Summary: Single player in this game lacks an easy mode, so for the casual gamer, it might be somewhat of a challenge. But because of this factor, it helps develop the mechanical skills used in the game.
Not Without Its Flaws, But A Worthy Buy For Any 3D Fighting Fans
J. Lennon, Amazon
16 March 2010
Summary: This review has been a long time coming for me... Perhaps vestigially, I have to state that I've had this title longer than any other 360 game I own... Rather than make this review easier however, it's only made it more difficult, as my opinion of it has changed after playing a greater deal of...
Summary: First off i love the DOA series, however they seem to have a knack for making the bosses in these games almost impossible to defeat. The new counter system is odd and hard to use but once you learn it then no one stands a chance against you unless its the AI.
Summary: There is a level for begginers. But if you can't handle exicuting half of the moves in Training (more than likely because you are hitting the buttons to slow), then you won't do well. I play several games and sometimes I don't come back to this one for a while.
Conclusion: In the end DOA 4 is a fun albeit silly fighting game. And has the distinction of being the second best fighter of the Xbox 360. With Virtua Fighter 5, keeping the top spot. But how long can DOA 4 hold on to 2nd with so many more fighting games down the pipeline?
Pros: As a launch game, Dead Or Alive 4, is good showcase for the raw power that is, the Xbox 360. Now that some time has passed since launch, and other fighting games have emerged, namely Virtua Fighter 5. Does DOA 4 still hold up?
Cons: Some will not see any humor in the B-grade plot. And if they think that is bad, just wait till they get a load of the endings. Lei Feng, and Hitomi, have very corny endings.
Summary: Yes it's frustrating at times but I think the majority of the issues were patched and corrected. I'm not a young man anymore and my reflexes are not what they were but I didn't have much difficulty progressing in the game. The game is beautiful even though the game is now "old".
Summary: The Dead or Alive (DOA) series of fighting games has always presented us with excellent games, and the addition of Dead or Alive 4 to that series proves to be no exception. It is a beautifully rendered and executed piece of interactive video art, and pretty damn fun to play...
Summary: When is something entitled 'Ultimate' not actually meant to be 'Ultimate'? When you're Team Ninja of course. Painfully unfunny jokes aside, Tomonobu Itagaki was certainly suffering from a case of premature appellation with his stop-gap DoA reimagining for Microsoft's original games system.