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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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,...