Summary: If you have $40 to drop and you’re desperate to look upon the ridiculous proportions of Kasumi, Tina, or Helena, then by all means pick this up; however I might caution you that you can find what you’re looking for (for free) online if you search up the right venues. If you’re looking for a video game to enjoy while feeling as though your money was well-spent, then please do look elsewhere.
Pros: It’s the DOA girls., If you’re unsure of how a woman looks in a bikini, here you go.
Cons: Poorly constructed minigames., Little fun to be had in interacting with the girls., Shoddy graphics., Irritating techno beats in the menus., Wholly useless gift-giving system is more frustrating than fun.
Excerpt: The second piece of downloadable content released for last year’s maligned/revered sequel to Valve’s co-op Zombie slasher, The Sacrifice provides a narrative conclusion to the events the “other” survivors – in this case the four characters from the original game – experienced before ending up operating the bridge for L4D2′s survivors in the other downloadable content (DLC) released thus far, The Passing .
Excerpt: Jungle party is the latest party game for the Sony PSP, which stems from the Jungle Party games for the Playstation 2. It’s often difficult to quantify the qualities of a party game as much of the single player is deemed to be pracice. The real proof is in how it appeals to groups of gamers. The good news for fans of the series is that it’s not terrible, it is however distinctly and utterly average.
Excerpt: Well, I thought the Jungle Party name sounded a little familiar. It turns out that it was released five years ago under the Buzz! Junior brand on the PS2. Jungle Party is a slimmed down portable version, but it does offer more content than the digital HD release of the same game on the PS3. Is it enough to justify its £24.99 asking price? For those unfamiliar with the Buzz!
Excerpt: Well, we certainly didn't see this coming. I say that without a trace of irony, because Dead or Alive remains one of my favorite memories from the early console days, especially because it gave me an excuse to keep playing my Dreamcast after that system tanked. Sure, there was a definite element of over-the-top sex appeal in Dead or Alive , but that has been the stock in trade for just about every fighting game in existence.
Excerpt: The intro preceding the Dead or Alive: Paradise title screen is hilarious; a shameless montage of bikinis, bottoms and breasts. Mere seconds in, and an extreme close up of a glistening cleavage fills the screen, followed shortly by a ‘stalker cam’ showing a girl removing her jeans. At one point, Kokoro and Hitomi take it in turns to suggestively lick the same ice cream; presumably the island's ice creams are too expensive for the pair to afford one each.
Excerpt: Tecmo is well known for games that blend ultra-gory violence with female characters that are obscenely well-proportioned and outfitted leaving little to the imagination. Occasionally they deviate from this formula, dropping the violence and the clothing to give a whole new kind of experience.
Pros: It is a return for Dead or Alive’s beach volleyball
Cons: Trying to play volleyball is more trouble than it’s worth