Excerpt: After all, the 8 levels you get here will probably last you around that many hours before you complete them, and you can then go back and play them for better scores. Really, it all comes down to how the game plays. Thanks to power-ups and cornerstones, it plays pretty well.
Summary: The fighting game based on the wildly popular anime series hits the GameCube.
Pros: DBZ universe is presented in an accurate and appropriate manner., Some of the fighting visuals are really, really cool-looking., The story will keep you playing to see what happens next, even if you’ve seen the whole series.
Cons: As a fighting game, it’s a sub-par button masher., Limited control scheme, Offers little incentive to really master the game
Conclusion: There are three “episodes” to fight through, and most seasoned fighting gamers should be able to cruise through these in about two hours. However, there is still quite a bit of content to unlock and play through for the Dragon Ball Z fan. After unlocking all the characters, it is possible to edit and purchase extra moves for each character. This can be done in the world tournament mode where “zenie,” the Dragon Ball Z currency, can be won.
Excerpt: Dragon Ball Z fans will be more than happy to see Dragon Ball Z: Budokai arrive on the Gamecube, as it successfully powers its way into mediocrity, thus becoming the greatest Dragon Ball Z game in history. It's not for everybody, but if you love the characters you will love the game. Spark up your Power beam, prepare to get tossed through a mountain, and click right here.
Excerpt: L'empreinte de Dragon Ball, et a fortiori de ses suites, est indéniable dans l'univers du PAJ et du PAF. Si l'oeuvre de Toriyama continue de déchaîner les passions chez nos amis américains, le "phénomène" Super Saiyan s'est un peu estompé en France au profit de nouvelles séries en provenance du pays du soleil levant. Mais qu'à cela ne tienne, puisque sort enfin sur le Cube Dragon Ball Z Budokai, jeu de baston tout dévoué à la cause de l'oeuvre fleuve de Toriyama san.