandoned a fighting game franchise because of it's story? that's like not eating bacon because it came from a pig.
The story has to be there to flesh out the characters that make a franchise, which isn't even necessary as such because of how in depth the character creation is, and yet, neither of those even matter. it's the gameplay that does... unless you don't have friends or an Internet connection I suppose.

emeraldrafael:

garjian:

emeraldrafael:

OT: wow... Im glad I know what the game is about, cause if I didnt and I bought the game based solely on that trailer, I'd be pissed once I played.

id say thats the beginning of the trailer, and what follows/replaces Patroklos's ugly face would be shorts of other characters fighting.

For everybody's sake, remember that this is showing events at the end of SCIV, not anything that occurs within SCV.

If thats true, you wouldnt expect to see seigfried and yet he's in the game.

I don't understand. Ryu shouldn't be in street fighter because he's fighting Ken in the intro movie? I dont see your logic.

garjian:
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emeraldrafael:

garjian:

id say thats the beginning of the trailer, and what follows/replaces Patroklos's ugly face would be shorts of other characters fighting.

For everybody's sake, remember that this is showing events at the end of SCIV, not anything that occurs within SCV.

If thats true, you wouldnt expect to see seigfried and yet he's in the game.

I don't understand. Ryu shouldn't be in street fighter because he's fighting Ken in the intro movie? I dont see your logic.

Its says the sword loses power, and the video gives you the idea that this is a changing of the guard type story, going from seigfried to Patro. So you would assume the old guard (seig) isnt in it.

emeraldrafael:

garjian:
...

emeraldrafael:

If thats true, you wouldnt expect to see seigfried and yet he's in the game.

I don't understand. Ryu shouldn't be in street fighter because he's fighting Ken in the intro movie? I dont see your logic.

Its says the sword loses power, and the video gives you the idea that this is a changing of the guard type story, going from seigfried to Patro. So you would assume the old guard (seig) isnt in it.

That's talking about Soul Edge/Nightmare. The fact the Nightmare returned with a new host is a plot in SCV's story... bare in mind he had no body in SCIV.

garjian:

emeraldrafael:

garjian:
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I don't understand. Ryu shouldn't be in street fighter because he's fighting Ken in the intro movie? I dont see your logic.

Its says the sword loses power, and the video gives you the idea that this is a changing of the guard type story, going from seigfried to Patro. So you would assume the old guard (seig) isnt in it.

That's talking about Soul Edge/Nightmare. The fact the Nightmare returned with a new host is a plot in SCV's story... bare in mind he had no body in SCIV.

Dont tell me about the story and about soul edge, I've been with this series since since it was soul edge. and the sword did have a body in soul calibur IV, its had one since Soul Calibur III. Nightmare became his own form, and has had his own body since the third game.

it says the sword has lost its power, and judging from that trailer, I'd say soul Calibur has lost a great amount of power since it broke and lost its hold on seigfried. And since you dont see either sword after the seventeen years later, it can talk about both swords.

garjian:
wait, you abandoned a fighting game franchise because of it's story? that's like not eating bacon because it came from a pig.
The story has to be there to flesh out the characters that make a franchise, which isn't even necessary as such because of how in depth the character creation is, and yet, neither of those even matter. it's the gameplay that does... unless you don't have friends or an Internet connection I suppose.

So I don't play Soulcalibur because it's not kosher?

One, if the game is about gameplay, why is it about generic anime stereotypes beating on each other with oversized novelty toys? The original Soul Edge could almost claim some sort of historical credibility, but it seems inevitable that a Japanese-made series would devolve into this state.

Two, if the game is about gameplay, why are they jacking the story into our faces? You're not going to be able to play the way they're showing it in the cinematic, and you know it.

Three, people with friends and internet connections don't play Soulcaibur, they have better games to play. Like... anything.

SnakeoilSage:

garjian:
wait, you abandoned a fighting game franchise because of it's story? that's like not eating bacon because it came from a pig.
The story has to be there to flesh out the characters that make a franchise, which isn't even necessary as such because of how in depth the character creation is, and yet, neither of those even matter. it's the gameplay that does... unless you don't have friends or an Internet connection I suppose.

So I don't play Soulcalibur because it's not kosher?

One, if the game is about gameplay, why is it about generic anime stereotypes beating on each other with oversized novelty toys? The original Soul Edge could almost claim some sort of historical credibility, but it seems inevitable that a Japanese-made series would devolve into this state.

Two, if the game is about gameplay, why are they jacking the story into our faces? You're not going to be able to play the way they're showing it in the cinematic, and you know it.

Three, people with friends and internet connections don't play Soulcaibur, they have better games to play. Like... anything.

1. Its not. it's a shame that it's not like it used to be. this leads into point 2.
2. They're aiming toward a new audience. As SCIV didn't sell well, they're trying to attract new customers and hopefully, fans. Again, Franchises are created through stories, they are maintained by gameplay. As a fan of the series for a considerable time, it's that gameplay that matters to me, and not the carrot on the stick that is characters and story.
3. I don't know why I'm even acknowledging this. The main reason they outsourced the story development team is so they could focus entirely on balance and interesting gameplay. It is a good game, to hear a reason why you think otherwise... I take it you've watched all the demos, per-release build tournaments and streams? yeah?

emeraldrafael:

garjian:

emeraldrafael:

Its says the sword loses power, and the video gives you the idea that this is a changing of the guard type story, going from seigfried to Patro. So you would assume the old guard (seig) isnt in it.

