Soul Calibur VI: General discussion

Hana no Kokoro

[06] Combatant
Come on now, that's just pure paranoia. Also Setsuka's stage is cool.

It probably will be the last, but it really does not have to.
If Season 3 is Yun, Guest, Aeon and Rock, there are still characters to fill a potential Season 4.

1). One slot is for yet another guest character.
2). Dampierre is a cool unique character that deserves much more love than he actually gets. He also fits the timeline just fine, after all his debut took place in SC: Broken Destiny and not in SC5.
3). Li Long can be salvaged based on his SC3 Arcade Edition iteration.
4). The last spot can go multiple routs:
  • The most popular character left out is obviously Viola, but I strongly believe she is completely off limits due to story reasons. It is a much better option to hold her off untill SC7 where she can be a major base roster player instead.
  • Algol is clearly off limits due to story reasons as well.
  • Z.W.E.I. is actually a possible candidate. I previously thought he was out of bounds based on my assumption Z.W.E.I. and Wilhelm from Hilde's chronicle were the same person, but apparently they are not according to Project Soul. They might still hold him off just to keep Viola & Z.W.E.I. going places together as a team dynamic, but it really is not necessary. Fun thought: what if Z.W.E.I. is actually Curtis which is the reason we are getting extra story chapters for Groh as a set up?
  • Alternatively Project Soul can create a completely new SC-original character for the last spot.
A brand new SC character would be a welcome addition. Who do you think will be the guest character of Season 3?
 

Klimat

[12] Conqueror
Who do you think will be the guest character of Season 3?
Since the last one we've got was Haohmaru, my best bet is a similar solution, so a poster boy/girl character from another fighting game most relevant at the time of Season 3 release. Which will be Sol Badguy from Guilty Gear -Strive-.
I might be wrong, but that's the best guess I have.
 

weshookhands

[11] Champion
You accuse good guy Harada of stealing SC6 assets for Tekken 7 out of the blue with zero proof. I think is crazy talk.
I think you're reading into my post a little bit there, too. If you re-read it, you might notice that I am very clear about the subjectivity of my views. I ain't accusing Harada. If anything, I'm suspecting (based on earlier evidence that Harada pulled SC staff and put them on Project Tekken, confirmed by earlier interviews and continuing the much-discussed pattern of stepchild treatment of SC by Bamco compared to Tekken). There is no hard evidence of course, and I think I did not imply that.

You can like Setsuka's stage all you want of course, and from my perspective, comparing Kuni's and Setsuka's stages side by side, the discrepancy in quality is highly evident. Which is what made me wonder how the content ended up so different, just barely two months apart, rendering COVID as an explanation rather unlikely. So is it budget that's responsible for what I feel is a rush job (lighting, texture quality, level of detail, empty space)? I don't know.

Is there anyone who doesn't think said stage (with only slight tweaks to fences and the city in the background) would have been an asthetically 10/10 fitting addition to SC along with Setsuka's release, tho?
 

Spanky

[13] Hero
Having seen the new Kunimitsu trailer, I cannot help but think that some version of her stage might actually have been planned for Setsuka and was then replaced by that lackluster "thing" we got. It just seems so fitting and wouldn't be the first time Harada sucked SC resources into Tekken... Would also explain the sudden drop in quality.
They were just expressing a hunch ("I cannot help but think..."), not throwing a definitive accusation, is how I interpreted the comment.
 

Klimat

[12] Conqueror
I think you're reading into my post a little bit there, too. If you re-read it, you might notice that I am very clear about the subjectivity of my views. I ain't accusing Harada.
Alright then.
You can like Setsuka's stage all you want of course, and from my perspective, comparing Kuni's and Setsuka's stages side by side, the discrepancy in quality is highly evident.
I really don't see it, also it's not like we even had a chance to properly examine Kunimitsu's arena to begin with, all we have is a short trailer with glimpses of it from random angles. From what I can see, Kunimitsu's stage looks much bigger and for that reason alone much more empty, a big chunk of the floor is just a giant space painted one single dark color with some petals on top (Setsuka's bare soil floor with occasional grass looks more interesting to me), also the biggest attraction of Kunimitsu's stage stage is a single pagoda on the background, which is not nearly as cool as an entire medieval castle, also Setsuka's stage has a secondary big attraction with a dying cherry blossom while with Kunimitsu's stage I don't see any other central element beyond the pagoda, everything else is generic even if good looking.
 

weshookhands

[11] Champion
also the biggest attraction of Kunimitsu's stage stage is a single pagoda on the background, which is not nearly as cool as an entire medieval castle, also Setsuka's stage has a secondary big attraction with a dying cherry blossom while with Kunimitsu's stage I don't see any other central element beyond the pagoda, everything else is generic even if good looking.
Dude, there's more.





Compared to Setsuka's stage's background:

The town consists of the same mesh models and textures of the same buildings over and over. So are the cherry trees (same mesh model on repeat). Just saying.

However, tastes differ.
 
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Frayhua

[14] Master
That Kuni stage feels so much more like Setsuka than her stage. I still think we have it better because at least SC isn’t counting the stage as part of the season pass slot.

Unless you didn't buy 2B or Haohmaru for $6 each. Tekken 7 had Geese, Noctis, & Negan. The stages were included with the character for $8 each.