History YMMV / DeadOrAlive

22nd Jun '17 12:52:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CluelessAesop: Lei-Fang's ending in 4 has her being on a train in which her breasts were groped by a middle aged man, causing her to angrily kick him off the train into the river as the crowd cheers her for that while she tries to cover up. Plenty have deemed it to be a tasteless case of AccidentalPervert (which can be seen as murder if you're willing to ignore the old SoftWater rule, and even taking that into account merely leaving him stranded in the middle of nowhere and possibly injured with a broken phone would ''still'' make it DisproportionateRetribution), and while some deem it to be lightly amusing and harmless there are those find it to be highly offensive. But one could easily see that ending as a well-intentioned though over the top TakeThat towards perverted men who feel up women in Japanese Subways. Even so people probably would've cringed a lot less if Lei Fang's DOA 4 ending wasn't such a blatant case of AccidentalPervert (it's obvious from the look on his face and his body language that the poor guy was trying to avoid smacking into her).
* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Expect to fight a lot of Hayabusas online, thanks in part to the popularity of the ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' series.
11th Jun '17 4:30:28 PM nombretomado
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* CrackIsCheaper: As mentioned below in InternetBackdraft,buying all the costumes for ''[=DOA=] 5'' will cost you more than a brand new XBoxOne or PS4.

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* CrackIsCheaper: As mentioned below in InternetBackdraft,buying all the costumes for ''[=DOA=] 5'' will cost you more than a brand new XBoxOne UsefulNotes/XBoxOne or PS4.
9th Apr '17 5:54:27 AM Tenma-Yuuki
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** Marie Rose and Honoka were introduced in ''[=DOA5U=]'' and ''[=DOA5LR=]'' respectively as extra characters with no specific story mode, but have gained so much popularity they've been [[WolverinePublicity front and center in the promotional material]] for ''Xtreme Beach Volleyball 3''; it's very likely that a future installment of the main series will promote them to full-fledged characters.

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** Marie Rose and Honoka were introduced in ''[=DOA5U=]'' and ''[=DOA5LR=]'' respectively as extra characters with no specific story mode, but have gained so much popularity they've been [[WolverinePublicity front and center in the promotional material]] for ''Xtreme Beach Volleyball 3''; 3'', and also appear in ''VideoGame/MusouStars'' as playable characters; it's very likely that a future installment of the main series will promote them to full-fledged characters.
22nd Mar '17 9:38:38 AM GKG
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** Many have a hard time remembering that it's a FightingGame series. The vast majority of people only remember the female fighters's curvy model-esque bodies and JigglePhysics, for better or for worse. Mind you, Tecmo isn't trying to mask it or anything. They ran straight to the endzone with that knowledge (and zero regret) when promoting ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jfzh2s3jlE Dead or Alive 3]]''. Even ''5'', which tried to tone down ([[InternetBackdraft and failed miserably]]) the "doll-like" features of their female fighters and make them more natural looking, offered all sorts of sexy incentives for preorders like fuzzy bunny bikini costumes and squishy mouse pads, and even going back to the roots later on in the game's lifecycle.

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** Many have a hard time remembering that it's a FightingGame series. The vast majority of people only remember the female fighters's curvy model-esque bodies and JigglePhysics, for better or for worse. Mind you, Tecmo isn't trying to mask it or anything. They ran straight to the endzone with that knowledge (and zero regret) when promoting ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jfzh2s3jlE Dead or Alive 3]]''. Even ''5'', which tried to tone down ([[InternetBackdraft and failed miserably]]) the "doll-like" features of their female fighters and make them more natural looking, offered all sorts of sexy incentives for preorders like fuzzy bunny bikini costumes and squishy mouse pads, and even going back to the roots later on in the game's lifecycle.
13th Mar '17 1:07:20 PM rafi
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** Many have a hard time remembering that it's a FightingGame series.
** The first Xtreme Beach Volleyball got quite a few good reviews for being a pretty solid volleyball videogame.

