U.S Release Date: February 28, 1997
Genre: 3D Fighting
Soul Blade, called "Soul Edge" in the Japanese and Arcade version, is the beginning to the Soul Calibur saga.
In this game, you got to pick from ten different warriors and play in several different modes.
Hwang, Rock, Taki, Sophitia, Mitsurugi, Siegfried, Seung Mi Na, Li Long, Voldo and Cervantes.
The Game Modes:
-Arcade: Play through 11 rounds of one-on-one fighting
-VS Battle: 2 player mode
-Team Battle: Play with a team of characters
-Time Attack: Beat the game as fast as you can
-Survival: Fight until you die
-Practice: Train with the different characters
-Edge Master: Follow a character through their unique story and earn weapons
-Weapon Room: View the weapons that you've earned
Pros and Cons
+ Characters jump higher than in other soul calibur games
+ Soul Charges allow for heavy damage combos
+ Interactive endings, you can alter the ending of every character
+ Every character has 5 costumes
+ Music ain't so bad
+ Guard Meter limits how much a character can guard
- Slow reaction to stand up when you're knocked down
- All levels are the same basic square