When there is a video game which gained an invest history is without question Dead or Alive. First created by Koei Tecmo and produced by Team Ninja in 1996, Dead or Alive is one of the greatest fighting games available, to such an extent that even Hollywood realized its high potential and turned it into an action movie, in 2006. Born from a concept of Tomonobu Itagaki, Dead or Alive was a revolutionary game at its debut. Indeed, it introduced some new elements to the 3D fighting game genres, such as the focus on speed, quick combos, and simple commands which allowed a shorter reaction time, that was going to be borrowed by another big publisher later. Furthermore, its countering system was something never saw before, allowing to do powerful counterattacks if the player could perform the defensive action at the right time.
Similar Games to Dead or Alive
Street Fighter x Tekken
Whenever we talk about fighting games, Street Fighter and Tekken probably are the initial titles which come to mind. For a long time fans of one or the other have already been discussing which of the two was the most effective, but because the games’fighting systems have been too different because of unique characteristics, the debate never stumbled on a conclusion. So, imagine if a crossover which features them both were created? Street Fighter x Tekken is that amazing title fighting game players from all over the world were waiting for. Published in 2013, the game is the item of a partnership between Namco and Capcom and was well received by the critics which especially complimented the roster and the mechanics.
Obviously, this list couldn’t be missing Tekken, one of the most popular fighting games ever. Tekken’s popularity might be because of his unique fighting system, allowing all type of players – so not merely fighting games’lovers – to take pleasure from a fit with one of the many characters for sale in the roster. This is due to the high playability of the game, helping to make fighting easy also for anyone players who don’t want to spend too much time on practice; combos or special moves are extremely an easy task to perform. This is probably the main common point that Dead or Alive and Tekken share. In reality, what made Dead or Alive a good game was the fact that its battle system was easier to learn compared to other games of the exact same genre so that it was possible to move characters with few combinations of keys. Although Tekken – especially the 7th – is a bit more technical, the gameplay is at the least as enjoyable as Dead or Alive’s.
Mortal Kombat X
There are numerous games just like Dead or Alive, and Mortal Kombat might be said one of them. However, what makes Mortal Kombat just like Dead or Alive is not its fighting system or the fact they belong to the exact same category. Played both of the games before knows that, though the Dead or Alive features great looking characters fighting each other, It is a cruel, bloody, and more reality-based Head-to-Head game where the characters show no mercy upon each other. Mortal Kombat takes invest a fictional universe consisting of eighteen surviving realms created by the Elder Gods. Each realm has unique heroes which are responsible for protecting their birthplace and conquer the other realms. However, the Elder Gods decreed a realm could be conquered only by those that win ten consecutive Mortal Kombat tournaments.
SoulCalibur is an appealing game, too. Created and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, SoulCalibur is a weapon-based revolutionary fighting game set in a historical fantasy universe where heroes fight each other through mythical swords. Particularly, you will find two forms of legendary weapons: an evil sword called “Soul Edge” and a holy sword intended to oppose it, called “Soul Calibur;.Soul Edge was once owned by Algol, a king who lost his son due to the demonic sword. It was really the king who created Soul Calibur, after his precious child’s death. In the meanwhile, Soul Edge finished up in the hands of Cervantes de Leon, a Spanish pirate who, possessed by the sword, remained dormant for decades in a port town, feeding on the souls of those that attempted to take the sword from him. However, the pirate gets stopped by the young Prussian knight Siegfried Schtauffen. In the moment he touches the hilt of the sword, it released its evil in the proper execution of a pillar of light – the Evil Seed – that corrupted mankind
The King of Fighters
The King of Fighters is just about the game on the list that shares the greatest element with Dead or Alive. Why? Well, first of all, because of its very easy concept, which put more focus on fighting and characters’appearance rather than on the plot. Sequel of the previous Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting franchises, The King of Fighters focuses, indeed, on a black-market arms dealer called Rugal Bernstein who, bored with the lack of competition, decides to host a fighting tournament and invites warriors from 24 different countries to take part to it. Actually, the fighting tournament is a capture to lure worthy adversaries to be able to kill them and turn them into stone statues Rugal can add to his collection of defeated warriors. Team Japan is among the hosted nations, and the young martial artist Kyo Kusanagi is the element of it. Seeing his defeated father among the statues, Kyo decides to avenge him.
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Let’s close our list with BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. Humanity was on the verge of extinction because of creature that humans called the “Black Beast.” Before the world was destroyed, six heroes saved it by creating “Ars Magus” – a blend of magic and science – to be able to defeat the Black Beast. This event will be later known as the First War of Magic. Following the war, an association called the Novus Orbis Librarium (NOL) was designed to rule the world with the use of Ars Magus. A great deal of dissent was caused by NOL because that individual who couldn’t use Ars Magnus became poorer and poorer. Dissent brought to a different war won by the NOL, which imposed a harsher rule on the world by punishing any rebellion with death. Many years following the Second War of Magic, a rebel called Ragna tried to destroy the NOL. Indeed, Ragna possesses a powerful form of Ars Magus known as the Azure Grimoire. Will he have the ability to stop the evil organization?