The fighting genre is one of my favourite’s genres especially during the mid to late nineties with games likes Tekken 3 and the genre was one of the reason I picked up a Dreamcast and that was the console I was first introduced to Dead or Alive with Number 2 which still holds up today.
I remember it being so different to other fighters with its triangle counter system and at the time I was 10 at the time that stuff in the game started to appeal to me around that time.
Because I was fan of that game when the Xbox came out and had DOA3 on it & looked gorgeous that I had to get an Xbox.
The 4th I did play as well but I totally missed the 5th in series on PS3 or 360. The 5th unlike most of the DOA series has had some re-releases which is rather common for the fighting genre.
I’ve recently been playing the newest release of DOA5 in Last Round on PS4 (also on other systems) which does have a free to play version on PSN they you can buy extra characters & modes but I’ve been playing the retail version which has almost everything.
I say almost as the game is cross-compatible with the PS3 versions of DOA5 and if you bought a costume on that it would unlock it on the PS4 and that is the only way to get some of the costumes as there not on the PS4 store but you shouldn’t have a problem finding a costume though for one of the 34 character’s in the game as take my girl Ayane I had 21 costumes for her then different hair styles on top of that, so I ended up using the random costumes a lot.
That’s a lot of costumes and that’s what this game has along with fan service with all these characters like Raidou appearing for the first time since the first game and then loads of modes then the option of tag matches.
If you play something arcade mode you can turn on something called throwdowns, so during playing an arcade mode a notification will pop up and if you press the options button you’ll be taken to an online match once done you go right back to where you were.
It’s a neat thing, so you don’t have to through all the online menus but there are a few things to do online such as the lobby which you can set different settings like winner stays on.
If you’re like me though playing online is hard unless you’re matched with someone of skill level. If you’re just playing on your own there’s a story mode which takes about 3hrs and you play as different character’s during the story which is good for me as I only use Ayane along with Kasumi if I’m playing a tag game.
The game does have a few problems it might have 34 character’s but there’s basically 3 versions of Kasumi, loading times can be ridiculous that it’s quicker to come out of the game & restart, DLC costumes not there and I’ve heard been some issues with tutorial mode on the PS4 version.
There is a lot of content and I’ve enjoyed my 12hrs with the game, if I was better at it for online it could last much longer.
That’s my thoughts on DOA5: LR but not me finished on the series or fighters of 2015.