Brontoforumus Archive

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:


This board has been fossilized.
You are reading an archive of Brontoforumus, a.k.a. The Worst Forums Ever, from 2008 to early 2014.  Registration and posting (for most members) has been disabled here to discourage spambots from taking over.  Old members can still log in to view boards, PMs, etc.

The new message board is at http://brontoforum.us.

Author Topic: A Diary of Disposable Ninja's Descent into Madness: Dead or Alive X-Treme 2  (Read 900 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Disposable Ninja

  • Tested
  • Karma: -65447
  • Posts: 4529
    • View Profile

This isn't going to be like other LPs you may find. For starters, there's no video or pictures. If you want to see videos or pictures of DoA, honestly they're not really hard to find. I might throw up a picture or two of my Achievements to let you know I'm making some progress.

No, this is an experiment. An experiment on myself, to determine the effects of of a completion run (or as close as humanly possible) of Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 on the human mind. To wit, just as Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders created self-portraits of himself while on various types of drugs, I too will be creating a self-portrait of myself after every successful completion of a "Vacation" (14 In-Game Days) in DOA:X2.

Vacation 1: Christie Part 1

Achievements Unlocked: 0

As you can see I've already completed my first Vacation. It does not seem as if I am suffering any negative side-effects yet. Crap art aside. And, as the title suggests, for my first character I've chosen Christie.

More to follow.
Logged

patito

  • kodePunc Team
  • Tested
  • *
  • Karma: 14
  • Posts: 1181
    • View Profile

I completely approve of this endeavor.
Logged

Disposable Ninja

  • Tested
  • Karma: -65447
  • Posts: 4529
    • View Profile

Vacation 2: Christie Part 2

Achievements Unlocked: 0

The game has begun to take its toll. Well, the Music has, anyway. I'm going to have to do something about that. A man can only listen to cheery pop music for so long before he starts to contemplate bashing his head open with his Xbox. I'll burn some musics onto said Xbox so I can at least listen to music I actually enjoy.

I'm finally starting to get the hang of the actual volleyball part of the game, in no small part due to the fact that I realized that I had been playing it wrong during my entire first vacation: turns out you play with the A and B buttons, not the A and X buttons as I had somehow gotten into my head.

That's the thing about this game, though, it's really spartan when it comes to the UI. I suppose it's not so bad during the Beach Volleyball, but during the mini-games (such as tug-of-war, water sliding and... uh, "butt battle"), it practically makes them unplayable. Nothing says "fun" like immediately losing a game at the start.

It's also worth noting that I'm still playing as Christie, and I probably won't stop until I get one of her achievements. Now, certain characters don't get along with others in this game based on their back stories. Ayane and Kasumi, for example, don't get along well because of their rivalry. Christie and Helena don't get along because Christie murdered Helena's mother. She'll water ski and play volleyball with Christie, sure, but Helena won't hang out with her.

Unless you happen to randomly partner up with her at the beginning of the vacation. Which is what happened just now at the start of Vacation 3.
Logged

Ted Belmont

  • Tested
  • Karma: 50
  • Posts: 3447
    • View Profile

Vacation 2: Christie Part 2

Holy shit, exposure to DoAX2 has caused you to spontaneously generate cat ears!

Well, a cat ear. You should probably get that checked out.
Logged

Beat Bandit

  • be entranced by my sexy rhythm
  • High-Bullshit
  • Tested
  • Karma: -65418
  • Posts: 4293
    • View Profile

The game has begun to take its toll. Well, the Music has, anyway. I'm going to have to do something about that. A man can only listen to cheery pop music for so long before he starts to contemplate bashing his head open with his Xbox. I'll burn some musics onto said Xbox so I can at least listen to music I actually enjoy.

Dead or Alive 2 Deadly Silence Beach Bomb Factory theme
Logged

Disposable Ninja

  • Tested
  • Karma: -65447
  • Posts: 4529
    • View Profile

Yeah, I actually like that.

If you'll note, however, that says Dead or Alive 2.

