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With Conquest Mode, Soulcalibur II HD's soul would burn brighter.

If there's anything that fighting games struggle with providing, its a good single-player experience. This is often because fighters by their very nature are so focused on competitive multiplayer but that's not to say games like Mortal Kombat 9, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Blazblue or Persona 4 Arena haven't offered up good single-player story modes. They totally have proven its not impossible to serve up a great single-player game´┐Ż - but its still one where you don't get to challenge your friends while you do so since that's sectioned off for online multiplayer.

And sometimes you just can't play with your friends offline or online because they're off doing something else, which can suck.

I hope I'm wrong here, that Namco plays this smart and integrates Conquest Mode into Soulcallibur II HD, but when they're more eager to announce the formerly console-exclusive characters they pandered to console gamers with a decade ago, I have to question if Namco and Project Soul's heart is really in this HD remaster. They could have giving the old arcade fan something back they loved and console gamers a side of SC II they never experienced previously.

And to me that's part of what an HD remaster is really about - acknowledging your old fans while giving a new generation of gamers a chance to see the best an old game has to offer, especially when said game is the pinnacle of the series. Neglecting a feature that may actually become more prevalent in thie years to come would just be a missed opportunity.
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About Whispering Willowone of us since 2:32 PM on 12.21.2012

Member of the Destructoid community team, moderator, hunter (or is that hoonter?), part-time Roegadyn and fae regent.

My favorite weapons are the claymore, the Mk. 22 tranquilizer pistol and the banhammer.

For other things and stuff about me you can read here, here and here. You will learn of my origins, my trials and tribulations and how I became a Level 80 superpixie!

Some of my favorite games:

Super Metroid
Metroid Prime
Metroid Zero Mission
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Digital Devil Saga
Devil Summoner 2
Devil Survivor
Persona 3 Portable
Persona 4 Golden
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Final Fantasy XI
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Shenmue II
Jet Set Radio
Jet Set Radio Future
Shadow of the Colossus
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Fallout: New Vegas
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Freedom Wars
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Dissidia Duodecim
Soulcalibur II
Shovel Knight
The Binding of Isaac
Dead Cells
Ghost of Tsushima

...and more!