Dead or Alive: Dimensions 3DS

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  • Summary: DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions takes the vivacious characters and locales that have made the DOA franchise a hit with gamers everywhere and presents them in eye-popping 3D. All of the punches, kicks, counters and holds that have defined the series as a top-tier fighter are present for the firstDEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions takes the vivacious characters and locales that have made the DOA franchise a hit with gamers everywhere and presents them in eye-popping 3D. All of the punches, kicks, counters and holds that have defined the series as a top-tier fighter are present for the first time on a portable gaming system - the Nintendo 3DS®. DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions features some of the best content from the series spanning all of the titles from the original DOA up to DOA 4. Expand
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  1. Positive: 48 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. May 28, 2011
    91
    Having played both Super Street Fighter IV and Dead or Alive Dimensions, DOAD is far superior is our books and is easily one of the best fighters available on any portable console. The gameplay is flawlessly fun and even though we have seen it all before, this may be the fact on home consoles but not in the portable world of gaming. The developers have included enough fan service to make any Dead or Alive fanboy or girl glee from joy but best of all, it's got the gameplay and the graphics.
  2. May 6, 2011
    90
    Within the launch window of the Nintendo 3DS, we've gotten two--Dead or Alive Dimensions and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition--and they're the two best games in the handheld's library so far. [May 2011, p.84]
  3. Jun 1, 2011
    90
    Playing Dead or Alive again has been a highly enjoyable journey of rediscovery. The more time I've spent playing it, the more I've remembered why I've really enjoyed the series over the years. It's a really fun fighting game that's easy to pick up and play, features some great characters, and delivers some very satisfying moments, especially when you pull off a huge series of moves that look spectacular, or punch someone off the top of a particularly high area so they fall to their death.
  4. May 22, 2011
    80
    Dead or Alive: Dimensions is a solid entry into the classic fighting series whether you're a fan or series newcomer. It's just as fast, responsive and enjoyable as past iterations, with far more balanced movesets and counters; a visually appetising, impressive fighter particularly for a game released in 3DS' launch period.
  5. 80
    Dead or Alive Dimensions fully justifies the interest of fans or new players. The way the various events are presented in story mode is able to maintain the interest of both.
  6. May 30, 2011
    75
    Dimensions' bosomy action-figure characters are as devoid of moral perspective as a box of Legos with circles drawn on them. Like Legos, though, they're fun to play with.
  7. May 20, 2011
    50
    I spent a lot of my time waiting, begging, willing the game to spread its wings and fly. But it never left the ground. A real shame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. May 25, 2011
    10
    DOAD is great. 3D effects were far better than expected, way better than SF4. I have both of those and now ill probably trade it SF4. DOA hasDOAD is great. 3D effects were far better than expected, way better than SF4. I have both of those and now ill probably trade it SF4. DOA has more DLC than any 3ds game out, dlc literally comes out daily. Touch screen commands more effectiver than SF4. Graphics are way better too. Mass amounts of unlockable content. As well for the street pass battles you can actually watch the fights instead of just check the stats as in SF4. This game is the best 3Ds game out now. Ive worked at gamestop 3.5 years so there is a small chance i may know what im talking about. Too bad it will be a while before more top notch games will come out. Res Evil 3D im looking at you

    PS...Phil 4000, your supposed to rate the game not the console. If your so oblivious you cant realize that then there is no point in taking you or your reviews seriously.
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  2. Jul 19, 2013
    10
    This game is da bomb. That's right. Da bomb. It has good graffics for the 3ds. A nice controll set with a good easy playable way to controllThis game is da bomb. That's right. Da bomb. It has good graffics for the 3ds. A nice controll set with a good easy playable way to controll your character to beat the living crap out of someone. Expand
  3. May 24, 2011
    10
    The graphics and gameplay are clean, and the storyline mode was actually enjoyable. Internet match mode was simple enough to access andThe graphics and gameplay are clean, and the storyline mode was actually enjoyable. Internet match mode was simple enough to access and despite early testing reports of framerate issues, I have seen none while running full 3d. If you're only going to have one fighting game in your 3ds library, I recommend this over any other... unless Super Smash Brothers comes out...

