3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
the most addictive beat-em-up ever!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Dead or Alive III (Xbox Classics) (Video Game)
I am usually bored with beat-em-ups in a few days but this one has got me totally hooked. The locations are fantastic and interactive, giving you the opportunity to chuck your opponents off cliffs, through windows to fight in different areas, plus into electric fences and walls etc.
Even after I had beaten story mode with all characters I still found myself going back regularly to beat records on survival and Time attack modes. It's at its most fun on tag team mode, and the multiplayer is great too. I also found it a welcome change to have almost as many Female fighters as male rather than just one or two females, plus there are lots of secret costume changes and a secret character.
However it only gets 4 stars because improvements could be made, eg: the most interesting locations only seem to be available in story mode so are unavailable in multiplayer, plus survival mode only seems to have 1 playable location. Also as with most fighting games its far too easy even on "Very Hard" mode, so beating records on the survival and time attack modes pose the only real challenge.
Don't let the lows put you off though I still recommend this game for all X-box owners.