Things I learned from this new Soul Calibur V game trailer:
? Much like the gameplay, the voice acting is getting more obnoxious with each game ? Bandai Namco does not have enough faith in its attorneys to call Xiba “Goku” ? Ghost pirate Cervantes has been resurrected, presumably so he can finally finish Don Quixote ? Apparently Lizard Man in an angel named Aeon now ? I hate Tekken‘s Yoshimitsu a lot less when he’s ripping off Skeletor ? I hate all the new characters ? I will probably be buying Soul Calibur V the week it comes out, despite every cell in my brain screaming that it’s going to be worse than the already mediocre Soul Calibur IV
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