I did a bit of research on Itagaki, for an article about ’ Hype in Games’ (isn’t finished) a while back.
I haven’t played too much of DOA4 (I play and prefer other games). However, it does seem to have some ACTUAL depth in it.
Anyway, I what baffles me is. The way gamers use the whole ‘Tits & Ass’, thing, as a negative towards the series. And not really anything, in regards to the gameplay.
This is supposedly, a direct quote from Itagaki himself.
"I wanted to do something that would attract people’s attention as I worked on the DOA game. Of course, DOA is known for its bouncing breasts. Well, I didn’t come up with that idea originally. I actually got the idea from one of SNK’s 2D fighting games Garou Densetsu. Of course, when I applied it to a 3D game, it was almost too much for people.
Its weird, that no other game with various nods to fandom, get shot down.
I dunno. I can name many fighting games, with ‘Tits & Ass’ that preceed, DOA.
Killer Instinct, Garou Densetsu, the Vampire games, Mortal Kombat , etc.
I think (this is an assumption). that most players here. Don’t even know why they hate the series. lol.
Also, yes. Ninja Gaiden is CONSIDERABLY better than the DMC series.
However, without DMC. It would have probably not been, what it is now.