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Casper
01-22-2003, 04:22 PM
"How Crazy Are You" is the song that starts off this beautiful intro and the graphic rendering is as much eye candy as the outfits these girls are. From Tina looking gorgeous with a six-pack stomach and in a 2 piece to Helena wrapped in a blanket trying to wake up in the early morning....the intro alone is simply amazing.

I'm just starting to get into this game and I'll add some more if I can get my hands off of my...err, controller, yea, the controler, that's it :D

Kraft
01-22-2003, 04:24 PM
Hooray! Not only is DOAX out, but I thought ahead and bought stock in Kleenex and Johson & Johnson (makers of baby oil and vasoline). I think casper is going to drive my stock up by at least 1/4 of a point by himself...

Hopefully that means I can sell off the stock and buy this game for myself.

EHWfedPres
01-22-2003, 04:37 PM
I thought it didnt come out until tomorrow...oh wait, today is wednesday...my friend is going to pick it up tomorrow and im gonna get Unreal Championship for 25 bucks...:D

Any review scores on it yet? I bet the whackjobs at gamespot give it something like a 7.4 or some crazy stupid score...

LynxFX
01-22-2003, 04:39 PM
I've read some pretty good hands on (no pun intended) reviews of it and the game is pretty good overall. Graphics are top notch as one would suspect. But the whole gift giving, keeping your partner happy, gambling in the casino type stuff really add to the game.

I just might have to pick this one up now, for the superb volleyball of course. :D

xboxmaster2002
01-22-2003, 04:41 PM
gamespot said they kept quiet on this game and they have a lot of cool stuff never announced, im going to pick this gameup in about an hour.

No Fear 23
01-22-2003, 04:43 PM
will this game be good to get, not just the grahpics or the babes, but the gameplay???

DZNUTZ
01-22-2003, 04:44 PM
see..that whole gambling thing is probably gonna be the deciding factor for me.

basically...what i'm trying to say is...IS THEIR CRAPS!?!?!?

Brevity
01-22-2003, 05:01 PM
I guess this means no more Casper XBL servers at night. BTW its a good idea to cover the troller with a baggy or something so it does nto get all sticky:D

chili325
01-22-2003, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Brevity
I guess this means no more Casper XBL servers at night. BTW its a good idea to cover the troller with a baggy or something so it does nto get all sticky:D
I dont think casper has to worry about that yet...someday he will mature;) ;) ;)

Kraft
01-22-2003, 05:06 PM
Hopefully people across the nation will have the sense to put the controller down :D Honestly one of my favorite features was the autofight feature, as girls fighting makes a wonderful backdrop for doing homework or typing online!

Cloud Strife
01-22-2003, 05:25 PM
I can't wait to have DOAX in my Xbox. Just need to buy Crimson Sea first. I need a girl so the game will be perfect.;)

LynxFX
01-22-2003, 05:40 PM
Gamespot (http://gamespot.com/gamespot/filters/products/0,11114,561527,00.html) gives it a 6.0.

Apparently there isn't a whole lotta volleyball in this game. So if that is what you are after wait for Outlaw Volleyball.

I will still have to give this one a rental.

Cloud Strife
01-22-2003, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Lynxfx-XBA
Gamespot (http://gamespot.com/gamespot/filters/products/0,11114,561527,00.html) gives it a 6.0.

Apparently there isn't a whole lotta volleyball in this game. So if that is what you are after wait for Outlaw Volleyball.

I will still have to give this one a rental. I had that feeling Gamespot would score the game like that. I'm not listening to the review because they rated half my favorite Xbox games bad.:mad:

DZNUTZ
01-22-2003, 05:55 PM
anyone know what ign gave it?
its still locked to insiders.

Xbox Owner
01-22-2003, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by Burning Ranger
I had that feeling Gamespot would score the game like that. I'm not listening to the review because they rated half my favorite Xbox games bad.:mad:


Well.. what did you expect? This game wouldn't deserve a 9 gamespot or no gamespot..

Cloud Strife
01-22-2003, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by Xbox Owner
Well.. what did you expect? This game wouldn't deserve a 9 gamespot or no gamespot.. Yup. I couldn't believe gamespot gave Blinx a 6 in graphics while iving a PS2 port TY an 8 in graphics.:(

aircobra
01-22-2003, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by DZNUTZ
anyone know what ign gave it?
its still locked to insiders.


