|System: PS Vita|
|Dev: Team Ninja|
|Pub: Tecmo Koei|
|Release: March 19, 2013|
|Players: 1 (2+ Online)|
|Screen Resolution: 544p||Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Violence|
The last big addition to DOA5+ is the ability to customize your music, and, I have to admit, it’s pretty cool. You can customize your music either by character or by stage, creating a sort of perfect fantasy soundtrack for your personal game. It’s a small addition, but a nice one nonetheless, and it certainly helps to keep the game’s music from getting repetitive on long trips which might see you burning away hours and hours of gameplay at once.
Unfortunately, that’s about all there is of note in DOA5+. Story mode is essentially the same. Versus mode is essentially the same (though you have to connect to the Internet). Time Attack and Survival are all intact. Heck, even the graphics of the game don’t change much in the PS Vita version, which is really impressive considering this is a port from a PS3 game. If Tag Battles or YouTube Uploads were your favorite aspects of DOA5, then DOA5+ might not be your thing, as these are left out of the portable version. However, I don’t know anyone in the casual or competitive community for which that would be the case.
In as few words as possible, DOA5+ is a near-perfect port of DOA5 for the Vita. If you want to play DOA5 on the go, then by all means pick it up. The game has a few extra bells and whistles, but none of them are worth buying a portable copy for if you weren’t looking to buy one already.
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Date: March 20, 2013