Is Dead Or Alive: Paradise “Creepy”? Tecmo Says You Be The Judge

Is Dead Or Alive: Paradise “Creepy”? Tecmo Says You Be The Judge

It’s not often that the ESRB describes a video game with such vigour as the ratings board did with Tecmo’s Dead or Alive: Paradise. It’s equally rare for a publisher to thank the ESRB for calling its game “creepy”.

But that’s how Tecmo Koei America is promoting the mini-game-filled, jiggle-packed Dead or Alive spin-off. “Thank you ESRB for labelling the game ‘cheesy’, ‘creepy’ and ‘bizarre'” reads a new press release sent our way. Sure it highlights the marketable points, that Dead or Alive: Paradise lets players “mingle, flirt, play, take snapshots and challenge them in mini-games found throughout the island”. And there’s a Valentine’s Day card, of sorts, that asks you to “get your heart on”.

So, armed with that knowledge, maybe having looked at some of the game's older screens and the game's NSFW trailer, it's time to judge. Creepy? Or just bizarrely cheesy?

Maybe a palmful of new gameplay screens that look more realistic for a PSP game will help.


  • Does it even matter?, the only people that this game appeals to are 14 year old boys and old perverts, and neither give a shit about a press release or what the ESRB has to say. I don’t think anyone will be waiting in line at midnight to get their fill of great volleyball gameplay with this title, its pretty much just a erotic dating sim thinly disguised as a game. I said this in an earlier post about this game, Tecmo doesn’t have the balls to release an actual erotic game from the DOA franchise. that’s why they always seem to linger on the line between what is just a game and what is just T&A. That’s probably why they are getting off so much on being called creepy, the closer they can get to being an erotic game without actually being one the better.

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