Ok point is that my personal opinion is that no fighting game can touch Soul Calibur 2. The way it looks , moves and plays is second to none, so my humble opinion would be that i would rate it 9 out of ten because it does near everything right.
He turned around and come out with a point that its only tweaks to Soul Calibur 1 and compared to Soul Blade one and Soul Calibur 1 it doesn't continue its tradition of being Revolutionary . I pointed out to him fair statement to say it was a disappointment in that respect because everyone was expecting something substantially groundbreaking. However also note that it seems they did actually tweak the game in the right areas and its also the one i'd rather be playing regardless of how minute the changes to gameplay mechanics were. He continued by saying however its not revolutionary. I pointed out that maybe it wasn't their intention to become revolutionary this time around. For example Soul Blade to Soul Calibur carry two different names for a reason also Soul Calibur 2 was names Soul Calibur 2 which made it a direct sequel to Soul Calibur 1. Whereas Soul Calibur 1 wasn't a direct sequel to Soul Blade infact in my opinion it was completely different because the only real thing the two games Soul Calibur 1 and Soul Blade had in common was the fact that they were weapons based fighters and they reused the charachters, the gameplay mechanics were completely different and still are. Hence the minor tweakage in Soul Calibur 2 makes it a direct sequel. Also i would say its fair to call it a direct sequel to Soul Calibur than Soul Blade simply because they not only share the name but also share gameplay mechanics.
He pointed out that why would you not rate Tekken 5 above 8 out of Ten. I replied
well because it doesn't really change the genre and its samey compared to the others. He said then same should apply to Soul Calibur 2 then. So my final point i made was yes but remember Soul Calibur 2 is the best fighting game so how could i rate it the same as Tekken 5. Soul Calibur 2 is a game that one could rate next to perfect in terms of Gameplay mechanics regardless of extras. No doubt that Tekken 5 is a great game however since the original Soul Calibur raised the standard of the Fighting Genre in one foul swoop and Soul Calibur 2 is better so none of the Tekken series will ever compete. Hence after playing Soul Calibur 2 extensively and regarding it as the best fighting game i didn't think to compare it to the poorer Edge master mode in Soul Calibur 2 compared to Soul Blade because Soul Blade is old news and those are extras which don't affect gameplay because which version of the extras is better is just a matter of opinion. Besides if you chose one random person to play all three games in the series Soul Calibur 2 would definitely stand at the top. He also tried to speak out that we are chatting hypothetically however my main point on that subject would have been that extras don't make a game because every game seems to have a standard set of extras these days