Overview: Useless or Alive 6
I first grew to become conscious of Useless or Alive because of the ill-fated Sega Saturn Journal, which as soon as sported a canopy picture of pro-wrestler Tina, whereas big textual content declared “FOXY BATTLING BABEFEST!” From day one, DoA had discovered its hook, one thing to set it aside from competitors like Sega’s Virtua Fighter and Namco’s Tekken, the latter of which nonetheless guidelines the 3D combating style immediately.
Many years have handed since then. We’re at present in an experimental period for combating video games, with everybody attempting new concepts and ideas. Whether or not it is Mortal Kombat‘s cinematic storytelling, Road Fighter‘s obsession with the eSports scene, King of Fighters‘ enterprise into 2.5D, Arc System Works’ anime crossover chaos or, bafflingly, Tekken bringing in visitor stars from The Strolling Useless.
Maybe realising the necessity for change, Workforce Ninja introduced final yr they’d be taking a brand new tack with their very own franchise. It is time for Useless or Alive to be taken critically as a fighter, they stated. Sufficient of the cheesecake bouncing boobs, panty pictures, and doe-eyed lolis. This is able to be a new Useless or Alive – for a brand new world of core values – marketed proudly with the slogan “Fierce Combating Leisure.”
Not likely. As Yogi Berra as soon as stated: “It is deja vu another time.”