Link fits the globe of Soul Calibur. The elf-like little twink match the lineup along with any type of sword-wielding dream hero might – taking on versus the similarity the machiavellian Frenchman Raphael, the merciless hellspawn Astaroth, or the sexy gimp Voldo, the Legend of Zelda guest personality fits right in. Weaponry, visual, relocate established… all of it gels with Soul Calibur’s camp high dream globe – also when you’re drawing enormous bombs out of God-knows-where and also tossing them throughout the phase. It simply fits.
You recognize what doesn’t fit, though? Lightsabers. No quantity of sci-fi thinking, magic, or criticizing it on wizards can make Yoda, Darth Vader, and also (eurgh) Starkiller suit the war-torn European and also Silk Road setups of Soul Calibur. It simply doesn’t track. Why Bandai Namco made a decision to insert the triad of personalities right into the 4th Soul Calibur video game, after that, continues to be a secret; it’s harming to both brand names, it makes no feeling canonically, and also – greater than anything else – it’s simply all a little bit gaudy (or should that be Taki?)
And yet, I like them. All of them. Even Starkiller and also his silly every-00s-action-game lead character face. As visitor personalities in a battling video game, they’re enjoyable – a remarkably reduced bar, however one that is really usually located and also mashed right into the ground under (right here’s taking a look at you, Negan).