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***Official Soul Caliber II Discussion Thread***


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#1 of 85 OFFLINE   Frederick

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Posted August 26 2003 - 05:03 AM

I plan on picking mine up as soon as Best Buy gets them in, but I thought it was strange that no one has started one yet. What gives? Nobody's picking this up Posted Image ?


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#2 of 85 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted August 26 2003 - 05:05 AM

Because the games didn't ship until today, and very few if any stores will have it before tomorrow

#3 of 85 OFFLINE   Tim Markley

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Posted August 26 2003 - 05:39 AM

I'll definitely be picking it up but since it's not out yet, there's nothing to talk about. Posted Image

#4 of 85 OFFLINE   Chris Rock

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Posted August 26 2003 - 05:52 AM

Well, those who care might find it interesting that IGN gave it a pretty good review (XBox - 9.2), and declared the XBox version the winner of the "head to head" challenge.

From IGN's "Closing Comments":
The simple fact of the matter is, Soul Calibur II is best weapons-based fighter out there, period. It's also one of the best games in the fighting genre itself. There's a diverse selection of characters, a deep fighting system, a decent single-player mode, and the multiplayer is as fun as it ever was.


#5 of 85 OFFLINE   Frederick

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Posted August 26 2003 - 05:56 AM

Maybe I'm just overly excited about it. I'm picking up the XBox version for myself and the Gamecube version for my son. I'm hoping BB gets them in tommorrow, although I believe the advertisement in the Sunday paper said Thursday.


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#6 of 85 OFFLINE   Ken Chui

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Posted August 26 2003 - 09:44 AM

I'm picking up my copy (for the PS2) this evening, as soon as I get off work. I'll probably pick up the Gamecube version on Thursday or Friday, depending on which day Circuit City receives their stock.

#7 of 85 OFFLINE   Tino

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Posted August 26 2003 - 12:31 PM

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Because the game didn't ship until today

My EB got them in last night, so they are available.
It's gonna be a hell of a ride. I'm ready. .

#8 of 85 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted August 26 2003 - 02:58 PM

Well, every single game I want gives me the same message "It shipped today, not in till tomorrow" Posted Image No Buffy for Jeff today

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Posted August 26 2003 - 03:35 PM

It's good to know people that work at videogame stores Posted Image.

My local store got it in at 8:55pm and I was able to buy it. I got the Xbox version for the graphics/sound, and the GC version for Link Posted Image.

The Xbox version kicks ass. OK, so they screwed up the 720p by putting it in 4x3 mode, but the graphics are light years ahead of the PS2 version. The sound is amazing.

I'm floored by the content in this game and I've only played it for 2 hours (complete with a blister on my left thumb). My wife and I have been having fun playing since we haven't played a game like this together in 4 years since we last played SC1.

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Posted August 26 2003 - 04:02 PM

I picked it up earlier this evening, around 5p.m through EB.

I have the X-Box version and I have a slight problem. Turning on the game it showed various lines with a no picture just white lines. Sound was good. My current video settings on the Xbox is that all 3 modes are enabled, then I got the game to work by turning the 720 and 1080 modes off, leaving the other mode on. The game worked fine. I do have a HDTV Widescreen T.V.

This isn't the only game this has happened to me, It also occurred with ESPN's MLB Game.

So far so good, the game is incredible, I just hope I can resolve the resoultion problem

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#11 of 85 OFFLINE   Doug Schiller

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Posted August 27 2003 - 12:54 AM

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OK, so they screwed up the 720p by putting it in 4x3 mode

Huh? That doesn't make any sense. Can you explain further?

That is like saying a full screen 16x9 transfer.

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#12 of 85 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted August 27 2003 - 01:51 AM

Doug: For some reason (processing power?), Soul Calibur 2, and perhaps other HD XBox games, will only display 4:3 for 720p. It was like that on the JPN version too.

