Pretty much. It's not a deal breaker or anything, I just had to facepalm at the whole reasoning of "well mobile gamers got it easy with so little input, so why shouldn't we simplify all the things."
I mean I personally play very few fighting games, but it's really not very hard to come to grips with the basic mechanics of any of them if you just sit down and play it for a few minutes. What exactly is the lowest common denominator of hand-eye coordination, and basic sense we have to cater to here?
It is indeed strange reasoning. Out of all the main fighting series, I'd say that DoA was already the most beginner friendly. Oh well, doesn't seem like a bad change, skilled players will still be able to easily punish the mashers with counters.
I thought that was for Smash Bros. :P
You do have a point, though. The fighting mechanics in DOA are not as complicated as say Tekken or Virtua Fighter and are considerably more accessible.
im excited for the game, even though I will kinda miss the over-the-top outfits the ladies usually wear (though DLC might be a thing). It’s a bit ironic, however, people go over the moon with women wearing bikinis or skimpy ninja outfits when the men have it made at times as well. I just hope the DLC isn’t as bad as 5, which was basically sucking the life out of your wallet if you want to see girls show even more skin. Yes it’s optional, but it’s kinda unsettling.