I picked up Dead or Alive ultimate the other day, with accumulated store credit. It's pretty fun. A button masher it can be at times, but also very intense and sometimes fast paced. It requires less skill to pick up this game than other fighters such as SC2 or Tekken. The characters are very generic in design, but have variable costumes, some original, most wacky... There's also some great anatomy but they totally screwed up the male torso. Anyway, I recommend it, as it has enough differences from the previous games (I believe) although it is not a full sequel, and when playing with a handfull of friends you'll get a lot of laughter. Tag team is sweet.