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I have been a fan of DBZ since my childhood days. Playing DBZ Ultimate Tenkaichi brought me back to that time by faithfully recreating battles that occurred over the course of the series. The cel-shading is excellently done and the characters look great. My son took to this game and became instantly infatuated with the series as well. It's really cool to see media crossing generations like that.
DBZ:UT is a decent fighter with simple mechanics that anyone can pick up and play. It is designed that way I feel to help with the flow of the battles, everything happens so fast. Non-fighting sequences and quick-time events break up the pacing of the battles a bit.
I can't give a review of the online multiplayer as I haven't breached that territory yet. I can tell you that the 2 player vs mode is entertaining to play with friends and the battles can become quite heated. One downside to the fighting is that is seems almost impossible to break out of a combo once it is set into motion, leaving the other player feeling helpless while they get pummeled nonstop. It's not a game-breaking problem, it just would have been nice to be able to throw in a little more depth into the gameplay.
If anything give it a chance. You might just find yourself cross-legged on the floor, reliving the storyline of one of the best animated series ever.
I love how you can make your own character, i've been wanting this feature since i was a kid, The story mode is better then in other DBZ Games IMO....I think this game has only 2 downsides, the Hero Mode is not long enough, i beat hero mode in just a couple of hours and i don't like how you have certain stages of characters but not all of them, for example, super sayian 4 gogeta is on the game but not super sayian 4 Goku and Vegeta that does not make much sense to me, and Gotenks is on the game but not Goten and Trunks, just stuff like that pretty much...overall I rate this game 8/10.