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3.0 out of 5 stars Longtime fan, not impressed, October 19, 2012
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This review is from: Dead or Alive 5 (Video Game)
The good:

- The graphics are really nicely done.

- The JPN voice actors sound fabulous.

- There's a nice long difficulty ramp for all players (Rookie to Legend)

- Counters are toned down a bit, so Bass can't kill you in 3 shots now.

Most of my issues have been covered, so I'll just say a few things. As a longtime fan (from DOA2 onward), here are my issues:

-Story mode is not individual characters anymore, but a giant piecemeal map where you have to play certain characters at certain times. Nothing worse than having to face Alpha with one of my worst characters.

- They tried to balance out the characters, but Rig is tooled pretty high (some of his counters are worse than Bass') and Pai is tooled pretty low (death by 1000 cuts, if she lasts that long)

- They messed with the counter system window again. I have no problems getting counters with any of the new characters (perfect ones with Rig right off the bat and Sarah, too), but the older ones give me a few issues (even Lei Fang). Not sure what's up with that and if it's linked to some frame change.

- The AI for the difficulty levels seems to occasionally forget what level they are supposed to be. I had almost no issues with "True Champ", but Hard kicked my butt for a bit. Though, the computer certainly remembers when you pick, "did you touch a button? Counter! Juggle! Downstrike!" Whoops, I mean, "Legendary".

- No Ein!

I like the game, but had I known beforehand how much of it had changed and how many of the small changes were annoying, I'd have probably waited until it dropped to about $35 before picking it up.
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Initial post: Jan 26, 2013 12:03:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 26, 2013 12:04:08 PM PST
myconius says:
you and me both!!!

this is NOT $60 quality!
feels more like a budget title!

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 3:06:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 25, 2013 3:07:55 PM PST
Pokey says:
Ein was Hayate when he didn't remember he was Hayate. Hayate is a playable character in DoA5.

And yea, this game should be at most $20. And that's including taxes and other fees.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2013 10:30:11 AM PDT
True, however "Ein's" moveset is completely different from Hayate's, as Ein relies more on powerful strikes while Hayate's moves are very.... Kasami-like.
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