...............I'm sorry what the heck happened? What happened to this best fighting franchise game? Actually let me take it back, what's going on with this Japanese game developers thinking? I guess they where not thinking & who hires this clowns? Ok I really did enjoyed & I love ALL of the DOA franchise & even DOA 4 but DOA 5? Let me begin of why I'm slamming this game. The story line is very turned off,graphics looks like 2008,the DOA characters have NOT aged,cheesy parts of the game,too short, & the ending was horrible. I really do missed "Tomonobu Itagaki" who is the master of gamings.
The reason why I say Tecmo should go bankrupt, is because they also destroyed Ninja Gaiden franchise & especially the Ninja Gaiden 3! I would love to buy this & the front covers makes you really REALLY want to own it but the fact is, is not a true video game. Is sad.
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
Long story short, I didn't enjoy this game. Fighting games are a genre that has yet to evolve past it's quarter eating days. There is no depth, character development, or meaning behind anything going on here. The gameplay isn't deep at all. The story is the worst I have seen. I'm guess the story being so bad is due to the horrible japanese developers. They aren't too big on stories making much sense I've come to realize over the years.
Anyways from the gameplay to the character development & the package as a whole. It just feels like a bunch of potential wasted. I can't believe people pay $60 on these bare minimum games. Only bright side to this is it was a rental, but in renting this I'm missing out on RE6... So that wasn't too great either.