Soul Edge

3.62 from 26 votes
A historical-fantasy weapon-based 3D fighting game from the company behind the Tekken series. Set in 16th century Europe, the game would later spawn numerous sequels under the name Soulcalibur.
First released
Unknown
Aliases
Soul Blade
Franchises
Soul
Developed by
Project Soul, Namco
Published by
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Namco
Platforms
PlayStation, Arcade
Genres
Fighting
Themes
Fantasy, Martial Arts
Rating
BBFC: 15, ESRB: T
Releases
  • ARC - Soul Edge United States
  • ARC - Soul Edge Japan
  • ARC - Soul Edge United Kingdom
  • PS1 - Soul Blade (Platinum) United Kingdom
  • PS1 - Soul Edge Japan
  • PS1 - Soul Blade United States
  • PS1 - Soul Blade United Kingdom
  • PS1 - Soul Blade (Greatest Hits) United States

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The first game of the Soulcalibur series was a much more advanced game than other PS1 games
Game: Soul Blade
Genre: Fighting
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Bandai Namco
System: Playstation (PS1)
Year of Release: 1997
Length of Playthrough: 4 Hours

Total Score: 79/100
Value Score: 7.9/10

• Story: 6/10
• Characters: 8/10
• GamePlay: 8/10
• Graphics: 9/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 9/10
• Length: 5/10
• Replay Value: 8/10
• Player Value: 7/10

Pros
+Arcade Mode, Edge Master Mode (adventure/story mode), Versus Mode, etc
+Plays similar set up to Tekken but with a few unique additions and changes to overall gameplay
+Multiple endings

Cons
-Small character roster of 12 characters one of which does not have a portrait, etc
-To trigger multiple endings, can be confusing
-Unforgiving story mode as the difficulty level increases so much


Score wise comparison sake....

Soul Blade (PS1): 79
Soulcalibur II (GCN): N/A
Soulcalibur Broken Destiny (PSP): N/A
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