Reviews and Problems with Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
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PDC World Championship Darts review (PS2)
19 March 2007
Excerpt: can be a lot of fun, especially when you're playing the highly enjoyable multiplayer offerings. Such pub-friendly dart games like around the world, killer and fives make an appearance as well as customisable legs and sets of 501 (or, should you prefer, 301 or 701). Playing these against the computer can be both fun and intense. Playing these against a friend can whittle an evening away before you know it.
Excerpt: To get it out of the way, let's first look at the graphics. The DoA games have always featured pretty graphics, and XBV is no exception. The environments are absolutely gorgeous. The poolside and court areas are highly detailed, with slick light-sourcing representing different times in the day. Also, the sand on the beach is amazing. During a volleyball game, the sand starts out fairly smooth.
Excerpt: Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball is an acquired taste. Though there is no denying this game’s obvious attraction for members of the male persuasion, the $150,000 question is does DOAX give gamers a reason to play the game beyond simply goggling at well-endowed women as they play volleyball and the “bouncing game”? The answer to that all-important question is yes, but not much.
Excerpt: It’s horribly cold these days, especially since I live in the wonderful city of Buffalo in New York where there is nothing but black clouds spurting out snow. How I wish it was summer and I was driving to the beach in my just sold Honda s2000 (convertible). Maybe that’s why those crazy kids over at Tecmo decided to bring the girls from the highly acclaimed Dead or Alive series into a beach volleyball game with some light casino action.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: If you want a proper game then avoid DOAX. This is entertaining if you don't mind spending money on stuff for the sake of it, and you want it running in the background when your pals come round. You might even enjoy the odd ten minute game with friends. But other than that, the only point in owning this game is really pretty obvious, so we'll just leave it at that.
Excerpt: There are many reasons you'll want to play this game. Or ignore it. Or cry for its censorship. Love it or hate it — or me for reviewing it – the assassins, ninja, and wrestlers of Tecmo's fighting games exert their nubile selves in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, for the Microsoft Xbox.