posted by Krillinfan (RICHLAND CENTER, WI) Jan 21, 2009
Member since May 2008
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Well, to be honest, this game is better than one might expect. A lot of series that put out an a final last-gen installment do a lazy job and just sorta count on the cult following to suck it up while they work on the next-gen installments, but that's not the case here. Time was actually put into this game, and it shows.
The game breaks from the cinematic fighting style of the Budokai Tenkaichi series and returns to the more arcade style of the original Budokai. However, some fans will be a tad upset at some of the missing characters, perhaps most notably the first absence of Android 18 as a playable character in quite a while. And as for a character's Ultimate Attack... they never once explain how to use it in the game. (So while you're fighting your opponent, don't be too surprised if he pulls out a Spirit Bomb and you have yet to even figure out how that works.)
However, the advent of the mini-games (The first time seeing them since Budokai 1's "Line Up Raditz" level) is actually a welcome break and in it's own way, it makes up for some of the other shortcomings.
All in all, not the best game to get if you're looking for a look at the game series, (I highly reccomend either Budokai 3 or Budokai Tenkaichi 2 if you're just starting) but veteran players will enjoy it.
Just don't rely too heavily on that Spirit Bomb. (Remember what happened when Goku did it...)
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
DBZ Fans, for the price this game is a ten. Plays like budokai series. However it has minigames to break you away from always fighting. The game spices up the event in DBZ thur GT so from one dbz fan to another Play this game!!!