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Dead or Alive Paradise Member Review for the PSP

Ivory_Soul By:
Ivory_Soul
04/12/10
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Tecmo 
DEVELOPER Team Ninja 
RELEASE DATE  
M Contains Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Simulated Gambling

What do these ratings mean?

The Good: Super sexy, good visuals, fun mini-games, nude code makes things more interesting for those lucky enough to use it

The Bad: Very hard to make friends, lots of things cut from the original game, terrible English voices, extremely simple

I don't mind sexually driven games, but I like them to be good and done right. Dead or Alive Paradise is a direct port of Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 that was an Xbox 360 exclusive. Everything is in tact, with a few additions. One new character is added, Rio, and as you would guess the graphics are dumbed down as well as the gambling for some odd reason. No longer are you in a 3D casino, but you get to choose from a list of a few games such as BlackJack, slot machines, and poker, but Roulette is now missing.

The whole point of the game is to play mini-games with other DoA ladies and earn their trust and friendship and this is harder than it seems. The game plays similar to a Japanese dating sim game, and it can take forever to buy a lot of the items, and learn how to become friends with these lovely ladies. You have to figure out what each lady likes, loves, and hates and send them gifts accordingly. All you get is a visual guide for each lady with pictures of what they like, but this doesn't help much. After you spend a whole two weeks at New Zack Island you pretty much give up trying to gain trust and friendship since it's so hard to figure out without some in depth guide. After a tries you end up just playing the mini-games and ogling the scantily clad women lying around, and even dancing.

The mini-games are the most fun of the game with pool hopping, flag running, and beach volleyball except jet skiing, and the water slide were scrapped from the game, and that's not a good thing. Pool hopping consists of pressing the buttons according to what is shown on the floaties. This game tends to be very hard since it requires precise timing. Flag running is pretty simple, but the best game is probably volleyball. It has tight mechanics and controls and can be a blast to play. After you earn enough money from playing mini-games you can purchase a camera and take sexy photos of the ladies, and view them later in your album.

The casino is the second major part of the game that lets you really earn some bucks. All the games are pretty self explanatory, but BlackJack is interesting since Rio is dressed in a sexy dealer outfit and spews cute sayings at you with some cute animations. Like I mentioned earlier Roulette is missing and this was the most intense casino game in the original game, so I have no idea why it was scrapped.

The game really has no purpose except to ogle your favorite DoA girls and trying to buy the skimpiest bikini for them. The graphics are pretty good for the PSP and resemble the first DoA Xtreme game for the Xbox. If you are lucky enough to have a hacked PSP with custom firmware you can use a program called CWCheat and use the "nude" code for the game. Don't get to excited since the girls have Barbie doll esque bodies, and the really naughty bits aren't shown, but it does make the game that much more interesting for those lucky enough to figure this out. The audio is pretty mundane with Japanese audio tracks to cover the horrible English voice actresses. The game isn't serious, but it could be so much more, and I just hope DoA Xtreme 3 becomes more deep and involved. The game will make you choke your chicken, so DoA fan boys (girls?) should pick this game up and enjoy it's simplicity.


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