Summary: Last year, we returned to the sometimes strange but always beautiful Dead or Alive series; not in a leisurely beach title but in the series hallmark fighting genre. What we got was a deep, technical fighter that wasn't too technical and remained accessible to old and new fans alike. This year, Tecmo Koei has seen fit to port the title over to Sony's newest handheld powerhouse, adding a few modes specific to the features of the system.
Summary: The Dead or Alive (DOA) series has always held a soft place in my heart. Not only have I always preferred its fluid control system and combat over the likes of Tekken and Virtua Fighter, but it, for some strange reason, is one of those games that I can remember the exact first time that I ever played. My freshman year of college I discovered the arcade original tucked away in the corner of an arcade on the Ohio State campus; I was hooked from the start.
Review: Dead or Alive 5 Plus (Sony Playstation Vita)
25 April 2013
Summary: : Dead or Alive 5 Plus , on its own merits, is a strong port of the game that is functionally, technically and mechanically sound, but doesn’t make a strong argument to add it to your library if you have the console game unless you’re heavily into having it on the go. DOA 5 Plus brings the console experience to the Vita mostly intact, as the play modes are mostly identical, the plot is identical, the visuals hold up very well, the audio is spot on, and the gameplay holds...
Excerpt: So it seems that Tecmo KOEI is eager to get the latest of their current gen offerings on the PlayStation Vita. Dead or Alive 5 Plus is the latest, and also the greatest. It's the same great fighter that launched last year, and little (if anything) has been sacrificed to bring it to the small screen. If you liked Dead or Alive 5 and would like to take it on the go, now's your chance. Dead or Alive 5 Plus captures the visual essence of its console version with no problems.
Summary: If you’re looking for an enjoyable fighting game, then Dead or Alive is well worth picking up. It may not have the brutality of a Mortal Kombat or the super flashy 83-hit combos of a Street Fighter/MvC, but the combat engine is solid, the characters are unique and fun to play, and the cross-play feature means you aren’t limited to finding Vita owners to play against online.
Excerpt: During the 15th century, the addition sign became widely used in Latin writing to represent adding numbers together. Now, in the 21st century, Team Ninja has used the addition sign to denote re-releases of prior games. We've seen it recently with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus on the PlayStation Vita. Now, the Vita gets to share in on the console fun by getting its own full release of Dead or Alive 5 Plus. .
Excerpt: The Dead or Alive franchise has been successfully ported to the PS Vita with Dead or Alive 5 Plus that features the same awesome graphics and gameplay of its big brother console, the PS3. Even though the controls have been modified for the PS Vita, the gameplay is incredibly sturdy and is equally as fun the PS3 version.
Excerpt: Dead or Alive 5 Plus on the PlayStation Vita isn’t anything fancy. Owners of its console companion won’t be greeted with a slew of new portable features that can only be achieved using the Vita’s unique technology, and while additions exist, this is essentially last year’s console game on a new, smaller screen. However, that may be the greatest compliment I can pay Team Ninja and Tecmo Koei’s latest entry in its staple fighting series.
Excerpt: The Vita has become a bastion for fighting games, nearly all of them ports of console releases. Most recent is Dead or Alive 5 Plus , Team Ninja’s handheld adaptation of Dead or Alive 5 . Fortunately, it’s just as pretty and entertaining as its big sister, though people who pick it up will have to be satisfied with one-on-one encounters with opponents. DOATEC is reborn, and new CEO Helena Douglas wants to change the company’s image and purpose.