SoulCalibur IITHE GOOD: The graphics, the controls, the story, the unique and many different chooses of characters, and the fighting rings.
THE BAD: The story is good, but you have to read the story, they don't have any clips or movies.
SUMMARY: If I were to give you ranks of the types of games I like, fighting games would be 2nd in last place. I never really liked fighting games. So then, I went to my friends house and I played it with him. Next day, I'am in Best Buy getting me the game. Thats how great this game is. Soul Calibur II has a total of 20+ to play from. But of course you have to unlock all of them. But let me talk about the graphics. For XBox, it is really good, the enviroment is stunning and life like, and the game never lags. Then there is the controls. I've always hated fighting game controls. But these are really easy. If you want to do a really damaging combo just press a button with your thumb then move it half a inch to the left and press the other one. Its simple. And the arenas are really awsome too. Some rings can be really wide with a lot of walls, and some can be really small and with no barriers at all. And I want to get into discussion in characters. They are really quite unique. Not just in moves, but in strength also. One can be really slow but does a lot of damge when he hits someone, or someone that has a lot of HP but now do damage. This is what makes them great. Because if you can't find a fighting style you like then throw the game away and smack yourself.
So over all, buy it or let it eat you up inside like in Alien.