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Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi
2 September 2013
Summary: Dragon Ball Z games are a dime a dozen. The TV series may have ended 15 years ago, but that hasn't stopped developers and publishers from trying to make the ultimate recreation of the show's experience in game form. The latest attempt even goes so far as to claim such right there in the title! So what makes Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi so... well... ultimate ?
Review: Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi (Sony PS3)
23 February 2012
Summary: While Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi is a big step up from Raging Blast 2 , compared to the first Raging Blast it has some flaws and loading issues. The combat system has been simplified quite a bit and some of your combos are left to a random selection by the player which will infuriate some fighting game players, but it also serves to put people on a level playing field with other even if one player is more experienced.
Excerpt: Generally speaking, the Dragon Ball games look way better than they play. Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is the latest example of this trend, as it delivers a visually faithful experience that completely fails to deliver anything in the way of meaningful gameplay. That didn't stop the subpar Raging Blast games from selling well, and I doubt it will hinder Ultimate Tenkaichi .
Excerpt: DBZ holds a special place in the nostalgia center of my heart, so of course I'm excited when I hear of any form of new DBZ media. This goes double for games due to my love of gaming and the ability to enjoy the game with friends. So why can't DBZ get back to the more technical gameplay that was found in the Budokai series? Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi (DBZUT) uses the same basic battle system found in the other Tenkaichi games.
Conclusion: The game is average, it has a smaller roster then most of the recent Dragon Ball fighting games, and the gameplay is very limited however it is the first outing with this new battle system so I look forward to seeing what they can do by improving upon it. With that said, the graphics are beautiful and the music and sound effects are solid. Overall I’d say its an average game definitely not the best, but I’ve seen a lot worse too.
Excerpt: Over the years, Dragon Ball Z games have managed to entertain throngs of anime fans, even though the series went through its most popular anime run years ago. Namco Bandai must have a heavy reliance on this, because it’s back with yet another game in the series, Ultimate Tenkaichi. Once again, Goku, Piccolo and the gang of intergalactically supercharged fighters take on each other in a flurry of punches and fireballs. Fans should be thrilled by this.
Conclusion: At least it's pretty to look at. I went in with low expectations and this game somehow tripped and fell over the bar before crashing and burning in an explosion of terrible. I don't know who thought this was fun but the DBZ cast deserves a lot better.