Now that Sophitia and Taki have been saved, it’s time to go after the B-team so that I can continue never using them. Now that I think about it, Mitsurugi and Astaroth are actually the C-team since I’ve used Ivy a few times and Lloyd doesn’t seem entirely useless, but their mission was closer so it’s the one I’m going to handle first.
[Click here to start from the first progress log]
Iska tells a bizarre story about a useless donkey he and his sister had that they nevertheless became attached to, and he mentions that Mitsurugi and Astaroth are a lot like that donkey because he wants to see them again despite how wholly unpleasant they are. The cast was clearly decided before the story was written.
Here’s a fun little discovery: despite having both Sophitia and Taki back, Siegfried is still a mandatory character because he’s in the cutscenes. Way to consistently saddle players with a clunky, virtually useless character, Soul Calibur Legends.
The only bright side here is that you get to choose whoever you want as your secondary character. That means we’re going with Taki and using Siegfried mostly as a meat shield. This stage occurs in the Imperial City of Vienna area, only it’s not timed like the past 3-4 visits have been. All stages have had slight visual updates, too, looking a little darker and more red than in the past. As for the boss fight at the end, Siegfried and Taki dominated them less than in the original fights (mostly because they’re attacking in tandem and getting cheap shots in as a result), but it still wasn’t much of a fight. That (among other things) is why they’re the C-team.
Astaroth rarely talks (though he often has time for ellipses), but Mitsurugi finds time to be a dick to everyone before bringing up the fact that he was dreaming like Sophitia and Taki. His dream sounds like more of an obvious nightmare, however, as he’d become weaker the more he pursued power, which is devastating given that pursuing power is pretty much the only motivation he has. Serves him right.
[Click here to go to Soul Calibur Legends log #24 – Sophitia and Taki]
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