That message would be.... Don't be money grubbers and release a stripped down game. Common sense would tell them if the last one sold well and this one did not, don't release crap again. You don't TAKE features away, ADD them.
say what you will this game did turn a profit more than likely. it has sold over 1.3 million, it had a 6-9 month development time, and created a stellar online experience.
while i agree there are quite a few gimped features of the game....it does play the best of the bunch. and considering the shitty 6-9 month development time and still sold 1.3 million or more hopefully namco got the message yes we still want soul calibur and we want a proper one.
this is also a fun game and easily plays the best in the series it just lacks any modes whatsoever beyond create a character. and no talim takes off at least 1 point in a score out of 10.