10 Embarrassing Video Games Nobody Can Ever Catch You Playing

10. Soulcalibur IV


Taking inspiration from it's competitor, Dead or Alive, Soulcalibur IV sought to spice up the typical beat 'em-up formula with a new feature. Rather than the tired Player 1 hits Player 2, Player 2 hits Player 1, first one to lose all their health loses, Soulcalibur IV decided destructive armour offered a greater element of realism.

This was a shock for series fans that bought the fourth entry without first doing any research. Probably just expecting updated graphics, combos, and maybe an additional character or 2, what they got instead was armour falling off their fighters halfway through battles.

Skilful gamers have probably never lost so many bouts as a result of desperately trying to shield their family members from the underwear-cloven women bouncing and shouting across the tele.

Despite all that, this feature clearly wasn't embarrassing enough as it made a return in Soulcalibur V.


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