Dead or Alive 4 review video (Xbox 360)

Dead or Alive 4 for Xbox 360Dead or Alive 4 defines the fighting experience on next generation consoles with the first tournament fighter on Xbox 360. Dead or Alive 4 once again raises the bar in both online and offline fighting, with 3D high definition graphics and sound, online capabilities via Xbox Live (featuring large scale global online tournaments, increased worldwide simultaneous online play, detailed scoreboards, clans and more), new incredible interactive stages, and an all star line-up of old and new favorite characters (with new costumes and storylines). The fighting system has been overhauled, allowing even more mastery and strategy of your favorite character, including the most complex DOA countering system yet!

It’s a true next-gen leap for the series. Find out more in this Dead or Alive 4 video review.


DOA4 features include:
* The DOA Online World: Unsurpassed online play via Xbox Live including large scale global online tournaments, increased worldwide simultaneous online play, detailed scoreboards, players can form clans, new and interactive lobby area featuring voice and text chat available, and more!
* Redefining 3D High-Definition Graphics: Utilizing the advanced technology of Xbox 360 and Team Ninja’s development expertise, Dead or Alive 4 redefines 3-D graphics!
* New Characters and Old Favorites Back: New characters added to the DOA all-star line-up, and the return of DOA3 favorites, Christie and Brad Wong!
* New Interactive Stages: Incredible new interactive stages showcasing the incredible 3-D graphics and astounding attention to detail from each strand of the character’s hair to each cherry blossom falling from the sky.
* New and In-depth Story Line and Cut-Scenes: All adding up to new insight into the mysterious yet captivating world of Dead or Alive. New Costumes: Each character has have a variety of new costumes to rock while they fight, some characters will even sport new hair dos and this latest installment.
* Most Complex DOA Countering System to Date: Fighting system will be overhauled allowing even more mastery and strategy of your favorite character, including the most complex DOA countering system yet!

To quote the video review: “DOA4 is a move in the right direction for the series in the long run, even if, in the short run, the changes to the counter system, blocks, throws and the ground game are a little annoying at first. The fighting is now deeper and more sophisticated, and while it may not seem so at first, there is a solution to every attack. For instance, if you see the warthog driving toward you in Gambler’s Paradise, you can jump it. You can still counter nearly everything, and the ground game and the use of the environment is much greater. DOA4’s online mode is also a tremendous improvement, giving the series another layer of play that should take off and breathe new life into the series. The game is also incredibly funny, too. The breadth of game endings is vast, and some are incredibly hilarious (Zack and Kasumi for starters).”

Presentation — 9.0
Graphics — 9.0
Sound — 8.5
Gameplay — 9.0
Lasting Appeal — 9.0
Overall — 9.0