SOULCALIBUR Unbreakable Soul

SOULCALIBUR Unbreakable Soul

Pros
  • Above average "action CCG"
  • Animations
  • Original gameplay, though it feels odd
Cons
  • Rehashed artwork
  • Loading screens everywhere
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Expert's Review
8.1
Great

"Zasalamel would have liked this"

Reviewed by / May 16, 2014

Soul Calibur action CCG with rock-paper-scissor mechanics

When we reviewed Tekken Card Tournament a while ago, we wondered if Namco would dare to release an equivalent for Soul Calibur, which might well be its most mistreated series since they launched SC5 halfway. SC4 didn't convince the masses, and Soul Calibur Lost Swords has been described as a loading screen simulator (owl included). The only good thing that has happened to it has been the release of SoulCalibur for mobile devices, but it's a $19 treat for a Dreamcast (1999 AD!) port.

In the end, what it seemed a good idea doesn't look so good now. Tekken may be a neat and fast CCG, but it's much Tekken as it could be, say, Smurfs, or Random Static Fighters.

The same goes for this Soulcalibur Unbreakable Soul. It isn't as bad, and it's second to none compared to any other "action CCG" - if such a thing exists. But you can't help but feel pity for the Soul characters (the usual basic roster, plus some comebacks like Seung Mi-Na and non-weapons master Kilik), whose rehashed artwork rife with jpgs of yonder makes you want to blow the dust off your beloved PS2 and play the real Soul Calibur with customizable characters.

Anyway, we call it a CCG, because it's heavily focused on collecting cards and gems (actually pieces of the Soul swords). The fighting mechanics are closer to a histrionic rock-paper-scissors, which is a great idea and adds much dynamism to battles, but since you can't choose which movements (slashes, kicks, supapowahs) you have available, it often feels more like a slots game rather than anything else.

In a nutshell, an above average rating for a technically superior CCG, but also a disappointment on many levels for action players and lovers of one of the best 3D fighting franchises that ever was. Perhaps a lot of fan service might calm the beasts, but for now this Soulcalibur looks like an over revved experiment and a new errant move in Namco's adrift strategy.

Developer's original description available here
We must regretfully inform all users of "SOULCALIBUR Unbreakable Soul" that service will be terminated as of December 10, 2014 (GMT).
*Items already purchased may be used until service termination.
*Upon service termination, guarantees of operation no longer apply.
*The dates and times given above may be changed without prior notice.

[Notice regarding iOS 8]
Thank you for playing “SOULCALIBUR Unbreakable Soul”.
There is a chance that you may be unable to run this game properly after updating to iOS 8.

Vuelve SOULCALIBUR: ¡renovado y gratuito!

¡Renace el referente de los juegos de lucha con armas! Desenfunda tu espada y descubre los escenarios de SOULCALIBUR: ¡un mundo 3D en alta definición al alcance de tu mano!
¡Nuevos capítulos de la leyenda inmortal!

*Nuevas aventuras en la aclamada serie de videojuegos

Acompaña a Cassandra y al Edge Master en busca de fragmentos de la temible espada Soul Edge. ¡Hazte con poderosas armas y avatares mientras vives nuevas y emocionantes aventuras!

*Crea tu mazo definitivo con un gran abanico de cartas

Tienes a tu disposición más de 150 avatares con los rostros más conocidos de SOULCALIBUR. ¡Podrás elegir entre más de 200 armas para forjar un mazo invencible!
Más de 150 avatares. Más de 200 armas.
Controles sencillos. Combates emocionantes.

*Un nuevo sistema de lucha repleto de acción

Lanza tus ataques en el momento preciso para acorralar a tu adversario, encuentra sus puntos débiles y derrótalo con un gran golpe final. ¡Solo tienes que tocar una carta!
La guardia neutral te protege si no atacas
Combina tus cartas para crear audaces jugadas
Armas con 5 elementos: Fuego, Agua, Viento, Luz y Oscuridad

*Nuevas funciones próximamente

¡Un intenso modo enfrentamiento en el que los jugadores y sus mazos se batirán en duelo para obtener la mejor clasificación!

*Disponible para iPhone y iPad

■Compatibilidad

[Versión OS recomendada]
Requiere iOS 5.1.1 o posterior.

[Modelo recomendado]
iPhone4S、iPhone5、iPad2、iPad(3rd Gen)、iPad(4th Gen)、iPad mini、iPod Touch(5th Gen)、iPhone5C、iPhone5S、iPadAir、iPad mini with Retina display

SOULCALIBUR: UNBREAKABLE SOUL es un juego en línea y requiere una conexión a Internet (3G o Wi-Fi).

Atención: Si eliminas la aplicación sin haber creado una cuenta previamente, perderás todos tus datos guardados. Asegúrate de crear una cuenta antes de empezar a jugar.

[Aviso legal]
(1) La operación no es compatible con modelos y versiones de OS distintos a los recomendados.
(2) Dependiendo del uso, pueden haber casos en que la operación sea inestable incluso con los modelos recomendados.
(3) En cuanto a las versiones de OS recomendadas, aunque indique [iOS 5.1.1 o superior], no garantiza que soportará la última versión.

[Los últimos modelos recomendados y otras consultas]
http://bnfaq.channel.or.jp/english/faq_list/1459
*Soporte solo en inglés

Recently changed in this version

Bug fix


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