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. Battle of Z may be boring, but at least it looks incredible. Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Conclusion: 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. Battle of Z may be boring, but at least it looks incredible.
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 several allies and foes at the same time, a detail fairly prominent in the anime. Battle of Z , like most DBZ games, keeps the look of the characters and settings well in sights.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Review: You know what I'm Saiyan?
7 February 2014
Excerpt: You would think that by this time, after so many games, the secret to a successful Dragon Ball Z video game formula would have already been discovered and milked to death. I mean, let's take a look at the various mechanics in DBZ games over the years. Starting with one on one Street Fighter style bouts with the Budokai franchise, and eventually giving players free movement with Budokai Tenkaichi , the series reverted back again into a 2D fighter with Burst Limit , and...
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 provided before.
Conclusion: Battle of Z’s faithful models, beautiful settings, and chaotic action are an excellent fit for those seeking another tribute to the legendary anime and manga series. Fighting on both sides of every major encounter from the show is a treat, and overcoming the challenge of downing particularly difficult enemies is extremely satisfying, especially with a couple friends at your back.
Pros: Lots of characters, Gorgeous settings and models, Fun co-op
Excerpt: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is the newest video game release for the Dragon Ball Z franchise. The new release has some unique features not typically seen in a Dragon Ball Z video game. Rather than going the path of the traditional fighter style genre seen in releases such as the Budokai and Tenkaichi series, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z goes with a more action style button masher like the Dynasty Warriors series.