DOA was one of the first fighting games that I really fell in love with, the gameplay, sounds and animations all made it such a great experience. I remember the anticipation of getting the second game and being blown away by how gorgeous the 3rd game was.
DOA4 was the last DOA game I really liked, when 5 came along I just felt the emphasis was more on enticing teenage boys with soft core erotica. Don’t get me wrong DOA was always known for it’s sexually suggestive themes, costumes, “bouncing” etc, however I felt 5 just took it to a new level and the gameplay suffered as a consequence.
Also the fact that my favourite character now sounded like a strangled chicken didn’t help matters. Then the dlc costumes (how much did that come to again) and the fact they flat out said no customization as it would “effect the characters personality” (but having them in ridiculous costumes dosen’t?) it all just made me really dislike the direction they were going in.
However as a whole I really love the franchise