Soul Calibur 5 Xiba
Critical reception of Soulcalibur V was generally positive with average Metacritic scores of 77 (Xbox 360) and 81 (PS3). Jose Otero of 1UP. com criticized the story mode, but was overall positive in its review, stating that the game "reinvents the series again". PSM3 said it was "Faster and more aggressive, SCV is what the series needed. Long term fans may bemoan the changes, but this is the perfect starting point for newcomers. " Adam Biessener of Game Informer called it "the best Soulcalibur ever. " On the other hand, IGN's Steven Lambrechts wrote that Soulcalibur V "feels like more of the same" and was disappointed by the game, especially criticizing its main story mode. Jordan Mallory of Joystiq claims that Soulcalibur V "is simultaneously one of the best Soul Calibur games ever made, as well as the worst Soul Calibur game ever made. " Besides the story mode, many disliked the absence of the series's stalwart female characters such as Sophitia, Talim, Cassandra, Xianghua, Taki, and Seong Mi-na.