According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence, Suggestive Themes 

Female gamers could easily be put off by all the immature sexual exploitation and unrealistic portrayal of women in the game. Still, its representation is no more impractical than the well endowed models in a Victoria's Secret catalog (or so I've heard). Plus, chances are if Lara Croft didn't get under your skin, neither will the 'augmented' ladies of Dead Or Alive 2.

A similar warning goes out to parents. If you don't mind your kid gawking at all the bouncing cleavage and glaring panty shots, then by all means purchase Dead Or Alive 2 for your kid. I just hope that any parent of a pubescent teen who does so isn't going to walk in on his or her child while he is stroking more than his controller (American Pie style)! I'm sure parents will also be relieved that Tecmo was so parentally conscious and sensitive that there's even an option to reduce all the bouncing breasts by simply declaring your age to the game. The funny thing is that there's nothing stopping a kid from inputting himself as 99 years old since no fake ID is required!

Hardcore fight fans looking for the next big thing have found it. Though not as complex and deep (which could be a blessing for more casual gamers) as Soul Calibur, Dead Or Alive 2 is convincingly executed, delivers on many levels and is thoroughly satisfying.

Chi Kong Lui

Chi Kong Lui

In the 1980s, Chi grew up in small town on the outskirts of New York City called Jackson Heights. Latino actor, John Leguizamo referred to the town as the "melting pot of the world," and while living there, Chi was exposed to many diverse cultures, as well as a bevy of arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Space Ace, Space Harrier and Double Dragon. Chi's love of videogames only seemed to grow as his parents finally caved and bought him an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (after being the only kid in the block without one). In the 1990s, Chi finagled his way into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.

Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.

Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
Chi Kong Lui
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