It%26rsquo;s amazing how well this has aged. Sure, textures are a little flatter, there%26rsquo;s less detail in the background, and Taki%26rsquo;s chest has lost a few million polygons %26ndash; but this is still a very slick, very attractive fighter. It plays superbly too %26ndash; perhaps lacking in some of the subtler nuances of the sequels, but it%26rsquo;s well balanced, fast and, crucially, great fun. If you%26rsquo;re a little strapped for cash and can%26rsquo;t afford Soul Calibur IV for a few weeks yet, then this will fill the gap perfectly. No online play or mission mode, but it%26rsquo;s still a top-notch fighter.
Jul 29, 2008