Friday, December 4, 2015

Uncharted 4 Sexy Cinemaic and List of Sexy Shoe-Removal Scenes!

Nathan finds himself in a dance with Nadine Ross, a less-than-friendly new babe, in this Uncharted 4 Trailer...

The trailer above for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End contains a pretty awesome type of scene that foot-lovers should love- the sexy 'pre-fight shoe removal' scene. We see it in quite a few scenes with badass females- a woman takes off her shoes so she can fight without impediment or abandon. It's quite hot, and I felt in celebration of this cool spot, I'd like to list down some other 'shoe-removal' scenes I've seen in the past, in film and other media. How about you guys? Any sexy, teasing pre-combat footwear shedding scenes come to mind?

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. A pretty recent entry, featuring the gorgeous actress Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, a sexy double agent and femme fatale who is not averse to removing her high heels when she needs to fight or run in her bare feet. There are two scenes of shoe removal in the film, one at the start where Ilsa preps to 'torture' Ethan, and another where Ilsa has Ethan remove her shoes for her (lucky bastard). Coming on the heels (heh) of Jurassic World, a film remembered for its female heroine's ability to spend time in a jungle or being chased by a T-Rex in super high heels.

Pacific Rim. Female protagonist Mako (played by the lovely Rinko Kikuchi) takes off her bulky combat boots to spar with hero Raleigh Becket (Charlie Huunam). We don't actually see her taking them off, just laying them down... but we do get to see a royal view of Miss Kikuchi's rather interesting bare feet.

Kill Bill Vol. 1. A missed opportunity, sadly- at the climax of the House of Blue Leaves battle scene is a fatal duel between The Bride (Uma Thurman) and O-ren Ishii (Lucy Liu). Just before the fight begins, 'Lady Snowblood' Ishii steps out of her geta sandals (with a nice closeup), but unfortunately she is wearing tabi socks. We DO get a bit of a nice, if very brief scene of O-ren's bare feet running atop a table to decapitate a rebellious Yakuza Boss, but that doesn't really count for much- sad for a film from renowned foot lover Quentin Tarantino.

Charlie's Angels. Now this isn't actually a fight scene, but we do see Angel Alex Munday (Lucy Liu again) taking off her heels prior to giving a slimy exec (played by the lucky Tim Curry) a sexy barefoot shiatsu massage- which includes rubbing her feet and toes all over his face... MAN.

Machete Kills. Beauty Queen/villainess Miss San Antonio (Amber Heard) both kicks off her heels AND cuts her long dress in preparation for a fight with a blinded Michelle Rodriguez. The actual shoe removal isn't focused well enough, but we do get some nice glances of the femme fatale's feet throughout the fight. Nice sexy scene in any case.

Samurai Champloo. In Episode 20 (Elegy of Entrapment, Vol. 1) we are introduced to Sara, a blind female musician who is eventually revealed to be a deadly spear-wielding assassin. Prior to her first duel with rogue swordsman Mugen, we get a wonderfulview of her soles as she steps out of her sandals to fight in her bare feet. The only wrinkle I have with this entry is that when Sara returns in Episode 21 (and her inevitable defeat) the animation art style changes, which I find very jarring. Anyway, the first appearance of Sara is both badass and sexy, and a must-see for footfans.

Awesome anime fight scene (and barefoot female fighting action) from Samurai Champloo!

These are just a few scenes at the top of my mind- I may add to this, if I remember more, How about you guys? Any memorable footwear-removal scenes come to mind?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Laura Matsuda (Streetfighter V)

A Barefoot Beauty from Brazil joins the Great Brawl!

 Just officially revealed today is the latest fighter for the upcoming Streetfighter V. Her name is Laura Matsuda, and unlike other fighters who have come from Brazil, this lovely lass is a master of Jujuitsu- which means lots of grapples and limb-locking moves. She certainly is stunning with her curvaceous figure and long hair- of course it's her distinct footwear (or lack of, heheh) that is our main point of interest. Of course, the 'instep guard' thing has been done before, such as with the as-yet MIA Juri Han (whom we hope returns to SFV eventually).

