Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 promises more of the same game play as the previous versions of the game. Almost completely delivering the exact same package from Dead or Alive Xtreme 2. The main differences being the addition of Owner mode and girls’ swimsuit straps possible falling off. The game uses many of the same assets from Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, making it really simple if you’ve played the past versions of the game and happen to get the Japanese only version. The game is also offered in a multi-language version which includes English subtitles.
There are so very few difference from this game and the last version that you are basically playing more of the same with a new roster. (Which was kind of how some sports games operated anyway with their annual versions of the game.) Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 differences mainly being Owner mode which includes possible micro transactions which seems to only be motivated by the fact that you now have a limit on maximum money (1.5 million… I think Zack dollars is what they are?)
Owner mode is kind of like a first person mode, where you watch your chosen girl in all over her activities and can take pictures as she plays Volleyball, hangs out at the pool and takes her vacation from fighting… (I want to say in a tournament I think is the main story of the Dead of Alive’s fighting game iterations. ) It also features an Owner shop where you can buy separate bikinis and items for the girls.
Overall I actually enjoy these games for the relaxing vacation feeling with mini games making their return. Such as the pool hopping game, butt bump battles, tug of war, beach flag races and introducing rock climbing. Dead or Alive Xtreme has never boasted being a highly innovative title and expecting more from it is delusional. There are far more interesting, innovative and refreshing game play experience that can be bought for much less than $59.99 plus tax and shipping . However Dead or Alive Xteme 3 does offers a vacation experience that makes you wish you had money to go on an island vacation, friends that want to play the mini games with in real life, and judgement from anyone that sees this game in your collection because boobs.
TL;DR : If you’ve played the past ones and want to play more of the same but now in HD, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is for you.