Dead or Alive 5+

Ayane in purple bikiniI’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.

DoA5+ Trailer

I have mixed feelings about this. It IS a fighting game, but the + makes things different ;)

3 thoughts on “Dead or Alive 5+”

  1. …I’m only JLPT5…

    aaaand that would be crap my friend. You now as well as I do that getting a certificate of certain level and your actual language capabilities are two totally different things.

  2. That would be “a load of crap” and “You know” not “You now”. Thus we can conclude that your argument is full of errors and can be ignored. ;)

  3. Some wild typos appeared but crap is crap with or without a load of it.


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