Summary: If you're reading this now, that means you're not paying $60 for this like I did. The change in art direction really bothered me at first, but it grows on you quickly. As a fighting game, it is surprisingly accessible to newcomers. There is a free to play version called "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate" I would recommend downloading if you enjoy this title.
Summary: I've always been a Tekken fan. But after playing Tekken Tag for years, I wanted something new to play for a while, so I noticed that DoA Core Fighters, basically the demo for this was free on the PS Store. Even though I told myself I would never play Dead or Alive because it always seemed to target the guys more than girls, I loved it. I played core fighters for days, and then figured I really wanted to buy this game, so I did.