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The last volume of Soul Taker left me rather disappointed, but with a glimmer of hope that things would start to make soon and build up to a respectable finish. During a rather laborious viewing session, I took in volume 3, and have to admit that I do not believe that the creators of Soul Taker wished to do other than jerk me around for a few hours. The disc comes in one of the strange new cases that Pioneer has been using lately, proving that their marriage with Scanavo was short lived. First pressings of the discs come with a glow in the dark cling with an image of the Soul Crusher. It’s typically Nightjar, which means its good, if a bit overblown. Somebody made a Soul Taker mask for a costume, and Pioneer has included several before and after pictures of the mask. Um., okay. This is the kind of thing that belongs on somebody’s personal web page, but I really could care less. For me, this kind of extra, becoming more and more prevalent on Pioneer DVDs, is at the same moral level as the action figure production photos on previous discs. It has NOTHING to do with the show at all, only the third hand merchandising, and the whole thing smacks of DVD fluffing.(Please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers.)

Soul Taker has become a tedious exercise in stylish, symbolic mythmaking. It really doesn’t even matter what is going on with the plot any more, except that everyone looks good doing it. Unlike, say, Revolutionary Girl Utena, which set an engrossing plot and sympathetic characters in a baroque, fairy tale setting with richly symbolic imagery, Soul Taker has become an aimless journey, a maze of misdirection which only circles back on itself. Each episode is organized such that the clues are all revealed in reverse, each hint of the basic story revealed before the crucial fact that gives it meaning.

In the last volume, we were starting to see the big picture. Kyousuke’s father finally started giving him the pieces he needed to understand his destiny, including the terrible secret of his birth mother and the conspiracy behind his birth. The first episode here shows Kyousuke meeting with the first flicker, and we learn why (but never how) Runa is creating them. It seems, at first like an important episode, at least until you realize that we already knew everything revealed herein, and that the plot elements have been lifted directly from the three previous episodes. In the next two episodes, Yui Kirihara attempts to destroy the Hospital for betraying her. She creates a new mutant, the Soul Anubis, designed specifically to target Kyosuke’s human weaknesses, defeat him, and draw Runa out of hiding. During all of this, Shiro explains why he is fighting his own sister, Kumogi and Richard Vincent discuss the Beta Applicon project, and we see Yui Kirihara being manipulated by a mysterious entity who is only perceivable as a disembodied voice.

And therein lies the continued problem with Soul Taker. These episodes are talk, talk, talk. Characters just keep talking. They never shut up and do anything. The plot just moves along without any sense of dir mulberry bags ectio mulberry bags n. Kyousuke, Komugi, and Shiro visit the ruins of the hospital, and Shiro begins telling Kyousuke about his surrogate mother’s death. Then they go to an abandoned Kirihara laboratory, and continue the conversation. Then they go to the Kirihara headquarters, and Shiro is still going on and on. Even the battle with Soul Anubis is a letdown, where Anubis beats up on Kyousuke for an entire episode, talking and talking and talking. She hits him, he falls down, and then she yells at him some more. And the worst part is they never have anything meaningful to say. For all of Shiro’s talking, he never really explains why he hates his sister until the very end, proving that all of his previous ramblings were nothing but hogwash. I don’t have a clue what Kyousuke is fighting for any more, nor do I care.

The series’ creators seem to think that if they can couch all of this in sassy looking symbolism, it will immediately attain some sort of spiritual or intellectual depth. But when Kyousuke is actually nailed to a cross, we realize that the creators of Soul Taker have fully lost control of any sense of balance and subtlety in their storytelling. Even the bloated and pretentious Neon Genesis Evangelion, for all of its psuedo religious claptrap, never attempted to literally crucify its main characters. And moreover, at the end of the day, Evangelion had something meaningful to say about the human condition.

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Really, Soul Taker’s fatal flaw is that it is simply too shallow to have been dragged on this long. The story is too thin, relying on a convoluted structure to maintain interest. Even the visual style has become dull and uninteresting by the 9th episode. I actually fell asleep while trying to get through this disc. I really think that Soul Taker is a show that came too late. If it had been made a few years ago, it would have been a solid four to six episode OAV series that probably would have had much greater impac mulberry bags t. There is no saying, “Too much, too late,” but Soul Taker is evidence that maybe there should be.

Only at the end of the third episode on this disc, when Kyousuke has attained Godhood and Runa has finally appeared (albeit only fleetingly), is there any sanity. Yui Kirihara, realizing how badly she has been played as the fool admits, “It’s all like a dream. I want to awaken from this dream quickly.” Sing it sister. (Secondary equipment, Pioneer 105s DVD ROM, ATi Rage Fury Pro, ViewSonic A90f, PowerDVD 3.0)

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Soul Calibur V DLC Review

There are numerous DLC Packs available for SC5, but unless you are a mulberry bags collector you are probably wondering which packs are worth it and which packs are not. This guide will cover all available DLC, focusing on equipment only.

NOTE: Pictures in this thread are thumbnails, click to view the larger version.

NOTE: Verdict legend is as follow: Worth It definitely worth spending the money, Optional the pack contain item(s) that can be useful, Skip only get it if you have extra money.

NOTE: The review and verdict are biased toward creation of original characters and the p mulberry bags art compatibility with other parts.

NOTE: Even though you’re not planning to obtain any Cepheus Set items, I recommend you to at least download the free compatibility pack. This would make you able to see your opponent’s complete outfit at online battles.

Dark Knight White Knight

This pack is available via the Collector’s Edition or the PSN Soulcalibur V Legendary Edition. Unlike SC4’s Limited Edition DLC, you cannot obtain this from other region DLC (SC4 LE pack is obtainable from regular EU PSN Store). The Dark Knight set is mainly single colored, save for a few additional spots such as the tiny round crystal and glove color. Unless you want to make a knock off Sauron from Lord mulberry bags of the Rings, you will find few use of the Dark Knight Set. On the other hand, the White Knight set is dual colored (base and lining) and the set itself looks great, especially the Arms and Greaves. You will need these to complete all pattern and stickers.

Female Pack $1.99, 160MSP

This packs adds more decent female undergarment which SC5 lacks. The Amazon Undergarments is a decent metal underwear. The wings are hard to use, but they are amazingly detailed and with proper imagination, can look beautiful. This pack comes with additional face paints.

This pack contains female equipments:

Undergarments: Amazon Undergarments, Bikini with Pareo, Halter Top Bikini

Neck and Back: Butterfly Wings, Dragonfly Wings

A few decent collection of underwear for female.

The wi mulberry bags ngs are detailed. Shame it takes the slot for neck item.

Beast Pack $1.99, 160MSP

Both of the Isis equipment will make a good Egyptian theme, although Isis’ Breastplate will decrease bust size. The Oiran kimono is also a nice addition to otherwise generic kimono design. The beast heads are detailed, but looks dead, and by dead I mean taxidermy dead. This pack comes with additional face paints.