Okay honestly, myself included, along with a lot of others I know and/or talked to at Evo…
DOA this year was for vultures. After low turnouts earlier in the year, a lot of us considered picking up the game a month before Vegas in hopes of making top 8. That was the initial thought…and half the field this year was part of this group.
After having played the game a total of 10 hours before Evo, I must say, I like the game. I still think the countering out of stuns is gay, but I’m a 2d player, and it’s something I’m not accustomed to. Plus, I’d be lying if I said I never took advantage of it.
I’d like to see it at Evo next year. I won’t be playing it anymore, as I’ve ditched my 360, but watching Perfect Legend, Manny, and the dude who got third (I only got to see top 3 'cause I had to check out and shit) was really entertaining for me. I learned how to play the game, and have heard how to do certain things, but I actually got to see all of it watching these guys play. It was pretty dope.
I hope I speak for some of the other 2d vultures when I say that I’ve had a change of heart about DOA4. Even though mashing and guessing can get you pretty far in this game…in the end, you have to know what you’re doing to really suceed…and after witnessing the finals this year, I would definitely make time to watch it next year. DOA is a legitimate game.
2d for life, though. =)