Comment on Dead or Alive 5: “And You Thought It Was About Fighting!” by Imyou:

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Too far down the uncanny valley for me. I’ve been hoping they’d put out DLC to fix the faces and unmottle their skin, but they haven’t, so I’m not touching it – I already have DoA games where they haven’t screwed up the fighting mechanics.

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