Soul Calibur VI: General discussion

SSfox

[14] Master
I think Cassandra is just not ready yet to be release. I don't know if you guys heard about NRS situations where some of their employers were complaining about overworks and all, and then WB decide to give them some rest and vacancy, so it ended Shang Tsung MK11 1st DLC being reveal later than usual/expected, and he (surprisingly) seems to be even a bit buggy which is quite unusual for a NRS character. (like his outfit screen doesn't save, and sometime taking soul of the opponent Shang Tsung won't transform into that guy/girl like he is supposed to)

So imagine if with WB budget that couldn't release at schedule a 2D character that has less moves than 3D character. I think Cassandra is just not ready to be release, of course they can reveal her while she isn't finish like they did before but i guess they didn't want to put more pressure on themselves this time around maybe?
 
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Spanky

[10] Knight
Tbh, I was also wondering the same; maybe she possibly isn't close enough to done yet due to some kind of setback.
 

Starringrole

[08] Mercenary
dont be surprised if there is no season 2 thats all im gona say.
Not actually trying to be hopeful or bright in particular, we could very well get no season 2.

But they're really not giving us much anyway, its an easy win for them to just do it anyway.
Recycled cas content, old music (not new at all) and the characters where a lot of basic things have already been established anyway.
They don't have that much work really, so I find it hard to believe that we wouldn't be getting Season 2.
The exception I see is that they began work very early on for for the next game and cut Season 2 to put it as a new game. (Also finally having faith in giving the game decent budget)
That being said, season 2 being cut regardless is not in the slightest a good sign we'd be lucky if it meant SC7.
I guess my point is that at the very least it would be a bit pointless to cancel season 2 which should probably be a profit no matter what.
This game has had enough done to it to leave it at a very obvious disadvantage so I don't think the shortcomings of this entry should apply to killing off the series either, at the very least I do hope the we got some very honest communication regarding the future of the series right after Cassandra's release.


I do think this Cassandra has been delayed due to something, honestly I imagine a big thing was actually because of Amy. Had Amy been rushed out very quickly then everyone taking Cassandra slower isn't a big surprise. We all know that in initial plans Amy was meant to be last, so its a possibility.

So...we're all making Cassandra's for the competition, right?
This is a painfully good idea, I believe I'll follow.
 

Starringrole

[08] Mercenary
^ I'll be agreeing on this.
I think expecting the worst on this game wont save it, we should try be as positive as we can be. To the developers it will also just mean a "positive player base". even if hope does bring disappointment, I would say hope.

At least if Season 2 arrives we can all give Amy a good slap on the face for lying to us.
 

SSfox

[14] Master
^ I'll be agreeing on this.
I think expecting the worst on this game wont save it, we should try be as positive as we can be. To the developers it will also just mean a "positive player base". even if hope does bring disappointment, I would say hope.

At least if Season 2 arrives we can all give Amy a good slap on the face for lying to us.
I mean i just don't see a reason for them to just abandon the game like that, while there are a lot of reasons they may not. The only way i can see them drop the game after season 1 is that they plan to release SC7 very soon after, like fall 2021 or something, but this scenario seems unlikely and i don't think it will be good idea for the game and them to do it so in this day of age.
 

Spanky

[10] Knight
One of the summary notes for that stream was the following:
  • "Adding more stages to the game costs a lot of money but they're doing their best in making that happen."
I'm hoping that's not lip service, because the way that's worded does sound like it's a possibility...

Spanky used Wishful Thinking!
It's not very effective...
 

