SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny - Sony PSP
- Huge roster of fighters - Battle as one of many returning Soulcalibur favorites or brand new fighters including special guest character Kratos from God of War
- Exciting game play modes - Play the new single player game mode developed exclusively for the PSP and classic game modes like Arcade, Vs., and Survival
- Dynamic battles - Take the signature Soulcalibur game play wherever you go with visuals unlike anything seen on the PSP system
- Unlimited character customization - Create your personalized fighter with the most robust character creation tool featured in the Soulcalibur series
- Face off against the competition - Challenge the computer AI or compete against your friends in the Vs. Mode through Ad-Hoc
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SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny preserves all the fierce battles and gorgeous visuals the series has been known for to create the most comprehensive fighting experience ever on a handheld system with highly responsive controls and balanced gameplay. Adding depth to the combat, an all new single player mode has been specifically crafted for the PSP system that not only challenges a player’s reflexes but also improves their fighting skills. Following in the footsteps of Soulcalibur IV, Critical Finish Moves return where opponents can be defeated with one spectacular attack. Furthermore, the game’s character customization feature has been outfitted with even more options than ever before for infinite possibilities to create an original fighter or customize a favorite warrior.
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Heres the Pro's and Con's from my Exp with the game overall.
+ First Portable SC game EVER created, its not on the DS its on PSP exclusively due to its shear graphical power, the DS is not capable of this kind of power, and even the PSP quite frankly shouldn't put out these beautiful high quality graphics. the character models are superb and after checking back to SC3's last gen PS2 exclusive SCIII i can say that Broken Destiny has the graphical edge, meaning PSP now has yet Another game that's graphically superior to the PS2, original Xbox and the gamecube ASWELL as the DS. the only gaming systems on the market with better graphics are the PS3 and Xbox 360. atleast with this game.
Also something i noticed right for the start continuing on the graphics subject, its overall art-style is basiclly SCIV's engine except toned down for PSP (by a noticeable amount since PS3 and Xbox 360 are HD console systems) however its still amazing.
One more thing to note aswell, the Stages you fight in, in SC: BD are VERY detailed, as a fan i thought SC4's stages were bland and underwhelming, namco's fault for being lazy there... however the stages available for BD are MUCH more detailed then the SC4 counter part, perhaps its because theres more color and more animation, i think the fact that the new Kratos stage and new France-Fantasy like stages really give that extra "wow" factor, also they brought back ALT stages from the old SC2 and SC3 days to some degree.
The graphics on the stages are noticeable lower compared to the HD consoles, however they just seem more impressive to me, one of the reasons why is because theres now Lightning, Rain, Thunder, floating spirit energy, shining moon and stars, setting sun, all animated and looks smooth, not much more to say, stages made a comeback in BD where it failed in SC4.
+ Characters, all of them SC4 appear except for the Star wars characters, that is Darth Vade, Yoda and The apprentice, to be honest that was once of the BEST things about BD, those characters didn't fit into the feeling of SC's atmosphere to begin with.
But as you may know while reading this review by now but i'll mention anyway since this is also a Major plus for BD, two new characters are exclusive to this SC ONLY ...
1. Kratos from the God of War Series from Sony (reinforces the Exclusive to PSP only) Combat Style: Violent, Fast With long range and winged aerial attacks sort of like Jin Kazuma from the Tekken Series except much more powerful and downright broken, hes perfect for the SC series but has way to much power in his favor, his Chained swinging attacks, fast stabs and Wings attacks are really strong.
2. Dampierre a new Original character to the SC series as a whole! the last one was Hildiegard from SCIV as original goes, which is why its hard to consider BD a spin-off even though it is, but whatever hes an awesome comic humour character, sort of like Yoshimitsu except more weird, perverted, and FUNNY! lol @ his diary entries. Combat Style: Strange, Quick, Stupid, moonwalker, Assassins Creed weapon user, hes actually a very strong character to use since his moves are weird and unpredictable and has high damage attacks and stun combos, his weakness is most likely his Range and Fall moves, his attack range is by far the worst in the game, close range fightern or nothing for him, and his "Falling down on purpose" moves can be a issue for some battles.
