Summary: The Dragonball Z Budokai series put the combat of the anime into the hands of fans last generation, but this collection shows that the simplicity within that fan-fared series will only be enjoyed by fans and deter new players from starting.
Pros: Re-enacts moments from the series very accurately, Capsule ability system is admirable
Cons: Very inconsistent throughout, Intended only for nostalgia's sake, Lacks any intended depth
Review: Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection bundles one mediocre and one fantastic fighting game in a single package
6 November 2012
Excerpt: Dragon Ball Z , the anime phenomenon that has by now somewhat outstayed its welcome, is re-releasing the first and third Budokai game in HD. What this means is that you'll get to relive those glorious battles from the beginning, the way you remember playing them on the PlayStation 2 or Gamecube.
Summary: The Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection is one of the most interesting Dragon Ball game releases in years. While it's let down by the loss of the original soundtrack and the lack of online multiplayer, if you can pick it up cheap, it's worth it for Budokai 3 in HD alone. If not, hard-core fans may wish to hunt down the PS2 release of Budokai 3 instead or take a look at Burst Limit.
Conclusion: In short, the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection is one for fans of the series, while newcomers can certainly have some fun with it too. The exclusion of Budokai 2 seems a tad lazy and certainly takes away from what could have been a complete collection – especially when considering there is no real advantage to playing the original Budokai over its more polished successor, Budokai 3 .
Pros: Fun storyline that you'll want to play again, Budokai 3 looks great in HD
Cons: Omission of, Budokai 2, Original, Budokai, is overshadowed by its successor
Excerpt: In de afgelopen paar jaren hebben we een groot aantal HD-remakes van onze favoriete titels van onze generatie mogen beleven. Voor de jongere generatie geven deze HD-remakes hen de kans om de spellen alsnog te spelen waar ze eerst te jong voor waren. Ook laten deze remakes zien hoe divers de catalogus van de PlayStation 2 ooit is geweest.
Pros: Grafisch een aardige upgrade, Even leuk voor de nieuwkomers/fans
Cons: Te weinig knoppencombinaties mogelijk, Geen multiplayer aanwezig, Verveelt vrij snel