A beginner’s guide like this is only the start of your journey. We can only fit so much into one feature, and there are plenty of topics beyond the scope of this guide. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to find out more.
Check the game’s resources
Soulcalibur 6’s tutorial material is fairly hidden. The one-player Libra of Soul mode is first and foremost an RPG, but it’s also where the interactive tutorial is. Specifically, visit Drona’s Dojo, available as soon as you’re able to use the world map.
In the pause menu under “Combat Lessons,” you’ll find a large text archive of tips that goes into much greater depth than this guide can. There are overviews of every character, an in-depth discussion of basic rules, and surprisingly poetic advice on the nature of battle in Soulcalibur 6.
The training dummy is very handy. As well as beating the thing up, you can also set it to react to your moves in any way you want. For example, if there’s a particular character’s move that you’re having trouble with, set the dummy up to use it over and over again and figure out a counter. If you’re trying to figure out airtight attack patterns, try setting the dummy to guard and then attack. The possibilities are legitimately endless. Many of the videos you saw in this guide were arranged in training mode with the help of the dummy.
Ultimately, the best way to beat your opponents is to study their actions and your own. Keep your head in the game, stay observant, and go over your own games, and you’ll get better.