Dead or Alive 4 for the Xbox 360. Now, I grew up playing Dead or Alive for the PS1 and I loved it, but this game on the other hand is completely different from other Dead or Alive games. The characters moves have been updated, the counter system has been tightened and the AI is harder. However, that is not a bad thing though. The stages, the characters, the movelist and the soundtrack keeps the pulsepounding feeling and challenge alive. Dead or Alive is a great series, and this console title simply tries to say "Even though this game is challenge, let see if I can beat this game." Good game. Oh, and when you see the "Congratulation for the Xbox 360" on the wrestling stage. That simply reminds us of the Xbox Live menu.
Ok so this is an older game and Im late for the update. But DOA is a series that I've kept up with for a while, and I must say: I am better than you (no offence)
First Off: Gameplay 8/10
I havent agreed with Team Ninja for changing the counter system from DOA Ultimate, but to each their own. The computer can be frustrating and can really make you mad, but if you know what your doing then it wont be too much of a problem. The end boss in the story is terrible though. 2 combo hits or throws from her and your probably dead. The feel for the game and the stages are great though, and you can really be tested with how much you pay attention durring the game. Button mashing may work for some, but those who know what they are doing will beat them every time.
Next: Storyline 5/10
DOA hasnt ever been much with a story. Its your typical DOA storyline. Each character has their own (except some of the unlockable characters), some are wierd, some are kinda cool, some are boring.
Testing..1,2: Sound 7/10
The music is always for combat and is fun, and quick paced. They kept most of the music from previous DOA games, so theres not much new about it. The voice-overs are in Japanesse (no idea how to spell that sorry) but they have subtitles, but none of the lines are actually important. Grunts and "Whattaaas" all inhance the game's feel. Pretty much good sound..ness.
Its a DOA game. If you know them and like them, you'll like this one. You probably will be yelling at your tv now and then, but you'll like it. Its nothing new, with a few improvments. For those who are new to the game: its a great fighting game thats worth the try if your into fighting games. And of course there are women in...small outfits and big...uhh chests. So take a cold shower after playing.
This game is +#$%! to be fair. the cinematic quality is stunning, except for the hair mechanics. and when all the moves, fighting, counters, and combos fall into place, it's a fantastic fighter... >:(, now to talk ablout the real problem! The control is so terrible, it fools you into thinking that you can actually play, but when you get to harder opponents, you end up hoping for luck than trusting your skills. This game is almost as bad rumble roses xx, but not that bad. Not only that, it freakin messes with your wireless controller's signals. every fight, EVERY FIGHT, my controller disconnects at least once. For those who can master the controls, you deserve a medal! im not kidding. Great and spectacular cinematics vs. against awful control, deceiving gameplay and features that don't even work, yeah, the replay don't doesn't even work. there was no "promised" character customization, except for pre-designed costumes (like that counts). Trust me don't even try this game, i almost broke my controller over the frustrastion! Please listen to me on this, take my word. Try Soul Calibur 4, that kicks (for unavailability of a better word) butt! Let compare the games: story: SC4 wins, gameplay: SC4 wins, cinematics: tied, character customization: SC4 (big time!). All that's left to say is, Dead or Alive 4, >:( -&!$% you!- (insert middle finger here, seriously). Thank you