Dead or Alive 6: Bringing Less-Sexy Back

Dead or Alive 6: Bringing Less-Sexy Back
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Now lets start off by saying control wise Dead or Alive 6 is basically 5 but prettier, the game-play is as always super smooth and a real treat to play, the story mode isn’t anything to write home about true, but does anyone play fighting games for the story ?

Has anything changed?

Its much prettier for one thing, the character models and the arena design are some of the most beautiful you will find in 2019, and make games like Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 look dated in comparison, while those titles have a bigger playerbase, overall the animations alone in Dead or Alive 6 make the game feel like a next gen title.

Wait they have a bigger playerbase?!

Yes and honestly its not even close, that being said I still feel DoA is a great fighting game and one which should be taken more seriously.

  • Dead or Alive 6 – 24 Hour Peak CCU: 281 
  • Tekken 7 – 24 Hour Peak CCU: 3,584
  • Street fighter V – 24 Hour Peak CCU: 1,803

Why isnt it taken more seriously?!

Panty shots and fan service mostly, and the occasional boob reveal and near constant boob jiggle physics, makes the game look like a neck beards fantasy more than a actual fighting game, and that is a pity, as frankly its both.

While its been toned down some since Dead or Alive 5 and A lot since Dead or Alive 4, overall its still very much the sexy sibling of the fighting genre, which works against its attempts to be viewed as a serious e-sport title.

Worth a buy?

Depends, with the core fighters free and everything from wedding dresses to season passes that cost more than most AAA games, there is certainly plenty to buy, but that being said if you want a simple beat um up game, core fighters alone will give you a good few hours playtime.

Dead or Alive 6 is available now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

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