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GF Rating
7.0

769 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Solid return..

posted by S4mWitch (CLEVELAND, OH) Oct 13, 2012

Member since Jan 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I am not a hardcore fighter, but if I'm playing a fighting game, Its probably DOA. To me, this is the most pure, fluid, and engaging fighting engine, and I've played most of them.. This game is lacking its former director, Itagaki San, but unlike Ninja Gaiden 3, Team Ninja has put forth an excellent effort without him. One can only wonder how it would have been different with him.
Bittersweet nostalgia aside, Team Ninja has made an absolutely awesome looking fighter. The animations are so smooth and fast, the gameplay is immediately engaging and brutal. The motions transfer from the controller as though you were the character on screen, and the hits are oh so satisfying.
The Team has made a pretty drastic switch to a more realistic character graphics model. The faces hold so much more detail now,and little touches like sweat, and dirt post fight, really tie the realistic approach together, and makes it work.
The "Story" is absolutely absurd and nonsensical, and its highlights include cutscenes that are similar to those of the Arcade endings in DOA 4. Little character vignettes that don't so much reveal a story, as they do a moment in a character's life. A nod to the individual, not the tournament. Unfortunately most of the cutscenes try to explain why the combatants are choosing to compete in the DOA tournament, which becomes incredibly tedious and boring to watch... Like I said, it has its moments, but they are few.
Overall, a very complete package with plenty of modes to keep you busy.. Check it out!

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Frustration

posted by Sharpness86 (CHESAPEAKE, VA) Jan 14, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Storyline doesnt really make sense, but the girls are pretty. Will make you want to throw your controller. You could be one punch away from winning and most of your life, and almost frequently enough to make you wonder if its in the game code, the opponent will string a master combo, destroying your face and leaving you speechless, then filled with rage

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

DOA 5

posted by CartmanUSAF (LAS VEGAS, NV) Sep 30, 2012

Member since Mar 2011

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

GAME. graphics are amazing and gameplay. the only thing the game need is a story for each character

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