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  • Summary: DEAD OR ALIVE 6 is a fast-paced 3D fighting game, produced by Koei Tecmo Games, featuring graphics and multi-tiered stages that create a truly entertaining competitive experience. The story follows the events of DEAD OR ALIVE 5, focusing on 2 separate main narratives; namely, the battleDEAD OR ALIVE 6 is a fast-paced 3D fighting game, produced by Koei Tecmo Games, featuring graphics and multi-tiered stages that create a truly entertaining competitive experience. The story follows the events of DEAD OR ALIVE 5, focusing on 2 separate main narratives; namely, the battle between “Ninja and DOATEC” versus “M.I.S.T. lead by Donovan”, and the events that occur during the 6th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament. New side story episodes will also be added for returning characters. Following the tradition, fights in DEAD OR ALIVE 6 are based on a triangle system: strikes beat throws, throws beat holds, and holds beat strikes. Landing a well-timed attack of the type that beats your opponent’s attack, like landing a strike when an opponent tries to throw, will result in a Hi Counter attack and do more damage. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 71
  2. Negative: 1 out of 71
  1. 100
    Dead or Alive 6 is amazing. It’s the best looking fighting game out there, bar none, and has a combat system that is both instantly accessible for newcomers, without feeling condescending, and yet also offering plenty of depth and complexity for experienced fans. It’s not perfect; the story mode is enjoyable but slightly undercooked, and one suspects that we’ll have to wait until pretty deep into the DLC strategy for the real over-the-top humour that the series is most famous for to start to really shine through. But then, those criticisms also applied to Dead or Alive 5, and that was a game that I played on an almost weekly basis for six years. I can’t see Dead or Alive 6 being any different.
  2. Mar 13, 2019
    83
    Dead or Alive 6 continues the trend of being a fun title that has a low barrier of entry, but offers those who wish to go deeper a lot of tools to accomplish that. The title remains one of the more visually appealing fighting games out there in the market. Team Ninja has created the framework for a tournament ready title, It’s tough to have to appeal to a mass market, the fighting game community AND the community that stuck with them for all these years. They just need to avoid unnecessary controversies, maybe pump the breaks sheer amount of paid cosmetic DLC.
  3. Mar 2, 2019
    80
    Dead or Alive 6 is not a revolutionary entry for the series, but stands as one of the best entries of the series. Its gameplay mechanics and corrections implemented make it an enjoyable game and one with an awesome approach for beginners. Also the few new ideas added to the formula are well-received and provide a degree of freshness to this well-known experience.
  4. Mar 11, 2019
    74
    Dead or Alive 6 serves up great fighting mechanics, solid offline mode variety, and looks good while doing it. If you're a fan of the series, it's well worth checking out, even as this latest entry stumbles in the online arenas and the disappointing approach to customization.
  5. Mar 6, 2019
    70
    Dead or Alive 6 offers the same fun the previous installments did. There is not a huge leap forward in graphics, but in terms of gameplay there are some fun new elements. Unfortunately the game lacks diversity in multiplayer modes.
  6. Mar 1, 2019
    70
    Dead or Alive 6 is a fun experience, but lose any comparison with the previous chapters of the series. The gameplay suffers from the inclusion of new mechanics, and the offer doesn’t shine for a technical sector that's far from modern standards.
  7. May 20, 2019
    45
    Is Dead or Alive 6 worth picking up? No. Unless you really (and I mean really) need to know what happens in the next installment of the franchise. Yes, credit where credit is due with the gameplay, roster, and visuals, but everything about the game just has this air of ‘lacking’ around it. The soundtrack could have done a lot more, most of the design was just plain bad, the story felt thrown together at the last minute, and the length of the campaign just doesn’t justify the £54 price tag attached to the game.

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  1. Positive: 41 out of 88
  2. Negative: 38 out of 88
  1. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    really fun and wow the best graphics ever this gen! deep gameplay and easy to learn
  2. Mar 2, 2019
    10
    Here we go, having to place a 10 on a game that is an 8, simply due to people thinking this is a 0.
    I have played DoA games since DoA 2.
    But
    Here we go, having to place a 10 on a game that is an 8, simply due to people thinking this is a 0.
    I have played DoA games since DoA 2.
    But is this game perfect? No, but the core gameplay is.

    Pros.
    Great visuals.
    Great animations.
    All the characters feel great to play.
    The arenas are the best you will find in a fighting game, some are a closed of arena and others have different levels, they are all interactive in some way or another.
    The gameplay is 10/10.

    So the parts that are important to a fighting game are spot on.
    The story is rather meh, there are some fun portions but a masterpiece it is not. Then again, who in their right mind play a fighting game for great story?

    Cons.
    The unlock system is beyond **** That it takes a long time to unlock things I have nothing against, but to have it being completely random is just so damn crappy. A good way would be to give you things in survival that was points and then let us choose which ones we wanted to spend said points on.
    The overpriced season pass... ya, well actually calling it overpriced would be an understatement.

