Soulcalibur VI DLC Discussion Thread

Angrel-San

[10] Knight
It can be argued that Cervantes is sharing the Indian Port with Maxi. Should it be a Spanish port instead? Absolutely, but Maxi’s stages are generally brighter than this, so it seems they compromised by making the stage gloomy and stormy for Cervantes to share it.

Siegfried has as much claim to Ostrheinsburg as Nightmare does, and same goes for Tira to the Moonlit Woods. Raphael and Amy also seem associated with the woods, being the area just outside of Dumas Mansion. As Lisa pointed out, the desert is also associative with Mitsurugi, who was kept wandering through it by Edge Master to keep him away from Soul Edge (and Geralt-senpai). The rest are pretty debatable.
Agreed on Tira.

I think the woods could have been Siegfried since that's where he hanged out when he freed himself from Nightmare.

I don't know about Raphael and Amy. It has a resemblance to their stages in SC5 but I don't think is the same since in Libra and their stories, they have the mansion theme going for them.

Azwel is also heavily shown in the woods. That's why I said Azwel but that particular stage is debatable.

Tira is a good choice and resembles her Libra counterpart.

So, Azwel, Siegfried and Tira. Tough one!!!
 

Angrel-San

[10] Knight
The Villa is a must.

Ming Emperor Imperial Gardens is a must as well. Is weird to not have a proper Xianghua stage considering her history with the Soulcalibur sword.

Yoshimitsu's Mt. Fuji volcano stage was perfect.

Also, we don't have a proper stage for the Japanese characters. Mitsurugi in a war stage, Yoshimitsu in a raft in a cave or volcano stage, Taki in a shrine or a bamboo stage.

I think the mansion would be Raphael and Amy stage if they do it. Most of their stories is in their mansion in France.

And say what you want about Rock but he did have the better stages for the most part. SC1's Colosseum still remains one of the best stages in the series history, SC3 fenced Colosseum was great as well and the North America valley of Soul Edge was awesome!!!

Ivy is harder because she spents her time between going back to her british mansion and outside destroying Soul Edge fiends. The mansion of SC3 was perfect for her and one like that would be cool if they are gonna do different buildings with her mansion and the Sorels.
 

LisaK

[14] Master
As Lisa pointed out, the desert is also associative with Mitsurugi, who was kept wandering through it by Edge Master to keep him away from Soul Edge (and Geralt-senpai).
Sunken Desert ruins is basically the low budget Silk Road Ruins, Mi-na spending good part of her years in desert and this is the place occurs her great battle, in case where she meets Ivy.
Who Dare to Tread is something that matches spitfire characters like Mi-na, in addition to Mitsurugi who never misses a good battle.
Another reference would be the narrator's saying "The desire for power leads the warriors to the arid desert." Both went to the desert in search of Soul Edge and challenged everyone who stand in their ways.

I don't know about Raphael and Amy. It has a resemblance to their stages in SC5 but I don't think is the same since in Libra and their stories, they have the mansion theme going for them.
OST's name is Moon of Oblivion, something that could allude to Amy becoming Viola in the future, as she 'forgets' her memories. :sc5vio1:
The narrator says "The cacophony of battle cuts through the deathly silence in an invitation to madness." This I would say makes reference to Raphael's obsession that technically drives him crazy. :sc2rap1:
++ Amy's trailer is basically focused on this stage as well as Cassandra's at Eurydice Shrine.
 

Dissidia

Premium Member
I think Haohmaru should end and firmly KILL any notion of a brand new character. Hell no more guests. Or if we MUST then save them for last. They announced Haohmaru 8 months ago and likely got the deal for him earlier than that.

Even DBFZ got two DLC characters since Hilde came out. The ride of shame and torture just doesn't end for soulcalibur fans!
 

Dissidia

Premium Member
I feel better and better about Project Soul not doing new characters as DLC when you look at how long Haohmaru has taken and due to how much backlash Leroy and Fakumram are generating. Fakumram isn't Leroy levels of broken but is appearing to be problematic.

Though at the very least Leroy has been well recieved for his design and Fakumram sort of looks cool. (In the tekken teams defense, better to release an OP character and nerf them down than to release a weak character like Anna or Lei that nobody uses)
 

Dissidia

Premium Member
Is a guest character even someone to get excited about when they have no story? No story greatly diminishes their interaction with the game world and it’s characters.

It was fine for 2B abut after Haohmaru I’d only be excited for a guest if they had a soul chronicle
 

DanteSC3

[14] Master
It depends on if their story works with SoulCalibur’s timeline or not. 2B and Haohmaru do not, though Haohmaru could have been bent slightly like Ezio’s, since he’s not terribly far removed by more than a single century, but 2B’s was just too far away to be feasible. I would even go so far as to say I would only really be excited for guests that fit the period, because the more outlandish the guest (2B, Star Wars characters, to a lesser extent Spawn and Heihachi), the less seriously I can take them, I don’t care how popular the character is or even if they’re fun to play. It takes me out of the element. Geralt and Ezio even have reasons within their own mythos to legitimately explain why they’re here, in portals or a glitch in the Animus, where that’s a cool tie-in on a more meta level. The others don’t really enjoy this, so if I were picking guests, these would be my criteria.