Conclusion: Vollyball remains the game’s best feature, but its formula has been toyed with to make it less appealing than in the original Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball. The camera cuts off part of the court at times, obscuring the action. Worse, in an attempt to make the game more difficult, any sort of auto assistance to help a player locate where a hit ball will land has been excised. Now, returning a ball is a matter of simple, dumb luck.
Conclusion: I felt dirty playing this game, but I wasn’t in a hurry to turn it off either, if you get my drift. Maybe this was the intention of the team, or maybe that’s just my natural reaction to a “game” that is more voyeuristic than anything else, but to use the intense power of the Xbox 360 to create a title with a real goal in mind (don’t waste your time trying to beat the game for a nude code or something, hornballs), seems a little counter-productive.
Conclusion: Overall, if you are a fan of the series, then you can do without picking this title up. For those who never played any of the games, this isn’t one to start off with. Though there is some interesting action and sequences, this game has little to no depth that would keep the gamer interested for a long time.
Excerpt: Non-games have had a rather big impact on the video game industry lately, with the likes of Brain Training and casual experiences such as Animal Crossing and SingStar selling to gamers and non-gamers alike, and in big numbers. The Xbox 360 hasn't really been targeting this same audience, but long-time Xbox supporters Team Ninja clearly felt the time was right to give 360 owners something a little more relaxing.
Summary: Part dating sim, part racing/volleyball game, part treasure hunt, and part softcore porn, DOA X 2 is a low stress romp through a setting that will no doubt be familiar to many X-Box gamers, but it’s a welcome addition to the 360 library, filling its own perverted niche in a crowd of First Person Shooters and sports titles.
Conclusion: Pour une deuxième version, Dead Or Alive Xtreme est un peu décevant surtout sur le nombre de jeux mis à disposition. Bien que le nombre ait bien augmenté, il reste tout de même assez bas. Les graphismes ont été améliorés surtout au niveau des décors mais peu au niveau de personnages qui sont quand même très bien réussis. Pour un prix de près de 60 €, ce jeu reste tout de même cher pour les personnages non-fan de la saga Dead or Alive ou des belles formes numériques.
Pros: De superbes graphismes, Une très bonne prise en main, Une bande son digne des plus belles vacances au soleil
Cons: Un intérêt assez limité, Une durée de vie plutôt courte, Des actions un peu répétitives.
Conclusion: It should be noted that the Xbox LIVE patch for this game decreases your winnings in volleyball but increases them in everything else. Also, you can try the much-touted log-out technique to avoid losing suits or money. Other than those two difference, the patch doesn't do much. And there's an edited review. Thanks again to Rhyolitic.
Excerpt: The Dead or Alive girls don’t have feelings. They have mysteriously vague stories attached to their stereotypical female impersonator roles. These plots never carry much meaning (the earmarks of a terrible translator/translation team). An attempt is made to make up for this lack of character development with supple, perky breasts and kicks of the high variety. Every once in a while the all-female cast need to indulge in the finer points of life.