Reviews and Problems with Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Review: A great place to start for series newcomers
7 October 2013
Summary: A high quality re-package that gives series newcomers the best bang for their buck while remaining lots of fun for competitive and casual gamers alike. Still, the Ultimate edition perks aren't substantial incentive for current Dead or Alive 5 owners.
Pros: Beautiful graphics, unafraid of controversy, Diverse character roster, New songs destined to be fan-favorite classics
Cons: No online compatibility with DoA5 and 5 Plus, Feels more like an update than a standalone game, Tag team controls devolved from DoA5
Summary: With five new characters, improved online play and extra modes, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is a great deal at $40. Fans who own 2012's model may not like buying a brand new game, but everybody else needs to pick it up on the strength of the single-player story mode.
Summary: Is it possible to create a fighting game without releasing a bunch of questionable expansions? Apparently not, as Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate marks the second retail update to Tecmo's popular 2012 fighting game.
Excerpt: Portions of this review are taken from my previous review of Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PlayStation Vita. The fighting genre has become infamous for its re-releases of original titles that come with added content and updates for an upcharge (usually $40).
Conclusion: To be fair, I'm not a fan of full fledged re-releases. Especially now that we have DLC to "fill in gaps" or offer newly developed stuff, I just don't see the point. Routinely, though, fighting games continue to get this treatment.
Excerpt: Last year’s Dead or Alive 5 was the only major 3D fighter released then that actually played like what you would think a current-gen fighter to be. Tekken, SoulCalibur, and Virtua Fighter’s latest entries play great, but feel like they’re higher-res versions of games from prior generations.
Review: Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate (Sony Playstation 3)
3 September 2013
Summary: Granted, the Dead Or Alive franchise has received it share of flak over the years because of its buxom beauties and has never been applauded for its gameplay. Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate may not be the game that changes that stigma, but it’s definitely one of the finest fighting games I have played in...