Dead or Alive 5 Plus - Análisis

Author: Alejandro Peña
Date: 2021-02-01 18:40:35
Not that you can say that PS Vita is enjoying very relevant releases in recent months. Apart from this Dead or Alive 5 Plus, we have barely seen a dozen titles of sufficient weight so far this year. Just completed the first anniversary of the Sony laptop, it is worth mentioning that its sales have been well below expectations, although it seems that, at least in Japan, they are now beginning to take off.

For the celebration of PlayStation Vita users and the joy of lovers of the fighting genre, Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja have released a review of the excellent Dead or Alive 5 that appeared in September last year for PS3 and Xbox 360, and how could it be otherwise, it does so by adding some important features that make the game even more interesting.

The Dead or Alive franchise therefore joins the list of cult sagas that already had their presence on the laptop; such as Street Fighter , Tekken or Mortal Kombat . And if the direct sequel to DOA 4 , for which we had to wait no less than six years, has already been a critical success on desktop platforms, this new version with new additions does not disappoint at all; that we already anticipated.

Dead or Alive 5 Plus includes the same game modes that we already saw for PS3 and Xbox 360, but it also incorporates a new aspect called Tactile Combat . However, for all those who have not been lucky enough to try this fifth part, it should be mentioned before that its star modality is History. Here, in a very similar way to that of the last Mortal Kombat , Team Ninja introduces us to the different fighters through a series of interlocking cinematics, divided into chapters, which give rise to different playable combats while they tell us the plot that continues what happened in its previous installment that appeared more than six years ago.

However, Team Ninja does not bother too much to put us in context and explain the background of everything that is happening, so those who enter the saga for the first time will not enjoy its Story mode as they should. However, it is a good way to get to know the characters and the plot background that surrounds the DOA series. For their part, those seasoned fans of the franchise - already trained - will find a script attractive enough to want to continue discovering what happens with DOATEC and Kasumi's clone, the so-called Alpha-152 (for the first time controllable in the series) .

Beyond the always grateful way mentioned above, what cannot be missing in any fighting title is the possibility of engaging in combats in a simple and direct way, without the need for any kind of excuse, either against the AI itself or against a friend. Dead or Alive 5 Plus has this and much more through the Fight option of the main menu, which is displayed in four others: versus, arcade, time trial and survival.

While the first one responds to the classic basic and customizable combats with an artificially managed opponent of our choice, arcade and time trials face us against successive opponents with the difference set in finishing with the highest possible number of points (arcade) or in the shortest time possible (time trial). Finally, if we select survival, Dead or Alive 5 Plus urges us to overcome a list of ten fighters in a row without dying, previously choosing between eight different difficulties.

DOA 5 Plus game modes and gameplay below