My question(s) for you is(are): What was your first Dead or Alive game and what did you first think of DOA upon initially trying it out? (what hooked you, anything you didn't like). Also what had you heard about the series previous to playing it? How were you introduced to the series/where did you hear about it? Edit: For people who didn't start with the first game, Have you ever tried the older games, if so What do you think? For me, my first game was Dead or Alive for the original Playstation. I could remember thinking how fluid the combo system was compared to other fighting games and I also thought the game had great graphics for the time. I believe I had seen it in a magazine at one point and wanted to try it. The guys at a store called Funcoland had told me "Its kinda like Tekken but not as good", Glad I did not listen. I believe I had bought the game from KB Toy store. I tried the import Sega Saturn version not too long after, of course this was all before doa2 came out, which is when I think the series because a bit more main stream.