Reviews and Problems with Dragon Ball Z: Attack Of The Saiyans
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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.
NDS Review - 'Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans'
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.
Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (DS) - Review
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. It might come up a little short for the typical RPG fan and have a bit too much changed for the fans of the Dragon Ball series, but it’s a good start for the first...
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...
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.
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.
Review: Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (Nintendo DS)
4 January 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.
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.
Conclusion: Straying from the mold, Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans is a solid adaptation of the high flying, explosive action for the RPG genre. While it's not a perfect game by any means, it's quite possibly the best Dragon Ball Z game to date.