OXCGN’s Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Review
Down the rabbit hole for a button masher
by Rocco Rinaldo
©2013 Rocco Rinaldo
In a world where fighting someone is the equivalent of shaking hands and gargantuan breasts sway slightly and drip with immensely well rendered sweat, one button masher set out to see how deep down the fighting game rabbit hole he could go.
DOA5U, more of a 5.5 in the series than a sequel or standalone title, is a great jumping in point for new gamers. As a series, Dead or Alive has often been discredited for its pervy nature and soap opera tendencies.
But once you get passed the scantily clad women and the dialogue that sounds like it was written by a teenager who’s watched too many Michael Bay films, you’re greeted by a solid fighting game.
Now full disclosure, I’m a button masher through and through so I figured it would be a great idea to stop playing the tutorial about half way through the basic lessons. This was a mistake. Not a fatal one, but one that saw me beaten in 10 second flat over and over again – not to mention embarrassing myself online (more about that later).
DOA5U has a huge tutorial; there are hours of lessons covering everything from basic movement and countering to more advanced moves like juggling. As a beginner the tutorial seemed intimidating, there was just so much stuff to do but the game guides you through with a first gentle then firm hand.
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