Dead or Alive has always sat in an uncomfortable place with me. One one hand, they’ve always been competent fighters with a fighting system that relies on intricate reversals and grapple counters in order to punish your opponents. On the other hand, they’ve always been a steaming pile of misogynistic nonsense that, while fun to play, have been embarrassing to be caught actually playing. Physics are great in fighters, but does anyone really need an exaggerated boob jiggle to sell games? That said, Dead or Alive 5 is the latest offering in this storied franchise, and Dead or Alive 5 Plus brings all of the gut-punching, boob-jiggling, craziness to your PS Vita. Does Dead or Alive 5 Plus make a proper transition from console to handheld?
Archives For PS Vita
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus did a lot to show the raw power of the PlayStation Vita when it was released. It was nothing short of amazing to see nearly PS3 quality on a handheld that not only looked almost as good as its console counterpart, but performed pretty closely as well. Although it was locked to 30 frames per second, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus consistently stuck to its guns and Vita gamers were rewarded with an excellent port of a fantastic ninja epic. Can Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma Plus pick up where the original left off?
I’ve been watching XSeed’s Ragnarok Odyssey for quite some time now. I’ve dabbled in the world of Ragnarok Online so while Ragnarok Odyssey’s setting looked a bit familiar, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it because it looked like a lot of fun and the PS Vita is desperately in need of some quality RPG action. Being unfamiliar with the Monster Hunter games, Ragnarok Odyssey reminded me of White Knight Chronicles at first glance, so I was more than willing to give it a go. Without any prior experience, does Ragnarok Odyssey offer a warm welcome for newcomers to the genre?
I’ve traveled throughout the middle east with Altair. I’ve taken Ezio from Italy to Damascus and back with the assistance of Leonardo DaVinci. Yet, before I prepared to embark upon Connor’s romp through colonial Boston, I knew there was another assassin who had piqued all of my attention. Was it because this assassin traveled a path that differs from Desmonds? Perhaps, but I’m lying if I told you there were any other reason than one: I bought my PlayStation Vita because I couldn’t wait to play Assassin’s Creed as a woman. Enter time spent with Aveline de Grandpre, time spent with an assassin I immediately liked – but quickly became unsure of.
There hasn’t’ been much reason for me to use my PS Vita recently. Sure I’d play a few games of Hustle Kings or dabbled in some of my other titles but I never felt compelled to play. The upcoming lineup for the Vita hopes to breath some life into the system and it started off well with LittleBigPlanet (LBP) Vita.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the LBP series on the Playstation. Sure the titles were fun and offered a great amount of value, especially for those creative enough to make and share levels, but it always felt that it was missing something; turns out that something was touch controls. The experience on the Vita fulfilled everything I wanted from the series and found myself yearning to play my Vita once again, dragging it along with me on trips and lunch breaks to get one more fix.