> Xbox has great potential to be an awesome console, especially when you
consider Sega's pledged support of Jet Set Radio Future, Panzer Dragoon
IV, and Shenmue II. Well, if you're looking for some launch-day X-citement,
then turn your eyes to Team Ninja's Dead or Alive 3 (DOA3)! As you
know, the original Dead
or Alive and Dead
or Alive 2 were among my favorite games for their respective consoles.
Team Ninja exceeded the hype for both prequels. Therefore, I assume
Tecmo can meet the claim that only Xbox is powerful enough to handle DOA3...
> To be quite frank, the main reason for my love of this series is the
beautifully animated female characters, like Kasumi, Ayane, and Tina.
That's not to say the gameplay and graphics aren't top notch (because they
are). The fact remains that in a world of fighters galore, you need
to develop a niche in order to gain attention. Team Ninja has done
so with bouncing baby feeders and one heck of a "smart" game =)
> DOA3 will incorporate new concepts, huge multi-level stages, and characters
(like Hitomi and Christie) while maintaining its sleek, albeit refined
combat system. Of course, with the "unlimited" power of Xbox, Team
Ninja has created the most realistic and lively locales seen in a fighter
to date. For instance, you'll see birds flying, ice breaking into
shards, leaves falling, and trees fluttering in the breeze! That's
not all... Each character's muscles will flex and change shape according
to their position and move being performed! The only other thing
they need to add is a hot rockin' soundtrack. Let's hope for the