Another beautiful DOA 3D fighting game but the CPU opponents are too hard and cheap.
ZanarkandTidus wrote this review on .
I'm not saying the game is bad,because I think the game can be enjoyable too because the movement and moves of the characters feel fluent and the combos and powerful moves are easy to do and the fact the fighting is fast paced and the battles are over quickly makes the DOA style of fighting more exciting at times than other fighting games.There is good diversity in fighting styles to use or battle against,such as ninjitsu,wrestlers,martial artists,Thai style kickboxing,assassin techniques.
Even if you've never played a DOA game before you play DOA4 for the first time,you'll have no trouble mashing together combos and the special moves are quite easy to do.The game is not as technical as the Street Fighter or Virtua Fighter games which require more delicate timing for perfoming combo attacks and for performing certain special moves.The DOA series have a countering button and if you press the counter button at the correct time and perform certain actions,you can counter an opponent's attacks.The CPU opponents exploit the countering system by constantly countering many of your attacks.
Just like in DOA2 and DOA3,DOA4 allows you to knock your opponents down a set of stairs or off a building which results in extra health loss to them.You can knock your opponents into objects which also results in extra health loss and you can hit them as they rebound off the object.In DOA4,the characters can be hit by cars driving past on the road,which also results in health loss on the character struck by the car.The environments can easily change mid fight,for example you can start fighting in a market place and you and your opponent will move down the set of stairs and into a totally different environment.
You can also use a character from the Halo series named 'Spartan' who wears an armored suit,similiar to what the Master Chief wears(but you can't use Spartan in story mode).
DOA4 is one of the most beautiful games I have seen.The characters have a gorgeous artstyle and are very detailed.The environments are very beautiful too.I like seeing the flowing hair from the female characters,especially when they're fighting on top of a building and the blowing air from the helicopter is blowing their hair.
Some of the environments include a nice looking beach,markets where boxes of fruit can get knocked over and the fruit will spill all over the floor when you knock you're opponent into them.There's some nice looking Asian style buildings and an environment near a waterfall.There's detailed looking forest with logs and some forest areas even have dinosaurs.You can battle in Africa with animals in the background or in a studio or in a fighting arena with electrical fences and people cheering or on a city street surrounded by buildings lite up and night and cars driving past or in some high tech looking environments or even on a starship in space,surrounded by the warthog vehicles from the Halo series.
When you beat story mode with a character,you will unlock a cinematic for that character,and they are very entertaining to watch and some can be funny and have sexual humor.Just like in previous DOA games,many of the female characters in DOA4 are very pretty,large breasted,dress a bit revealing and you will see some slightly perverted ending scenes for some of them.
Here are some examples of the cinematics for the character endings and...
I like watching Tina skating for a while and seeing her play the electric guitar that makes the lights for the buildings in the city flicker and their windows shatter.I like Bass's ending with the high speed of the motorbike and colorful,high tech environment.The main character in the story is Helena and her ending involves many of the characters and a conclusion to the story and great rock music.I like Ryu Hayabusa(who's a ninja)leaping from building to building and fighting some flying machines.I like how Kasumi becomes a Mermaid and swim in the ocean(while naked).Hitomi likes to walk around her home naked and you'll see her looking at a beautiful sunset and cook.Lei Fang's ending is quite perverted but is so hilarious and you'll have to watch it to see what I mean.
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The fighting announcer can still be the cute female voice that says ''Get ready,fight!!''.
The characters have 4 unique costumes,for example,Ryu Hayabusa can wear the traditional ninja costume with or without a mask,or even wear a more modern style ninja suit.
This game is entertaining,but it's gameplay is not suited for everyone.