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POSTED 23/9/13


DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE

Tecmo
PS3 (also on Xbox 360)

You're nicked!

The last time a Dead or Alive crossed our path, it taunted us with bad medicines – erm, memories - of Bon Jovi hairiness.

Now for some reason we’re seeing a bloke with an eye patch spinning in circles with a heart going bang bang bang bang because his lover’s naffed off. Yep, we’re easily distracted.

That doesn’t bode well for us when it comes to fighting games, for we tend to get immeasurable quantities of snot belted out of us. But while we dig a bit of biffo here and there, we’re hardly true connoisseurs of the genre. It’s for these fine folk – and the dodgy ones too - that this hyper DoA5 package exists.

It’s essentially the same thing that we wrote about here, but with several tweaks and additions that’ll make fan-types all smiley. As will, we surmise, the ability to adjust breast physics. OMG, we unlocked the ‘OMG’ setting!

Yes, the perviest fighter around remains as such, retaining its predilection for playing dress-ups and peering up skirts. Which can distract from the fact that DoA5 is a really fun fighting game, not least of all because it can be dumbed down enough that anybody can compete, or ramped up hardness-wise so that you require skilled technician chops to survive more than a few secon- OOF!

As for those additions, as well as a fair chunk of DLC now being on-disc, there’s stuff like online tag team 2-on-2 action, a few additional characters, piles of new levelling-up abilities, an all-in team mode, an insane power launcher ‘BAM-you’re-flying’ smack-up, additions to training and other twiddles.

If you have the vanilla one you’ve a right to pout and stomp (although progress carries over). If you don’t then this bumper bundle will spin you right round baby, right round. Like a record baby, right round, round round.

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