    And lastly I have to mention this.
    As a long time fan of this series I am tired of games "journalists" taking a **** on the games and the fans of them every single chance they get. One of them even going so far as to calling one of the female characters a sex slave... can you guys even hear yourselves or are you so damn full of yourselves? Same guy even thought Bass and Tina was suppose to be Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump... ya.... no, just no. This is why gamers are no longer taking you serious.
    I can still remember back when DoA2 came out, a couple of games "journalists" take a dump on the game while praising Tekken Tag, one year later the same people looked back and had to agree that they had played DoA2 way more then Tekken Tag, the fighting game they had taken a dump on turned out to be their favorite fighting game that year.
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  3. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    I love boobs. The boobs are over 9000. But the gameplay is not much different from the previous entry. And the DLC price!! God save our lust.
  4. Aug 19, 2020
    6
    So my biggest problem with this game is the lack of sexy costumes.. Ya the microtransactions are bad.. But I only like a couple outfitsSo my biggest problem with this game is the lack of sexy costumes.. Ya the microtransactions are bad.. But I only like a couple outfits anyways.. No point in buying any DLC. I just paid for a couple outfits for each character and it was way cheaper. I also got the game on sale for 28 dollars. But I ended up spending around 100 overall. I would only do this for DOA.. And its not right that they make you pay to unlock hair colours.. But there isnt another game like this. Soulcalibur 6 the closest thing to it. DOA needs to learn from them.. Have a good character creator. Soulcalibur 6 has such a great one. Now DOA6 improved the gameplay from DOA5LR. It added another bar for a super move by pressing R1 when its full. It looks cool and pretty much every fighting game did this now. Injustice 2 and Soulcalibur 6 did it. I actually like DOA6 super moves the best. Im not a fan of the quest mode. This game is best played for fun. Quest mode reminds me a little bit of libra of soul in Soulcalibur 6. These modes help and make you learn how to play the game and not just press buttons. But in DOA6 I think its a bit tough because of a timing issue. Maybe its just me? But its annoying when to do a ground attack you have to time it perfectly.. It rarely works for me.. In quest mode to complete a quest you have to do all the moves on a checklist.. The only reason I even bother is to unlock some outfits.. But a lot of them dont even look good... I havent played story mode yet. I think both DOA5LR and DOA6 look great. The art style is a bit different. Also they took out some modes.. No tag team mode now.. DOA5LR is a way better game overall. But DOA6 is worth getting on sale. But get ready to spend more for dlc characters, outfits and hair colours. Soulcalibur 6 is a better game though. Get that if you havent played it. Also in DOA5 you could unlock boob bounce mode lol I dont see that in DOA6.. Game and gameplay kind of reminds me of Injustice 2. This game could be so much better... What a shame but Im still playing it.. Also the game displays XBOX controles on PS4... Its really annoying..
    Note: Im typing this on my phone so sorry for any spelling mistakeshftycf
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  5. Mar 1, 2019
    3
    A terrible disappointment.

    I played DOA since DOA5 Ultimate. Bought a ton of DLC for that and then went onto LR. Bought a ton of DLC for
    A terrible disappointment.

    I played DOA since DOA5 Ultimate. Bought a ton of DLC for that and then went onto LR. Bought a ton of DLC for that. I really enjoyed this game. The harder levels were challenging but at least you could play as your favourite character and unlock costumes in arcade and DLC items were available immediately.

    Well not with DOA6. The game has less content than the DEMO.

    There is a terrible system of grinding. You get maybe 200 pattern points IF you clear all objectives in each mission, but these don't go to the outfit you select, or the character the game makes you play as, but to a random outfit from any of the rostered characters. What's more, if the outfit costs less than you won, you lose the remaining points. Ranked matches only count if WON and you only win 20 or so patterns and that's only until the 14th of March. After March 14, you will only get 2 points per ranked match won. Oh how generous.

    There are fewer poses. DOA5LR/U had 2 intro and 3 win poses. This game has only one each.

    There is no TAG team fighting.

    Story mode completion unlocks nothing of value.

    As is this game offers less content than the DEMO and less than previous DOA games. It is very sad that Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo treat their fans this way. Unless they fix this, I won't be purchasing any DLC content - because what's the point - if you can't have your favourite characters wear expensive outfits?

    As for gameplay - it is decent but not groundbreaking. It's neither better nor worse than DOA5's.

    Music is great. But so was LR's.

    Thank you for reading this review.
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  6. Aug 9, 2020
    0
    this is just another cash grab game. they make this sexy costumes and make stupid horny boys to pay 1289.79$. it's ridiculous and disgusting
  7. Mar 1, 2019
    0
    Well, they cut off Ryu’s balls and killed the Ninja Gaiden series. I guess it only makes sense to hack off Kasumi’s money makers and throw theWell, they cut off Ryu’s balls and killed the Ninja Gaiden series. I guess it only makes sense to hack off Kasumi’s money makers and throw the DOA series in the same grave.

    Once again the Team at Koei Tecmo (the real Team Ninja died back in 2008) shows a fundamental lack of understanding of what makes their games work and what content their fans expect from them. Dead or Alive has always been a bubbly and ridiculous 3d fighter, never taking itself too seriously. Dead or Alive 5 Vanilla tried to take the serious “I’m a fighter” stance and it quickly fell flat. Thankfully the Ultimate and Last Round editions brought back the outrages costumes and over the top stages.

    But here we are with DOA 6… and it kinda feels like I jumped back in time and I’m back with the basic and boring DOA 5. Other than bringing Street Fighter 4’s focus meter into the DOA Series, there is precious little, new and exciting content in the game. The only thing more boring than the two new characters is the selection of costumes to unlock… most of them being color swaps!

    I’ll admit I’m an older Team Ninja fan and the DOA5s were my least favorite in the series… it does not change the fact that I bought all three games and a bunch of DLC. Looking at DOA6 I can’t help but wonder… what am I paying for? Where are the new characters? I already paid to use Phase 4, Tengu, and Mai, why are they behind a paywall… AGAIN! Where are all the cool costumes? Why not design costumes that match better with the stages? Fighting on a Spanish Galleon? Give me a bloody pirate outfit!

    End of the day whether you a fan of the classic games or the 5s, it’s hard to recommend this game to anyone, there is simply not enough new content for the asking price.

    One last Note: Can you Imagine the outrage if Ryu from Street Fighter series was in a wetsuit on the Box for SF 5? Kasumi’s classic blue outfit is CLASSIC and I don’t see why Koei Tecmo is embarrassed by their characters and their fans… shame on them.
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