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GF Rating
7.0

773 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

You can hate on this game but

posted by sinful (WIXOM, MI) Oct 3, 2012

Member since Oct 2012

If you enjoy fighting games this one is pretty good I bought the collectors edition and have the online pass etc. Graphics or great characters move fluently unlike the stiff combat of tekke the story mode us sub par but straight and let's face it we fighter game players don't play fighters to fight cpu anyway

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Boobs turned down gameplay is turned way up

posted by Blakmonday (MANSFIELD, OH) Sep 25, 2012

Member since Sep 2012

2 out of 8 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

DOA is and maybe always will be the best first date you can have with your girlfriend/boyfriend. After the initial comment of, “Who are all these skanks and why don’t they have any clothes on,” or if it’s your boyfriend, “Oh he11 yeah, there’s a bunch of skanks and they have on what you should be wearing.”
To which you reply “Kasumi is not a skank she is a ninja.” Then after she calls you a “pervert,” or he proposes you’ll start the match. You’ll notice instantly how smooth the movement is a full 8-way movement that you won’t see in many 3D fighters. You’ll notice the beautiful level design not seen in any fighter. This is the third character in the fight; these levels do as much damage as any fighter in the roster. You here a nice soundtrack not on the bar of Soul Calibur and it orchestral shenanigans but one that gets you blood pumping and ready to engage your opponent. Then the last thing you’ll notice is your life bar at 50% because your girlfriend/boyfriend is kicking your butt and is looking good doing it. You’ll still win the match if your good but that person you invited to play, that persons who I getting a solid 6-hit combo and occasional bone crushing throw, that monster you created who has a smile on their face because they feel the chance to beat you is when you see the brilliance of Dead or Alive come to life.
Most people who read that and say that the definition of a button masher and to them I say what game don’t new players mash buttons on. If your skilled someone hitting a button shouldn’t cost you a victory. I’ve never been beaten in a fight from someone tapping the attack button when I was serious. Fights in every game are about strategy and making your opponent make mistakes. Tekken has a four button system that intimidates new players and isolates the good players who want to have fun with people in their house hold who feel they don’t stand a chance. Of course as new player I’m always going to hit P.K.LP.P.P.HP.K.K. iT'S natural..for an xm

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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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