I really, really wish Laura here was totally barefooted. Still, I have to say that I am so far loving this newest barefoot SF Babe- particularly how her feet are probably the best-looking 'default' bare feet in the franchise so far- they actually look feminine for the most part, and they are very- um, expressive if you see how her toes look during various moves. I think Capcom certainly referred to real-life martial artists' anatomy when they were doing her movements. I also in particular am really happy with her KO Pose (yes, I have seen some gameplay vids) which give a nice view of her unconscious face and also gives a nice sole view. My reservations with her outfit aside, I am looking forward to seeing more of Laura in action. Hopefully she isn't the last Barefoot Babe in Streetfighter V.

For now though, I am happy that the future looks bright for this future fighting game. Laura is certainly one babe I won't mind getting a foot stomp from... hahaha!


Laura's Reveal Trailer.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Angel's Heavenly Feet (Tekken Pachislot 3rd)

Now, that's a heavenly sight...

Now, I'll have to admit- I'm pretty proud of this find. Saw a preview video on some channel on Youtube which showed off Tekken cinematics, a lot of which I did not recognize from any of the Tekken games. Well, at least not from any of those available to us. I then realized, what I saw was probably from that most obscure of video sources- a Pachislot game. Pachislot is basically a gambling game, pretty native to Japan (similar to Pachinko, but often with gaming themes and cinematics. 

The particular 'footage' that piqued my interest was a scene with Angel, the winged holy warrior woman that seemed to be linked inexorably to series' anti-hero, Kazuya. Of course, it was her lovely, barefooted incarnation from Tekken Tag Tournament 2. The segment saw Angel descending from the sky, with the camera of course focusing exclusively on her GORGEOUS feet as she alighted on the ground, even as she took a couple of steps, bringing her kiss-worthy toes almost right into the viewer's face. I knew then I HAD to find that footage and share it on the channel.

It took searching, and even more searching, to find the most hi-res footage. Sadly, it's not as super-clear as the footage used on the Tekken channel where I first saw bits of it, but at least it's good enough for the video to be in pretty good 1080p viewing quality- the video you see above. It alse requred me to crop the video a LOT (since the actual CG is only in a portion of the screen, the rest comprising of the pachislot game's weird 'gameplay' HUD.

But now, here it is- the Angel Intro cutscene from the Tekken Pachislot 3 game. It's truly a sin that us foot-loving fighitng game fans would otherwise NEVER see this CG (along with a ton more interesting scenes) unless you go to Japan and play this weird gambling game (OR try searching through hours of Youtube footage). I see it as only fitting that I get this lovely footage and share it with everyone on my channel to enjoy. There's actually more Angel CG to find, including fight scenes with Devil (where she can both win or lose) and lots of scenes of her flying around. I may try to find more footage to share, but at least for now, the scene with the best view of her beautiful, angelic bare feet are now on the channel for us to worship and enjoy as we please. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fable Legends: Evienne (Xbox One, PC)

Evienne's a feisty heroine who's ready to slice and dice!

It's been a while since I last featured Fable Legends, but yes, this game is still on my radar despite it being an online, multiplayer action game. That's of course because it's got some quite fetching barefoot babes in its roster of heroes. The first one I featured was the frosty but fun Winter, that lovely lady with the cold spells and chilly bare soles that left nice, icy footprints wherever she scampered to. But since then, the game has gotten a few more characters to try to save Albion with, including another shoeless female to admire.

Evienne is a fair, young maiden whose fate it was to be the caretaker of a powerful, legendary magical sword Brobdingnagian (Brob for short). Her duty was to wait for a worthy hero to come along and present the weapon to. But one day, Evie thought, why should she spend her time waiting in some silly lake for some idiot hero when she could go find adventure on her own? With that, she claimed the sword for her own and set off to make her own legend. Now if that isn't an awesome backstory, I don't know what is. Heheh.

Anyway, Evienne may look like a little wisp of a girl, but she's a deadly force on the battlefield. Wielding Brob, she swings it in wide arcs, dealing death to any enemy in her way. But that's not all- her language is pretty striking as well. Really, this girl seems a ton of fun.

Now, aside from her quite lovely character art above, I've found a couple of nice clips of Evie in action (from this year's E3 Expo) and embedded it below for viewing. I do intend to get this game when it becomes available, and have my own vids of Evie (and Winter) in action eventually. For now though, the clip shows off some nice action, though it is kinda hard to get good views. At least, we do get to see a nice KO at the end...

