This version of the Dead or Alive series seems like it took part 4 which came out the same time as the 360 but that was first geration. You can see the difference in graphics and gameplay all improved. Unfortunatley unlike part 4 even though I was looking forward to this game for a while it falls into the category of games you can't play online without paying extra or buying. I refuse to purchase any of those and am disapointed this game also did it.
I thought I would enjoy it as a gamer that appreciates fighting games but this was plain and simple, slow and boring IMO! I guess I realized I'm much more of a fast moving fight sim kinda guy. Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, Marvel Vs. Capcom.....you know the classics. So if your into those and questioning getting DOA5, I don't recommend it. It is slow, hand to hand combat with a lame story mode. If you've played the DOA series before then you'll probably enjoy it. It didn't feel different from the ones I've played in the past.
posted by MikeHawkABAMF (CINCINNATI, OH) Oct 15, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
Well you make like the fighting experience this game has to offer you. However, it is a sub-par game. It adds your favorite cast of fighters, but lacks in any story along with "how the CPU can get these quick 8 move combos that are impossible to avoid and block. Same old fashion bs fighting game. Not to mention there is NO boss at the end of arcade mode let down, and every achievement (those who seek achievements points) are 90% online only. Rent-able game, not worthy of a purchase since the replay value isn't there. (I know its a fighting game, but still...) Another let down by a company who used to thrive on fighting games. Dead or Alive 2 needs to be remade, it worked for Street Fighter. Lol, and not to mention, the creators of this game are still perverts, every chance you get to see anything it is all focused on the breast of the women. lolz. Good ole Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball style.