9.2 i'll post the breakdown on the scores in a minute.

aircobra
01-22-2003, 08:04 PM
Presentation: Dead or Alive meets beach vacation theme is consistent throughout, but we would've like to have seen more of Zack Island. 8.0

Graphics: From head to toe, some of the best character models ever. Hardcore DOA fans and casual players alike will drink in the details of every girl and the moves they make. 10.0

Sound: Built-in soundtrack won't get you very far and the voice samples are quick to annoy. Surround sound separation is great but doesn't really add much to this type of game. 7.0

Gameplay: The volleyball engine is remarkable and the peripheral gambling, shopping and relationship management elements all serve to complement it. 9.0

Lasting Appeal: The single player game is only deep if you love collecting for collection's sake. Otherwise, the two player head to head matches are where it's at for DOAX. 8.0

OVERALL SCORE: (not an average) 9.2

EHWfedPres
01-22-2003, 08:30 PM
I dont listen to any of gamespot's scores...they give Vice City a 9 for graphics and that is CERTAINLY not some of the best the ps2 has to offer...maybe the N64, but that game's visuals are downright sad...Gamespot is 100% biased. That is a fact.

studepaber
01-22-2003, 09:16 PM
I just got the game ummm nice intro by the way :D The volleyball part confused me the fist game, but then I read the directions and it's a tad easier. Already won 20k on blackjack, mussst find skimpiest suit possible.......and no DZNUTZ no craps, there's only poker, roullette, slots and blackjack..Seems I really haven't even scratched the surface of this game yet.

Casper
01-22-2003, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by chili325
I dont think casper has to worry about that yet...someday he will mature

I'm flippin u the bird over here, if you can't see :p

Ok, my breakdown on this game, and I'm going to start with a better review on this later for my site.

Again, we get to deal with the Japanese voiceover, which is a lot more bothersome now then from DOA3, eh, kinda bothers me. The buttons that are used to play are very easy, you use A and B...that's it. The right analog is used to control the position of your other teammate, but only near/middle/far to the net.

There are many times throughout the game that kinda makes you feel voyeuristic pervert. I mean, when you're on the beach and have her "rest" they go into like a 4 minute cut scene that let's you zoom in and around wherever you please....not one to complain, but after a few of these scenes, it just makes you wonder.

So after going through one exhibition game, I figured I might as well start Zach's Island and see what it's about. I chose my fav fighter, Christie, who is in her default 2-piece (all girls start off with a different color 2 piece) and was toured around by the new girl to the game, Lisa, who then showed me the Accessories Shop so that I can buy things...oh yea!!! I get to shop :rolleyes: Sorry, but that's the one thing that was a tad too girly for me, I'll just wait til my girl wants to play this, she's better at it then me.

After getting spanked in my first match, I figured it was no big deal and that I could do another one, so afterwards, I checked out the Jungle and Beach, which were those odd moments I was talking about, just hot shot's of Christie...now don't get me wrong, I will always check out a women, but if they're real, cuz I'm not into Hentai...so that's why I thought it was a bit odd of how long you could just sit there and check out Christie and her "accessories".

I went to the Poolside and watched her just lay there….again. So I went and did the Hopping game, which, if you haven’t heard, you use to calibrate your controller with the game….too bad this wasn’t more like a wet T-shirt competition, or this may have grabbed my attention, but I ran through it quick and went on my way.

Afterwards, I went to the Casino to win some money. Mind you, when navigating around Zach's Island, you don't actually walk around it, but just pick where you want to go from a menu :( I went in there with about 5000 Zach Dollars and checked out the options - Roulette (after the ball spins, a Zach Trophy slams on the table and knocks all the losing chips off), Slots (a bunch of different ones that all require different chunks of change), BlackJack, and Poker (5-hand Stud). I was actually pretty impressed with this, being that they actually had Double Down and such in BJ and it was on key with the others.

After winning some cash, I went back to the hotel, and got a gift from Zach, what a pimp and you get these each night, I believe to make your partner happy and for some new outfits. After this, I went to bed, and woke in the morning with Lisa being a total |3itch and leaving me…Christie wasn’t too happy with that. So, I went around and tried to find a new partner, for 5 days and everyone told me no, it honestly made me feel like Christie screwed all their boyfriends and she was now a whore ;) .

Anyways, after getting frustrated cuz I spent all my cash and couldn’t get a partner, I realized that it was time to start my night job, so I turned it off….wondering how much practice it was going to take to actually win a match.

Ratings

Presentation - 9
Graphics - 10
Sound - 8
Playability - 8

Overall - 8.5

Xbox Owner
01-22-2003, 09:19 PM
Good Review.:cool:

thedrisc
01-22-2003, 11:10 PM
Both IGN and Gamespot have there reviews of Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball. IGN is giving it a 9.2 wth a game play of 9.0. On the other hand Gamespot is giving this Game a 6.0 with a game play of 5.0. I have not played this game yet but man are those two diffrent opinions.

Recently Gamespot has been giving really low grades to games I and alot of other people give good grades to. Not sure whats up with that. Usually when IGN gives a good grade I really like the game. I will probably only rent this game unless people start saying its a blast.

If you play please let me know how it is.

VeNoMiZA
01-22-2003, 11:13 PM
um they just made a thread bout this check LMAO..

