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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: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Mar 9, 2019
    90
    As good as fighting games get, with great mechanics, and visually a knockout. [Issue#225, p.68]
  2. Mar 6, 2019
    82
    It should have a perfect start, yet the lacking of online functions, the disjointed story mode, and the unlock methods of new costumes affected it.
  3. Apr 11, 2019
    80
    While the lack of a decent story mode disappoints us, the other modes such as arcade mode and DOA Quest will provide more than enough entertainment for a long while. Dead or Alive 6, for better or for worse, tries to do things a little differently in this its sixth installment, and it is definitely a game worth taking a look at.
  4. Mar 9, 2019
    75
    A solid beat-em-up that improves slightly on the predecessors’ formula, but also shows some weird design choices.
  5. Mar 28, 2019
    75
    Overall, DOA6 is a nice package. While the grind for the costumes is real, the quest modes is a great way to learn more about all the characters in the game, and while the online mode is sparse for now, the support for this game will come in due time. Aside from all of that, the most important thing is the fighting mechanics and DOA6 delivers in that aspect. This is a great fighting game for both beginners and advanced players. The ins and outs take some getting used to, but once you do, you feel the satisfaction of pulling off that amazing counter and finishing up with a devastating combo, and end the end, that’s all that matters. Fighting game fans will have a great time here.
  6. Mar 12, 2019
    75
    An improvement over its predecessors, Dead or Alive 6 is an accomplished fighting game with some neat new tricks and cool cinematic touches up its sleeve. Also, boobs.
  7. Mar 11, 2019
    60
    For what it is, Dead or Alive 6 offers an enjoyable experience for new players and veterans alike, but the full package currently fails to deliver in a lot of key areas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Mar 5, 2019
    10
    This game has surpassed my expectations.
    I have always loved this game ever since the
    1st one in the series I played on Sega Saturn. There
    This game has surpassed my expectations.
    I have always loved this game ever since the
    1st one in the series I played on Sega Saturn.
    There has never been a 3D fighting game that has developed each characters personality better then in this series. Tecmo has always done a great job of providing the clothing options that meet the personality of each character and they always are a perfect fit for them unlike Soul Calibur and Tekken where clothing can be too big or just not look right.
    It is for this reason I believe that the DLC is a great way to keep the game fresh and I hope that they will continue to add new fighter and costumes as they did with DOA5LR.
    As for how the game is, well if you liked the DOA5LR then you won’t be disappointed acccept for 2 main issues the 1st is that the removed Tag Team. I loved this mode and no one ever has done it so well the interaction that the fighters had with each other was a fun way to show the way they feel about on another. Removing this feature will be missed and I hope it finds its way back. The 2nd issue is the problem I have with the destruction of the clothing in DOA5LR it was random depending on the outfit it was natural looking if clothing could tear that easily. Now however it feels tacked on with every female fighter no matter what they are wearing there mid drift is exposed after a powerful strike. This is only true with destructible clothing. With some male fighters their shirts are ripped off completely. The problem with this is that if you turn off the Violence Minimization setting to not see the clothing distraction but you want the violence to show facial damage it can not be done.
    Those issues aside I love this game and am looking forward to its evolution I am looking forward to trying out Mai Shiranui and the New SNK fighters along with the others they will be adding the game.
    One final note, the two new fighters Nico and Diego are both a great addition to the series.
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  2. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    I was very impressed by what I experienced during the recent "DOA 6 Deluxe Demo" so, this warranted my purchase. The graphics are very muchI was very impressed by what I experienced during the recent "DOA 6 Deluxe Demo" so, this warranted my purchase. The graphics are very much increased from DOA5, the new meter mechanics are a welcome addition and not overtly intrusive to the core gameplay.
    While this great game will NOT be featured at this yrs EVO videogame event in August, due mainly from my knowledge an event held in Japan during a live stream, it does not warrant blacklisting from the event but it happened. However, I am not swayed by whatever "EVO" states hence why I decided to support the game via purchase.