Evienne gameplay at E3 2015.

More Evienne gameplay (and with some slightly better clarity).

I really wish that this game gave us better views, and had nicer character models. But hey, it still looks fun and the babes are really cool (especially Winter... heheh), so I'll be waiting for this when it comes out. For now, enjoy the videos!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Poison Ivy: Batman Arkham Knight

Lots of Ivy to admire in the video above!

Since Batman: Arkham Asylum, we've all become particular fans of one awesome villainess in the Batman Rogue Gallery- one Pamela Isely, AKA Poison Ivy. Many think that the Arkham games revitalized the Batman franchise in gaming thanks to the gritty graphics, the expansive stages or perhaps the fluid combat... but we all know the real reason is because it gave us HOT Barefoot Poison Ivy. Heheh. You just know that the developers knew what Ivy's assets are (since they can't really show bare green boobs)- hot, sexy bare legs and feet, and the camera easily focuses on them every time Miss Isely appears.

Sadly, after an awesome debut in Arkham Asylum, Poison Ivy was relegated to pretty much a cameo in Arkham City (but still, at least we got some good views). How will she fare in the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight?

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like her part is too big- despite being shown in one of the earlier trailers as one of the bat-baddies released by The Scarecrow to take on Batman, it has been revealed in a recently-posted 7-minute trailer ('To Go to War' Trailer), which we have posted above, that Ivy does not join the ranks of Scarecrow's allies. Because of this, she is taken prisoner and has to be 'rescued' (or at least, taken into custody) by Batman in one of his missions. After battling through several thugs, Ivy is freed and there is a nice cutscene  with all the lovely views we expect of green legs and feet. Mmmm...
Sadly, it seems that this may be the extent of Ivy's participation in the game. The video ends with her being taken back to the Gotham Holding Cells, and unless something more happens, that may be the end of her role. I can't believe this though- did they just basically spoil her entire part in a trailer? Is that all? Really? What a waste of an awesome villainess!

Now, I am hoping that I am wrong and that Ivy somehow breaks out again and does more stuff. Or at least I hope we see more of her in the game rather than just the scenes shown above. Otherwise, well... all I can say is, enjoy the video! There are wonderful views of the new and updated Ivy. I just hope there's more. We'll see though, when the game is released later this month.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Streetfighter X Tekken: Barefoot Default Costume Collection by repinscourge (PC)

Modder repinscourge makes a footfan's dreams come true with this awesome series of mods.

Barefoot customization is the Holy Grail in videogame fan service for us foot fans. While there have been fortunately many games that have given this, there are many still that don't. Thankfully, there are those instances when exceptional people- modders- step up to the plate where the mainstream game devs can't or won't. In this particular opportunity, this has happened again with awesome results. Streetfighter X Tekken (PC) is already, at this time, a Barefoot Fan's Must Have game, thanks to TONS of sexy barefoot mods already existing and free to download and use online. But still, it's a bit amazing that after all this time, no one has actually made a pretty basic series of 'Barefoot Default' Costume mods- not the usual Bikini or Swimsuit skin, but just the characters in their default, usual costume, sans shoes.

This of course hearkens to a game like Tekken 6 (still one of my all-time faves) which lets you have lovely ladies like Lili Rochefort take off her GoGo boots and bare her perfect, coltish lets and fleshy, lovely feet for all to admire. Well, that hasn't repeated itself yet in Tekken 7, but thanks to our friend, modder repinscourge, this is now something we can enjoy in Streetfighter X Tekken.

Though it started with me asking for a Barefoot Lili mod (in her default white dress), another person ventured to ask repinscourge to actually do Barefoot Default costume mods for ALL the female fighters in the game- and thankfully, he obliged. After a couple of weeks of work, repinscourge has finished the series and uploaded the whole lot on his DeviantArt account, free to all footfans to download and enjoy.

The Streetfighter X Tekken Default Barefoot Girls Pack contains a download link for a file with ALL the mods, which includes all 12 of the game's female fighters. The page also has links to all the individual mods that make up the pack as well. Aside from these, there are several other sexy SFXTK mods on repinscourge's DA that you may want to check out.

