Conclusion: All in all, there isn't much question that Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate is the best version of DOA5 yet. It is bigger and better and just plain offers more "stuff" in every way. Whether that extra stuff is worth another $40 if you already own DOA5, however, is up to you. Five new characters, some new stages, some new modes, and other special additions are definitely pretty good incentives for the upgrade, if you ask me.
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.
Review: Dead Or Alive 5 Plus leaves a jiggly impact on the PS Vita
4 November 2012
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.
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...
Conclusion: Tecmo Koei All in all, Dead or Alive 5 is a solid 3D fighting game that easily stands as the best DOA game yet. The fighting is better than ever and the fanservice has been reigned in a bit (though it is still certainly more than most other games) and the result is a great looking and great playing game that no fighting game fan should miss.
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.
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.