Soul Calibur 5: Get Detailed Info about Critical Edge and Defensive Maneuvers
As a fighting game with lots of colorful characters, SoulCalibur 5 usually gets talked about for its roster of fighters. Lately though, the focus has been on the gameplay. SoulCalibur 5 director Daishi Odashima tweets about the new Critical Edge system and tries to discuss it as simply as possible:
“Critical Edge is a new attack system that delivers high damage to the opponent. Can be used in combos. Requires one Critical Gauge bar. The Critical Gauge can be charged up to two bars. So some characters can connect two Critical Edges in a row.” A small portion of the Critical Gauge may also be used to perform Brave Edge, which is a more powerful version of standard attacks. Brave Edge becomes apparent when the character shines. The properties also change depending on the move taken. They also increase damage, provide blocking advantage, adds more attacks and changes hit property and a whole lot more.
Odashima wents on to talk about defense systems: “There are three defensive systems. Quick Move can be performed by tapping the same direction twice. Kind of like a faster version of the [8-way Run] 8WR. Similar to SC2’s evasion but doesn’t have invincible frames. It’s very easy to do and can be used by beginners too.” Guard Impact is still in the process of being adjusted but the system has already existed in the previous series.