I was fortunate enough to had a little bit of time playing this at CEO a few weeks ago.
I can definitely say, in my eyes, this is the TRUE sequel to Soul Calibur II; forget III - V, this game is where it's at. The speed feels just as fast as II, if not slightly faster. The slow down effects is like Tekken 7 but even better. Also, Geralt is freaking fun. Go play him lol
I wish I had more time with the game but, yeah, I want to get this game ASAP.