Dead or Alive 5 Plus captures the visual essence of its console version with no problems. The intrinsically creepy sexiness of the female fighters is something of a hallmark of the series, and it's here in all its dubious glory. Unsettling symmetry and universal voluptuousness aside, this is an excellent-looking fighter, and I don't necessarily need to use the qualifier "handheld." It's colorful, exceptionally well-animated, and diverse.
Sound-wise, Dead or Alive 5 is mostly inoffensive. The English dub is still questionable, but since the Story Mode doesn't take itself seriously at all, it's okay. You have the option to choose the Japanese voice track, which is always nice. The music is forgettable when compared to that of other fighting games, but that also means that it's not particularly bad. Sound effects are brutal, though most strikes don't sound like the explosive connections in Tekken.