Dead or Alive is a series that has become well known for its fanservice just as much as its fighting mechanics. After its initial release with the original on the Saturn the sequel DoA2 has graced several platforms, including this incarnation on the PS2. Can this fighting engine compete with other big names in the market or will it suffer defeat?
Probably not surprising given its intended appeal, but the game is pretty to look at. You can find a variety of styles put in with an emphasis on fanservice, which thankfully doesn’t feel massively overdone even if you are getting panty-flashes every time Kasumi does one of her kicks. As well as the ladies in colourful revealing outfits we have others like the elegant Helena or Bass who looks like a rough biker.
The animation is great too as characters appear to connect and interact with each other and the environment reasonably well, aside from a strange habit where slamming up against an unbreakable wall seems to show space between environm...
DOA2 is good, it has got great graphics for it's time and nice scenery, breakable scenery and multi level stages, even the characters are nice to look at...but that's it. In terms of game play, the game is not that great. It's too fast to even be able to make out what the characters are doing. You find yourself button bashing cos the moves all look the same anyway and it's also the best way to win. The story is too short too and the lack of character backgrounds make the game feel pointless other then a quick play with your friends. All in all, it's not horendous however if you prefer a serious and realistic fight where knowing the moves are the best way to win then get Tekken 5 however if bouncing boobs are what your really interested in then go ahead and waste your money on this.
THE GOOD: awesome graphics interactive arenas babes with big boobs and awesome combat
THE BAD: you find anything bad about this i kill you
SUMMARY: The graphisc are aswesome a pure masterpiece of cgi and the characters fantastic in each and every attack showing that the entire arena doesnt have to look like a firework to give an a battle beauty talking of beauty the babes in this combat arena are hot even those of you who aren't complete geeks can imagine them naked.
However the characters are unbalanced in skill levels and combat power an example of this is gen fu playing as him is the easiest part of the game however against him you find yourself at the continue screen over and over again and the game is pretty short for it's genre
in overall though dead or alive 2 is better than most fighting games and is more than a match for the amazing soulcalibur 2
Graphics:9/10 Gameplay:10/10 Lifespan:6/10 Music:7/10 Overall:9/10 This game is let down by it's length otherwise it would be 10/10
THE BAD: Not enough characters, no plot, as with most fighter games.
SUMMARY: I bought it for the chicks. (Though the reason I always give, is that it had combat that made Tekken's look like crap.) Which it does. I love the combat system the DOA series uses now, and of course, I loves them chicks. My only regret is not being able to unlock every costume or figure out that infamous code (which only partly worked with a bad GS code)
Anyhow, if you're into fighting games and chicks, well, this game is great in both of those areas.Unfortunatley, as far as fighting games go, storylines are miniscule and unimportant, and this is no exception. Graphics are great for early PS2 stuff. Music is generic, as it is with most fighter games. As said, combat is great, and there are various game modes, team mode being ,y favorite. Also supports four player tag team just in case that's a goody for ya.
Learning curve is about a few hours, a bit for each character and...
THE GOOD: The girls, the fighting moves styles, costumes, and tag battle. Also the bounce... if you know what I mean.
THE BAD: Short story, and short characters.
SUMMARY: Nice girls and costumes. The bouncing breast. Graphics. The fighting is hard, and very fun. There is a lack of characters. The babes are HOT!. The story is very short. Two thumbs up. The music is great. There is also a CG gallery. Player UPS, and you can watch saved fight ing scenes, and change angle and also zoom in. Zoom in by when the character is doing the fighting pose, press the eject on the PS2 and the game will freeze, then hold L1 and move the right control stick and zoom in by pressing one of the buttons on the right side. The game is ok for a fighting game. The babes are hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot, mostly Kasumi and Lei-fang.
THE GOOD: an awesome fighting game one of the best ive ever played
SUMMARY: It is great how it is unlike most fighting games how there are female and male fighters. The graphics are so perfect, the movement of the people are so realistic and all up it was great to play. The soundtrack was awesome to listen to. I especially like the special features and attacks of each character. Some of the fights are really hard. I like how you can use weopons unlike most other fighting games. But once you find out your characters special move then it is much easier. It is good how it isnt too easy to finish so it will last you a while.This is truly a hardcore game. I have played many fighting games and it is much better than all of them even better that DOA1.Even the backgrounds have amazing graphics, most of these kind of games dont worry about the backgrounds and the just look 2D but with objects and land in the background it truly looks realistic. I give this game a 9/10, two thumbs up: Excellent!
THE GOOD: Graphics, moves, characters, stages, and all gameplay.
THE BAD: Cinemas could make a little more sense but good nontheless.
SUMMARY: This is one of the best looking games on PS2. In my mind it's the best fighting game of all time. It does everything perfect. The enviornments are interactive. This was a revolutionary game that set the standard for the fighting genre and has yet to be beaten.
THE GOOD: The moves are really god and easy to pull off, the graphics are mindblowing, the story mode is good and also a good multi beat 'em up. Oh and the ladyz. Smashing people through walls.
THE BAD: The game is very short, there aren't that many characters to choose from.
SUMMARY: This game is a very good game to play and itw ill bring many good fights, the moves are really good and detailed and also th benefit of doube teaming is cool. The story mode is interesting but far to easy to complete, there characters are good but there is very few to choose from and you can only win a couple.
I like in fights that you can smash, throw punch people through walls and off of cliffs, it is really cool to watch.
This is a good game to play and also a good multiplayer, this is worth the money so watch out for it. The sequal is said to be good as well so lets wait and see.
THE GOOD: The graphics are mindblowing. The moves are very realistic and breathtaking. You would never believe you are looking at a game!
THE BAD: Some unoriginal characters. Almost wasted storyline. Bland backgrounds.
SUMMARY: Dead or Alive 2... HARDCORE! The name says it all. This is a fighting game never to be missed. It has something for everybody. From the speculator to the thumb crusher. From the fanboy to the reserved. The characters are extremly well animated. The graphics flow seamlessly throughout the game. Each move is one of grace or it's opposite.. power. You'll flinch when being beat up on by bass... and drool when getting stomped by Helena. The characters are a mix of lively and boring. Some you have seen a hundred times before, while some are fresh looking and breath brillance into this fighter. Some of the moves can be a bit of a pain to pull off, and the blocking is difficult to master. But this is game meant to run on full throttle so you won't be blocking much anyway...