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Topic: Should I buy DOA: Dimensions ???

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Supremeist

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So as I was searching through NLife's 3DS Reviews today, I came across the review for DOA: Dimensions. When I read it before it didn't seem appealing, mostly because I already had SSFIV. Well now SSF is sold, and I have some extra money to get another game. It's been about a month without it, and I don't miss Street Fighter at all, but when I watched reviews and gameplay trailers for DOA: Dimensions It's really making me want to buy it so I can get some portable fighting action again.

Does anyone here have this game and is it worth buying?
Hopefully lasts longer than SSFIV, better characters, more content?
Thanks! Please share your own thoughts, all opinions matter.

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Well..

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tanookisuit

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I have it. There are less fighters, but I think there's more content, and unlike SF4 it doesn't have broken controls that need touch panel to supplement it, and the AI is based on a fair curve as you move along and it's some annoying mind reading random junk that goes nuts on you either (I had it and sold it, glad I got it free too.)

DOAD has the normal fighting mode, also there's a very long run story mode with lots of cutscenes and fights interlaced making it like into an interactive movie. There other various modes from survival to some multiplayer type experiences. All around that there's a heap of unlockables from art, styles, a few characters, maps, and other stuff on top of photo trophy type things. Seriously I'd look it up, but if you want a good tactical fighting game where you need to think a little (not just dial a quarter circle) and react with blocks, reversals, grabs or a good ol fashioned ass kicking it's a good idea to grab it.

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Portista

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No. :|

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I had SSFIV for one night it was ok, but I wanted something a bit more like a Tekken style fighter, so if you like that type of fighter I would recommend it. You also get a lot of free weekly dlc like costumes and items for completing challenges.

Could just get Blazblue which is also a brilliant game.

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Supremeist

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Well, I shall get it then?

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Raptor78

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tanookisuit is completely right. I have both titles but for different reasons. I like SSF because I enjoy the online mode but other than that I find it really shallow. DoA on the other hand I find the online mode laggy....
...however, there is plenty of content. Regular DLC, actual DLC aswell rather than just unlocking what already exists on the cart. There is an interactive story mode call Chronicle Mode where you watch a series of small movies and when you get to fight sequences you take over with the approriate characters. Not only does the story bring you up to speed on all the previous DoA series if you have never played it before it also gives you a chance to play characters that you would not normally pick to play as you have no choice in characters during the story you play whoever is in the story at the time.
Aside from this mode you have online, arcade and tag team mode where you control one member of a tag team and the CPU controls the other and you play set missions.
The enviroments are good and you can use them in the actual combat, some enviroments have multiple parts to them so one minuite you are fighting inside a house and then you throw your enemy out of the window you will follow them and continue the fight outside.
...the Streetpass mode works great as well, as you play the game normally you develop a playstyle which the computer emulates and sends to other 3DS's via Streetpass. These are called throwdown challengers and feel like online battles because the fighting style of your oppenent isnt as predictable as the computers usual AI due to it being based on a real opponent.
Hope this has been enough to wet your appetite.
To sum it up - SSF is a good but shallow Arcade / Online fighter. Dead or Alive is more of a complete package offering more variety.

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I haven't posted on this site in months, but this thread made me log back on.

Yes, get this game. I bought it day one not knowing the first thing about the series or fighting games in general. So far I've invested a good 30 hours into it, and I've really only been using one character (no hints as to who it is!)

Visually, the game is great. Everything moves fluidly when you counter and throw, and things rarely look choppy or out of place. The characters are all visually distinctive and varied to keep things interesting, and there's hardly a dull stage in the game. Knocking an opponent out of a window or sending them tumbling down a mountainside is still immensely entertaining for me.

Also, the game will definitely last you a while. The Chronicle mode is not exactly a deal-breaker, as the story in the game is terribly cliche and laughably convoluted, but what it does have is a well-done tutorial that teaches you the ropes of the mechanics slowly and efficiently. Plus the cutscenes are a real visual treat. You'll really spend your time working on the other modes, which are really engaging in their own individual ways.

All-in-all, the game is definitely worth the money. Almost every individual fight is different and I've really never been worn out by it yet. As my first real fighting game ever, I can honestly say that this game is the only reason my 3DS isn't collecting dust at the moment.

With all of this being said, I should probably mention that the game has a few problems. Yeah, the online is laggy, and it doesn't exactly have the largest number of people playing it either. This shouldn't be a problem though, as the computers in this game are magnificent opponents (on the harder difficulties). Also, the little figurines you collect can be cool at first, but once you unlock a lot of them, you'll start to care a little less. Most of them involve the characters in a pose such as a kick or a punch, and others will have the character in the exact same pose, but wearing a different costume. Some of them are unique and worthwhile, but you definitely can "set up exciting dioramas with your favorite characters" like the game will have you believe.

Lastly, it should probably be noted that by the time you get the game, the costume DLC may not be offered anymore. It's not that big of a deal really, but I thought it was kind of neat getting a new costume for my characters every day...

Anyhoo, as I said before this giant ramble, yeah, you should get the game. Lots of fun to be had.

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Hokori

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YES

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Should you buy Dead or Alive Dimensions???
It depends.
Should TheBlackDragon re-direct you to the Recommendations Forum???
YES

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Raptor78

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@yoyogamer
This is not a general request recommendation and the trouble with the recommendation thread is that specific requests get lost in it so I cant see this being a problem... that being said I think there is more than enough info for @ryanthehedgehog to decide now so mabey theBlackDragon will tie this up.

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Matillion

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Yes, I think getting it would be a pretty good choice. It has pretty girls and solid gameplay.
...So it got banned in Sweden. Look it up.

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tanookisuit

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Yup it got banned for a whole lot of nothing in a few countries due to some stuffy politicians that need to grow up and act their age and not as a nanny for adults as well as children. :) It's a great game, a few others well expanded upon what I said. I'm not sure it's so Tekken like, style a bit so, but it requires a lot less dial a combo remembrance to enjoy as you can just pick away at it so it's lot less convoluted remembering what to do (I hate tekken/vf style games, but love this one.)

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Please use the 3DS recommendations thread to ask opinions regarding your eventual purchase of a 3DS title. thank you :3

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