    All the bounce of the previous DOA in the palm of your hand... wait, that sounded dirty.
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  4. May 26, 2011
    9
    Great game, as usual DOA delivers. I just wish Nintendo had decided to make a more powerful handheld than the original DS instead of insistingGreat game, as usual DOA delivers. I just wish Nintendo had decided to make a more powerful handheld than the original DS instead of insisting on gimmicks. It is really sad when a system can't even handle its primary selling point. In any game I've played so far, if you turn the 3D on the framerate is terrible, turn it off and the game is silky smooth. That's the case here, when the 3D is off the game looks amazing and runs great. Hopefully Nintendo will address this as the platform matures. Aside from that, the only other real issue is laggy multiplayer, but since I primarily play solo anyway it isn't an issue for me. Great fighting engine, great graphics, tons of content spanning the entire series, a good story mode even with a story that is as convoluted as this one's is, tons of modes to play. Probably sacrilage but this is better than Street Fighter IV in my opinion. I dock it a half a point for the 3D and a half a point for the online issues, other than that awesome game. Expand
  5. Dec 8, 2011
    8
    The second best fighter for the 3DS. Although it offers a perhaps more realistic fighting experience than Street Fighter it is not quite asThe second best fighter for the 3DS. Although it offers a perhaps more realistic fighting experience than Street Fighter it is not quite as good. The characters aren't as well developed as those in street fighter, a lot of them are relatively forgettable, there are 25 characters to play as which is fine. The graphics (at some points) are very good, you sometimes forget you're playing it on a handheld console. I think the 3D effects are very good, with various body-parts coming out of the screen. It doesn't get a 9 because, the gameplay isn't as deep as that of Street Fighter's and some of the characters just aren't that memorable. I wouldn't however, recommend Street fighter over this, as they both offer quite amazing fighting experiences on the 3DS, I'd recommend getting both, you might be different and prefer this to Street Fighter. Oh, and before I forget, there is quite a lot to do and unlock, spotpass support and streetpass add to the overall length of the game, which otherwise would be quite short. The multiplayer offerings are also great fun. If I could give this game an 8.5/10 I would. Expand
  6. Jun 16, 2011
    8
    These are the best 3D graphics I've seen in a handheld gaming system yet, though this is the only game I own for the 3DS thus far. TheThese are the best 3D graphics I've seen in a handheld gaming system yet, though this is the only game I own for the 3DS thus far. The gameplay is extremely fun and I find it pretty addicting, plus the amount of unlockables is insane (though most of them are extremely easy to get). I feel like I've beaten just about everything there is to beat so far, but the replay value is so great that I can't help but play it all again. The online play is also very fun, though it has some severe lagging at times - but I blame either my opponent or my internet connection for that, because it regularly moves very smoothly for me. Expand
  7. May 2, 2015
    0
    I HATE THIS GAME!!! one of the worst fighting games i have ever played 'oooo but it has samus and ridely' I DON'T CARE THE GAME SHOULD BEI HATE THIS GAME!!! one of the worst fighting games i have ever played 'oooo but it has samus and ridely' I DON'T CARE THE GAME SHOULD BE BURIED LIKE ET don't buy it it's crap there are mechanics that are fun, but then they go ahead and get rid of them as if to say, 'what he likes that? well lets get rid of it before he enjoys himself' they are even lazy in cutscenes giving characters no lip sync as if it where an anime but then decides 'hey lets add lip sync' it's dumb, even the gameplay is stupid, your opponent can perform theese crazy combo moves so i'm like 'hey i wanna do that, that looks cool!' but then you check the moves list and find out they don't exist... yeah they let the AI do the combos but not you?!?! street fighter does it and everyone loves it, mortal kombat does it and everyone loves it, virtua fighter, smash bros, ect ect ect! why do the devs think to do this? also the difficulty curves are ridiculous! for instance in tag team if you die you get one more revival which is cool! i'd like more games to do that! and then the AI is easy but next round you don't get a revive and the AI is stupidly OP all the ones before ryu and hayate are easy if you stand there they don't attack but ryu and hayate are relentless they don't stop attacking block almost every move and worst of all you don't have your revival thing you had before? it's dumb i don't get it and this game was released to celebrate 10 years of DoA? well what a stupid way to celebrate get your franchise you're celebrating and ruin it. it's dumb i hate it 0/10 Expand

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