I’m not the gamer I used to be, but there are few… well, two series that I tend to follow, these are Unreal and Dead or Alive. IMHO UT3 was a failure as it was not a proper sequel, but only recycled material from Gears of War and I’m not alone with that opinion. However this post is about DoA so I rant about the decline of Unreal later.
So I bought DoA5 for the PS3 as I wanted a good game that would provide short sessions while I’m taking breaks from my daily thesis routine. I should probably write a review since I’m one of the very few people who is not a fan because of the “OMGZ boobz” -factor, but because of the actual gameplay and theme (DoA2 music FTW!).
DoA5 was released in 28.10.2012 (IIRC) and now only six months later they are releasing a sequel? Or should this be considered as a bonus pack(?), no that would be free. Stand-alone-add-on would be more suitable. As DoA5 itself has a lot of expensive DLC, why release this as a PS-vita game? more profits probably.
They do say that the content of DoA5+ is shared with DoA5 and vice versa. This would mean that one would not need to buy a PSV for the content, though the ~10k円 is quite heavy price for a few swimsuit videos. And I’m quite sure that the content will be released as DLC for the consoles too, thus the only goodies for the collectors are the hard-stuff.
DoA5+ Collectors Edition jpn-stuff
The new upcoming game DoA5+ collectors edition contains the following (translated by me, I’m only JLPT5 so don’t blame me for errors ;) ):
- 12 Sexy Paradice Costumes DLC
- Extreme Private Gravure Movie DLC
- “I’m a Fighter” Custom skin
- Gravure Bikini Guide
- Dead or Alive 5 OST vol.2
The trailer says that the CE is prizes at 9,240 円!! Yeah that is about 75€ (with the Finnish taxes it’ll be closer to 90€).
Will I buy it? Probably not. I don’t have vita and this game isn’t good enough to buy a new system for. CE content is always nice, but in this case: DLC’s end up in PSN, the Custom Skin is a case for the vita? The photobook and OST that are intriguing, but I was disappointed by the first OST, I’d guess that the second one is pretty much the same. I don’t need one photobook that badly. I only wish they’d fix the broken AI.
I have mixed feelings about this. It IS a fighting game, but the + makes things different ;)