Excerpt: I'll be honest – what you are reading is the second review I've written for Dragonball: Evolution, the PSP exclusive fighting game based on the American "re-imagining" of the Dragonball universe, a theatrical film of the same name. For the past few months, I've gone back and forth on how I thought I'd feel about the movie when it was released.
Excerpt: DragonBall Evolution is the game based on the movie based on the anime series of sort-of the same name. And quite frankly, the game feels like it. Visually, DragonBall Evolution gets the job done, but considering it's pretty much just a 2D fighter, the only thing it really needs is nice looking models and backgrounds, plus some special effects for the more powerful moves. Well, it has that.
Summary: Based on the 20th Century Fox feature film of the same name, Dragonball: Evolution promises to be the perfect companion for the movie by incorporating all of the characters, bone jarring fights and spectacular special abilities that fans have come to expect.
Excerpt: Boy, do I have a wish... So... somebody thought it was a good idea to make a game based around a movie developed from an animé derived from a manga. Whomever had this idea popped into their head – and then proceeded to write a script, hire a production staff and actors – should be trampled by the largest, smelliest band of fanboys this planet has ever known.
Pros: Scales well for large environments, Technically playable, Graphics from ten years ago, Barebones controls, Ridiculously bad script, Throwaway extras, Everything else
Conclusion: Wow. I don't mean that in the fun this-game-is-surprisingly-good way, I mean it in the this-is-worse-than-even-licensed-games-ought-to-be way. Hold this up as one of the worst examples of rushed, pointless licensed efforts out there. Just don't play it.
Excerpt: Dragonball Evolution is a game based on the movie of the same name. This may already have put people off as we all know how movie tie-ins normally turn out, however this time the movie is based on the anime series which has a longstanding series of fairly successful games. So how does DBE compare to previous series outings?
Excerpt: Comme on pouvait s’y attendre, Dragon Ball sur grand écran, ce n’est pas vraiment ce qu’on pourrait appeler du grand cinéma. Alors en voyant arriver l’adaptation du film sur PSP, il y a de quoi être méfiant... à juste titre. Dragon Ball Evolution est l’adaptation directe sur PSP du film inspiré de l’œuvre légendaire d’Akira Toriyama.
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