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Horrible… so, so horrible, it pains me to even think about it. Oh, no, not Dead or Alive 5, just the horrendous story mode that you're required to complete to unlock all of the characters in the game. Trust me; I totally understand the value of having some goals to work towards, especially goals that have some associated pay-off. Costumes would have been more than sufficient; however, I was forcibly pushed through the over-the-top, ridiculous, and repetitive story mode of Dead or Alive 5 before I could really appreciate the meat of the experience. Thankfully what's tucked away is quite good - a noticeable improvement to the complexity of the core fighting system.