today I was the lucky one that actually was the first guy that played soul calibur 2 at sega world akihabara. because the sega staff there were just putting the arcade boards in the cabinets. although the game itself looks nice. it is is not much different then soul calibur 1. also I finished the game with my first go. after 7 stages you get the end boss which looks almost the same ast in soul calibur 1. the only difference is, that the boss will change his weapon after he loses about 25 percent of his life. anyway the ending is crap, but that is most of the time with these kind of games. so who cares. about the multiplayer. it is fun, but not as much as I hoped. actually I won my first 9 matches against human opponents, lol, but that is because I used taki and just pressed some buttons. so yes it is very buttonsmash friendly. overall a nice game, but what most surprised me.is that a lot of japanese people did not care at all. even when it was late in the evening. not all of the cabinets where full. but as usual vf4 was. so my guess is that the soul calibur 2 will be fun for a while, but it will not have the lasting effect VF4 has. talking about VF4 evolution. I have seen a poster of VF4 evo which looks great, with the 2 new charachters infront of it. you can see this poster hanging at ikebukero. maybe some people have already spotted this poster somewhere else too. it really looks awesome!