    Overall, I feel this is a solid offering from a developer that does NOT possess the sheer amount of recourses that a Namco, NRS and Capcom possess yet they offered much. And while LOBBY MATCHES not being available at launch stings; however, I will remind EVERYONE the s**t show that happened during the launch of DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ regarding its own take on lobby matches *Ring matches*

    No game is perfect however but at launch DOA6 has:
    1) Arcade mode
    2) Story mode
    3) Double the roster at launch
    4) Many customization options
    5) Extensive training mode
    6)Intuitive guide for new players
    7) Can choose who you're fighting in Ranked
    8) Has listened to many fan complaints about the game to ensure a great product

    So, while it has an insanely priced Season 1 dlc and Lobby matches will be available later in March, It's nice to see this game has tons more content on launch day than STREET FIGHTER 5 did and that must not be understated. As for the dlc, it's mostly costumes and 2 characters from what I've seen...
    Personally, I'll purchase whatever costumes I like and buy the two characters due out in June separate from the main season pass price. SO to reiterate, you are not FORCED to purchase this season pass lol! The price of $92.00 is an OPTION but you will be able to buy individual items.

    In conclusion, for anyone complaining that this game does not have the Tag team feature, that is something Team Ninja states they MIGHT bring back depending on the success of the game sales wise, but they also decided to focus on the 1v1 aspect of the game and I am glad that they did since this iteration is an amazing product. So, if you're on the fence, PLEASE take it from me...an old Tekken veteran when I say this game is: Fun, looks amazing, nice music, varied characters, surprisingly deep gameplay for those who take the time to do more than just mash buttons. And a rich Story mode that's no just 10 mins long. Go out and show your support.
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  3. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    Man this game is good!I can't believe I'm saying this because I played so much Tekken and hated the DOA series for the longest,but wow it'sMan this game is good!I can't believe I'm saying this because I played so much Tekken and hated the DOA series for the longest,but wow it's really turned around for competitive players!Looks great and the roster is huge for the start of the game Expand
  4. Mar 9, 2019
    8
    The good: The models of the characters are less sexualized. Many unlockable in game (unlock by playing if you want to use a hairstyle, a suit,The good: The models of the characters are less sexualized. Many unlockable in game (unlock by playing if you want to use a hairstyle, a suit, a melody, a glasses). The game is fun to play. Going through the Unforgettable scenery that is the DoA Museum fills me with nostalgia. At least 500G for the hunting-achievements just exploring the game and playing. The theme of missions and the randomness of the fragments forces you to play with all the characters. Its modular structure of "data catalog" allows you to play and buy in the store with real money the articles and characters that you want you are not obliged to have all the extra content. The story continues right where DoA5 stayed

    The bad: The triangular system disappears (in the manual it says that it is but playing you realize that no) and the combats are a frenzy of crushing RB without penalty and blue bar powers. It is not clearly explained how to unlock certain costumes or fragments for costumes or entries in the Encyclopedia. Now in version 1.01XYZ you can not play with friends online or make lobbies. Currently you are not penalized for leaving the Ranked Match. This story seems to be more part of a DLC or expansion of DoA5 and with the exception of the Ninjas, the "stories" of the other characters are completely disposable and are only there to fill. There is a section of Data in text to explain certain things about the interaction of the characters, but in previous versions they tried to make each character have at least their cinematics of these interactions.

    The Meh!: The previous stars of DoA have grown and everything seems to be in family and comes a generational change with Honoka, Rose Mari, Eliot, Kokoro ... The stories of the characters that are not the Ninjas go from the sublime to the ridiculous and in the end they are just funny or absurd excuses. Diego goes from being the new boy to runner-up / champion and Nico with interesting background becomes the most hated and stays in a huge cliffhanger (which suggests that there will be more ...)
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  5. Mar 24, 2019
    7
    A física dos peitos são muito realistas, ui, ui, ui, master piece, tem o hayabusa do ninja gado, ninjas fodas. daora.
    (07/10)
  6. Nov 10, 2019
    4
    Pros:
    - The fighting mechanics are better than DoA5 Last Round.
    - English voice overs are not as cringy as in prior versions. Cons: -
    Pros:
    - The fighting mechanics are better than DoA5 Last Round.
    - English voice overs are not as cringy as in prior versions.

    Cons:
    - Unlockables are a GRIND
    - No Tag Fighting option.
    - The new soundtrack is very bland and uninspiring.
    - Inexplicably long loading times...even getting into Practice Mode.
    - Monetization of costumes still one of the worst in gaming
    - If for any reason your controller disconnects for a second while Online, the game will automatically kick you out of the match....this needs a patch immediately.

    The Dead or Alive franchise needs a lot more than just a new number next to its title....6 is very disappointing.
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  7. Mar 3, 2020
    0
    The micro Transactions are ridiculous in this game. Makes playing feel worthless.

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