Reviews and Problems with Dragon Ball Z Battle Of Z
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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
19 March 2014
Summary: More like Battle of ZzzZzz On paper, the thought of participating in an eight-player Dragon Ball Z battle sounds like the stuff of fanboy dreams. Blasting Kamehamehas across the chasms of Namek while fighting alongside your favorite Saiyans could be as exhilarating virtually as it was to watch years...
Summary: Dragon Ball is one of those properties that's had its ups and downs when it comes to game adaptations. And when I say downs, I'm talking about pretty incredible lows: bottom-of-the-barrel material like Ultimate Battle 22 and Final Bout that frequently turns up on "worst games ever" lists.
Pros: Lots of character customization options, Character visuals capture the feel of the original anime
Cons: Combat controls are confusing and generally feel ineffective, Often difficult to tell what's going on in fights, Lag is a consistent problem in online modes
Summary: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z ditches the usual one-on-one fighting and goes team-based. Featuring different classes and a leveling-up mechanic, this newest installment will probably appeal to the loyal fan base. Unfortunately, I found the whole thing to be a shallow, simplistic, incoherent mess.
Summary: As somebody who has been burned by bad Dragon Ball Z games, imagine my surprise when Bandai's newest installment actually left a good first impression. I was blown away by the game's strong presentation and it seemed like the emphasis on multiplayer battles was a step in the right direction.
Excerpt: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z attempts to add something extra to a fighting game series that's tried pretty much everything. This new aspect is actually something this reviewer didn't quite realize was missing until after spending time with Battle of Z - the feeling of being on a combat field with...
Conclusion: If you're considering playing Battle of Z, it's probably because you're already a DBZ fan. If you also have some friends to team up with, Battle of Z can be pretty fun despite some flaws, but otherwise, I'm not sure it offers enough compelling new content that other DBZ titles haven't already...
Excerpt: What would it feel like to be Goku? I'd imagine it's pretty awesome, zipping through the sky all willy-nilly with that golden Super Saiyan mane of his, cutting through mountains like butter and amassing so much power that not even a cleverly worded meme could hold it in check.
Pros: A large roster of favorites to choose from, Nostalgic stages and battles with series villains, Fully-voiced cutscenes and missions
Cons: Fighting mechanics lack depth and control, Missions are repetitive and boring, Unbalanced characters
Excerpt: With each passing year, it seems the implausibility of there ever being a wholly adequate Dragon Ball Z video game increases exponentially. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is the latest in a very long line of failed attempts by Namco Bandai and numerous third-party developers (this go-around, it's...
Summary: Battle of Z slims down on the fighter and bulks up on the teamwork, designing an interesting arena brawler in the process. Those not familiar with Dragonball Z will find the story invisible, but those with a soft spot for the classic series, and a few mates with which to team up and reminisce will...