Dead Or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball
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Let's not beat around the bush: Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball is nothing more than the perfect excuse to lasso the series' well-endowed female combatants together in a game that requires them to 1) wear very little and 2) defy gravity. Now that we've established that, let us pose the question--so what? Is it illegal for women with 36DD chests to play a friendly game of volleyball? Of course it isn't, and that's what DOA mainstay Zack (he of the suggestive silver spacesuit) had in mind when he lured Kasumi, Hitomi, Christie, Tina, Ayane, Lei Fang, Helena and newcomer Lisa to Zack Island for the fourth Dead or Alive tournament.
Unbeknownst to the girls, the premise of the tournament was nothing more than a ruse to get them on the island--a notion reinforced by the fact that none of the DOA men had been invited. But since they were already stuck on this tropical resort, the ladies decided to kill time by sunning themselves and playing some ball.
Since 2-on-2 volleyball is the axis upon which the game spins, Team Ninja has added extra incentive to the matches. By defeating your opponents and tallying victories, you'll unlock additional courts all over the island, as well as earn cash to be spent at the island's one-stop shops. Items like bikinis, accessories and make-up are available for purchase, but players must be careful to match the correct goods with the appropriate characters. Each girl has her own preferences and may reject your selections if they don't fit with her style.
Gamers must also be aware of compatibility issues between characters, since the friction caused by pairing archrivals like Kasumi and Ayane may result in a lower level of performance. Thankfully, should the rigors of the beach prove too stressful, you can elect to retire to the island's casinos for a night of gambling, creating even more cash-flow opportunities. This winter, for gamers looking for love in all the wrong places, it looks like the beach is the perfect place to be.