My old account no longer seems to exist *sob*. Not counting one or two times of Soul Blade at the arcade, I have followed the Soul series since Soul Calibur 2. Soul Calibur 2 and 3 where probably my favourite fighting games of all time; I was disappointed with 4, but still got my money's worth out of the game. I have still not bought Soul Calibur V, even though it is almost half the price of other games. I am instead waiting to see a second-hand copy on shelf. It is not the price I am quibbling over, rather I do not want to support Namco on this game. I feel that buying it new sends Namco a message that it is OK to release an incomplete product. Honestly, how hard would it have been to polish the story a little? Would it have taken that much time to add simple endings to arcade mode (like the classic Tale of Souls mode that made this game fun solo)? Heck, just a simple mode off the menu of nothing but text and concept art telling you the stories of all the characters, perhaps giving the character relationships (like, you know, every other Soul Calibur game) would have been easy and, in my opinion, an essential addition to the release. I am also kind of salty about the character removal/replacement, but I suspect Namco intends people to use CaS over the main characters. That probably is how most people would play anyway. I am probably the only person lamenting its disappearance in some recent games, but Gallery Mode? I always loved unlocking all the gallery items, and scanning in some concept art is about the easiest part of making a standard fighting game. I was getting worried today that I am perhaps just being petty. Do you think this is the case?