Saturday, January 21, 2006

Dead or Alive Ultimate (1)

Fighting games are made for multiplayer.

I bought Dead or Alive Ultimate for a fiver when I saw it in a sale months ago, and had got so far as reading the manual and getting turned off by the huge lists of special attacks. I had put DoA1 into the Xbox before, but had never really played it.

Dead or Alive 1 looks awful - really bitty, poor textures, poor fighting arenas, and low polygon counts. And the framerate's all over the place too. As for the actual fighting mechanic, it seemed far too slow and restrained, with joypad commands having little effect on what happened onscreen.

Not a huge success. But I did remember reading that the real meat of the compilation was on the Dead or Alive 2 disc ...

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