gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Pros: Story Mode and Graphics.
Cons: Hero Mode, Gameplay, Lack of Characters, and the fact that you almost have to be dead to use an Ultimate Attack.
The game's fun, no doubt about it but once you complete Story Mode there's really nothing to do. I mean you can play Hero Mode but all you do is train/spar with people. The storyline is terrible and it makes no sense why Goku and everyone else is there. I honestly think the mode was put in so people wouldn't complain as much about the lack of characters in the game, I mean I would've much rather had Budokai Tenkaichi 3's roster than this one. Another complaint is how in Story Mode they had Dragon Ball Kai voiceovers and cutscenes, why not just get the original cutscenes from Dragon Ball Z. It may look better but the music in the background just kills moment and the audio doesn't synch with the video to well, sometimes it delayed sometimes it's not. Now to end this review I will only say this, Gameplay is way to repetitive, to many quick time events, and finally why do I almost have to be dead to do an Ultimate attack that is so stupid and it completely ruins most of the fun you'll have.
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
Well lets start with what they got right. The story presentation and the way the story interacts with the fights, the graphics and powers are all awesome. But that is it, the fighting is terrible in fact it can't even be called fighting, every single battle is exactly the same, you can melee close or shoot from far away. the fighting is all based on a fifty fifty two button system during combos that determines who will receive the damage. You might think this review is coming from someone who doesn't like the dragonball series, but I have played every game through and enjoyed them all, but there is no fun here after only a few matches I was completely bored and there really is no fighting strategy to be had here. It i s worth trying if you want but I could not endure it long enough to even make it very far in story mode. It needs variety and a real fighting system other wise the graphic and presentation are great.
posted by Whovencrof (LONG VALLEY, NJ) Mar 3, 2012
Member since Jan 2009
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
This game however is abysmal. The only real selling point is the "Hero Mode," wherein you can make your own character. By which I mean a clone of Goku with slightly askew hair and lackluster abilities. For how much content there actually is in the hero mode, they might as well have not included it and just made the game better as a whole.
If you're looking for a fighting game, avoid this. There is nearly no fighting what-so-ever. Every battle boils down to several QTEs that have a 50/50 (literally, there is a 50% chance you will fail) shot at working.