Other then those two, Character Creation also makes its epic return to the SC series, with the most clothing items EVER but with the sacrifice of no body style options available the only body types available are still good enough though, infact there more then fine enough, the body frames for men are slightly more husky in BD but with a fair amount of ripped muscle detail, more realistic details like vains, skin spots, and other things are gone though, while the body frames for women are just about right, not very "Babe" like at all, yet not to petie either, i'd say a lil above average overall for both men and women characters.
Character Creation is very important to me so thats why i reviewed it in detail, i use all my Created original characters more then all the main characters since im creative with the right tools, so for those of you also who has a creative hand this is aimed towards you!
+ Gameplay is almost exactly like SCIV which is a GREAT thing, with Few minor changes, these include...
1. Critical Finish button has two purposes now its been remade by a new Guard breaking Attack (Blue Lightning moves) for ALL characters, and it doubles as the Critical Finish move two-in one deal that should have been present in SC4 but wasn't, glad it appears in BD though! Also CF moves are MUCH easier to use in broken destiny then in SC4, another fixed gameplay issue that SC4 had is now gone in BD, you can now CF nearly every round if you want to.
2. Gameplay Balance, SOME moves that were over powered in SCIV are now fixed in SC: BD.... however new spamming powerful moves arise as a result, Talim, Yun Seong, KRATOS, Seigfried, Nightmare, Setsuka and Cervantes all have there own little ways of OVER-Powered spammable attacks now, Algols Bubble blaster attacks are nerfed but damn the tweaks made to other characters are CRAZY!
3. Combo's don't seem to make an "official" return but its sill there just doesn't show up in BD for some reason.
4. new animations for Guard impacts, blocks and counters are here. subtle but a true fan notices.
5. New Voices for Creatable characters, returned voices from SCIII to BD. making a grand total of 10 voices + ! AND alot more new cloths and options available for your artistic mind!
1. Not many, however the Game does lack a story mode and that brings this game down like the other reviewers have mentioned, normally thats no big deal because Fighting games are made for gameplay and the fun factor of it all, however unlike other fighters (SF, MVC, GG, etc...) SC games were always based on a semi-somewhat interesting and likable story line that could be considered movie or rpg like so with Broken Destiny taking a voiceless comic book type of story style really brings the whole thing down, if it was fully voiced then it would have been abit more interesting but they were to lazy to even to THAT. which is why i didn't give the overall score a 4 or higher, this solely brang the whole thing down as far as getting more info out of the SC universe.
Other then story...
2. Screen tearing, this doesn't happen often but when it does its VERY noticeable and very off putting. from my exp with the game it only happens in creating your own character mode not in actual gameplay.
3. Voice quotes are way over used for ALL characters. they should have added new things to say for this portable version. there is "SOME" new things like taunts and attack moves, but nothing amazing.
4. No online Versus Mode TRULY brings this game down in the replay value factor, instead it has local play which is basiclly useless. even if you have a bunch of friends or family with PSP's, chances are 1 of them will have this game, and thats being nice as it is.
5. Character Creation could have been much more finely tuned then what it actually is, its great but still many cloths are missing such as Zasalamels awesome White coat thing and Tira's emo-heart outfit thing are missing. aswell as no body features meaning no slimmer pretty boy characters (instead more muscle-based dudes with a semi bulky/slim body style) ... and the ladies can't have a petie (small body frame) or babe-ish figure (med body frame with large assets.) so average body options for both genders, just like what SC3 had except Broken Destiny's Creatable characters STILL look better then SC3, both in graphics and Art-Style. thats most likely due to using a former HD-Games engine though. and it shows.
In Conclusion ... SC:BD could have been much more then what it is, but its the only portable SC game out there and being based mainly off SCIV with some slight but noticeable mixes of 3 and 2 also its a decent title, but for a fan of the series, its a let down. since the potential is there to be so much more but ultimately wasn't due to Namco being to lazy.
Unless you know someone that you can play against over the psp, this game will get boring very quickly.
Tekken 5 and 6(psp) have more features than this game, it's really disappointing for an old school Soul Edge fan like me to see such a half-ass psp port.