posted by Noctedraco (ARKADELPHIA, AR) Jan 29, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
So I'm a big of this series and to be honest i was kinda worried about this game after ninja gaiden, but I still gave it a chance. but nothing could prepared me for the clusterfawk that I would play This game has managed to destroy a franchise I have really enjoyed The soundtrack was not the best the gameplay was descent the graphics are diffidently not as good as doa 4. But the worst of it all was how they managed to destroy the games lore all in one disappointing game they changed alot of the characters personalities for instance the main heroine kasumi the mascot of the series they turned from somebody is a powerful fighter but would rather talk it out then fight in to somebody who'd rather pucnh in the face and ask questions later and her fighting style even changed from a speed type to a damage dealer, really.
!!:SPOILER ALERT:!! AND SHE STILL ACTS THE SAME FAWKING WAY EVEN YOU FIND OUT THE KASUMI THAT YOU WERE PLAYING WAS IN FACT NOT THE REAL KASUMI. sry bout that but I left caps lock on but seriously this game ticked me off. Anyways if you play the game, play at your own risk and if you've never played a doa game as new comer go play doa 4 but if you just wanna random fighter in terms of a party go right ahead but as a fan and as critic of games there are alot better fighting games.
posted by Cyrus_Physhor (KINGSLEY, MI) Jan 4, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
Team Ninja, ya dun messed up! Seriously! They took away basically every reason I played the Dead or Alive series. The fighting mechanics have gotten a bit weaker in my opinion despite the addition of "Hard Blows", which, come on, are a bit...suggestive...? Now, I get that with DOA usually being centered around busty girls and sexual innuendo. But, I digress. My main problem with this game is the disturbingly large lack of unlocks. I remember playing all of the other Dead Or Alive games. I enjoyed the story mode. I enjoyed spending hours collecting item drops in survival mode to unlock dozens of costumes and then comparing some costumes to others. For example, I got a big kick out of one of Bayman's costumes from (I believe it was) DOA 3 or 4. It was a red leather trench coat with military pants and boots. Remind anybody other than me of a certain smart-mouthed demon hunter? What a fun thing for Team Ninja to do! But now, all of the costumes cost money. And after adding up the total of the costume packs, even going on the cheap end of buying the bundles, it added up to over 5000 MSP.
Now, I've been a DOA fan for approximately 6, almost 7 years. But, for them to haul off and do something like THIS? It's unforgivable! They really tanked the whole thing. And this is why I, even being an achievement hunter, will not waste any more of my time on this atrocity of a title. I HIGHLY recommend against anyone purchasing this game for any reason.
posted by racoonsurvivor (CHESTERFIELD, MO) Nov 20, 2012
Member since May 2011
This game takes everything you loved about DOA 4 and makes it one of the best visuall fighters on the market today, the physics do not always work right, (mainly on the women) but every detail on the character is beautifully done. The story mode is similar to 4 and multiplayer has multiple modes. If you have been a fan of the series it is a good play and if you like fighters give this one a chance, it is simple enough to get into but like the game Othello it will take a lifetime to master! The only ding I have with this game is that the DLC coming out is ridiculously expensive. 12 dollars for some outfits is insane! No one has to download these things obviously and I wont be, I just needed to put that out there!