For fans of the series DOA4 is everything you could possibly want from a next-gen iteration of the game; a revamped fighting system, faster game play, and enough T&A to satisfy even the most jaded otaku.
The game is beautiful and still holds up today. The game has the classic DOA feel, and is accessible yet deep, and rides that line better than any fighting game out there. The game play is addicting, and you can learn new things about each character and combos you didn't know before each time you turn it on! A game for fighting game newcomers and veterans alike!
DOA4 over Xbox Live is quite an experience. It succeeds on a technical level, but the real reason that it's such a riot is the game underneath. The enjoyable, solid, beautiful game that is Dead or Alive 4. This is the definitive title in the series and, as far as we're concerned, the ultimate game in its genre. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
The counter system is less forgiving and will definitely challenge fans of the series, especially those fond of DOA3. This affects every other area of the game. The harder characters to master are even more powerful now, and there is more of a ground game, in addition to careful use of the backgrounds.
If you're planning on playing the single-player much, it's an abomination, and you shouldn't touch it with a bargepole; and on Xbox Live, it's simply so flawed as to be unplayable in anything other than a basic 1v1 lobby, which arguably makes it into a pretty poor investment unless you have a friends list teeming with people who want to play.
Skip to any other Dead or Alive game over this one if you just wat single player. The extremely scripted and automated I.A is trash. This is not a great challenge when the I.A can counter 90% of the time oven when your attack does no connect. If you can play it Online or Local with a friend it can be a fun experience. Any other DOA game is far more balanced when it comes to I.A, and can be beaten without you resorting to cheap tactics just to see the endings; that for the most part are irrelevant to the story. I see this one as the weakest in the series.
Good fighting game. Pretty tough at times. It has a deep and engaging fighting system. You can jump right in and play, but this game is difficult to master. The battles are finished quickly, though. You can't help but notice how good the environments look, certainly impressive for the time that it released! It definitely still holds up today.
Si je devais donner une note technique, elle serait de l'ordre de 8 ou 9 : c'est beau, parfaitement fluide, les temps de chargement sont quasiment inexistants, les bruitages sont les plus convaincants parmi le ribambelle de jeux de baston et les niveaux étonnament grands sont spectaculaires.
Hélas, la technique est une chose et le jeu en est une autre, le jeu au sens propre, étymologique... Commençons par la vitesse délirante des coups et donc des combats, continuons avec les enchaînements de l'IA qui pleuvent sur le coin de la gueule, imparables, sans possibilité de contre... ou si peu : dans DOA 3, on pouvait contrer ; or dans DOA 4 cela tient du placement à la micro-nano-seconde ! et l'IA, elle, ne se prive pas pour vous contrer dans un battement de cil. Terminons avec le boss le plus crispant et frénétique qu'on ait jamais vu (trop de saké picolé et de cerisiers fumés sans doute ?).
Dommage évidemment mais le pire finalement réside dans le fait suivant : DOA 4 est si rapide et survolté, si caricatural qu'on n'a même plus le temps d'admirer cette physique si soignée des nichons ! un comble.
A good looking game but a very flawed fighter.
There is just no skill needed it is based entirely on luck.
Noticed a certain fighter you vs will pummel you no matter how much skill you have, how much you block or how well timed you are. The AI knows everything and is able to read input before it executes, all this on normal difficulty, this is the sort of play you expect at very hard not normal.
Oddly winning a fight feels a test of patience and luck there was no fight i haf i could say i win with skill because the game does not allow for it.
SummaryTaking advantage of the superior technology of the new Xbox 360, Dead or Alive 4 raises the bar in both online and offline fighting. By utilizing the advanced technology of the new Xbox 360 hardware, Dead or Alive 4 redefines 3-D high definition graphics and sound, creating the most visually beautiful and realistic looking video game to ...