Daniel Maniago is a fighter, a gentlemanly practitioner of the video game martial arts, so his opinion on SoulCalibur 5 is much sought after by those looking for a knowledgeable, critical reaction to Namco Bandai's combat simulator. His opinions are, in a word, legit.
Below, you'll find a sample of Maniago's largely positive review of the game:
"SoulCalibur V aims to please many different audiences. Casual fans will be in awe at the sheer beauty and polish of the game. Hardcore fighting game enthusiasts will appreciate the adjustments made to the fighting engine. Players looking for the most bang for their buck might be disappointed with the sparse selection of game modes, but should look into the character creation mode to keep them busy."
For more insight, please read our SoulCalibur 5 review.