This is what I've been listening to for around ten hours:

Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 - Nothing To Lose
Logged

Shinra

  • Big Juicy Winners
  • Tested
  • Karma: 34
  • Posts: 3269
    • View Profile

I am pretty sure you can make the game play music off your x-box instead of the pop music. You could in the first one.
Logged

R^2

  • Not in the game.
  • Tested
  • Karma: -61931
  • Posts: 5164
    • View Profile

Nothing to lose -- except your sanity.
Logged

Beat Bandit

  • be entranced by my sexy rhythm
  • High-Bullshit
  • Tested
  • Karma: -65418
  • Posts: 4293
    • View Profile

Yeah, I actually like that.

If you'll note, however, that says Dead or Alive 2.
Yeah there was supposed to be a "this is all you should be listening to" in there somewhere.

Deadly Silence Beach was good enough to confuse me into thinking DoA was a decent series for two more installments.
Logged

Disposable Ninja

  • Tested
  • Karma: -65447
  • Posts: 4529
    • View Profile

Vacation 3: Christie Part 3

Achievements Unlocked: 0

Yeah, the eyes look a little weird. I kept trying to make them look right, but that's the best I could do. I don't know why. They're still not perfect.

Anyway, this game is a lot better than I originally thought, you know? Like, there's this hidden complexity to it. All the girls have their own likes and dislikes and personalities that really start to show through in the game. Like, Tina is always close up to the net, and Kokoro plays really timidly. There's also a Poker mini-game, and that makes their individual personalities shine even more: Helena is fond of making big bets, even when she has jack-all for a hand, whereas Kasumi is will only really get into the game if she actually has good cards.

I've decided to put Christie on hold for a while, mostly as an experiment. I was curious to see if when you start a new vacation with a new girl, they would keep all of the items you had given them in the previous Vacation. And they do! I picked Lisa, and she's wearing the red bangle, butterfly hairpin and red sling swimsuit I gave her.

I think I'm going to go back and play some more.
Logged

Disposable Ninja

  • Tested
  • Karma: -65447
  • Posts: 4529
    • View Profile
Re: A Diary of Disposable Ninja's Descent into Madness: Dead or Alive X-Treme 2
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 03:38:58 PM »

I have glimpsed the bleak gravity of the mistake I have made.

This will not end well.
Logged

Brentai

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnXYVlPgX_o
  • Admin
  • Tested
  • Karma: -65281
  • Posts: 17524
    • View Profile
Re: A Diary of Disposable Ninja's Descent into Madness: Dead or Alive X-Treme 2
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 10:57:33 PM »

Soon there will be nothing left but a pair of grossly enlarged eyeballs.
Logged

patito

  • kodePunc Team
  • Tested
  • *
  • Karma: 14
  • Posts: 1181
    • View Profile
Re: A Diary of Disposable Ninja's Descent into Madness: Dead or Alive X-Treme 2
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 11:31:27 PM »

dude, I'm all for different character quirks and strategies, you're making me wanna play this.
Logged

Classic

  • Happens more often than you'd think.
  • Tested
  • Karma: -58471
  • Posts: 7501
    • View Profile
Re: A Diary of Disposable Ninja's Descent into Madness: Dead or Alive X-Treme 2
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 11:40:20 PM »

I felt the same thing, but then I remembered that there were "butt battles" and the entire thing can only be degrading for everyone involved, real or virtual.
Logged

Disposable Ninja

  • Tested
  • Karma: -65447
  • Posts: 4529
    • View Profile
Re: A Diary of Disposable Ninja's Descent into Madness: Dead or Alive X-Treme 2
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2013, 12:39:12 PM »

I took this game too lightly.

You see, in order to get the Achievements, the girls have to become friends with each other. In order to become friends, the girls must exchange SwimsuIts. each girl has over thirty or so swimsuits unique to her -- lisa has over thirty, kasumi has over thirty, tina has over thirty. so in order for lisa to become tina's friend, all of lisa's over thirty swimsuits must be in tina's collection, you see.

in order for a girl to be friends with all the other girls, this means she must have over 240 swimsuits in her collection, not counting her own.

in order to complete the game you need over twenty-five hundred swimsuits in circulation.

Vacations 4 & 5: Lisa Parts 1 & 2

Achievements Unlocked: 0

i just can't get the fucking eyes right, you guys.
Logged