Those wankers at Gamestop are telling me its "Backordered"! WTF? I pre-ordered, numbnuts. If they ship it without the free artbook, I'm gonna go all Voldo on their asses.
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#13 of 85 OFFLINE   Brian Kleinke

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Posted August 27 2003 - 02:02 AM

I should be picking my copy up in about 3.5 hours... I'm just getting the xbox version.

Everything I've read says Link is so sickly overpowered most people ban him from versius play... Posted Image

#14 of 85 OFFLINE   Chris Rock

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Posted August 27 2003 - 02:33 AM

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I'm gonna go all Voldo on their asses


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I'll have my hands on a copy in just a few minutes.

Too bad I can't play it till I get home from work.

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I think I'm...coming down with something....


#15 of 85 OFFLINE   Chris Rock

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Posted August 27 2003 - 02:35 AM

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have the X-Box version and I have a slight problem. Turning on the game it showed various lines with a no picture just white lines. Sound was good. My current video settings on the Xbox is that all 3 modes are enabled, then I got the game to work by turning the 720 and 1080 modes off, leaving the other mode on. The game worked fine. I do have a HDTV Widescreen T.V.


Your trouble is that your TV cannot accept a 720p signal. It happened to me on my Sony Wega XBR.


#16 of 85 OFFLINE   Damien

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Posted August 27 2003 - 03:01 AM

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Everything I've read says Link is so sickly overpowered most people ban him from versius play...


I've read import reviews and most people say Spawn is the worst because his attacks are way too damaging. Hardcore fans of the series will tell you none of the exclusive characters do a good job of fitting into the gameplay and that people shouldn't base there purchases on the exclusive character included, but rather which console performs the best overall, which from what I've heard is xbox.

#17 of 85 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted August 27 2003 - 03:02 AM

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I'll have my hands on a copy in just a few minutes.
Thankfully, I've got the import copy, so although I can't read a thing when it comes to story and descriptions, I can at least play the damn game.

Re: Which platform is the best. I've heard that Link is overpowering, but then again Spawn is pretty cheestastic himself (I have the XBox version). Heihachi is a favorite for Tekken fans, but nobody else seems to like him much. Of course, none of the exclusives are allowed in tournament play (when they occur). I personally think Necrid should be excluded too, just for storyline purposes. Technically speaking, the game to get is the XBox version. It has 16:9 480p and 4:3 720p (which does look pretty), as well as DD5.1 sound. Loads are faster and if you have a PS2->XBox adapter (they're cheap online or at any store that carries imports), you can use the PS2 controller or even the Hori stick. Of course, if you're playing on a 32" or less with stereo sound, there's no real difference between the three. Me? I'm playing it on my FP at 106" and in glorious DD5.1, and it's well worth it.
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#18 of 85 OFFLINE   Chris Rock

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Posted August 27 2003 - 03:19 AM

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Me? I'm playing it on my FP at 106" and in glorious DD5.1, and it's well worth it.


Wow. Nice. How far do you sit from the screen, if I may ask?

I have a 61" DLP, and I sit anywhere from 8 to 12 feet away. Any closer, and the Picture Quality is less than optimal on all but HDTV resolution. I wish I could get a FP, but room lighting and design does not permit.

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Don't mean to hijack the thread. I'll be testing whether I like 50 inches of 4:3 720p goodness, or 61 inces of 16:9 480p goodness.


#19 of 85 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted August 27 2003 - 03:38 AM

I'll be picking up the GC version in a few hours as well.
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#20 of 85 OFFLINE   Brian Kleinke

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Posted August 27 2003 - 03:46 AM

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I've read import reviews and most people say Spawn is the worst because his attacks are way too damaging. Hardcore fans of the series will tell you none of the exclusive characters do a good job of fitting into the gameplay


No surprise here, I don't get a chance to play much with friends, but when we do cheese toons tend to get banned quick Posted Image

I could care less about the added toon... Xbox for DD5.1 and faster load times is enough for me, since my Sony XBR won't do 720p :-/


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