I got myself a copy of Dead or Alive Paradise on my PSP recently. This game has been a bit of a joke from most game sites since its release, and with good reason. It's pretty much just Tecmo cashing in on what they can milk from a 4-year old game (the original Dead or Alive Xtreme series on Xbox and Xbox360), and marketing it pretty much as a portable masturbation aid. Well, that aside, is there reason to get this 'vacation' sim/volleyball/gambling/relationship management game? Well, if you're a barefoot babe fan, yep. The graphics, while pixelized quite a bit, isn't that far from the console versions, making for some sexy videogame vixens to ogle. Yep, the breast bounce is ridiculous and irritating, but thankfully foot fans shouldn't be looking at them too much (heh). The girls' feet aren't hyper-detailed (this isn't Tekken 6 or Heavy Rain, dudes) but at least they're nice to look at, with cute toes and smooth soles. Whether they're napping by the pool or frolicking in the various gravure cutscenes, you'll have nice views of the girls' pretty feetsies.
But pretty much best of all, unlike the console versions, the PSP version is a lot dumbed-down and easy. Earning money is easy 'cause the opponent A.I. for the volleyball matches are pretty weak, so you can get the skimpiest suits after a bit. Better yet, it's a lot less trouble to watch the girls' various 'gravure' scenes. Once you watch a cutscene, it's unlocked for anytime viewing in a mode called Private Paradise (hmm) where you can enjoy seeing Christie or Kasumi spread 'em wide or roll around to your heart's content. The incentive to go through the regular vacation mode is to befriend girls enough so you can have them 'imitate' your current main girl to unlock more video cutscenes. The trick is to find which girl has the cutscenes you like watching the most, then befriend the girl you want to do them too so they can 'imitate' the scene. For me? Watching Christie dance just never gets old.
The more you unlock, the closer you get to unlocking the most racy vids in the game, the pole dances. In any case, the volleyball is easy, the gambling a time waster and the relationship management as easy as buying particular gifts to please a target girl and have her loving you enough to accept the skimpiest bikinis as gifts. The girls are hot, their feet nice and sexy, and the game simple, stupid but easy. It's good for a laugh or two, a little relaxation and time killing with some barefoot bikini babes who will climb some trees, flop around or dance at the press of a button. If you're not too self-conscious, check this out for your PSP, it's silly but sexy and light-hearted fun.