Summary: the only strategy that works is ATTACK AT ALL TIMES IN A STRAIT LINE! no side stepping like in virtua fighter. no concern for range or counters like in street fighter. the whole game is about who can put together a never ending string of attacks first. if you even miss 1 attack the AI will then go on the offense and win. most fighting games are like playing chess. this one is like playing music. just keep playing and try not to hit a bum note!
Summary: Dead Or Alive 4 is a game made specifically for hard core fans of the series, I heard fans talk about it all the time and so I decided to pick it up, without having played any previous DOA titles. That was a mistake. This game is horrible. But before I get into that I want to talk about the good aspects of the game. The game has beautiful graphics. The characters look great and the environment does too.
Conclusion: Simply put, this is the worst fighting game I`ve ever played. To make matters worse, this game just screams laziness on the part of the developers. The graphics are only slightly better than Dead or Alive Ultimate, (playing DOA:Ultimate on my XBOX360 proved that) the gameplay is brutally unfair, horribly unbalanced and downright cheap. When your computer opponent begins his/her combo there is NOTHING you can do but stand there and take it. Great fun!
Conclusion: Just recently a friend and I bought this game and I have to say while it is absolutely beautiful and everything that I would expect it to be as far as characters, looks, and feel there was one major problem that has both of us regretting ever wasting the money on it. The fighting has become far to frustrating for my taste.
Conclusion: I will admit that I have always thought the DOA series lacked the polish of the Tekken series or the balance of Soul Calibre - DOA4 has done nothing to change my opinion of the series. I did try very hard to get into this game, but sadly I found it one dimensional and repetitive. My god, what I would give for a decent online beat em up on x360 (let's hope they emulate Street Fighter III soon)...
Summary: This is my first time playing Dead or Alive. I'm not a big fan of Tekken like games so I'll try to be fair as possible. I can appreciate any fighting game that doesn't allow to much "button mashing". What frustrates me is how this game is ridiculously TOO ACCURATE in the fighting scheme the makers of this game has employed.
Conclusion: Ok graphics, runs smooth enough but extremely annoying to say the least, specially when the game glitches and you get stuck in a corner and it doesn't matter what you do you can't get out..!!
Summary: Video games are supposed to be accessible for everyone -- someone should have told this to Tecmo, who have bogged down what would have been a delightfully fun fighting game with the cheapest, most abusive AI I have ever seen. Though the game is beautiful, fast, and frenetic when playing with a friend, trudging through the game's single-player mode -- the only way to unlock more goodies and characters -- is horrific.
Summary: Before I start any review that gives this game lots of stars and doesn't address the AI or difficulty of this game is a fake review. Probably from a person who has a load of boxes full of DOA4 lying around like a bad drug. I have had the game for about 2 months now and feel I'm in position to give an honest review Firstly the game looks amazing, great interactive backgrounds, character details, a reasonable number of characters and costumes plus great end movies.