This was my first DOA experience so I don't kno how to compare it to the others but I have to say I had a good time finishing off the story in this game. The graphics were cool but I would of liked to see more cutscenes that were movie like.
I thought Dead or Alive 5 was a solid fighting game. I played the old games on Xbox and Xbox 360 and always enjoyed the fighting mechanics and art style / Fanservice.
This game delivers the same experience as the others. You will definitely enjoy it. Only bad part I hated was the online lag, which seems to be really bad most of the time, but i you are just playing the story mode or vs mode for fun you will have a good time.