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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection


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I Can't Believe What I'm Reading...

posted by Krillinfan (RICHLAND CENTER, WI) Nov 29, 2012

Member since May 2008

24 out of 25 gamers (96%) found this review helpful

First and foremost, this game is amazing. It's a restoration of the first ever official, dubbed DBZ game released here in the States, as well as the third installment of that series which I personally believe to be the best DBZ game made to date. It had one of the single-best combat systems ever produced, it has an awesome story mode that allowed you to view things from each character's perspective, as well as do little things throughout that unlocked extensions or alternate endings on a second or third playthrough with each individual character. Nothing short of amazing.

But the ridiculous complaints I've been seeing... I don't get it. People complain about complex controls? It's a four button layout for basic combat, advanced moves have a chart that's easy to follow, there's no "quarter rotation" of the C-Stick needed, no zigzags, it's a comparatively simple input to most fighting games. The main difference from the BT games is you actually have to push triangle to kick as opposed to mashing square for all melee combat.

I'm also seeing people actually complain that it's in HD, and to that... I just shake my head. I really, REALLY don't know how to even respond to that.

And my favorite has to be the people who consider DBZ games Easy Trophy Farms who get mad when they play the game and it actually offers something of a challenge. This isn't BT or RB folks. The enemies actually put up a fight, and a ferocious one at that. Especially Kid Buu, as his most notable feature is his ferocity and ruthlessness. It's in character even. Which is amazing, when you think about it...

Overall, I'd have to say the most legit complain is no online support, but when you think on THAT... you're asking Namco Bandai to make two complete functioning servers on two systems for two games at the same time. Unless of course, you think one of them should not be allowed the online. It's not ideal, but it's not terribly unreasonable either.

That said, get the game. It's epic.

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Brings back childhood memories

posted by phlsfan86 (HARRISBURG, PA) Jan 5, 2013

Member since May 2010

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is exactly like the PS2 versions. If you are familiar with the old Budokai games, you should notice that the controls are the same, the voices are the same (Even though you can change the language to Japanese in Budokai 3), the gameplay is the same, but the one thing I noticed was a difference in the music. Except for the intro music in the first Dragonball Z Budokai, all of the other music has changed. However, it sounds just as good as the old games.

Overall, this game is great. It always takes me back to my childhood when I played both games on the PS2.

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Very Good

Most Refreshing Dragon Ball Game In A While

posted by RocknRumble (WALDORF, MD) Jan 1, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Given the recent the downpour of disappointing Dragon Ball games, it's pleasing to see the franchise return to the basic roots of DBZ games. This one in particular is one of the best. Given it's easy to handle controls, excellent move set, fun battle system, plethora of characters, awesome storyline for each character, superb playability and replay value, this game truly represents the pinnacle of DBZ games during the year of 2004. This game is definitely a throwback treat to DBZ fans and an awesome way to introduce newcomers to the ki fueled, action packed world of the series.

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