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Dead or Alive forever,
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This review is from: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate - PS3 (Video Game)
I am a big fan of this series, for all the reasons people buy games.
Story: This is story much like a soap_opera, in the regards that there is no one protagonist or antagonist. Everyone one is a good guy and a bad guy (except for Ryu) for what ever personal motivation drives them. Knocking the other person out, for getting in your way, well that's an acceptable measure for achieving your cause, after all this is a fight game making it a competition. Being a game with 25 characters I am not going to go into details for all but, some characters see vindication from the DOA Corp. for personal violations against them, while others perform out of a sense of duty, some just come to fight and win, while others are trying to save the world. The beauty of this is that you can pick your favorites.
Visuals: The most stunning visuals and high resolution models of the highest quality I have ever seen, they rock the PS3 technology, but also keep in mind, they were rocking the first generation consoles long before with the best visual qualities of that time, and making it all run smooth, check out DOA3 and Ninja Gaiden Black to see what I mean. These guys just out do the industry standards in this regard. (if someone wants to rebut this, give me an example of something better)
Gameplay: Smooth transitioning, easy to learn. This is probably the only fight game you learn easily, jump right in with the best of them and have a winning chance, Unlike many other fight games that have strong unbeatable characters where you don't ever stand a change against someone good, DOA gives you a balanced system where acrobatic little girls can go toe to toe with big brutes of men, and there are several characters that are comprised of strength and speed balance which also puts them on equal footing with fighters of a different style. So many characters to choose from, there is someone in the lineup just made for you.
Content: many different modes to play, Arcade, Time attack, Survival, Team battle, etc.
The only thing I wonder about is the price, why would the better more inclusive version sell for $20.00 less than the version that came before it. The game that came before it had less characters and less content, anyway, I am happy to have paid $20.00 less for a better version of the DOA5 release, (DOA5 Ultimate).
Buy it, Enjoy it.