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Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
Video Game Generation
26 February 2011
Summary: Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
is no doubt the best entry into the series so far, despite its technical shortcomings and frustrating issues. I enjoyed playing it far more than previous games in the series, and for that I believe it deserves to be lauded as such. Pick it up if you’re a hardcore DBZ fan, though you might want to consider a more functional fighting game if that’s what your sole focus will be on.
Pros: Plenty of scenarios to choose from and battle in., Lots of characters., Fan service abounds!, Gorgeous graphics., Dub actors reprise their roles.
Cons: Massive camera issues., Controls unresponsive quite often., Can finish the main quests rather quickly.
Excerpt: GiN has looked at a lot of Dragon Ball Z titles over the years, and they all have been pretty good, especially if you happen to be a fan of the TV show. But Dragon Ball Raging Blast is probably the end all-be all of the series. Not only does it feature an excellent fighting interface that offers a lot of strategy and tactics (not something we normally find in karate fighters) but it also delves deeply into the world of Dragon Ball, dispelling some of the mystery for...
Summary: The latest in the seemingly never-ending parade of Dragon Ball Z based fighting games, Dragon Ball Raging Blast has some nice elements to it that long-time and casual fans will love. The fighting system is a bit on the simple side, but works quite well here, and the sheer amount of play options will keep a person busy with this title for a long while.
Summary: Dragon Ball Raging Blast feels like a missed opportunity. I think it’s about time we forget about the Budokai Tenkaichi series and their horrible viewpoint and camera issues and move into a format that is friendlier. As much as I loved the Dragon Battle Collection and the tons of stuff there is to do on this game, the fighting overall felt weak and uninspired and for a fighting game, well, the fighting should be the best part, not the production values.
Excerpt: Dragon Ball Z games keep selling year after year. It's actually quite amazing when you consider that a decade ago a copy of Dragon Ball Final Bout GT would fetch for hundreds, and its rarity was only due to the fact that no one bought the game. And no one bought the game because it was awful. So at that point in the 90s, we were convinced that seeing a new Dragon Ball game on a console, let alone a good one, would likely never happen. But it did, with Budokai..
Summary: Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is the first video game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series to come to PS3/X360 and features stunning HD graphics and audio, destructible environments and enhanced character features, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast takes players far beyond the realms of the original anime series.
Conclusion: The huge assortment of characters, stories, costumes, and other aspects of Dragon Ball lore cannot hide how shallow and uninspired the fighting mechanics are. There is no depth to your actions, making it a slow-paced race to be the first person to build up your ki power, which quickly becomes monotonous.
Pros: Visuals capture the look and feel of the series, Accessible controls, Rich assortment of stories and modes.
Cons: Fighting system lacks depth and nuance, Characters all feel the same, Camera can easily lose sight of your opponent, Online is plagued by spoilsport disconnections.