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SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny (PSP)

SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny (PSP)
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39 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

 

Fighting games are evolving, right before our very eyes. No longer are they simple grudge matches between superpowered titans or scantily clad women, they are pseudo-RPGs, overflowing with character customization options, challenges to complete, and...

Gorgeous and detailed character models ; Multiple game modes ; Interesting yet stripped-down character customization ; Soaring orchestral score ; Kratos

Some moves can be hard to master for newbies to the series ; Gauntlet mode is more like a veiled, long tutorial

For every type of fighter, even the newbies, Broken Destiny provides several different gametypes to get you accustomed to the often-difficult gameplay or jump right into a challenge. The first stop all players should make is the Gauntlet, a tutorial...

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Soul To Go

 

One of the highest rated fighting game franchises of all time finally makes its way to the PSP. Come on inside to find out if that's a good thing.

Simply put one of the best looking games on the system.

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Soul Calibur Broken Destiny

 

Apparently Namco Bandai had the idea to bring Soul  Calibur to the  PSP as a title for novices. Not a great plan really, as essentially most of the PSP's core audience are likely as hardcore as the console audience. So Broken Destiny really ends up...

Looks great ; New character Kratos is fun

No online multiplayer ; Story mode is essentially learn how to block and parry mode ; Single player modes lack depth

Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny would have been a good title. Two major missteps mar an otherwise descent title. The fact is, fighting games are essentially party games.  They aren’t anywhere near as fun when you’re stuck playing them solo, and they're...

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Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

 

The PSP isn't known for having a vast library of great fighting titles. It has a couple Street Fighter entries, a Power Stone, and a solid Tekken entry. While Tekken was solid 3D fighter for the PSP, the system hasn't see many since then. Thankfully,...

Soul Calibur is all about a deep and engaging fighting experience. With deep move-sets and a flowing combo system, Broken Destiny is a fighting fans dream. In terms of the fighting system, everything from the console version has made it to the portable...

The single-player content is severely lacking. There's a Gauntlet mode, which tells a lackluster story after you complete short and meaningless challenges. Aside from Gauntlet, you also have access to an Arcade and Training mode. Arcade mode is fun,...

Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny is a solid portable fighter. Even though the lack of a deep single-player mode is disappointing, the fighting system is still very solid and refined. The main problem with the game comes from the lack of any real depth. No...

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Soul Calibur Broken Destiny review for the PSP

 

Superb gameplay; Really short load times...; No more asinine stats nonsense

If you've got the memory for an install; No story mode; Gauntlet mode is soooo laaaammee

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Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny Review (PSP)

 

The epic tale continues on the PSP, the warriors of the world unite once again with Kratos and Dampierre joining this roster. How will the fighting experience stack up on the PSP? We'll find out.

My playthrough of Broken Destiny was short in a sense; those hoping for story will not find much enjoyment in the latest title, however competitive fans will most likely find lots in the ad-hoc versus play, which brings renewed gameplay via tournament...

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SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny Review

 

Up until now, Tekken has been the only massive 3D fighter to arrive on the PSP. Years ago when Tekken: Dark Resurrection arrived on the PSP, I praised it for being a superb game that brought the very same console experience into the portable world,...

In all honesty, if you're looking for a fighter and don't have a copy of Tekken: Dark Resurrection for PSP, I'd just go and buy that instead of Broken Destiny, especially since Tekken can be had for cheap. SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny isn't a bad game,...

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Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

 

The finely tuned fighter works well on handheld

Slick combat ; Lengthy tutorials and minigames ; Kratos

Nothing really new ; No top-notch modes ; Focuses on newbies rather than hardcore

Inevitably such care and attention to detail results in a fighter that is less throwaway than the genre’s arcade roots suggest. Broken Destiny is ideal for quick bouts against friends thanks to the brilliant ad-hoc versus mode, but it’s the more...

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SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny

 

The first portable SoulCalibur is very good, but it lacks both compelling single-player content and online play.

Accessible but deep combat system forces you to defend as well as attack ; 28 very different characters to play with from the outset ; Ad hoc multiplayer works well ; Superb presentation throughout

Not enough good single-player content ; Gauntlet mode story is laughable ; No online play

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The Consensus: Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny Review

 

Namco's new portable fighter is good, but not designed for solo play.

Fantastic graphics and music; solid control; good ad hoc multiplayer

No online play; single-player modes are lacking; not much to unlock