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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Score distribution:
  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. Nintendo Power
    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: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  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 28, 2011
    9
    Love the Dead or Alive series, I thoroughly played all the DOA games over time and this game is a very worthy sequel. The 3d in Dead or AliveLove the Dead or Alive series, I thoroughly played all the DOA games over time and this game is a very worthy sequel. The 3d in Dead or Alive Dimensions plays very well but it's not exactly groundbreaking, though its a very neat experience to witness as a Dead or Alive fan. OK!

    -the weird*
    Model Viewer not needed and so far from the statues I've gained not very perverted, very hard to move around the 3ds to get a 3d shot of the model with the slider up.

    "Chronicle" works almost like a tutorial but its a story mode and only way to gain characters.

    -what i miss from old DOA that this one does not have

    You are not able to damage the opponent some more after a KO. The game just leaves you standing
    No after KO replay.
    No replay mode (which is a shame because the levels are beautiful in this game, large and exquisite)
    No story for each character in arcade
    and No tag team mode.. its hard to compare this game to DOA4 because dead or alive 4 is a perfect online fighting game.

    the good!
    The 3d in this game is very cool
    slider down at any time makes the game run smoothly and perfectly and it looks like its running at 60fps.. so much wow factor for a 3ds game.
    ITS DOA ON HANDHELD! its essentially DOA to go! the details they added into this game is amazing. Online in this game is quick and fun! most matches for me run smoothly. Love it.

    Did not regret buying this game :)

    PS: This game is kind of hard if you go against a pro player. Though once you get how to play, your fights end up becoming intense with so much action! which is why i miss replay mode :|
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  5. Jan 15, 2012
    8
    DOA Dimensions is the freshest fighter on the 3DS, An instantly accessible, frenetic and exciting scrapper that will please fighting game fansDOA Dimensions is the freshest fighter on the 3DS, An instantly accessible, frenetic and exciting scrapper that will please fighting game fans everywhere. Granted the Chronicles mode narrative is laughable, with some odd design choices, and the controls- whilst very robust, may confuse some with the many stick movements for particular reversals and grabs. What is undeniable however, is that this game is gorgeous, even if the 3D effect isn't up to much. This is easily a more accessible, more unique and more extravegant fighter than SSFIV3D and is the fighting game to own on 3DS. Expand
  6. Aug 8, 2011
    8
    It's all the DOA fighting fun you love but it's portable and in 3d. That's about it. You will play about one new level. All the rest areIt's all the DOA fighting fun you love but it's portable and in 3d. That's about it. You will play about one new level. All the rest are remakes from DOA 2 through 4. All the best ones will be there and all the old characters. Graphically expect about he par of DOA2 hardcore on PS2 (I say PS2 cause the Dreamcast import of hardcore wasn't as Jaggy as this but the PS2 1 was)
    This game sums up the best and worst of 3DS. All the stuff you loved in awesome presentation... but it's a remake. You will relive the entire mythos of each character. I did love it and recommend it to all 3DS owners. You don't have much good games to choose from and this one is awesome. Yet I HATE looking from a 3d screen down to 2d one taking my eyes off the action. So I don't use the touch screen. If you like the series this is the entire series in 3d and portable remade as one big game. You will love it. Also you will hate the people online reversaling you face 24/7 but oh well.
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  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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