Dead or Alive is one of those fighting franchises that’s known more for its curves and voluptuous women than it is for its great fighting mechanics. It’s somewhat unfortunate, but sex sells as they say, and the Dead or Alive Xtreme series tries to capitalize on it, for the third time.
Dead or Alive is fast and furious, brutal with its pace and combos, and gorgeous with its graphics and stage transitions. Then there’s Dead or Alive Xtreme, or in this case, Xtreme 3, the third game in the beach volleyball spin-off series. I put way too many hours into Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, trying to make friends with all of the girls, exchanging swimsuits, and eh…taking photographs. There were a bunch of mini-games to play, including a decent Poker room, but completing that game in terms of Achievement hunting was no easy, quick task!
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 doesn’t have a release planned outside of Japan, and it’s unlikely it ever will, as it doesn’t sell so great over in our parts, the western world. The fighting game however is worth your time, especially the latest release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. That game capitalizes on the female characters by offering loads of available DLC costumes, which can cause you to spend hundreds. Yes, hundreds.
For Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 to sell, it would need to have winner stays on, online multiplayer butt battles, as seen in the video. A crowd of lads, a few beers, and butt battles in bikinis. Who wouldn’t play this?!!!
[Source: PlayStation Lifestyle]