For a Newcomer to the series..

#1 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2522 posts) -

I'm not really one of those people who spends large sums of time memorizing moves and such, but I really do want to get into a fun fighting game with a fun story and this looks like it fits the bill..should I purchase or check out any of the other DoAs before purchasing this one?..I tried out MK but got frustrated with the I could never remember all of the moves..Will someone wave their hand and say "This is not the game you are looking for" if I'm not the right fit for it please :o

#2 Edited by mrfluke (5756 posts) -

id say just hit up a wiki on the storyline of the other doa's it doesnt really rely tooo much on the other games, 
here you go

if you have a 3ds you should check out doa dimensions as that game summarizes the stories of doa 1-4

#3 Posted by mrfluke (5756 posts) -

but if your looking for an accessible fighting game this is easily the most accessible hardcore fighter out of the bunch

#4 Edited by Still_I_Cry (2522 posts) -

@mrfluke: Ok, thanks very much for the info ^_^ I'm not much into the whole boob physics thing that much of a factor :P?

#5 Posted by GunstarRed (6017 posts) -

@Still_I_Cry: I was new to the series with Dimensions and dabbled in a little of 4 just before 5 came out and I'd say 5 is the best place to start. It's really approachable and even if you don't always win it's easy to learn and feel like you did alright against people that have played a ton of the older games.

#6 Posted by Demoskinos (17103 posts) -
@Still_I_Cry The fanservice is still there but most of the skimpier costumes are all pre order stuff or costumes that you have to do ridiculous challenges to get. So its mostly avoidable if you want.
#7 Posted by AjayRaz (12722 posts) -

if you want to get the full experience, it would be ideal to play through all of the games, since there's little nods throughout the story to previous endings / events. although a read up on the story of the game will probably do just fine.

oh, and the boobs are still gross. more messed up and scary than ever before, actually.

#8 Posted by DoctorWelch (2817 posts) -

Yeah, I'm usually not into fighting games, and this games fighting style just seems interesting to me, but I really couldn't tell you why.

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