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i've played plenty of dragonball games before, some good, some making me wish i never knew the series. and this one has to be placed way up on the bar. technically being the fourth entry in the budokai tenkaichi series, it brings the same gameplay as the last three, with plenty of tweaks, additions, and of course shiny next-gen console graphics. i had very little complaints about this game, but for the sake of criticism, i'l point out that the story mode will leave you confused, since it gives little to no details about what's going on and why these two-to-ten people are duking it out. the story also gets annoying with you repeating levels trying to accomplish certain objectives to get stars (such as "make your first move a grab!" or "preform ten sways!") which you spend on unlocking levels in the what-if saga, which isn't that interesting either and is full of boring match ups. also i'll just add for the fans that there is Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta AND Broly.
This is hands down, by far the best DBZ game to date on any console. The movement is loosely akin to how you would move, with the 'Z Fighter' power. Tactical moves help add to your speed, essential to any DBZ battle, and the special moves are a dream to operate. The online feature explodes for some intensely fierce matchups and allows for up to 8 people in a Tornament. Now look, these being some of the largest DBZ enviroments i believe we've had yet, there is one drawback. The split screen for the multiplayer leaves your camera wandering at times however if you were a young Z Fighter, fighting it out on some distant planet the chances of an opponant slipping around, below, or above YOU is fairly great. Play split screens on big tv's. otherwise have your friend rent/buy their own and play online. Story mode goes deep into the lore of DBZ, also with fun "what if" stories that are played out by your hand. Single player will have you busy for a while and the online will keep you proving yourself to friends and the world that, YOU ARE THE "GREATEST FIGHTER WHO EVER LIVED".
When I heard that there was a Tenkaichi game coming to the next gen consoles, I was really excited. So excited that I pre-ordered the game. And when the game finally released, I was nothing but disappointed. First of all, this game has to have arguably the worst controls of any Dragon Ball Z game ever. I mean why would they change the contols of a Tenkaichi game? The Tenkaichi games have all had basically the same controls since the first game was relased. And now they suddenly change'em to some stuff that make absolutly no sense. You have to use the right analog stick to preform super attacks? And that's only the beggining. the camera is very horrible it's every time you go up it goes down, you understand where i'm going. The story mode is by far the worst part. Because once you beat a WHOLE saga, you would expect to get an achievement right? Wrong! You have to go back and do the same fights AGAIN, but this time for stars. Because you need stars to unlock extra chapters of each saga that should of been already unlocked from the start. (Which is completly pointless). All that over and over again for each saga for only 10 gamerpoints each. I could understand having to do this for the "What-If" sagas but not for the whole game. Plus the online sucks cause everyone does the same moves constantly and I mean constantly. And everyone uses either Gogeta or Kid Buu, it's like they don't know there's other characters in the game. Add in the terrible camera angles and you got possible the worst Dragon Ball game in recent memory. A 4 out of 10. And that's being generous, because I'm a huge DBZ fan.