“I’m a fighter.” That phrase is the slogan for the latest entry in Team Ninja’s venerable franchise, Dead or Alive. Those words represent the idea that DOA is no longer an exclusive club solely for hardcore fighting enthusiasts, but rather a piece of “fighting entertainment”, a game for the masses. In Dead or Alive 5, I’m a fighter; you’re a fighter; we can all be fighters. It’s a simple mantra, one that is as powerful as it is silly.
[Sean Kelley, Thunderbolt] 7/10