SPARTAN VI
01-22-2003, 11:40 PM
Nice review Casper.:)

I want it! For the......basketba-......ehhh....I mean...VolleyBall.:D

Kraft
01-23-2003, 01:23 AM
This is a game I definately need to pick up, and not because I am the biggest volleyball fan. It just snowed another 3 inches here today and it would be nice to see some cute girls in skimpy outfits as compared to the girls buried under 20 layers of clothing that I've seen out lately.

NINE BREAKER
01-23-2003, 04:48 AM
Well, LMAO is about no nudity in the game. And incase your wondering, there is none in the actuall game, just the opening movie.

You know, this game is allright. The graphics are bad-@ss, and the game play is good too. It's deffinatly a change in game styles. There is a lot of music and you can use you custom soundtracks on it too, which is allways a good thing. Pretty much the point of it is to have fun, earn money, gamble, and have your character look'n good the whole time. Someone said something about a survivior mode that I haven't got yet, I dunno. I'd probably give it an 8, but that's me, your just going to have to try it.

xboxmaster2002
01-23-2003, 05:53 AM
thats a bunch of BS what gamespot does this game deserves nothing less than an 8.

Casper
01-23-2003, 07:18 AM
My thread is in the New Releases section, where this should be, and I wrote up a phat review on this.

http://www.xboxaddict.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31406

Cloud Strife
01-23-2003, 08:04 AM
I plan on checking the game out myself. Gamespot raely knows what a good game is anyway. The also gave DOA3 is low rating also.:( It this game was on Playstation 2, gamespot would have given the game a 9.0.

Insane Jester
01-23-2003, 08:42 AM
What you must remember is that someone is reviewing the game in the first place. Differnt people like differnt games. So you also have to take that into consideration. Personally i NEVER listen to any reviews given by mags/web sites. The best reviews come from places like here. Us users rate the game 100% better than any mag/web site can ..

Evil_Dr_Beefy
01-23-2003, 09:48 AM
i just read the gamespot review...it made some valid points and it made some points i didn't agree with.....i think he was a bit hard on the game in his review...was hopeing that Zack would interact more with the girls...you know annoy them abit more just to see their reactions...make it kind of funny ...You guys know that tecmo is going to milk this game for all it's worth!!!! So we should see 2 to 3 more updated versions and may be a few booster discs...Still, i can't wait to get my furry little hands on this game:D

studepaber
01-23-2003, 10:21 AM
Wow! Great game, Gheyspot must not have gotten their heads out of their arses long enough to realize this. All I can say is sheesh it pi$$es me off when my 600k venuses get thrown away, spoiled chicks!

Woocifer
01-23-2003, 10:27 AM
I'm really skeptical of this title. The reviews I have read and the things people have described the game as being seems to somewhat support what Gamespot said...and no I don't care if you think I'm following bias here. The game sounds like its a lot of fluff and nothing else.

I believed this game was going to be more of a competition rather than sim barbie on her vacation. I thought the character models were supposed to be a little more tongue and cheek, but it seems the dirty perverse nerds got their wish and now get to drool over TEXTURE MAPPED POLYGONS! Give me a break...

Anyway the camera in the volleyball portion of the game is somewhat annoying how it jumps back and forth from side to side. Is there any other camera views?

The control and animation seems a little suspect as well. Why do the blockers get thrown to the ground from a spike? You can't tell me they spike the ball so hard that it throws someone 4 feet back on their arse. It also seems that the action is a little too quick for a volleyball game... It all seems to be set up as scripted actions such as if you bump the ball, it will automatically go to your partner who then give a perfect set and then you give a perfect spike. Seems all you control really is the direction of the ball...or so it looks like anyway.

The graphics are really nice in the game but staring at some cinematic for 4 minutes is boring when NOTHING is happening but induction of digital perversion. If I wanted to watch long boring clips and not play a game then I would buy MGS2.

From what has been shown and conveyed about this title, it does seem to be a gutless contender and instead a losers only way to gawk at women, and fake digital ones at that. Seriously how deep is the gameplay in this game in comparison on how much T&A they show? The casino looks cheesey... If I'm playing a volleyball game...why am I in a casion?

Again I say sim vacation Barbie...nothing more, nothing less.

Ninja Scroll
01-23-2003, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by Burning Ranger
I plan on checking the game out myself. Gamespot raely knows what a good game is anyway. The also gave DOA3 is low rating also.:( It this game was on Playstation 2, gamespot would have given the game a 9.0.

