On the original xbox, one of the best games for parties was Dead or Alive 3. Something about the combination of the tag team mode with the over-the-top characters just made it fun to watch, and even more fun to play. Even a button masher like myself stood a decent chance of winning a round. With the exception of Halo, this was the game we got the most replay value out of, so it was only natural that I pick up the sequel when I got my 360. I’m happy to say that this is, with a few minor improvements, exactly the same game, but with better graphics, some new characters, and some cool new scenery. The new stuff is all great, but I have to say that the single coolest feature about this version is the ability to unlock a Spartan from the Halo series as a playable character. Nothing quite like watching a fight between a heavily armored scifi warrior and Bruce Lee.
Scott is a CSS Ninja who has been creating web sites for over 15 years. He lives in sunny Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter, and spends his free time playing video games and watching movies. He is probably not a Cylon.