I’ve been a fan of DOA since 96′ when it first hit the arcades. It’s come a long way since fighting on that little square.
I’m gonna keep this simple. DOA5 is sick. If you are a fan get it. Period.
- It’s beautiful, the frame rate is incredible. Again, a great case where motion blur is used and it conveys speed really well
- The new interactive environments are great. I do miss the stairwell from 4 but believe me they make up for it
- The new characters. Mila, a MMA fighter, shoots (a spearing tackle) and everything. She also kinda reminds me of the girl from Haywire. Rig, DOA’s first Taekwondo artist.
- Side-Stepping. This was probably the only 3d fighter without it. Glad they finally added it.
- The universal countering system. This is something, to me, that makes this better than Tekken. Everyone being able to counter just deepens the fighting mechanics. Plus, since the game is a lot faster, the window for countering is smaller. That adds some spice to the game play.
- The Virtua Fighter characters. I don’t know. They seem a little out of place. They don’t look as smooth as the other characters. During the story mode they have really bad voice recordings, like, they sound like they’re in a can.
- The story mode. It’s so corny. That last Mortal Kombat was the only fighter to successfully pull off a good story mode. I mean, I get it, they just want us to see how different everyone is…
- The “Tittie Jiggle”, c’mon man, I’m not 13… I just kinda wish they would quit pushing this on me. I mean,during gameplay, that’s cool. But do we have to have all the Halloween costumes with missing pieces?
- The new interactive environments. So, I can get blown up by a gas tank and then get back up to get knocked out by a punch? Some of the stuff in the Danger Zones are just cheesy. Some.
- I really miss some of the outfits from DOA4. Where’s Zack’s Teletubbie fit? Bayman’s beret?
- WHERE IS LEON?
In conclusion. DOA5 is worth the price of admission. I would hit it up for the retail price $60. The only reason why you wouldn’t is because you own Tekken Tag 2.
Sidenote: I got chewed out by a friend for saying this but…. Tekken Tag 2 gets a slight edge over this to me. Let’s be clear. These are the two fighters up for fighter of the year (Honorable mention:Persona 4). But I give the edge to Tekken for having the ability to customize all the characters clothes and having custom music. It also has a larger roster. DOA5 has 24 and Tekken has close to 70 (guessing). When you sit down with friends and play a fighter, the number of fighters determines how long it takes before you get bored. I’m just saying…