Dead Or Alive 5 is the latest installment in the fighting game franchise that tries to breathe new life in to the series with a brand new story mode and Power Blows. Yet ultimately, even though we found these mechanics to be a step in the right direction, they didn't exactly exceed our expectations.
From our Dead or Alive 5 review:
"The big new addition with Dead or Alive 5 is the Power Blow. When a character reaches 50 percent or lower health, they can perform this charge-up attack that, if it lands, automatically confirms several more hits and sends the target hurtling across the stage. It's designed to be both dramatic and useful as a tool for turning the tables against a dominating opponent, but they're not as visually satisfying as X-Ray Moves from Mortal Kombat or Hyper Combos from Street Fighter, and there's no reward for playing well, only for losing."
For more, read on to our full Dead or Alive 5 review.