FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3 Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 8:15 AM

Our videos of Dead or Alive 5

Our videos of Dead or Alive 5

After the disappointing Ninja Gaiden 3, many fans of Team Ninja started to be seriously worried about Dead or Alive 5, crying over Tomonobu Itagaki's departure. Needless to say that the release of the game this week came as a relief when players realized that it was a good fighting game. Now, we'd love to hear what you guys think about it. Before watching our 60 fps videos of the 360 version, please keep in mind that we are not very familiar with the genre and that we're doing our best.


Spectator mode #1
Spectator mode #2
The First 10 Minutes Part 1
The First 10 Minutes Part 2
The First 10 Minutes Part 3
Kokoro (Story Mode)
Mila (Story Mode)

All comments

Commented on 2012-09-30 09:36:11
Pervy shot no5 is the best ! lol
Commented on 2012-09-30 13:00:32
Driftwood, what is the capture card do you use for capturing your videos, please?
Video quality is amazing.
Commented on 2012-09-30 13:02:16 In reply to Sabi
Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro:

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/intensity...

Thanks for the compliment, that's basically all we have to justify our existence as a website, so it's good you guys appreciate it. :)
Commented on 2012-09-30 13:06:14
The uncanny doll effect on those dolls is realy ugly as sin.
Commented on 2012-09-30 13:11:29
Driftwood, many thanks for the info.
Commented on 2012-09-30 13:54:59 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
The uncanny doll effect on those dolls is realy ugly as sin.
They look better than DOA4s models, lol


Well, I love the game. Happy Shimboru worked so hard with the community to fine tune the gameplay mechanics for DOA5. DOA4 can go home :O
Commented on 2012-09-30 14:16:00
DOA4 still my favourite beat'em up..and i'll no doubt pick up this. I've heard they've kinda messed up the story mode though? theres no dedicated story for each character like the previous ones...and no main boss?
Commented on 2012-09-30 15:02:18
i dont like the game! gameplay is good as ever, the charas look superb. but the backgrounds totally suck! poor textures, no details, most are complete boring as hell. the music is annoying (menu) or boring. i dont like the story mode..... not a complete disaster like ninja gaiden 3, but nothing really worth playing if you played all the other doa games!
Commented on 2012-09-30 15:49:58
Other than some incremental graphical improvements each iteration this is the same shit as before. Nothing real exciting or new. How about a new IP? For fucks sake we all know the fighting genre needs a new IP. Bring it on already, SOMEONE
Commented on 2012-09-30 15:58:51 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
DOA4 still my favourite beat'em up..and i'll no doubt pick up this. I've heard they've kinda messed up the story mode though? theres no dedicated story for each character like the previous ones...and no main boss?
No way. The story mode is over 2 hours long and you do play as nearly every character in their own chapter, you can see Kokoro and Mila's chapter above. There is a "final boss"
Commented on 2012-09-30 17:04:55
I hate the new story mode. It is a beat em up, it doesnt need any story and truth to be told, no story would be better than the crap they came up with.
I'd rather have some neat CGI endings than those stupid and meaningless cutscenes.

Characters and lighting look nice, but the environment still looks like on Xbox. Low-res flat textures all over the place and in fact, water looks worse than in DoA3.
When I compare the environments of DoA with other upcoming games I really ask myself what they waste all of the hardware-resources on.
Prerendred sweat and boob physics? maybe...

And why the hell did they cut Tag-Team-Survival, my favourite game mode?
Commented on 2012-09-30 19:33:01 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
The uncanny doll effect on those dolls is realy ugly as sin.
Me fail english that's unpossible


Also to everyone bitching about the story at all. IT'S A FIGHTING GAME
The fact it's relatively good should be enough as it is. They took the time to animate scenes and make at least some effort at a story. Rather than having crappy still images with text.

Also this is less of a beat em up this time around. They actually took the time and made it more competitive based too. So it's not just the same game, and it should be more of what people are looking for.
The way they balanced both is great.
Commented on 2012-09-30 20:13:56
Today was the day of Munich Agreement. I hope that Great Britain, France and Italy will never again be such pussies like in September 30th 1938. *warning from Czech Republic* :-P
Commented on 2012-09-30 22:47:16
They seriously dropped the ball on the IQ.

DOA was famous for the super-polished IQ. 720p, insane ammounts of AA, gorgeous, super-high-res textures, colorful backgrounds. You could zoom in in anything and it would be smooth as a baby's bottom.

DOA 5 traded that for more polygons on character's faces. Backgrounds are now brown, ugly and straight out of PS2, with N64 textures everywhere. Characters are covered in jaggies everywhere. The game also drops resolution to keep the framerate. All so they could make the faces more realistic like Tekken or Virtua Fighter.

Definetly NOT worth it. I'm rather have amazing IQ all the time, everywhere (like DOA4) than having some nice close-ups during the barely-seen winposes and intros.
Commented on 2012-09-30 22:50:00 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Gameplay was severely balanced. Hit stuns into counters was something that everyone who played the game seriously wanted touched upon, and they delievered in spades. Anyone saying it is "the same" as before can't play fighting games, period.
Commented on 2012-09-30 22:55:13
Thinking the faces have that much control over the environments seems silly to me.

I'd attribute it to the fact that the environments have a new level of interaction to them than in previous titles. Not only are there tiers but the entire stage shifts, animates, and creates "danger zones". I would assume that is the real reason why it may look worse.
Commented on 2012-09-30 23:22:36 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
I would assume that is the real reason why it may look worse.
Worse? than what? its the best looking DOA game and the best looking game team ninja has ever made. Just because some of the textures here and there in the environment arent great doesnt negate the fact they are expansive, with lots of interactive objects and particle effects. there is only so much you can do on 7 year old hardware at 60fps. The character models alone are really good and take up resources.
Commented on 2012-09-30 23:26:01 In reply to Tinks
Posted by The_Shape
Anyone saying it is "the same" as before can't play fighting games, period.
People say this about every fighter. Most of them don't actually play fighters. Hell.. a lot of people make this hair-brained claim about every shooter too. I guess it's just a lazy, global criticism of a sequel.
Posted by Tinks
Also to everyone bitching about the story at all. IT'S A FIGHTING GAME
Tell that to IGN, who panned SCV (possibly my GOTY) for its single player content.
Commented on 2012-09-30 23:35:49
There are indeed bosses. Not just one ;)
Commented on 2012-09-30 23:58:23 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
I probably should have clarified when I said, "it may look worse", and written "it may look worse to YOU"
:)
Commented on 2012-10-01 14:46:51
I would like the cover...
Commented on 2012-10-01 18:34:02 In reply to Driftwood
Driftwood, it's most definitely appreciated. Thanks for all of the videos and pics posted every day. You guys are awesome! :)
Commented on 2012-10-02 08:06:26
Anyone have videos of all characters ??? Not sure want to get this
Commented on 2012-10-02 10:01:08 In reply to raina
Posted by raina
Anyone have videos of all characters ??? Not sure want to get this
Youtube it, you will find what you want there than here, and some.
Commented on 2012-10-03 20:06:32 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro:

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/intensity...

Thanks for the compliment, that's basically all we have to justify our existence as a website, so it's good you guys appreciate it. :)
I always come back to your site because of the video quality :)
The web is littered with bad encodes.

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