Not only does the mods simply remove a girls' footwear but often the mod has an 'Alternate' version that repinscourge has taken the liberty to  inject a bit more sex appeal- this usually means showing a bit more skin; Nina's Default for example has her legs bared only below the knee (as she has only taken off her boots), while her Alt has her legs and feet bare (save for an optional knife belt), making it look a bit like a sexy Wetsuit (hint: I LOVE repinscourge Alts). Xiaoyu's Alt has her wearing cute and sexy panties, removing the default shorts (heheh). Sakura's and Julia's skirts are a tad shorter (mmm) and so on.

Needless to say, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these mods, and I have and will continuie to post videos with them on my channel from here on in. I do recommend any footfan with SFXTK to download and use these hot mods, and to visit repinscourge on both his Youtube and DeviantArt channels to thank him. He's an awesome guy and I hope this is just the beginning for more sexy mods from him. In any case, check out our Youtube channel for vids featuring repinscourge's mods, and enjoy the Barefoot Beauties of Streetfighter X Tekken!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Barefoot Lili (Streetfighter X Tekken PC)

Lili fights sans boots in this cool VS match in Streetfighter X Tekken.

As awesomely hot and sexy it is to see videogame babes doing battle in their skimpy swimsuits, there's unmistakably an appeal as well to see our virtual hotties in their usual, default costumes sans footwear. This was perhaps best demonstrated in Tekken 6, oh that godly chapter of Tekken, which gave us barefoot customization for most of the characters, including several of the roster's lovely ladies. Of course, the best one in my opinion to see then and now is the gorgeous Lili Rochefort. The first time I saw that first-ever pic of Lili in Tekken 6 without her boots, my heart skipped a beat. That was just so HOT.
Ever since, my Lili in Tekken 6 has never worn her boots ever again, heheh.

First-ever pic of Lili barefooted in Tekken 6.

Well, it's kind of odd that it's only just now, with the help of modder repinscourge, that I can also have my barefooted teen heiress as well in Streetfighter X Tekken. It was a mod done by my own request, so once again I have to thank repinscourge profusely. There just is something so hot and cute about Lili, bootless in her skirted white dress- perhaps its those impossibly hot and long legs, the penchant for silky white panty shots and just the sight of those soft, fleshy soles... sigh.

Well, that was in Tekken 6 though. In Streetfighter X Tekken, it's not quite the same- her more cartoony proportions may not appeal to everyone (though her feet do look nice even so), and weirdly enough her underwear seems to resemble silken granny pants. Oh well, she's still so cute and enthralling to see in action... even if both her partner and the opposing babes are all in pretty much bikinis. Lili is Lili.

Unfortunately, we still don't know if Tekken 7 will get barefoot customization. Seeing how much better Lili looks in that game I do hope so... darn, I really hope so. Till then though, well, we'll always have Tekken 6 and Streetfighter X Tekken Lili to bare her soles for us to our heart's content. Enjoy the vid!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hisako is one Sexy Ghost! (Killer Instinct)

Killer Instinct's barefoot babes battle it out.

 I've been on quite a Killer Instinct binge lately, thanks to the latest (and I think, best) character so far introduced into the roster- Hisako, the Ghost Girl! A former Japanese Samurai's daughter in the Feudal Era, Hisako died fighting bandits who invaded her village. She has risen from her grave to wreak vengeance on those responsible for desecrating her shrine- none other than the villainous Ultratech and its minions.

So I guess this kinda makes her a good guy, even if she's pretty creepy. Obvioualy, Hisako was patterned after things like the Ring movie or The Grudge (Ju-On), and her execution is perfect. Animation-wise, voice, fighting style- Iron Galaxy hit it perfectly. But of course, the best part is she's barefoot, like every good Ghostly Woman should.

Of course, those aren't the most kissable or clean babe feet to worship, but as an overall package, Hisako is still fetching for a vengeful spirit. I imagine there will be a lot of fans out there who will still find her- um, look- quite appealing. In any case, Hisako's gameplay is pretty cool and I admit I have found myself so much more into the game after her release. She's certainly become my favorite fighter to use, even if I still think Maya (retro outfit) is the game's best-looking barefoot babe (and the one who's feet and soles I'd prefer in my face.... hahaha).

