Some people collect coins, other stamps. I collect video games.
At the time of this writing, I can say that have really become bored with a majority of the newer games being released right now. And while playing video games on my PlayStation 3 and PC are great, there’s something about the games now coming out lately that just don’t grab my attention. While most are excited with the newest HD/3D graphics or motion-controls, I feel like something is just missing from them sometimes. I’ve actually canceled a majority of the pre-orders I had for some newly released games, and with the reception, some have received, it seems I might have saved a couple a good amount of money. So lately, I’ve been going back to my past. Way further than before.
Fighting games have had a bit of resurgence lately. With Virtual Fighter 5 Final Showdown releasing earlier this year along with Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Team Ninja have decided to enter the fray with the release of the latest part of their fighting series in Dead or Alive 5 for the Xbox360 and PlayStation 3, marking the first time the series return to a Sony console since the PlayStation 2 era. The Dead or Alive fighting games have always been known for their beautiful visuals, fast battles, destructible environments and over the top sex appeal, but would this game be able to show that the series is something more than just another pretty face? (more…)