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Should they continue with the DOA series or now start anew?

DR WilsonDR Wilson Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Games and Technology
Hi All

With the news that Itagaki is leaving everyone is wondering what will happen next. I'm sure they listen to the gaming community so maybe we should tell them what should happen next. Should Tecmo continue on with the DOA series dragging along useless additional characters with storylines prolonged past the point of being interesting or should they just start over? Start a new series with a fresh new cast of cliché stereotypes and storylines. A chance to discard the poor choices of additional characters and other characters who have become rather pointless and trivial. Also DOA4 wrapped up many storylines what with DOATEC being destroyed what's next? Helena and company nuke the fridge and join Shia LaBeouf in searching for a magnetic alien skull? (though I still liked the movie someone explain to me how an alien race can technologically progress if they can't even hammer in a nail without having both flying into their face?) Perhaps it's time to say goodbye to the DOA series and start a new series. If Tecmo chooses to go that way let me take this time to say goodbye to some of the worst additions to the world of gaming...

In memoriam...

Eliot and Kokoro…. Poster children for video game abortion.

Brad Wong … The video game world’s first fighting she-male (a drunk one too).

Leon… Better known as Bayman’s 4th costume.

Jann lee… The Bruce Lee wannabe who never was.

Bass… Someone who has gotten so old and useless his man boobs rival his daughters.

Ein… If Hayate is running around what are you? Some sort of retarded clone?

Spartan-458... Whose stage serves as a reminder of what Halo 2 should have looked like.

Gen Fu…. So just how many hips have you gone through?

Zack… Our token black teletubie.

Lei Fang… Explain how a malnourished Chinese girl has the same stamina as Bass?

And last but certainty not least…

Alpha 152... The cheapest, lamest and most annoying boss ever created to punish gamers

Now there will be some characters that people will miss but fortunately there are other fighting games out there who have their share of kick ass and/or busty characters and for those who will miss Christie fear not for the original Christie *cough Ivy cough* is still out there :P

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  • IceBurnerIceBurner It's cold and there are penguins.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    <insert DoA is now DOA joke here>.

    Itagaki and his work, while popular, really particularly glorify objectification of primarily underaged females (can't even call them women) in a patronizingly adolescent way. Of course, it is a product of Japan and the culture is vastly different, but that doesn't change its impact in other parts of the world. I wouldn't be sad to see DoA fade away, if for no other reason than to lessen the alienation it helps maintain.

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So you'd want to see the Soul Calibur series cancelled as well?

    Ivy_beforeafter--article_image.jpg

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  • ArtoriaArtoria Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    DR Wilson wrote: »
    Eliot and Kokoro…. Poster children for video game abortion.

    Brad Wong … The video game world’s first fighting she-male (a drunk one too).

    Lei Fang… Explain how a malnourished Chinese girl has the same stamina as Bass?

    I liked Eliot and Kokoro. and Brad Wong kicked 7 different amounts of ass while drunk. Imagine how bad he'd destroy you if he was sober?

    And Lei Fang Malnourished? Did we even play the same game?

    forpro_leifang.jpg

    i think she looks pretty "healthy" there.

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  • IceBurnerIceBurner It's cold and there are penguins.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    BubbaT wrote: »
    So you'd want to see the Soul Calibur series cancelled as well?

    Ivy_beforeafter--article_image.jpg

    As your picture demonstrates, it didn't used to be so terrible, but I certainly haven't been interested past 2 since it's largest additions appeared to be made of breast tissue.

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  • Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The DOA series needs to continue just so insecure teen boys can continue to badmouth it, proving how mature they are now that they're fourteen and don't like boobs anymore, not like they did when they were thirteen.

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  • IceBurnerIceBurner It's cold and there are penguins.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Thanks, keep proving my points.

    Thinkly veiled personal attacks aside, if there aren't any further mature and resonable responses, then perhaps this thread has run its course.

    Edit: Without "taking back" anything said, I may have jumped to conclusions RE: above, though I believe it was an easy one to make.

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  • Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    IceBurner wrote: »
    Thanks, keep proving my points.

    Thinkly veiled personal attacks aside, if there aren't any further mature and resonable responses, then perhaps this thread has run its course.
    Assuming you're talking to me, I wasn't thinking of you at all - just every other DOA thread I've ever read. I had to scroll up and reread the thread to even see what you thought I was responding to.