 The game still has one more potential barefoot babe- hoping that Iron Galaxy has designed the mysterious ARIA the way we want her... barefoot and evil and gorgeous. For now though, we have Maya and Hisako to enjoy in this game- one babe hot, tall and sexy, the other cold, beautiful and scary. Works for me!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nina Williams Swimsuit Mod FINALLY (Streetfighter X Tekken)

This mod is looooong overdue.

How long has it been since Streetfighter X Tekken arrived on PC (which should be a holiday among Footloving Gamers)? It's been quite a few years since then, and in that time hordes of awesome, sexy mods have arrived for pretty much every battling babe on the roster, so all of us are happy, right?

Well, not really. Not ALL the girls have the due mods... in particular, Nina Williams, the gorgeous, ubiquitous Tekken Lady of Lethality hasn't gotten a mod that you'd expect her to get in an instant. YES, early on we have the godly Sloth86 to thank for bringing her Classic, Original Barefooted P1 Costume to SFXT, but since then... not much. It's only now that a void has been filled... with a proper Barefooted Swimsuit mod.

 WHAT? Some of you may say, Hey, TSK! There are Bikini mods for Nina out there. Yep, there are- but sadly, none of them are up to the standard set by Sloth's mod- in that, all of these bikini mods use the same body model used by one other mod (basically they use the same bikini-clad character model for the popular 'Bikini Lili' mod by Rhazieul), and that uses bare feet models which are- well, oddly shaped since they were originally made to wear high heels. Compared to the feet used by Sloth in his P1 Outfit mod, they are totally inferior.
Unfortunately, after coming out with a few works, Sloth became inactive in modding, and no modder since then has taken up the job to give Nina a proper swimsuit mod (using the Sloth mod as a base). Up until now! I recently found new modder repinscourge on DeviantArt, and he did a very cool swimsuit mod for Nina with the feet models I require.

The swimsuit is actually Anna Williams' suit from Tekken Tag 2 (not sure why he didn't use Nina's own suit but I disgress). I immediately asked for the mod, and repinscourge obliged. In fact, since then, he has made several of my SFXT dream mods come true, but I'll get to those in other articles. For now though I am so happy with seeing Nina finally show off that hot bod of hers more (aside from just her deadly, sexy feet) with this new mod. And I'm sure a lot of you out there are too. Yeah, her Barefoot P1 Classic is divine, but sometimes you just want to see all the goods, right? Heheh...

I'll surely be posting a TON of video with Swimsuit Nina on the channel, so stay tuned. For now, I've got a couple up already for viewing. Enjoy Nina's soles and toes... I know I will. Heheh...

Best. Closeup. Ever.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Best Videogame Feet Ever? Sakura Bikini Mod! (Ultra Streetfighter IV)

Man, I am so jealous of Decapre right now...

Even a few years on, the Capcom PC fighters are still among the best barefoot babe games you can get these days, thanks to the gobs of sexy barefoot mods which give us the sexy toes and soles of the World Warrior Women like never before. But while we have gotten many great mods in the past, this is an exceptional mod that has really made our foot-loving eyes widen in amazement. Modder dmwl1997 has not only given the feisty and uber-cute Sakura a hot bikini with his Ultra Streetfighter IV mod, but he has also made it a wonderful point to give her exceptionally beautiful and realistic-looking bare feet models. I don't know about the rest of you, but they look like the PERFECT FEET. Including the lifelike and soft look to her soles, which makes me really envious of her opponents who luckily get a face-full of Sakura's feet... Mmm. Hahaha!

I LOVE this mod.

Sakura's feet are pretty much in my opinion the best-looking videogame feet (in-game) I've yet seen, just as good if not better as the feet used by uber-modder Sloth86 in his barefoot Cammy mods (the later version, not the one with Mega Makoto Feet). I wish more modders gave their work this special kind of detail... I think it's awesome, even if the hyper-realistic feet may not totally mesh with the often cartoony characters. I say they look great in any case.
I am also thankful that dmwl1997 was nice enough to see to my request for a version of his bikini mod (which was originally far more risque) that I could use for posting vids on Youtube. If you want, you can still get the more skimpy version on his deviantart page, but hey- it's the feet were interested in, after all.

Makes me hopeful for Streetfighter V Feet...

