Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 looks fantastic for all the wrong reasons

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Dead or Alive games are absolutely solid when it comes to nailing the fighting game experience. Everything from the speed of matches to the pacing of a thrown punch or a roundhouse kick is on par with the genre greats like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. It’s just a pity then, that Dead or Alive games have mostly tried to augment that experience with titillation over fisticuffs.

And spin-off Dead or Alive Xtreme is the worst culprit of the lot. There’s no reason for the game to exist outside of it being a complete masturbation fantasy that is attempting to steal traffic from Pornhub. And yet, look at it. Look past the obvious pandering for the hormonal teenage adolescent market, and you’re looking at a game that is genuinely impressive on a technical level.

Here’s the latest trailer for the game:

As well as some screenshots of it in action, which you really shouldn’t look at if you’re at work:

I find this tech amazing. This “Soft Engine”, software that can render human flesh (flawless flesh at that) to contain realistic amounts of wiggle and movement when a body is in motion. And it’s being used for accurate butt-jiggles. That’s the equivalent of going to buy Sunday groceries in a Ferrari. Madness, pure madness. And only the Japanese could come up with such a breakthrough, and apply it to something bordering on the softest of cores.

You most likely won’t ever see Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 outside of the social vacuum of Asia however, as the game looks like an Eastern exclusive for now. So bad news for anyone who wanted to experience tug of war battles with scantily-clad ninjas, for pure “gameplay” reasons. But even though the content is massively questionable, it’s still one game that looks unreal.

Last Updated: November 20, 2015

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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