Reviews and Problems with Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
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Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (PS3)
21 January 2011
Excerpt: Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 serves up a plethora of exciting content for fans of this long-running anime series. With over 90 playable characters, a fully-featured online mode and a wealth of customisation options, this is a game which will have you returning to it time and time again to prove your brawling worth against the rest of the world.
Conclusion: much variety and is a bit underwhelming. You would think after all these years of DB games that they would try to take the extra step and put more effort into it, but sadly that's not the case. It's also kind of boring having to plough through so much, unlocking a lot of these characters and it becomes a chore.
Conclusion: If you can see through the dull, repetitive Galaxy mode with no story or cutscenes, then you may get your Dragon Ball fix from Raging Blast 2. This is not a game for newcomers to the Dragon Ball universe.
Summary: While you might think this latest entry into the series is a decent follow-up, don’t be fooled. The extra characters don’t make up for an entire mode being lost, or a degrading in the controls to make it impossible to enjoy playing for any long periods of time. Player matching in online play is annoying at best and discouraging and frustrating most of the time. If you were thinking about getting into the Raging Blast series, I’d have to recommend the first game.
Conclusion: It's certainly a question of quantity over quality. Raging Blast 2 will serve its purpose with the fans, as there's hours of battles to work through, all littered with cheesy quips from heroes and villains alike. The sheer abundance of characters will be enough for those who're passionate about the series, but for the rest of us, this is a below-par fighting game that's been done better before.
Summary: A few years back, Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z was everywhere. The series was and is, arguably, the most successful anime in terms of the popularity that it has garnered since making its way out of Japan. At one point in time, it seemed as though every single kid I knew of, under the age of 12 was completely infatuated with the series and its characters. Everywhere that I looked, it was there: backpacks, school folders, action figures, Halloween costumes... you name it.
Conclusion: The lack of story, bland feel of the characters and overall lame fighting system condemn Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2. And it does nothing for the franchise unless you're already a raging fanboy.
Excerpt: It would be uncharitable to call Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2 a Madden-style roster update in the long-running franchise. The game is leagues beyond 2008′s Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit and contains some nice upgrades …