Did the Dead or Alive girls just get hotter, or lose their anime innocence?

Times have changed for Tecmo, and since the departure of series founder Itagaki, Dead or Alive (DOA) has taken a step forwards into a new realm.

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RaidensRising2316d ago

They looking more westernized now. Not sure if that's a better direction for the series.

Lucretia2316d ago

i dont think they look westernized at all. Western characters still arent even close to that beautiful. please name one who gets close if possible.

The style is called Manga Realistic. Manga like Berserk, Vagabond, ninja scroll and plenty of other anime/manga use this style.

i personally think it looks far better than the old doa models. Im glad with the direction they took.

Even Tekken and Soul Calibur are Manga Realistic so I dont see the problem

Hellsvacancy2316d ago

I watched Ninja Scroll two days ago, I aint seen it since i was a kid, its AWESOME

And i do agree, these "girls" look nothing like western women, unless you count those women who have customized themselves, you know, porn stars

ronin4life2316d ago (Edited 2316d ago )

Yep. Now everyone can be exactly the same...-_-;;;

Although, I miss sc2 art style, which was pretty similar to the old doa, soooo... I guess I'm not necessarily one to talk on this matter...^_^;;

Darrius Cole2316d ago

Lara Croft
Chloe from Uncharted.

I would say Eleana Fisher, but so much of Eleana's appeal as a character is from from her behavior instead of just raw, sexpot looks or oversexualized behavior.

I agree with your premise that Western video games just don't give as much fanservice as Japanese video games do.

SilentNegotiator2316d ago (Edited 2316d ago )

"i dont think they look westernized at all. Western characters still arent even close to that beautiful. please name one who gets close if possible"

Out of just the creepy games designed for 13 year old shut-ins with 90% of the focus on making sexually attractive characters, or any game in general?

Because I'll give you a tried and true example; the Uncharted series. Those female characters are modeled VERY well. They just don't happen to be designed half naked for the sexual thrills of teenage boys.

Fanatics of Japanese media that say things like that are so ignorant.

edgeofsins2316d ago

Berserk is western styled and it is supposed to be because of its setting and story type.

Soul Calibur is not "Manga Realistic". It is westernized. Look at the levels and look at every character other then the women which are supposed to be a little anime like.

knowyourstuff2316d ago (Edited 2316d ago )

Japanese gaming girls have always looked westernized. No one looks Japanese, even in anime, they're always westernized unless they really, really want the character to look Asian, in which case they'll use exagerrated slanty eyes. The girls have looked exactly the same in every DoA game.

But really, who cares, they're digital pixels.

MaxXAttaxX2316d ago

They just don't look so much like plastic dolls, copy pasted models with different hair and clothes.

Still focuses a bit on oversexualized female characters. It tries too hard. Tekken is still the best :)

Kurt Russell2315d ago

They look really good as they are now. I have to agree with Lucretia, it's by no means western. They all seem to have more realistic skin textures to me.

Pozzle2315d ago (Edited 2315d ago )

I don't know if "Westernized" is quite the right word, but they certainly look less anime-esque. And I'm not just talking about their facial features, but their hair and body proportions seem to be more "realistic" (though they're still obviously exaggerated to an extent) than they previously were too.

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wishingW3L2316d ago

Their bodies look western but their faces don't. Lei Fang doesn't look the slightest bit western. The shape of her face, her eyes, her hair-style and the way she dresses is all Chinese.

Tina, Sarah, Christie, Mila, etc. look western but they are supposed to be from the west.

Lucretia2316d ago

i agree with you partly.

just curious how their bodies look western....they look like

and in western gaming design bodies are vvery rarely so nicely shaped.

i can't think of a western game with nice female bodies. the closest may be god of wars random nude girls

AC130-Gunship2316d ago (Edited 2316d ago )

The bodies look the same dude. Overly exaggerated breast, length of legs, skimpy Bikinis. This is a freaking fighting game. How characters look is secondary to the fight mechanics. The fight mechanics alone will break this game if they suck. Not eye candy.

greenpowerz2316d ago (Edited 2316d ago )

Don't see any change at all. The graphics are barely better.

I don't see how better lighting, more detail and more polys = western art.

Is FF western because it does what said above better than DOA?

MmaFan-Qc2316d ago

go see the optometrist ASAP.

greenpowerz2316d ago (Edited 2316d ago )

The eyes and hair is more detailed with slightly better lighting that doesn't make it western looking.

I don't see different art I see improved engine/graphics. Better lighting and more detail resulting in more natural looking color temperature.

Lips, eyes, mouth nose exactly the same shape but now Tina Has *nostrils on her nose* with real time lighting in eyes. The only argument you have is Tina no longer has stickers on her eyeballs representing cornea's with baked in lighting. The new game has more polys



Is NG3 more western because it has improved graphics?

wishingW3L2316d ago

is not the graphics, it's the art-style.

OhMyGandhi2316d ago

I agree, I really don't think the game has changed much from other DOAs.
Add texture to their skin so they are at least on par with the dirty toys of Toy Story and I'll notice a difference.

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Flavor2316d ago

It's just more realistic. The further we get from Moe, the better.

lonesoul652315d ago

the sad part is you are arguing about the hotness of digital constructs. Here's some advise...go take a shower..lose some weight...and go find a real girl!!!

Maddens Raiders2315d ago (Edited 2315d ago )

"They looking more westernized now. Not sure if that's a better direction for the series"

aka ... it looks like they received the treatment all other "big" 3rd party westernized games get before being unleashed upon the typical non-discerning NA gamer. Don't worry, hardly anyone in the target audience will notice. 1st Party Sony and Nintendo FTW.

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claud32316d ago

Nope, because they are not real

LKHGFDSA2315d ago

ironic that your avatar picture is heavily photoshopped.

abzdine2316d ago

innocence ?
they are just better made and they dont have that porcelain doll effet anymore cause they're more realistic

MattyG2316d ago

Boobs in the title pic. 1000 degrees in 3...2...1...

chobit_A5HL3Y2316d ago

i think it's 'cause the graphics are better now and they're not as cartoony looking. they look more realistic, imo.

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