Romier S Posted July 10, 2004 Report Share Posted July 10, 2004 Read Gamespot gush about Dead or Alive Ultimate: http://www.gamespot.com/xbox/action/doaonl...ew_6102275.html The short version is that both DOA and DOA2 are playable online, but Itagaki and his team weren't satisfied with just including a versus mode and the standard Xbox Live game options. In talking with Itagaki, it became clear that he and the team miss the intimate experience of going into an arcade and competing with other players. The team's goal with DOAU is to offer players a virtual arcade experience that builds out on the standard online versus mode. The question of how to bring an experience like that to players via Xbox Live weighed heavily on the team during the game's development and has led them to a very novel solution: Basically, while your core experience is still one-on-one fighting, you can get groups of up to eight players together to fight with, cheer the match on, or just talk smack. Now, about your grades. As we mentioned earlier, DOAU will feature a UPS file that tracks data on everything you do in the game. As you play through DOAU, you'll start to earn a grade level (E, D, C, B, A, S, SS) based on how you do. Your grade will serve to identify your skill level, branding you as everything from noob to badass extraordinaire, and it'll give you a way to find players to compete against that are at your level of expertise. To say that we were impressed by what we saw of Dead or Alive Ultimate would be an understatement--our expectations going into the meeting were met, and then some. Team Ninja's approach toward taking the game online is incredibly smart. The ability to pull together a group of folks to play against and to watch is just awesome. The group experience offered by DOAU is probably the closest thing today's gamers are going to have to the arcade experience many of us grew up with when Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Virtua Fighter, and Tekken machines drew mobs of quarter-bearing aspirants Can't freaking wait for this. The implementation of the online mode sounds absolutely killer. With Guilty Gear XX#Reload coming along with this :thud: . Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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