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** Many have a hard time remembering that it's a FightingGame series.
series. The vast majority of people only remember the female fighters's curvy model-esque bodies and JigglePhysics, for better or for worse. Mind you, Tecmo isn't trying to mask it or anything. They ran straight to the endzone with that knowledge (and zero regret) when promoting ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jfzh2s3jlE Dead or Alive 3]]''. Even ''5'', which tried to tone down ([[InternetBackdraft and failed miserably]]) the "doll-like" features of their female fighters and make them more natural looking, offered all sorts of sexy incentives for preorders like fuzzy bunny bikini costumes and squishy mouse pads, and even going back to the roots later on in the game's lifecycle.
** The first Xtreme Beach Volleyball got quite ''Xtreme'' series as a few good reviews for being a pretty solid volleyball videogame.volleyball/jet ski game is basically the video game development equivalent of an ExcusePlot. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fp2yw6OCJg Watch and observe.]] Did you notice much sports action in that trailer?
*** Subverted with ''Xtreme 3'', due to the crackdown on fanservice in gaming; as well as [[NoExportForYou the game getting stuck in Asia.]]
13th Mar '17 1:00:01 PM GendoIkari
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** Marie Rose and Honoka were introduced in ''[=DOA5U=]'' and ''[=DOA5LR=]'' respectively as extra characters that get no specific story mode, but have gained so much popularity they are now [[WolverinePublicity front and center in the promotional material]] for ''Xtreme Beach Volleyball 3''; it's very likely that a future installment of the main series will promote them to full-fledged characters.

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** Marie Rose and Honoka were introduced in ''[=DOA5U=]'' and ''[=DOA5LR=]'' respectively as extra characters that get with no specific story mode, but have gained so much popularity they are now they've been [[WolverinePublicity front and center in the promotional material]] for ''Xtreme Beach Volleyball 3''; it's very likely that a future installment of the main series will promote them to full-fledged characters.
1st Mar '17 10:02:17 AM santos32
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* StuckInTheirShadow: ''Dead or Alive'' has male characters. Common knowledge to fans, but if you told this to a non-fan, it would likely be news to them. In fact, even within the fandom, when someone brings up "who's your favorite male character?", a common joke is to say "...there's male characters?". This naturally is a point of contention to some.

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* StuckInTheirShadow: ''Dead or Alive'' has male characters. Common knowledge to fans, but if you told this to a non-fan, it would likely be news to them. In fact, even within the fandom, when someone brings up "who's your favorite male character?", a common joke is to say "...there's male characters?". This naturally is a point of contention to some. Ryu Hayabusa is almost exempt from this given Ninja Gaiden's own popularity.
3rd Nov '16 9:20:22 AM Larkmarn
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** From a [[TournamentPlay competitive]] point of view, the series has has difficulty shedding the stigma of Dead Or Alive 4 for being an overly defensive game that penalized attacking with powerful counters.

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** From a [[TournamentPlay competitive]] point of view, the series has has difficulty shedding the stigma of Dead Or Alive 4 for being an overly defensive game that penalized attacking with powerful counters.
3rd Nov '16 9:18:29 AM otaking3582
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** [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] in ''Dimensions''. While Samus herself has had [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros precedence]] in fighting games, other [[VideoGame/SoulSeries fighting games]] have precedence of using [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Nintendo guest characters]], and Nicole set a precedent of using guest characters in DOA, Samus is [[DemotedToExtra relegated]] to AssistCharacter -status.
14th Oct '16 3:31:42 PM nombretomado
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** People who are critical with Team Ninja usually only mention the ''Xtreme Beach Volleyball'' entries when they talk about the series or the studio, as if the fighting games didn't even exist (famous web shows like ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' or ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' have been guilty of this). And if they do mention them, they talk about the JigglePhysics as if they were the only noteworthy thing about them. Because, you know, being a pretty awesome fighting series on its own merits [[SarcasmMode means absolutely nothing]] next to the FanService.

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** People who are critical with Team Ninja usually only mention the ''Xtreme Beach Volleyball'' entries when they talk about the series or the studio, as if the fighting games didn't even exist (famous web shows like ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' ''WebAnimation/ExtraCredits'' or ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' have been guilty of this). And if they do mention them, they talk about the JigglePhysics as if they were the only noteworthy thing about them. Because, you know, being a pretty awesome fighting series on its own merits [[SarcasmMode means absolutely nothing]] next to the FanService.
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