Thursday 26 October 2006
The first Dead or Alive Xtreme's storyline was as preposterous as a flowerpot sandwich. Zack, having won the third Dead or Alive tournament, decides to spend his winnings on his own personal paradise, New Zack Island. And what did he do first with his new island? Naturally, he invited every woman from the DOA series to hop aboard - on the basis of a fictional tournament, of course.
Once the ladies discover there's no scrapping to be had, well, they decide to make a vacation out of it, and life-long enemies patched up their differences with little more than a game of volleyball and a kitten-gift as the catalyst.
That was then and this now, so the plot for Xtreme 2? Er, well, following the events of DOA4... exactly the same thing's happened all over again! Plainly, these ladies might boast independently-bouncing breasts, but they definitely have a small polygon count when it comes to the 'upstairs'.
Like its predecessor, Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 is unusual because it focuses on the social relationships between your character and the other girls. Years of fighting to the death has understandably strained relations between many of the girls, making it difficult to find, say, a volleyball partner you can trust.