Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Developer: Team Ninja
Release Date: 3/19/2013
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The Good: Great visuals, plenty of modes and characters, obtains all the greatness from the console versions, added touch fight mode is fun
The Bad: Some modes were cut, still suffers from the same issues as the console versions
I’m going to talk about the PS Vita differences and how it holds up on the system, but the review for the original Dead or Alive 5 on PS3 is below. The PS Vita version is fantastic and feels like an excellent port. The game runs smoothly with the same great animations and good looking textures. Nothing really seems to have been cut, but stuff has been added. For one there is new training modes to practice combos and various other challenges. The biggest addition is the new Touch Fight Mode where you see through the eyes of your character and can touch and flick to fight. This is the promote DoA’s famous breast physics and you can also change how bouncy the breasts are.
In addition to all this, you can use cross-save features and play online with other PS3 owners. While the content wasn’t cut, modes were such as not being able to upload matches to YouTube, lobby matches and tag team is solo play only. Despite those taken out the game is solid and works well on the Vita’s limited controls. I have to say this is one of the best fighting games available on the system and any fighting or DoA fan should own this.