posted by tabascocat (FALLS CHURCH, VA) Dec 29, 2006
Member since Dec 2006
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
I bought an earlier edition of DOA for my daughter and she had a lot of fun with it on the regular Xbox. I just got my 360 about 2 weeks ago and thought this would be perfect for her. Heck, it ain't even perfect for me. I have unlock several costumed and 2 players, but it is just WAAAAAAY too difficult.
The graphics are beautiful and the fluidity of movement is superb. This game is made of very very good quality...however, it is NOT for the casual gamer.
I feel that this is a solid 6 in terms of my rating. If you desire a sincere challenge, you could even consider this closer to a high 7 or an 8. I don't mind a challenge, but enough is enough. You can't block and if the CPU gets you down === good frickin' luck getting back up.
The final boss -- ALPHA 152 --- is very tough, but certainly beatable. Each character's storyline is something like 7 or 8 fights...very similar to previous editions. Unfortunately, with 12 or so characteres this can get routine. AND FRUSTRATING.
I bought it on sale and would say that I am happy with my purchase and I look forward to continuing the saga with the rest of the characters and game modes. However, I would suggest that if you look at a $59 sale sticker...pass. If you can find it on Gamefly for rent or for sale less thn $25 then it's absolutely worth that!
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
DOA4 is the perfect fighting game. The controls are easy but precise, the characters are over-the-top, the moves are exciting, and newbies can have satisfying moments while button-mashing but vets will always be able to make thought-out moves work to their advantage.
The story is a little strange, but I'd actually find it strange if the story made sense in a Team Ninja game. The most important thing is the levels look amazing and the characters look even better. The sheer depth of unlockable material - from characters to costumes - will keep you wrapped up in the game for hours and hours. And what's better than watching Brad Wong's drunken stumbling or Kasumi walking up her opponent like a flight of steps?
Taking the game online is nice and easy, too, and there are hours of matchmaking fun to be had. Just practice before you go Live - there are some great players out there.