I am hoping that dmwl makes more 'realfeet' mods, perhaps with the other Streetfighter Girls. Till we see barefoot girls in SFV, hold onto your PC uber-fighters! Enjoy the vids.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tekken 7 Boss Babe: Kazumi Mishima

Presenting Tekken 7's latest female final boss!

It's been a while, but a new Tekken game has arrived- though for now, Tekken 7 is as yet only in Japanese arcades as a pre-release. We'll get a final release in March 18, but at least this early we know that we have a monstrous barefoot boss to contend with in the game! Well, Tekken has had a nice tradition of barefoot boss ladies with Unknown in the past, but Kazumi Mishima's final boss form, where she turns into a Princess Kaguya-esque magical being complete with fiery wings and face paint, at least shows she also dislikes shoes. Nice! I would have preferred Kazumi was also barefoot in her human form, but maybe we can remedy that eventually with customization...?

Anyways, I have high hopes for Tekken 7- hoping that better customization and barefoot options are available for the girls. I am sure foot fans all over have been waiting for a return to form for the King of Iron Fist Tournament since the godly Tekken 6. Here's to seeing Lili, Asuka and the rest bare their soles once again soon.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Maya Retro Costume is HERE! (Killer Instinct, Xbox One)

The Barefoot Jungle Queen is back!

It's been a grueling months-long wait, but finally, FINALLY, we've got barefoot Maya back in Killer Instinct, as she should be. No more of that armored stranger we had before- the proper Maya, unshod Amazon Warrior Queen that she is, has retaken the throne. Heheh. Anyways, the Classic/Retro Maya outfit isn't exact to the original, but I've come to love it just the same. She certainly looks to me like the hottest babe in the game now, certainly hotter than Orchid. So well, she may be the only barefoot babe in the game for the foreseeable future, but heck- I think she's worth it. Check out the vids and enjoy Maya's bare, sexy (and strangely dainty) soles in action. I'll most probably post more vids of her on the channel soon.

Orchid would have stood a better chance if she took off her boots...

Friday, January 30, 2015

Crimson Viper Slingshot Bikini Mod! (Ultra Streetfighter IV Omega Mode)

Crimson Viper bares it all in this VS Match-up.

Capcom's PC ports of their recent fighters are some of my favorite barefoot babe games thanks to all the sexy barefoot mods available. But it has to be said that some babes have a lot more love given to them than others- and one of the females who has received next to no mod love is the mysterious secret agent, Crimson Viper. Apart from one mod (which was actually unfinished and not really supposed to be released) by Sloth86 made long, long ago- she has had next to no barefoot mods to her name. Well, thankfully Viper gets some love in the latest mod pack by awesome modder Segadordelinks. Sega is currently working on a 'Slingshot Bikini' pack in which all of the babes in USFIV will be getting the distinctly skimpy V-shaped swimsuit. I have to admit, it's not my favorite style of swimwear, but I'll take any good barefoot mod for C.Viper that I can get.

I have to say that the way Viper stands makes it kinda weird to see her barefoot and bare-legged, but thankfully her feet models are pretty good (even if her one leg seems unnaturally twisted), plus her KO pose is one of the best in the game. So check out the matches with the barefoot and barely-clothed Viper. I wish she could kick her hot foot into my face... hahaha...

Not even Viper's super bikini powers can stand up to sheer Karate Power...

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jungle Girl Returns: Maya Retro Costume Revealed (Killer Instinct)

FINALLY Maya's classic look emerges on Xbox One.

It's been a long wait (and it isn't over) but at least we've finally seen the end reward for us on the Xbox One brawler, Killer Instinct. Ever since the start of the game's Second Season, we've been waiting for the lovely Amazon Maya to show off her sexy, deadly feet in combat, but time and again we've been met by disappointment. First off was the blasted 'reimagining' thing that turned her from a beautiful barefoot warrior queen to some armored Brazilian fury. When her alternate accessories came out, NONE of them had any barefoot options. STRIKE TWO! Well, thankfully with the latest textual stream, the devs at Iron Galaxy revealed her upcoming Retro Costumes and Premium Accessory sets.

Well, to be honest I am weirded out by her hair, and by the somewhat goofy frills on the bottom of her top- but hey, at least she's barefoot. Those metallic things on her limbs could really just go, but hey, as long as they give us Maya's bare toes and soles, I'm happy.

