Not too long ago I was somewhat slated in the comments section for my comments against the insane exhibitionism and absurdly maneuverable mammary glands on offer in the MMORPG Blade & Soul.
To slate it for the rampant exhibitionism and the fact that it’s trying, albeit a little too hard, to make me happy in my pants, would be to ignore the whole point of the game. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is a game about scantily clad women wearing a variety of swimsuits, playing a number of holiday-resort based games and having a good time.
Or maybe I’m completely missing the point of the game? They get to relax by the pool or on the beach, do some shopping, a bit of gambling in the casino in the evening and then do a bit of dancing (warning: definitely not safe for work) for the gratification of all those who’ve got a ticket from Zack, because of course they do.
To be fair, it looks fantastic on a Play Station 4.
The scenery is good, looking like what you’d expect from a paradise island.
The main thing are the girls, who look exquisite: everything is designed with such detail it’s hard not to be impressed.
During the minigames they’ll start to sweat, having appropriate reactions to what happens, showing some great facial animation and as the holiday goes on tan lines will develop (unless you use sun cream) that are appropriate to the costumes that are worn. With the tittilation out of the way, what does Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 have going for it? The game is worse than Do AX2, losing three minigames but also losing characters, licensed music, CG cutscenes and even multiplayer.
The concept of a sequel being bigger, better and with more content seems to be lost on Team Ninja, and it shows.
The only new features are a rock climbing minigame and the owner mode. Zack isn’t in charge of the island this time around, he’s having a little break of his own and he gives you, the player, temporary ownership of the island.
During the fourteen day vacation (still divided into morning, afternoon and night), you have the option of playing as a girl and taking part in the games, or as the owner and watching the girls while taking a myriad of pictures for a snapshot book that I’m sure will be used as evidence against me in an upcoming trial.
As the owner, you also have the ability to seduce or raise the satisfaction of all the girls by buying them gifts.
These gifts can be toys or other random items like sunscreen, to the draw of the game in hairstyles and new swimsuits.