Dead or Alive Dimensions is a Fighting game available on the 3DS. It can be played in Competitive Singleplayer 3d modes.
Dead or Alive Dimensions is a Fighting game. Fighting games revolve around the interaction of two or more characters in some form of physical combat. Players learn to control characters through either memorisation of button combinations to access more advance moves, or by their reactions and accurate timing.
Dead or Alive Dimensions can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.
Dead or Alive Dimensions can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
Dead or Alive Dimensions can be played in a 3d mode. These types of games use shuttered, polarised or even red/green glasses technology to create a 3D visual experience. This not only adds depth and changes how the game looks, but also opens up new camera views and play styles. The PS3 supports 3DTV's and the 3DS provides a top screen that enables glasses free 3D output.
Dead or Alive Dimensions focuses on presentation and fluidity of movement on the 3DS. The bigger question is whether the franchise's previous obsession with female anonatomy will be set aside for a more family friendly release.
With the 3DS just around the corner Team Ninja have announced their contribution to the platform. Dead or Alive Dimensions will be the 5th Dead or Alive, but the first to grace a Nintendo system; a fact which gained a cameo from Samus (of Metroid fame), though she will remain unplayable in game.
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