It turns out there exists a reason not to hate the DOA series of fighting games, other than the high quality female chest rendering effects that make the 16 year olds oggle. You might be asking, what possible reason might a die hard Soul Calibur aficionado, like myself, have to like DOA? Well, it turns out that Tecmo has pulled a franchising fast one on me and included master ninja Ryu Hayabusa of Ninja Gaiden fame in their DOA games. The problem here, of course, is that I didn't want a reason to like DOA, I was plenty content considering it a crappy fighting game. Now I'm going to have to go and find myself a copy of DOA2 for the Dreamcast, reevaluate my opinion on the matter as regards Ryu Hayabusa and then I'm going to have to think about this later when DOA4 comes out. Incidentally, the proposed cover art for DOA4 prominently displays Ryu (back row, second from the left) in full ninja get-up. Damn you for finding my weakness Tecmo, damn you!
UPDATE:DAMN IT! DAMN IT! DAMN IT! DOA4 is also going to include a Halo Spartan, namely the female Spartan-458 (Master Chief is Spartan-117). They really have found my weakness, commercialization of fighting games. MVC, Smash Brothers, and now DOA, these fighting game makers are clever.