Excerpt: Dead or Alive 3 launched with the original Xbox and quickly turned into an institution. We were soon treated to a sidestory in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, a remake in Dead or Alive Ultimate, and even a new version of Ninja Gaiden that tied into the Dead or Alive storyline.
Excerpt: Just like this review, Dead or Alive 4 was a little late to support the launch of the Xbox360. Especially in Japan, where fighting games are extremely popular, this toned down the enthusiasm a bit.
Summary: Dead or Alive 4 is definitely a fantastic display of the Xbox 360 and is a fantastic Xbox 360 title. It is definitely the finest of the series, and is an achievement with the online modes, and the best looking fighter out on the market to date.
Pros: Nice presentation, challenging gameplay
Cons: Doesn't feel as next-gen as it could, not for beginners
Excerpt: Team Ninja are back with the latest instalment of Dead or Alive, the first on this next gen console. Whilst initially the game looks as though it’s just been given a bit of a technical polish up, there is a great deal more under the hood of this esteemed fighter that should make folks stand up and...
Summary: Dead or Alive 4 redefines 3-D high-definition graphics and sound, creating the most visually beautiful and realistic-looking video game to date. The game also features unsurpassed online capabilities via Xbox Live, new incredible interactive stages, an all-star line-up of old and new favorite...
Conclusion: Dead or Alive 4 is probably your only reason for buying a 360 if you want to compete in a solidly built and innovative online experience. Nothing comes close to matching the kind of features that Tecmo has come up with for Xbox Live.
Excerpt: Compared to other fighting games, the Dead or Alive series -- despite its enormous sales -- receives a lot of hate. Just the other day, some message board bum named GUTS had the following to say: "Dead or Alive 4 is a button-masher, just like all the rest.
Summary: The game has added many more features that any fighting-game addict will love. The graphics take full advantage of the Xbox 360’s horsepower, the sound is brutal and bone-crushing, and the gameplay rewards those with skill.
Excerpt: Team Ninja has created the latest chapter in their Dead or Alive (DOA) franchise with the release of Dead or Alive 4 (DOA4) for the Xbox 360’s launch. While the release date did slip past the original launch window of the 360, it still repeats the similar release of Dead or Alive 3 (DOA3) for the...