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Friday, December 14, 2012

The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #14: Dead or Alive 5

It's that time again! Michael Buble's smooth voice serenades us over the radio with his brilliant rendition of "Let it Snow." Houses are covered with bright lights, tinsel, green and red colours. Children anxiously count down the days, hoping they were good enough for a visit by Santa.

It's a magical time, with one other little benefit - most of us also have breaks over Christmas. Breaks means time to play games!

It has been a great year for games, and no doubt there are some great ones that you've missed. And so we at Digitally Downloaded will count down to Christmas with one game recommendation for you each day.

Enjoy, and happy holidays!


Day #14 - Dead or Alive 5
Matt S

Dead or Alive 5 might not be the kind of Christmas game that you'd get the family - complete with little Johnny and Grandma Mary - together to play. In fact, dip into the DLC costumes (see right), and you'll see why. 

But beneath those oversexed characters is a nuanced fighting game that simply demands commitment. Tecmo Koei has produced the most mature game in the series with Dead or Alive 5, and just as later Mortal Kombat games are worth respect despite the hyperviolence, Dead or Alive 5 is worth respect despite its possibly-breaking-decency-laws bikinis. 

Why pick it up at Christmas? Call it a gift to yourself ;-)
The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #14: Dead or Alive 5
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