previews\ May 10, 2006 at 8:00 pm

Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 - 360 - Preview

E3 2006 First Look Preview

The first thing to notice in this game is the lack of “beach volleyball” in the title. This is probably intentional, as the game no longer focuses on just volleyball and dress-up. While the previous title incorporated volleyball, you also spent plenty of time away from the sand court. This time around they give you more reasons to interact with the girls of Dead or Alive. A few examples include; jet skiing, water slides, photo shoots, tug-of-war, playful wrestling, and some relaxing sun bathing on the beach.


The main selling points of this game are the graphics and the girls. The sunny island setting makes for a bright and colorful looking game. The physics used to animate the well endowed women is very over the top. While the volleyball play still looks aggressive, the rest of the beach mini-games are all very playful and jiggly, I mean giggly. This is ironic, since these are the same vixens that kick major butt in the DOA fighting games. Something about the sand and the sun, or the tight bikinis relaxes them.


Until I can get some hands-on time with the game, it’s hard to judge if the game play will even come close to the high quality of the graphics and overall scenery of the experience. Fans of the first game should enjoy the 2nd Extreme title. If there is any depth to the other mini-games, then more people could have an excuse to enjoy this beautiful experience beyond just ogling at the women.

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