Excerpt: Name: Dead or Alive 4 Genre: 1-2 Type: Fighting System: Xbox 360 There are some game series that should have stopped years ago; games that people continue to buy, regardless of the quality, out of a sense of nostalgia or optimism.
Excerpt: The latest installment in Tecmo’s Xbox-exclusive series showcases the 360’s graphics capabilities better than just about any other launch title. It’s also the only fighter on the system at the moment, so if that’s your genre you’ll obviously be interested to know if it’s any good. Well, I have played most series from Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat to Tekken, Soul Calibur and Super Smash Bros Melee, but it was brought home to me recently that the mechanics of these...
Excerpt: Dead or Alive is one of the most contentious franchises around: Gamers and non-gamers alike tend to either hate it or love it. But don't let the viscous breasts and panty-flashes overcome the quality fighter that is DOA. The series makes its next-gen debut on the Xbox 360, and it's a mixed bag: The graphics aren't going to prompt anyone to upgrade to HDTV, but the fighting game is at its height.
Pros: ups: Solid gameplay; good additions; consistent with previous games.
Summary: Koei are known across the world for being able to churn out game, after game, after game. By the time you’ve gone through their full list of games you will have a long grey beard and will be cursing at those kids kicking balls into your yard. Koei’s latest game in the long running Dynasty series is Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires which is in fact Koei’s debut Xbox 360 title.
Pros: Great If You Love Button Bashers, Quite A Few Combos On Show, Can Be Very Addictive
Cons: Graphically Horrible, No Solid Multiplayer, Gets Very Repitive, Very Quickly
Conclusion: At times almost perfect but at other times a sloppy mess. The online mode is better than DOA Ultimate but Team Ninja still needs to iron out the lagging creases. If you can find a good connection, then great. If not, you’ll just have to learn how to combo in slow mo.