Maxi and Raphael are th best fighters. Well, Maxi is a rookie’s favorite because one button and he’s doing a five hit combo, but anyway. What makes the game so fun is the Weapon Master Mode. I’ve found I can beat anyone with Link using the Megaton Hammer. Nightmare is easy to beat, you just gotta know when and how to block. All in all, Raphael is the best.
Maxi just ignores EVERYTHING and goes on a rampage for like 10 minutes when you press any 2 buttons at the same time (this sometimes can cause him to ring himself out :D) Raphael’s pretty cool, but he can be cheap. He’s really fast. Everyone says Kilik’s really cool, but once you can get in his defense with someone faster like Xianghua or Link he’s toast
I like Raphael because he can be uber cheap against computers with his forward B combo. It works about 75% of the time to trap the computer and at any rate it’s a life saver in some of the Weapon Master missions.
I got this ages ago, and I have to boast, but I absolutely tore through weapon master mode as if it weren’t there :hahaha; I’ve got the GCN version, which is pretty poor for a die-hard Mitsurugi user like me to discover he’s almost unusable now :too bad; (I’ve been playing SoulBlade/Calibur 1 for 6 years now so I have a few opinions about it :get it?: ). Nightmare is easily the best character, simply because of the speed with which he can turn round and attack from all angles. Equip him with his best weapon and he’s almost invincible.
Other favourites include Necrid- surprised he’s not been mentioned yet- as one of the best kickers in the game, and Seung Mina is as unexpectedly strong as ever. :hahaha;
You unlock Cervantes in (I think) chapter 3 or 4 of weapon master mode, btw, so it’s pretty straight forward to get too. Unlocking Assassin, Lizard Man and Berserker- now THAT’s a challenge.