Conclusion: Passing up Dead or Alive 5 could be one of the biggest mistakes you may ever make. Remembering something called “Butt Battle” ( Dead or Alive Extreme 2 ) makes you question what you may actually be purchasing, but that needs to be pushed aside.
Excerpt: "Oh my god!" screams Tina as she falls to her feet, pushing her heaving breasts together and panting. As she sweats on the floor, waiting for you to press continue, you have the option to swing the camera around, zoom in and admire the gorgeous character model. This is Dead or Alive 5 in a nutshell.
Conclusion: It's a return to the PlayStation for Dead or Alive , but not an especially triumphant one. This is a great looking game that fails to separate itself from a crowded field of fighters and relies a bit too much on a tired gimmick.
Summary: Remember when Dead or Alive wasn't just a fan-service, minigame-ridden, volleyball-infused, T&A bounce fest? These characters were actual fighters, who regularly beat the crap out of each other in a tournament instead of lazing on a beach in a strange pseudo dating sim.
Excerpt: Don’t hate them ‘cuz they’re beautiful. The ladies (and gents) from Dead or Alive 4 are back, most of seven years after their last console outing, and very little has changed. That means more bouncing boobs, more rippling muscles, more gratuitous panty shots and all of the usual tension between the...
Summary: Dead or Alive returns with the first installment not directed by Tomonobu Itagaki, and the first opportunity for Team Ninja to bring some truly new gameplay to the series. The bad news is what's been added feels gimmicky.
Pros: Action-packed environments with lots of interaction, Redesigned characters look better than ever, Fleshed out training mode that tailors to pros and newbies
Cons: Power Blows feel gimmicky and out of place, Could give more instructions outside of training, Nonsensical story that feels like a four-hour tutorial