Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Soulcalibur IV impressions, Set 10 NOT SUCKING!?, and more

So, I dunno if you've noticed, but I'm a huge Soulcalibur fan.

This last weekend, I finally got to play Soulcalibur IV, the latest in the franchise. And, I have to say, I had a lot of fun. Mostly because I dominated. Everyone. With Sophitia's breasts Sophitia.

The Breasts Character In Question.

...anyway, I got to play a lot, and I really love the game as much as I did before I even got to touch it. First off, there was the graphics. The game looked ab-soul-utly stunning (I see what you did there. - imaginary ed.), and all the character models looked stunning. I also really like how the game is seemingly only presentable in 480p Widescreen, which makes me sqwee. Yes, I am a devote believer in Widescreen supremacy. Fuck 4:3, 16:9 is where it's at. Fullscreen be damned, it's all about the wide.

The controls are pretty much the same as they were before. Of course, as usual, I had to adjust the control scheme to make me a bit more awesome. Yes, this includes a bit of cheating (namely making 2-button inputs on 1 button), but it's mostly to harbor back to my SCII GameCube days. Sorry, sometimes I can be a little bitch about it, but there you are. I still destroy nubs with the regular controls. 

One character I really want to learn is Amy. I played with the Amy in Soulcalibur III and I managed to kick some serious ass with the little French girl. Her Amarylls crouch-dash stance(236, for you Soulcalibur geeks, QCF (Quarter-Circle Forward) to you others) opens up a lot of nice options, much like her similar nameless 236 crouch-dash in Soulcalibur III did (only she can now do it at any time, unlike before when she could only do it out of certain attacks, such as 6BB236, 4a+bG, or 66B236). She has a very heavy poking game, and adds a certain balletic essence to Raphael's Rapier style.

Onward to other business. As I reported earlier, UFS is celebrating its 10th set with the release of two new boosters, Soulcalibur III's Flash of the Blade and SNK's The King of Fighters 2006. I might have also said that the sets might be a bit sub-par... Ok, fine, I said it might suck, but it's been confirmed that the set does not suck. It does, in fact, rock. Especially ::Sophitia:: and her support.


...anyway, I want to run this new version with her Foundation, Maternal Instincts.

Maternal Instincts

3/5 n/a Foundation Chaos/Life Order

E Commit: If this attack deals damage, draw X cards and your Combat Phase ends. X equals your handsize.


Need I say more?

Also, people are silly.

Oh, and anyone who is interested should know that me and Sindel will soon be celebrating our 11-week-aversary on Friday. Woo. ^^

Boobs Soulcalibur IV FTW,