Summary: It is a good game but there is no buu saga in story mode. Goku should be able to go up to ss4. There should be more costumes so it's not the best game. The graphics suck. The characters are hard to see clearly. I know it's not my t.v. because i have an LED Vizio flat screen and all of my friends who have the game think it is hard to see the characters. They Don,t even punch each other.
Summary: The readers digest version: If you liked the DBZ series, you'll like this game. If you're a fighting game enthusiast who is unfamiliar with the DBZ universe, you'll find that this is only a so-so fighting game. DBZ Budokai has plenty of features that will appeal to DBZ fans: Every major character (and many minor characters) from the Saiyan Saga to the Cell Games is at least unlockable as a playable character.
Well, it's a heck of a lot better than the previous games...
Daniel Garcia Montes, Amazon
27 April 2003
Summary: I'm a HUGE freakin' fan of Dragonball Z... and I do mean a HUGE FAN! And when I got the first 3 games: "Dragonball GT: Final Bout", "Dragonball Z: Legends", and "Dragonball Z: Ultimate Battle 22", I was overjoyed. "Ultimate Battle 22" was pretty good (even though there was no story) with good graphics and pretty cool moves. "Legends" was awesome...
Summary: This game is really cool. I liked it alot!" I got it a few months ago and I was impressed. It features some of the greatest moves from the show, such as: Special Beam Cannon, Kamehameha, Spirit Bomb, Galick Gun, etc. The gameplay is great and I like the fighting action as well. However, that's just the good stuff. What really pisses me off is that doing major combo moves like Burning Attack, Spirit Bomb, etc.
Summary: Dragonball Z: Budokai closely follows the story line from Dragon Ball Z. It begins with the Saiyan saga and finishes with the Cell saga. Graphics: 5/5. The graphics are really good in this game. While they aren't "great" compared to other games such as Final Fantasy, you have to keep in mind that the characters are meant to have an anime look. Gameplay: 4/5 If you have play Final Bout, you shouldn't worry, because the gameplay has vastly improved in Budokai.
Great presentation, but the gameplay needs improving
Ted Del Prato "technodemon", Amazon
28 December 2002
Summary: Dragonball Z Budokai succeeds in capturing the likeness and personality of each character from the animated series perfectly. There are 23 characters to play as in all...spanning from the beginning of DBZ to the end of the Cell series (unfortunately, that means no characters from the Buu series). The button layout is simple but effective (punch, kick, guard, and energy), and the action of the in-game fights match the frantic pace one would expect from DBZ.
Summary: Ok,Lets get started. This game is pretty good for a DBZ game. If you just looking for a good fighter I suggest elsewhere. There is basicly 7 modes Story,practice,WorldTourny,Duel mode,Hercule,Editer,and options. On story mode its pretty basic. Youre first time around you play as Sayiana and unlock a couple of characters. Youll fnd it dissoted if youre not fammiler with DBZ. Fans will know obviously though.
Excerpt: "...show you more of the Dragon Universe. After you have done the Saiyan saga, you will go onto the Freeza Saga, which enables you with new characters to play with in Duel Mode, and also more maps to battle in. Once you have defeated Freeza, you will be in the Cell Games Saga, where you will fight Cell and save the world from destruction. There are other sagas in the TV series revolving around them, but the game does not have them in it. Once you have ...
Pros: Graphics | Characters | Story Line | Originality
Cons: Life Span | Does not compare to sequels | Lack of characters
Summary: This game is pretty fun if your a fan of the Dragon Ball series.The voice overs are amzing,but the game has some major draw backs the ps2 version is way to edited compared to the Jap. version,and don't even get me started on how censored tghe Gamecube version is. If you can understand Japanese get the jap version you'll thank yourself for getting the Jap. with all the gore.