Rent Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 for Wii
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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

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Also on:PS2
GF Rating
8.0

1905 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Awesome Game

posted by laurynas (DARIEN, IL) Dec 18, 2007

Member since Nov 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is a really fun game. there are tons of characters to pick from. There are a lot of fun modes to play in too. You can play in Dragon Ball history which lets you play along with the story. there is also a tournament mode where you can play in various tournament. There are a lot of fun moves you can do with the characters. For me the funnest part was the evolution z mode because you can make your own characters. This game is the best fighting game i ever played.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

very very awesom......exceeded expectations

posted by kuldotha (OMAHA, TX) Dec 15, 2007

Member since Dec 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

i knew after 6 years of purchasing the budokai series that each instalment gets better and better.....but there is still that existing problem of the fact that with the creation of each new budokai.. sort of invalidates all of the budokais before them.....if someone could buy three then no idiot would buy 2!....but besides that this was the best fighting game ive ever played in terms of variety and flat out destruction....this is a must have for action lovers and dbz fans alike....dont just rent.........buy this game!!!!!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A must for die hard DBZ fans, others may disagree.

posted by uurmek (OSWEGO, NY) Dec 13, 2007

Member since Nov 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The Dragon Ball Z Tenkaichi games have always been a breath of fresh air into a stale fighting game arena. They offer fast gameplay with lots of glitz and flashy effects to it.

Game controls have been improved upon. It took some getting used to with the wii remote (block is now A+B for example), but all in all I find it much more comfortable. The tracking point is gone and instead special moves require you to hold down one of the direction buttons on the Wiimote’s D pad and perform the motion.

The story mode improvements are my personal favorites though. This time around there is no annoying map to navigate and most sagas take place over 3-4 battles. The battles are long and tough, and follow the story (if you wish). What I mean is when fighting Nappa in the first saga, you start as Tien. If you are very skilled you can beat Nappa as Tien and end the battle victoriously. If however you can’t (he is off course, extremely tough) you can wait a bit and a command will appear asking you to press 1 (if using the wiimote). Every time the 1 command appears something from the show happens basically, until eventually Goku arrives and your beat Nappa then on your own. It offers a much more fulfilling experience for me.

Now for the cons of the game. There isn’t a whole lot that was added. Sure some new maps and characters, but the roster is far too big at this point. Personally I never see myself actually seriously playing as “Frieza’s Soldier” so most of the new characters seem like a joke to me.

The difficulty was increased greatly. This game’s Easy mode is roughly as tough as Tenkaichi 2’s Normal mode; making the first time though the game on anything but easy quite murderous. This isn’t too bad for die hard fans, but with battles being extremely long (5+ minutes usually) if you slip up due to an unfair advantage on the AI’s side you’re fighting the whole battle all over again.

So if you love DBZ this game is a must, and if you like fighting games in general, try it.

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