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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.
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.
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: 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.