I was never into fighting games that much but I have to admit, I have great memories of the Dead or Alive series.
I'm not sure if everyone remembers, but DOA2: Hardcore for the PS2 was a fantastic showcase of that system's capabilities early on. I was also working at EB at the time, and it was an employee favorite; tag-teaming and pizza at the manager's house after closing was common for a while. …wait, that didn't sound right.
Anyway, the point is that while the fighting purists will laugh, a new DoA always turns my head. I know it's not the toughest, I know it's not the fastest, and I know the devs still use the "jiggle" appeal to get young men to buy the game. But I don't care; these games are usually pretty damn solid from a technical standpoint, and loads of fun. Here's a new trailer for Dead or Alive 5 featuring Hitomi and Ayane:
Now, call me crazy, but it actually seems as if Team Ninja has dialed down the jiggle factor. Then again, maybe it's just because of the costumes they're wearing in this trailer. By the way, if you want to try out the anticipated fighter early, you can always spring for the Ninja Gaiden III Collector's Edition …you want that game, too, right?
Related Game(s): Dead or Alive 5