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Submitted by Chris Leyton on April 8 2005 - 07:16

We wish Nina had never got out of bed... bring on Tekken 5!

Oh dear... spin-offâ??s and side-stories donâ??t exactly have a history of success excluding a choice select few, and sadly Death by Degrees starring Tekkenâ??s Nina Williams does nothing to dispel this belief.

Utilising a dual analogue control set-up similar to that of Blade II and Rise to Honor, Death by Degrees comes across as an ill-fated combination of hard-hitting combat, obscure Resident Evil puzzles and an inexcusable stab at stealth mechanics.

As we stated in our previous look at the title, problems with camera control and angles creates issues almost bordering on insurmountable at times within the game and throw up some odd decisions taken during the design stage. In fact there are so many ludicrous elements to the game that you canâ??t help but chuckle throughout the entire game; Nina has access to critical damage attacks that present limbs breaking and organs crippling with an X-Ray effect. Fair enough, but later in the game opponents actually survive through these despite being led to believe that he hasnâ??t got a skull to protect his brain â?“ we probably could find an explanation to this, something to do with brain-dead opponents, but weâ??ll leave it at that.

Visually itâ??s uninspired and does little beyond presenting Nina Williams in all her glory, while atrocious voice acting and an equally unimpressive soundtrack fails to grab the players imagination.

The game is linear to the point of offering little challenge beyond heading in a straight route through the entire game at an extremely sluggish pace, occasionally demanding you to pick up objects to solve frustratingly cryptic puzzles; bash the right thumbstick... and well thatâ??s about it really â?“ even if youâ??re a Tekken fan, do yourself a favour and stay way from this.

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Overall Score: 5/10

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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 28th Jun 2007 01:55, Post No: 4

this game is good i would play it for hours one time i played till six im on a part that requirs u to find the access code for the prison and i can't find a way to get to the office can someone help


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 16th May 2007 15:33, Post No: 3

Yo Anonymous- 2007-01-14 21:00:11, would you like to buy lowercase letters and maybe a couple punctuation marks ?


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 14th Jan 2007 21:00, Post No: 2

IS THERE GOING TO BE A SECOND PART OF THE GAME DEATH BY DEGREES AND MAYBE IT COULD BE A MISSINON BETWEEM NINA AND ANNA AFTER ALL THEY END UP HELPING EACH OTHER AT THE END OF THE GAME THE GAME WAS REALLY HARD THATS WHY SOME PEOPLE DIDN'T LIKE IT BUT THE GAME WAS EXELENT


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 21st Nov 2006 02:17, Post No: 1

I think that Death by Degrees was a wonderful and challenging game. There were a few flaws, what what game doesn't have them. I was wondering if there was going to be a second part to the game, since it was left so open at the end.