Pros Little to no lag during online play, unlike Soul Calibur 4
Still wide array of creatures
Easy use of Edge Attacks compared to previous Soul Calibur versions
Gameplay faster, but kept with traditional Soul Calibur
Cons Some major changes in movesets than previous Soul Calibur versions
Little to no story mode (only 1 character with many gaps in character storylines)
Creation mode less items available than previous Soul Calibur versions (must purchase)
Summary Of all the versions of Soul Calibur till 2012, Soul Calibur 3 has the best single player storyline (with the exception of maybe Soul Edge) and character creation, while Soul Calibur 5 online setup is the best so far.