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Posted by Shimmy

Tigers.

Posted by DavoTron

MAD tigers at that.

Posted by rramo010

E3 2012: Year of the Flaming Tigers

Posted by gamefreak9

Some interesting combo stuff and new environmental interaction... but is it enough?

Posted by gunslingerNZ

That screengrab is glorious, too bad I can't watch the video for another 6 hours...

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

Kokoro vs Akira is a cool fight. Both using the same martial art and all. It's nice to see a bunch of new newly confirmed characters.

Posted by Amafi

Silly.

Much more importantly than cameos in middling games, there are a lot of VF dudes in VF5:FS which is out now.

Posted by Goblin

I haven't given a shit about DoA since the first one, but with VF dudes, crazy arenas, dynamic camera angles and no Itagaki... this has the potential to be really neat.

Posted by Spectre767

The lack of snoop dogg is really going to be a dealbreaker for me here.

Posted by paulunga

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Kokoro vs Akira is a cool fight. Both using the same martial art and all. It's nice to see a bunch of new newly confirmed characters.

Holy shit, Akira doesn't use Karate. This blew my mind.

Posted by Magicallystoopid

The real question is how much of a cheap ass hole is the boss this time?

Posted by endaround

So, what are the circulation numbers of The Daily Ninja?

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Posted by Marino

@gunslingerNZ said:

That screengrab is glorious.

I do what I can.

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Posted by EvilNiGHTS

Can't want for Bayonetta in the next Ninja Gaiden game! Oh wait, I really can...

Posted by AjayRaz

awwwww yea kokoro

Posted by TheBrainninja

...Something about the faces in this game is really off-putting. Weirdly uncanny-valley. Really curious how it feels to play, because all the animation seems strangely reserved, down from the exaggerated, rapid-fire attacks and movements of the previous games. Ninja Gaiden 3 preorders got a demo, right? I haven't heard anyone's thoughts who have played it.

Maybe no one really cares enough - I know DOA is not taken seriously by fighting game enthusiasts, who are more likely to play it and put some thoughts up. I dunno, I'm not big on fighting games but I've liked DOA, so I just hope it's fun. NG3 doesn't have my hopes high.

Posted by Alex_Murphy

DOA games aren't great. But I usually pick one up when I get a new system, because they do a great job of showing off the hardware. It will be interesting to see what the reception is, considering that this is the first time (is it?) that a DOA game comes out in the middle/end of a console lifespan.

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@DavoTron said:

MAD tigers at that.

And jumping through fire.

Posted by AngelN7

@Alex_Murphy said:

DOA games aren't great. But I usually pick one up when I get a new system, because they do a great job of showing off the hardware. It will be interesting to see what the reception is, considering that this is the first time (is it?) that a DOA game comes out in the middle/end of a console lifespan.

I think DOA3 came just when the Xbox was at the end of its cycle so this would be the equivalent, I think this looks great and I'm looking foward to play it.

Posted by Zaapp1

Hmm, more like Dead or A-5! Am I right? Huh? No...?

Posted by oraknabo

They just need to add the bonkers arenas from DOA into a mode in Virtua Fighter. That would be a better game.

Posted by Sammo21

Guess what? Just play Virtua Fighter and then you get the VF characters and a better fighter.

Posted by MeatSim

That tiger is the real winner here.

Posted by joelalfaro

Sarah!

Posted by Driadon

Clown Hitomi is the best Hitomi

Posted by Phr4nk0

@AngelN7 said:

@Alex_Murphy said:

DOA games aren't great. But I usually pick one up when I get a new system, because they do a great job of showing off the hardware. It will be interesting to see what the reception is, considering that this is the first time (is it?) that a DOA game comes out in the middle/end of a console lifespan.

I think DOA3 came just when the Xbox was at the end of its cycle so this would be the equivalent, I think this looks great and I'm looking foward to play it.

DoA 3 was pretty much a launch game (I think it came out a couple weeks post launch, atleast here), hence Alex_Murphy's point of people buying it because it usually looks amazing and shows off your shiney new system. Though DoA 3 turned me into a DoA fan.

Posted by AngelN7

@Phr4nk0 said:

@AngelN7 said:

@Alex_Murphy said:

DOA games aren't great. But I usually pick one up when I get a new system, because they do a great job of showing off the hardware. It will be interesting to see what the reception is, considering that this is the first time (is it?) that a DOA game comes out in the middle/end of a console lifespan.

I think DOA3 came just when the Xbox was at the end of its cycle so this would be the equivalent, I think this looks great and I'm looking foward to play it.

DoA 3 was pretty much a launch game (I think it came out a couple weeks post launch, atleast here), hence Alex_Murphy's point of people buying it because it usually looks amazing and shows off your shiney new system. Though DoA 3 turned me into a DoA fan.

Really? I could have sworn that I played DOA 2 Ultimate on the xbox, I guess 3 did come out soon after launch still it was a pretty good looking game.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

"It's weird to see Virtua Fighter characters with Dead or Alive boobs." - Jeff Gerstmann

Posted by GERALTITUDE

@Spectre767: Yep. How could we go back to a world without him now?

Posted by AjayRaz

@TheBrainninja: i've been playing it a bunch, but i never shared thoughts because i never thought that anyone cared about Dead or Alive. i kept my thoughts to myself for the most part.

@AngelN7 said:

@Phr4nk0 said:

@AngelN7 said:

@Alex_Murphy said:

DOA games aren't great. But I usually pick one up when I get a new system, because they do a great job of showing off the hardware. It will be interesting to see what the reception is, considering that this is the first time (is it?) that a DOA game comes out in the middle/end of a console lifespan.

I think DOA3 came just when the Xbox was at the end of its cycle so this would be the equivalent, I think this looks great and I'm looking foward to play it.

DoA 3 was pretty much a launch game (I think it came out a couple weeks post launch, atleast here), hence Alex_Murphy's point of people buying it because it usually looks amazing and shows off your shiney new system. Though DoA 3 turned me into a DoA fan.

Really? I could have sworn that I played DOA 2 Ultimate on the xbox, I guess 3 did come out soon after launch still it was a pretty good looking game.

Dead or Alive 3 came out not long after the Xbox's launch. Dead or Alive Ultimate came out in 2004 on the Xbox, which wasn't far off from the end of the console's lifespan.

Posted by TheBrainninja

@AjayRaz: Does it play alright? I know the demo's pretty old at this point, but I imagine it gave a decent taste. I was emboldened by Jeff's brief positive impressions on one of the E3 Bombcasts.

Posted by AjayRaz

@TheBrainninja: i'm no expert on DOA game mechanics or anything (i'm just a big fan), but it plays pretty closely to how DOA4 played, i feel. the moves have the same inputs (consistency with moves throughout Dead or Alive games are weird) with some fancy new ones added in there. it's really hard to tell small differences without playing against a human player, really. with no online, or option to set the painfully easy AI to something more difficult, i haven't had many chances to try it with someone else.

but, to answer your question, it plays well. the fighting is fast and fun, and the cliffhanger moments are flashy but i figure they'll get old after a while. good thing you can turn them off. the demo isn't a great representation of the full game, however considering they've made some pretty significant changes to the game with aid from alpha build feedback from players. big changes like reintroducing the four-point counter system and changing when one can use the Power Blow (to trigger one of those crazy Cliffhanger moments).

i haven't finished the E3 bombcasts yet but any positive buzz for Dead or Alive 5 is great to hear, especially considering the embarrassing reputation that the series created for itself can be hard to see past.