Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 made a big splash on the video game industry when it was revealed last year, for various reasons. When it was eventually detailed that the game wouldn’t officially be coming west, with Koei Tecmo aiming for an Asia-only release … needless to say, things ended up blowing up rather quickly. Hong Kong-based import site Play-Asia took advantage of the news to push the fact that they would be selling an English Asian release of the game, taking an especially aggressive advertising stance that even had the site including giant stickers advertising the game in all of their orders going forward until the game’s launch.
Another thing Play-Asia ended up doing was asking their followers about which sites that they should sent “review copies” of DOAX3 to. TechRaptor was one of the sites that Play-Asia reached out to about sending a copy. For the last few days I’ve been sitting down and trying to really get an idea of what sort of game Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is, streaming the game on my personal Twitch channel and really digesting what Koei Tecmo went for when they decided to make this game.
By now I’ve got my first impressions down pat; I’m almost ready to start writing up my full review for the title as well. Today we’ve got a video outlining some of my first impressions of the title, including a bunch of gameplay captured directly from my PS4. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is a game like nothing else I’ve played this year … that’s not to say it’s the best game I’ve played within the last 12 months, but it’s definitely different. DOAX3 focuses on its fanservice above anything else, and it might be easy to dismiss the game as missing content (which might be fair to an extent) and miss the fact that the game actually is filled with content for the target audience that would want to play the game.
Whether it’s playing a bunch of resort games or taking photos of any of the game’s girls in all sorts of situations … Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is pretty different from anything else that has released this year, for better or worse. Enjoy the video!