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Dragon Ball Z: Attack Of The Saiyans

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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

Video Game Generation
26 February 2011
  • Summary: Overall, I found Attack of the Saiyans to be a short but admirable attempt at bringing structure and story-driven action to the series in its video game adaptations. It can become frustratingly difficult, but it’s hard not to resist the charms of the adorable little sprites and looks into the heads of several Dragon Ball characters you may not have paid much attention to in the actual series.
  • Pros: Great-looking sprites and character portraits., Interesting storyline pulled right from the series., Solid turn-based combat., No overuse of the DS stylus/touch screen.
  • Cons: Can be frustratingly difficult., Few save points., No English voice cast for dub fans.
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Overall 8
7.5

NDS Review - 'Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans'

WorthPlaying
9 October 2010
  • Summary: Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans follows the Saiyan Saga of the original DBZ story starting from the World Tournament and Goku’s triumphant defeat of Piccolo. Players will take the role of Goku and travel the DBZ universe from jungle to Snow Mountain on their quest to victory.
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Review: Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (Nintendo DS)

Diehard GameFAN
21 February 2010
  • Summary: For a licensed title, Attack of the Saiyans is pretty darn good. More to the point, it is a decent little RPG. The presentation is fantastic and the gameplay is solid. While it might not appeal to more hardened players because of its ease, it is a decent buy especially for fans and younger gamers. If you’re a fan of the show or simply looking for a fun RPG to tide you over, this is a game you should definitely take a look at.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Looks 5
5.0

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (DS) - Review

VGChartz
3 February 2010
  • Excerpt: That’s right folks, the first full fledged Dragon Ball Z RPG has arrived.  Many fans of the series and its games, myself included, have longed for the series to get a proper RPG, rather than the 'adequate' action-RPGs on the GBA.  This game is definitely for the core fan of the series that loves their RPGs.
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Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

The Armchair Empire
19 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Saiyans. With the RPG gurus at Monolith Soft behind the helm, does this latest expansion into the DBZ universe reach scouter-breaking levels of excitement, or does it barely register a blip on the gaming radar? Just be thankful I didn’t make an “Over 9000” joke. The story of Dragon Ball Z is one that has been told many, many, many times across every conceivable medium, but just in case you haven’t heard it: many years ago, a race of super-powerful interstellar warriors...
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Control 8
7.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
18 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Dragon Ball Z. It's spawned a lot of games – and I mean a LOT. A good 90% of the games spawned from the popular anime and manga series are fighters, but the rarest gems of all are RPGs. Previous iterations of Dragon Ball Z RPGs, including the GBA entries, most certainly underwhelmed. However, Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans is a Nintendo DS exclusive and quite possibly one of the best choices out there for any DBZ fan.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 6
6.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

Nintendo World Report
11 January 2010
  • Summary: My experience level is over 9000!
  • Pros: Active Guard, Good battle system
  • Cons: Newcomers to the series need not apply, Slow-paced story
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Overall 7
7.2

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

The Gamers Temple
8 January 2010
  • Excerpt: It's a great time to be a Dragonball fan. I've said it before, to be sure; but with everything that's going on with the property this month, I'm not sure it's ever been quite like this. October kicked things off in the “Fall of Dragonball” with the fun, yet short and easy Dragonball: The Revenge of King Piccolo on the Wii. If you're running a little behind, you can read my review for it HERE.
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Dragonball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (DS)

The Review Busters
7 January 2010
  • Conclusion: I felt this was the best attempt for a Dragonball Z role-playing game so far, but I also feel that this game would only attract fans of the series and fans of role-playing games. The game is fast paced and exploration is significantly linear. Leveling up your characters and learning new attacks are what keeps you glued to your DS. If you want something in-depth, don’t look here.
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Overall 8
7.6
Graphics 8
8.4
Sound 5
4.8
Control 7
6.6
Addiction 8
7.8

The Strange Fairytale of the Saiyan Saga

Cheat Code Central
20 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The point is, Attack of the Saiyans is not necessarily just for hardcore DBZ fans. If you're into Japanese RPGs, and if you don't mind a slow, tedious beginning (and seriously, the first ninety minutes are very weak), then Attack of the Saiyans can be an extremely charming, loud, and violent fairy tale.
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