Maya's Retro Costume should arrive within the month, with Update 2.3 of the game. I'll surely post vids of our returned Jungle Girl once she becomes available.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

DOA5 Ultimate Knockouts and the Future!

No KOs in DOA5U? No problem! Add your own (with XPS)!

Over the holidays, I've been having a TON of fun rediscovering Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.  I have to admit, while I've been a fan of the DOA series in general since the godly PSX version (which is, I believe, one of the first ever games to include unlockable barefoot swimsuits for the babes), my relationship with the franchise has been a rocky one. The game endlessly teased us with seemingly countless itinerations of DOA2, most of whom had absolutely zilch barefoot babe content at all. DOA3 came and inttroduced Hitomi, but other than that again was a dry bone. DOA4 pretty much lost me, and it wasn't until DOA5 Ultimate that FINALLY someone at Team Ninja apparently realized that there are people who like seeing the girls barefoot (usually in their swimsuits).

That the game is pretty challenging and some of the girls kinda hard to beat makes the KO sequences that follow that much more... satisfying.

Aside from that, I truly enjoyed at least the way they updated the girls' looks in the latest game- transitioning from the more anime-esque look of the past models to the slightly more realistic style of today- at the very least the girls have more unique looks from each other (Helena is truly a goddess).

My two big gripes with the game still bite though- one, the character models' feet are still far from looking the best. While the feet look great from above, at the sole view the girls' feet lack detail and could do with more life-like skin texture (Tekken 6 did this awesomely I think), and the toes seem to stick together. Also there's that weird issue of how the feet bend far too high up above the ankle, which is of course unnatural.

The loser's fate, getting ogled and admired from every angle...

The other problem I have with DOA5 is the seeming lack of proper knockouts. This irritating bit started in DOA4, where every round ends usually with the losing character looking dizzy but basically still CONSCIOUS even though they may have been finished off by a fall from a hundred feet or a brain-busting suplex. This inability to render an enemy properly unconscious truly takes away a lot of the satisfaction in this game for me. To be fair, there IS an actual KO animation/frame in the game, but you need to hit the downed enemy with a certain hit to see it, and it is very, very brief to see (you literally have to hit them immediately after the actual KO hit or it to register without being cut off.

Anyway, thanks to my dabbling in the XNA Lara/XPS Posing program, I have managed to circumvent the lack of Knockouts in the game by, well, adding them in myself! Yep. DOA5, I REJECT your reality and substitute my own!

I guess this goes beyond just the foot fetish and crossing into the KO/sleepy fetish, but I believe these go hand in hand...

So I basically pose the models myself and add in these 'KO Endings' after the actual fights. The only limitation are, of course, the available models for both the characters and the models. I have at least one or two barefoot costume models of each girl, and about three stages- though I decided to use a bit of 'creative license' for some extra KO sequences.

For example, an Alternate KO Ending usable for the urban stages has the loser's unconscious bod being loaded onto the back of a mysterious van, to be taken away to some unknown fate (for the record, they're being sent to a spa to get a rejuvenating massage). I may add some more depending on what I think up. Yeah, it's kinda weird but hey, it's fun- like cooking up 'Fatalities'  but in DOA.

I can only do KO endings using the girls and stages I have models with, sadly. But thankfully I have enough...

Anyways, sadly there's nothing as yet I can do to remedy my second gripe- the foot model problem. Even sadder, it is quite apparent that this won't change in the upcoming Dead or Alive 5 Last Round release this coming February. However, I am looking forward to the prospect of seeing this gorgeous game in action in full 1080p.
Also, there IS the possibility that since it will be released on PC, there IS the possibility that modders may do the same wonders to the character models' feet that they did with Skyrim- that is, substitute more detailed, life-like foot models for the sub-standard ones from Team Ninja. Darn, just the thought of the DOA girls finally getting more realistic, detailed feet... wow. Please modders- someone like Sloth86 or such- PLEASE step up to this vital task! You are our only hope!

For now though,  take the time to watch the DOA5 Ultimate KO vids I've uploaded recently to the channel. I'll probably do more as I still am in the DOA mood for the time being. Here's to hotter and sexier babe battles (soon in full HD) this new year!