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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

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Also on:PS2
GF Rating
8.0

1899 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

My favorite DBZ game, but still has minor flaws

posted by brandon926 (EAST NORTHPORT, NY) Jul 21, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

I must say I love this game. When it comes to gameplay this game recieves a 12 out of 10. Any time the game is played single player (no split screen) it runs very smoothly. The control scheme is very well done because newcomers can play and understand the basics but it still gives the hardcore DBZ fan the oppurtunity to master very intricate controls.
If I were to list all the things I absolutly love about this game it would be far too long so I will list my only complaints.

1) Character customization
A custom character will allways have the same combos and special/ultimate moves as normal characters. The customizable option adds "perks" and attribute boosts only. I think of this as a very minor complaint.

2) Lack of (real) cut-scenes.
This issue really bothered me, some really important moments in DB, DBZ, and even GT were really messed up due to all the "cut scenes" using the in-game engine: Beacuse of this, the cut-scenes look horrible, can only show two characters, and require certain attacks to be extremely story specific (ex. DB goku has the "penitrate" move that killed king piccolo that shows him going through the opposing character, but after the sequence the opposing character obviously dosnt have a gaping hole in their body). Also when scenes include 3 or more characters, characters need to be swapped out in an in-game fashion. But if you are familiar with the story this dosnt matter much, but is it the biggest flaw.

3) HIGH LAGGING ONLINE, EVEN IF YOU HAVE A GOOD CONNECTION

REGARDLESS ALL THE BAD THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS REVIEW THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE WII GAME AND EVERYONE EVERYWHERE SHOULD EXPERIENCE THIS GREAT GAME!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

BEst all round Game from dragonball Z

posted by Vargas (BURBANK, IL) Dec 11, 2008

Member since Nov 2008

7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Its awesome how the game is exactly like the show. every character is on there and you get to use all their powers. its amazing it brings a blast from the past.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Best of All Dragon ball Z Games

posted by MiniBlackz (RICHMOND HILL, NY) Dec 10, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

18 out of 22 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

To begin with I wasn't sure what to expect. I mean after DBZBT2, I knew I wanted the 3rd game to the series but besides new characters I didn't know what there'd be. Now as I just said, you guys already know there are many new character including King Vegeta,and GT Kid Goku just to name a few. The game also features a new fighting system, that takes some getting used to but as you do get into it you'll love it, also a day night system. There is a new sonic sway dodging technique just like a dodge system in budokai 3, and they really make use of the motion sensory for the wii this time. The cursor is gone and special techniques make you feel more into it when you do them now, like one of my favorites to do in this game "Burning Attack". Some may disagree and say that its predecessor was better but thats because they may either have a problem with the new controls or the story. The thing with the story is it isn't that long. Its not a bad thing that Atari had in mind, they just didn't want to have their players relive the story over and over again as they have through every game. Instead they put the main battles of each saga and movie etc. One thing I complain though is that they missed some major battles like for instance the gotenks and super buu. In my opinion they should of gave you two options. One where you could relive the story from Dragonball to GT experiencing everything head on while leveling characters with Evolution Z like they did in Tenkaichi 2. Then offer a second option for those who didn't want to go through everything again a smaller story where you play the main battles. Overall this game is worth it and should definitely be known as the best Dragonball Z game to date, due to the exceptional fighting and playabilty in general. Its fast fighting system really puts you into it and makes you feel as you are apart of the show. The music is good too, but if it had music from previous old games such as final bout, and snes ones it would be better.

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