Dead or Alive 6
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So, with all of that taken into account, 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.
The combat system has been tweaked just enough to keep things fresh for Dead or Alive 6, but there is this niggling feeling that the budget just wasn't there for this game, which is unfortunate, because there are plenty of modes and great characters to enjoy. A few too many aspects stand out as sub-par, though, leading to disappointment for many that have been waiting so long for the next entry in this franchise. Still a whole lot of fun and worth at least trying the free-to-play version out if curious, but it may be best to wait for the likely Ultimate edition.
The battle system is evolving, with some unique facilities remaining, but Dead or Alive does not seem to be going anywhere, neither in the direction where TeamNinja wants it nor in the direction the we all want it to go.
Review in Greek | Read full review
Overall, DOA6 is a nice package.
Dead or Alive 6 does not represent a revolutionary leap in the franchise and is limited to offer more of the same but with a few new features.
Small additions to gameplay still manage to keep Dead or Alive 6 as a solid alternative in the fighting genre. However, much of its appeal has vanished in order to fit a gargantuan season pass that betrays his collecting soul.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Dead or Alive 6's main draw comes from its simple, yet complex combat system that everyone can try for themselves in the free Core Fighters edition. Too bad every fighting game fan is already focusing on Mortal Kombat 11.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Provided Koei Tecmo keeps the characters and content updates coming Dead or Alive 6 should keep fighting game fans busy for years to come.
Look past the game’s infamous history and what you have is what has always existed in the series. An easy to follow combat system with intrinsically rewarding gameplay that will keep you saying “one more game.”
Gorgeous, fun, and fair, it also stands out with its perfectly built online mode and great character roster.