|System: PSP||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Team Ninja||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Tecmo||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: March 30, 2010||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Mature||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
However, instead of having any interesting cutscenes or challenges to facilitate these burgeoning relationships, everything is communicated by text boxes and menus, and any fun you may have anticipated having partnering up with your favorite DOA girls is completely lost as you just navigate through the menus and select the "right" option to get the girl of your choice to partner up with your character.
Technically speaking, DOA Paradise isn't all that good. Although the opening cutscene looks very nice, the rest of the game just can't keep up, and the cinema scenes during the exploration modes and the visuals during the mini-games look bland and unpolished. The voice acting, however, is surprisingly good. Characters do talk quite a bit while you are navigating through menus or testing the waters in regards to a potential partner, and while the dialogue is a bit repetitive, at least it is competently voiced.
I didn't exactly expect worlds from Dead or Alive Paradise. Basically, if the game featured some sexy ladies and had reasonable gameplay, it would meet most player's expectations. However, DOA Paradise doesn't even have that much. There is nothing to do in the game, you can't control your character most of the time, and communication is generally facilitated through text boxes, which drastically reduces the captivation of the game's sexy characters.
No matter what your reason is for being interested in DOA Paradise, you should know that this title is a complete disappointment on all fronts and shouldn't be played by anyone.
Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor