Review: Dead Or Alive 5 Plus leaves a jiggly impact on the PS Vita
2 April 2013
Excerpt: When Dead Or Alive 5 came out last year for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it was a superb addition to the series. While it didn't do anything fundamentally different from previous releases, it did include some great new fighters -- including a pair of Virtua Fighter legends -- and incorporated some fun gameplay (with better counters) and interactive backgrounds. Oh, and, of course, it brought back the boob physics -- that's still a huge selling point, after all.
Excerpt: "Oh my god!" screams Tina as she falls to her feet, pushing her heaving breasts together and panting. As she sweats on the floor, waiting for you to press continue, you have the option to swing the camera around, zoom in and admire the gorgeous character model. This is Dead or Alive 5 in a nutshell. It's taken what used to be a cheeky bonus you could ignore and now forces you to deep throat every sexual innuendo, suggestion and enthusiastic moan.
Summary: " Dead or Alive 5 " exists in a strange place for me. Put simply, I really like it, in fact it is my favourite 3D fighter, but it isn’t the best. Now I appreciate that that is in some ways a contradiction, but while I can see how Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is technically a better game, DoA5’s more accessible fighting style and single player offerings fit my life style better.
Conclusion: It’s good. Dead or Alive 5 really is good. There’s no better way to summarise it than that, but as you know, good is not great. It’s just a little too similar to previous iterations that it’s hard to recommend fans rush out to buy it. Another play through Dead or Alive 3 and 4 would probably provide the same level of entertainment, but if you do happen to have a few spare tenners kicking around the place, they could certainly be put to much worse purpose than Dead or...
Excerpt: The Dead or Alive series has always been considered as a gentle initiation into the genre for the less experienced fighting game player, though its reputation as nothing more than a button basher is unfair, as, in reality, there’s a huge gulf between the adept and unskilled, as any players who have played the online entries in the series will attest to.
Summary: You might not know it from the box, but Dead or Alive 5 is one of the most baffling games of the year. It's full of weird editing, ninja clones and large breasted women. And that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of what makes this game so incomprehensible. Thankfully the solid gameplay and gorgeous graphics make up for the often disjointed story telling! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.