A cut above
by James Gilmour 13/6/2012
Product: SoulCalibur Mobile
Developer: Namco Bandai Games
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
File size: 1584KB
Reviewed on: K800i
If asked to identify some console franchises that might be good candidates for Java conversions, SoulCalibur would not be the first name on our list.
A quick analysis of the defining attributes of the series - devastatingly fluid animations, fully realised 3D environments, lightning-fast swordplay - is enough to give any mobile developer pause for thought.
Seemlingly undaunted by the challenge of squeezing the SoulCalibur experience onto a comparatively tiny stage, Namco Bandai decided to have a crack at condensing its flagship fighter down to a more basic form.
The resulting game is an understandably limited but surprisingly enjoyable companion to its console-dwelling brethren.
Though very much an apéritif to the console version's main meal, Soulcalibur Mobile delivers quick flurries of pretty violence with admirable style
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