That's talking about Soul Edge/Nightmare. The fact the Nightmare returned with a new host is a plot in SCV's story... bare in mind he had no body in SCIV.

Dont tell me about the story and about soul edge, I've been with this series since since it was soul edge. and the sword did have a body in soul calibur IV, its had one since Soul Calibur III. Nightmare became his own form, and has had his own body since the third game.

it says the sword has lost its power, and judging from that trailer, I'd say soul Calibur has lost a great amount of power since it broke and lost its hold on seigfried. And since you dont see either sword after the seventeen years later, it can talk about both swords.

no, he didn't. he was ressurected by Zasalamels magic, hence the purple gas.
We already know Mr. Soul Edge loses that fight, or as you say, Seigfried wouldn't be in the game, and he is.

garjian:
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emeraldrafael:

garjian:
That's talking about Soul Edge/Nightmare. The fact the Nightmare returned with a new host is a plot in SCV's story... bare in mind he had no body in SCIV.

Dont tell me about the story and about soul edge, I've been with this series since since it was soul edge. and the sword did have a body in soul calibur IV, its had one since Soul Calibur III. Nightmare became his own form, and has had his own body since the third game.

it says the sword has lost its power, and judging from that trailer, I'd say soul Calibur has lost a great amount of power since it broke and lost its hold on seigfried. And since you dont see either sword after the seventeen years later, it can talk about both swords.

no, he didn't. he was ressurected by Zasalamels magic, hence the purple gas.
We already know Mr. Soul Edge loses that fight, or as you say, Seigfried wouldn't be in the game, and he is.

He does have his own body. he has his own form, which you can use as a character that has its own endings. If he did not have a body, you would see in every one of his "endings" that he would possess someone. But he doesnt, he works in his own form. in fact his second character forms in some of the games are in fact seigfrieds body but with red hair.

If he lost the fight, there wouldnt be a soul edge at all. Thats the point of all the games. You cant have one blade, because one blade is too powerful for the world, even soul Calibur.

And regardless, seigfried is still IN the game. he's still THE HERO. So that trailer so I find the trailer to be misleading. you would think that nightmare shouldnt be in it (but it is) and you would think seifried shouldnt be in it (and he is, and they did a colossal job of fucking him up as well to the point he may as well not even be seigfried).

In the end, I find it to be misleading. I never said you had too, but I do. I'll still buy the game, cause I know about it, but I would be upset if I had to play as this skinny little blonde haired shit as the "main" character when you still have seigfried in the game.

emeraldrafael:

garjian:
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emeraldrafael:

Dont tell me about the story and about soul edge, I've been with this series since since it was soul edge. and the sword did have a body in soul calibur IV, its had one since Soul Calibur III. Nightmare became his own form, and has had his own body since the third game.

it says the sword has lost its power, and judging from that trailer, I'd say soul Calibur has lost a great amount of power since it broke and lost its hold on seigfried. And since you dont see either sword after the seventeen years later, it can talk about both swords.

no, he didn't. he was ressurected by Zasalamels magic, hence the purple gas.
We already know Mr. Soul Edge loses that fight, or as you say, Seigfried wouldn't be in the game, and he is.

He does have his own body. he has his own form, which you can use as a character that has its own endings. If he did not have a body, you would see in every one of his "endings" that he would possess someone. But he doesnt, he works in his own form. in fact his second character forms in some of the games are in fact seigfrieds body but with red hair.

If he lost the fight, there wouldnt be a soul edge at all. Thats the point of all the games. You cant have one blade, because one blade is too powerful for the world, even soul Calibur.

And regardless, seigfried is still IN the game. he's still THE HERO. So that trailer so I find the trailer to be misleading. you would think that nightmare shouldnt be in it (but it is) and you would think seifried shouldnt be in it (and he is, and they did a colossal job of fucking him up as well to the point he may as well not even be seigfried).

In the end, I find it to be misleading. I never said you had too, but I do. I'll still buy the game, cause I know about it, but I would be upset if I had to play as this skinny little blonde haired shit as the "main" character when you still have seigfried in the game.

The black, crusty body with energy leaking out of it is certainly not the fully human form he had in SCIII and what he now has in SCV. I don't think I need to tell you that a suit of armor with a spirit pouring out of it is not a body.
Again, the initial mystery is that Nightmare has returned even though he was supposed to be defeated, with an entirely new host.

Do you really think if Soul Edge had beaten Soul Calibur, and Soul Valibur lost it's power, that in 17 YEARS Soul Edge wouldn't have managed to destroyed the world and absorb every soul in it. The only way any one of those characters would be alive after the 17 year gap is if Soul Calibur had won.

I don't think Seigfried is the hero anymore either. They keep mentioning that he isn't the main character and patroklos is. Seigfried only has Requiem swords so far, and soul calibur is now a short sword in concept this time. (which does open a possible story in which soul calibur loses, but I know that not to be the case)

If you've paid attention to the story screens, you'd see Pat fighting bandits, Pat fighting ZWEI, ZWEI joining Pat, and so on. Siegs not what he was.
also http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/soul-calibur-v/achievements/ ...all the story achievements are pictures of Pat.

Reion 13:
And how does Ezio mix into this?

No matter what they do, it will still make more sense than Darth f-ing Vader.

One question: Does it have Tales of Souls mode? Because if it doesn't I'm not getting it.

Reion 13:
And how does Ezio mix into this?

What you don't know won't sicken you.

Kungfu_Teddybear:
One question: Does it have Tales of Souls mode? Because if it doesn't I'm not getting it.

With you on that!

 

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