No doubt, and if Tecmo then ported it over to PSOne it would had gotten a 10.0 from Gamespot.:rolleyes:

They would be like- " there is nothing like playing a awesome game on your PSone with jaggy ass graphics, poor sound, and when they talk, there mouths dont even move!
This game is only meant for a Sony console. "


Like I said before y'all, gamespot is only good for news coverage. And dats all. Everyone knows they are biased. It's nothing new.

rotting
01-23-2003, 10:54 AM
The reviews that you read from here give nearly every game perfect marks, which is pointless. I think IGN usually has pretty fair ratings. The only review that I can think of that I really didn't agree with was the Morrowind review, but that's obviously just my opinion.


Originally posted by Insane Jester
What you must remember is that someone is reviewing the game in the first place. Differnt people like differnt games. So you also have to take that into consideration. Personally i NEVER listen to any reviews given by mags/web sites. The best reviews come from places like here. Us users rate the game 100% better than any mag/web site can ..

Casper
01-23-2003, 11:22 AM
Woocifer...did you even play the game man? :confused:

Spaztic
01-23-2003, 01:53 PM
Nothing even needs to be said about this!

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2003/xbox/deadoralivextreme/d_screen003.jpg

RudedogX
01-23-2003, 02:06 PM
I may just have to change my mind about not getting this after that pic!:p

NomadLLama
01-23-2003, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by Shaggy
Nothing even needs to be said about this!

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2003/xbox/deadoralivextreme/d_screen003.jpg



:p

hehe.. yea


its the number 7 worst game rated on XBA... gamespot gave it a 6.0 and IGN gave it a 9.2

need more reviews, but the screenshots will change my mind.

Woocifer
01-26-2003, 01:53 PM
Okay for all those that believe I am a negative prick, here's the rundown on how silly and rediculous this DOA volleyball game is.

First off....I don't think I've had a game crash on me more than this title. Every five minutes at every loading screen this sucker would crap out. Wether or not that is the discs fault I don't care...it's poor programming considering that disc is absolutely flawless.

So let me get this straight...you get to go on an island as some tart with the notion you are going to be in this tournament. Instead you end up wasting your time wandering around the small enclosure looking for a partner to play volleyball with...which is a task in itself in which you have to make enough cash to buy these b*itches something that THEY want to impress them enough to join up with you. Why would they make this such a daunting task?

The game goes over a two week period in which you have to make some cash, collect some USELESS items and then maybe hit the casino...which is a pure theif. The icons on the slot machines dont even match up to the prizes they claim. The Poker is just as silly and really isn't intuitive AT all. Blackjack and slots were the only two lucrative games I found to be worth my time. But even then the blackjack is rediculous. Most of the hits in BJ are rediculously out of your favour and in theirs. They seem to draw a 4 when they need it, whereas if you double down on say 12, they will give you a 10 EVERY TIME. But those are little gripes that I'm sure the developer threw in to makes us want to beat the table in spite.

The interaction with the characters is quite bland and almost non-existant. I can't believe how elated I was to see someone give me a gift for once. But the next morning the girl wasn't around the tiny useless island and was left unnoticed.

The is no serious tournament in this, Zack is non-existant, and the volleyball is implemented pretty quick and messy. The controls are based on sensitivity and timing. Yet when I went up to spike the ball, perfect opportunity, timing great, my girl smacked the ball straight off the net in front of her...who knows why...

The angles in which you play hinder you from being able to cut the angle on the spiker and even more block the spiker. I dont know how many times I missed the block because I had no idea how deep my girl was. Apart from the views, the control is pretty simple in that Virtua Tennis sort of way...but Virtua Tennis was WAY more interesting, more suspenseful, more involving...

Anyways...enough of the game part of the game...what is the deal with this dirty nasty staring at fake chicks on screen crap? The first thing me and my buddy did when we popped this game into the xbox was look at each other in embarassment that we would actually be caught playing such a perverse and twistedly weird game.

It's like you're checking out your buddy's 10 year old sister or something. It just doesn't sit well in your stomach to be oogling at set of polygons like it has blood and feelings and then disregarding that to stare and zoom voyeuristically at her. What does this add to the game? NOTHING. Who gets turned on by this crap? I have no idea...its silly really and somewhat disturbing. Yeah I zoomed in to see how much detail there was, but really whats the point? It's like making out with a poster...what the hell?


Anyways this game really goes no where, you do nothing of interest, you collect crap that means nothing, you give gifts that dont really do much either, and you stare at texturmapped polygons in a shady and slimy way.

Who thought this game was going to be a great idea? Seems like a bunch of idiot teenagers got together and made a game solely on their first instincts or idiocy...which is why it will probably do all right in entertaining 75%+ of the gaming community. This is crap.

Outlaw volleyball will at least be tongue and cheek humour and it will be online...we shall see what happens.

There Casper, I played it...and was actually more upset than I was before. I hoped this game would be amazing...I can look past the silly stuff if the game is great. This game is shallow and smells like @ss with and broken hockey stick smeared in more @ss shoved up it.

Sorry...I have to agree with Gamespot on this one.