    Touchy much?

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  • IceBurnerIceBurner It's cold and there are penguins.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Absolutely!

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I love me some boobs.

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  • OmeksOmeks Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Y...you mean...no more Dead or Alive: XXXtrrrrrrreme Beach Volleyball?

    NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooaaaaaannnd I'm over it.

    Where will all the boobies go if DOA isn't around? I guess other fighters will have to pick up the slack.
    That's what she said! :winky:

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  • DarklyreDarklyre Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I love me some boobs.

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  • exisexis Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The DOA series needs to continue just so insecure teen boys can continue to badmouth it, proving how mature they are now that they're fourteen and don't like boobs anymore, not like they did when they were thirteen.

    The boobs aren't really the problem. It's that the boobs are hanging off the frames of underage girls. I've just been playing through DoA4, and while it's alright, some of the camera angles pre/post fight, the way certain body parts 'bounce', and skirt splits fall, makes me feel a little :?, considering to me some of these girls look like they're meant to be 15.

    edit: But to answer the OP; yes, I would like to see the series continued. I like a lot of the characters. But it wouldn't kill them to tone down the lolicon for the everywhere-but-Japan market.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dragonsama wrote: »
    DR Wilson wrote: »
    Eliot and Kokoro…. Poster children for video game abortion.

    Brad Wong … The video game world’s first fighting she-male (a drunk one too).

    Lei Fang… Explain how a malnourished Chinese girl has the same stamina as Bass?

    I liked Eliot and Kokoro. and Brad Wong kicked 7 different amounts of ass while drunk. Imagine how bad he'd destroy you if he was sober?

    And Lei Fang Malnourished? Did we even play the same game?

    forpro_leifang.jpg

    i think she looks pretty "healthy" there.

    Yeah, dragon.
    What are ya, some kinda freak? :winky:

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Honestly Soul Calibur has long since replaced DOA as the pinnacle of titty bonanzas. It's no competition at all.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The way I see it, if they continue on with a new developer and vision, there's one of two directions it can take. They'll either put the focus on the fighting and story, and really scale back on the boobage. Or they'll go in the complete opposite direction, and we'll be a step away from DOA: The Official Hentai Game.

    Either way, one group of fans will be going home disappointed.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yeah, dragon.
    What are ya, some kinda freak?
    She looks illegal.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    titmouse wrote: »
    Yeah, dragon.
    What are ya, some kinda freak?
    She looks illegal.

    She doesn't exist....

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    Yeah, dragon.
    What are ya, some kinda freak?
    She looks illegal.

    She doesn't exist....

    But if she did, she would probably be illegal.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    titmouse wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    Yeah, dragon.
    What are ya, some kinda freak?
    She looks illegal.

    She doesn't exist....

    But if she did, she would probably be illegal.

    But she doesn't. So you can fap away.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited June 2008

    I have a horrible feeling the UK is becoming the new lolamerica.

    We just arrested someone for wearing a transformers t shirt on a plane because it was megatron who looks like a gun.

    I wish I was kidding.

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  • ItalaxItalax Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »

    I have a horrible feeling the UK is becoming the new lolamerica.

    We just arrested someone for wearing a transformers t shirt on a plane because it was megatron who looks like a gun.

    I wish I was kidding.

    Why do you tell me these things and make me want to cry?


    Also, I will have a very large amount of respect for the first mainstream fighting game that mans up and introduced a character who just titty slaps her opponent.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Italax wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »

    I have a horrible feeling the UK is becoming the new lolamerica.

    We just arrested someone for wearing a transformers t shirt on a plane because it was megatron who looks like a gun.

    I wish I was kidding.

    Why do you tell me these things and make me want to cry?


    Also, I will have a very large amount of respect for the first mainstream fighting game that mans up and introduced a character who just titty slaps her opponent.

    Doesn't that fighting game with the FMV strippers do that?

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  • acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Institutionalized Safe in jail.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I think Itagaki should have what ever company he graces with his presence purchase Tecmo, then give him the rights to his games back.

    that's the only logical thing.

    also, did any of you see how big a hit Tecmo's stock took?

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