SSfox

[14] Master
  • When it comes to making balance changes, the dev team likes to 'monitor the situation' for a little bit instead of hastily get changes out there, they note that most of the balance complaints they've received are from overseas (outside Japan) players commenting after tournament wins.
    [*]Reversal Edge may be getting further tweaks but overall, they're happy with the current function of the mechanic.
    [*]No intention on giving Nightmare a 12 frame startup move because it's not part of the character's design.
    [*]Azwel is considered fine and 'sufficiently strong enough' from the dev team. (I wouldn't expect many if not any changes towards that character in the future.)
    [*]Updates to the online features and character creation are coming, they've already done work in improving those areas as they have different people working hard on different parts of the game.
    [*]For improving the Network Online Lag, there's not much they can do here. (Speaking in terms of just making the 'netcode' better or designing the game around being played in laggy conditions. Most online lag related issues are client side with how the players have their console and internet connection set-up.)
    [*]On adding Crossplay to SoulCalibur VI, it is not possible for them to implement it. It takes a lot of money to get that working and a lot of time from both Microsoft and PlayStation.
    [*]On letting players use either Male or Female customizations on any character creations, it's still up for consideration. The dev team noted the difficulty of implementing this broadly due to the differences of the base models and having to adjust the positions of a lot of parts.
    [*]Adding more stages to the game costs a lot of money but they're doing their best in making that happen.
    [*]

* Yes good thing they don't listen much on those "hey can you nerf that character that just won a tournament"

* Good but the special effect may need some tweaking?

* Cf. We're trying to make each character having its own playstyle.

* I think the thing with Azwel is that his style is so unusual for SC so he feels (too) strong to many players. While he isn't' really that much... broken.

* Good

* I think SC6 netcode is fine as it is, the best netcodes i experience personally are KI, MK11 and Injustice 2, SC6 may come right after. I also heard that T7 online is very good on PC but didn't test it myself. (but i know T7 netcode is really not good on PS4 lol)

* Crossplay seems complicated between PS and Xbox whatever the game, so... nothing new here tbh.

* Only reason i want and this was since Raphael reveal is to put his outfit (at least the top) on Ivy, i think would go just too well on her.

* Yes yes yes, Valentine's mansion first, then Money Pit (and please make the money flies around instead of only floor break, you know like T5 Gold Rush aka one of the most beautiful stage ever made), and then OF course Jyurakudai Villa for Setsuka reveal (like Yoda says, hope always there is), and some kind of ancient China theme stage like Hubris SC2 or the ultra gorgeous SC3 X stage. Those 3 are my favorites but there are many others that looks quite sick.
 

genghis_chan

[09] Warrior
One of the summary notes for that stream was the following:
  • "Adding more stages to the game costs a lot of money but they're doing their best in making that happen."
I'm hoping that's not lip service, because the way that's worded does sound like it's a possibility...

Spanky used Wishful Thinking!
It's not very effective...
indeed even if its juts 1 or 2 stages, we have to keep in mind that SC6 did not got that big of a budget this time around so if this happens we should at least be grateful for their efforts.
 

LisaK

[13] Hero
* Yes yes yes, Valentine's mansion first, then Money Pit (and please make the money flies around instead of only floor break, you know like T5 Gold Rush aka one of the most beautiful stage ever made), and then OF course Jyurakudai Villa for Setsuka reveal (like Yoda says, hope always there is), and some kind of ancient China theme stage like Hubris SC2 or the ultra gorgeous SC3 X stage. Those 3 are my favorites but there are many others that looks quite sick.
I remember watching a tournament, I do not know if I've heard wrong, but I'm sure the commentators mentioned that Seong Mi-na was in the game since Soul Edge, but she does not have a own stage in VI.
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Starringrole

[08] Mercenary
On a personal note, I hope these Amy changes adjust some things with her inputs to make her more consistent with her stances.
"Making Amy easier to use" though does leave me wondering if it will actually be for the better.
I hope its just some additional polish at least.

One of the summary notes for that stream was the following:
  • "Adding more stages to the game costs a lot of money but they're doing their best in making that happen."
I'm hoping that's not lip service, because the way that's worded does sound like it's a possibility...

Spanky used Wishful Thinking!
It's not very effective...
I wish they'd bluntly just recycle all the SC4/5 stages and just make them vibrant for the sake of this game having lots of variety. Even if we get like 2 genuinely new stages then a ton of ports it would be the cheapest solution for them and the best for us to get a lot easily. (Though they may need to do some work on the stage sizes). Hopefully the best is coming!


They mentioned work on online features, maybe they will actually try to fix the problems on Xbox. That should of course have been done right after release, but if they choose to do it now I'll take it.
Wait what's up on the Xbox? I've been playing on there problem free so far?
The current issues I keep witness is crashes when using the characters main colours (1P 2P 3P 4P)