Dead or Alive 5 receives 36/40 review score in Famitsu magazine

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • September 20, 2012 at 8:23 a.m. PDT
Dead or Alive 5 receives 36/40 review score in Famitsu magazine Noting that the characters have gotten cuter and there's a lot of 'depth' to the replay mode, as it allows you to take photos from any angle, Famitsu magazine in Japan gave Team Ninja's latest effort, Dead or Alive 5, a 36 out of 40 review score.


They also happened to mention the gameplay, too.

Dead or Alive 5 (9/9/9/9, 36 points out of 40): Team Ninja's latest fares about as well as you'd expect, and Famitsu's reviewers certainly know what readers are expecting. "I like how the characters have gotten cuter," one begins, "along with the rest of the graphics. It can be hard to keep up with the speed-oriented battles, but the more time you put into it, the more reward you get out of it. The sheer depth of replay mode, which lets you take photos from pretty much any angle you can think of, is astounding."

"The presence of holds allows you to turn the tables on the battle even while being attacked," began another editor who wasn't so smitten by all the sexy characters. "All the explosions and mayhem you can cause in each stage is impressive, too. I get the feeling you don't have as many moves at your disposal as other 3D games these days, but in terms of preserving gameplay balance, you could say that there isn't a needlessly huge amount."

Here's how other recent major fighting game titles have stacked up in Famitsu magazine.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 — 39/40
Persona 4: Arena — 36/40
Dead or Alive 5 — 36/40
Super Street Fighter 4 — 35/40
Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3) — 35/40
Street Fighter 4 — 34/40
Street Fighter X Tekken (360) — 34/40
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 — 33/40
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 — 33/40

3DS SSF4 — 34/40
Vita UMvC3 — 31/40

Source: Polygon, tip from an anonymous reader.

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