Reviews and Problems with Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (Wii)
4 July 2013
Excerpt: Wow. Is there any other introductory word I could possibly use for a game like this? DBZ: BT3 for the Wii is not an utterly new or fresh game, but it is solid to the core. The fighting system (usually the most important thing in a fighting game) is by no means deep like Virtua Fighter or Street Fighter, but its subtle nuances give you reason to do more than mash the A and B buttons.
Excerpt: Dragon Ball Z’s outlandish fighting, Super Saiens, dragon ballz and so on are all a bit much to take in for this writers aging mind. But for the purpose of this here review, I placed my brain in a time machine and travelled back to a time when such things would have been cool and all that. See, what I go through for you readers, although if you’re really worth it is another matter..
Excerpt: i say this is a very good game cause it is not like most people who "SAY" controles are bad......cause mt freind say they are i got this game....0.0/its the awsomenest ever!! especialy 4 people who luv dragon ball sagas belive me wen i say this IS again IS A DEFINITE BUY!!!! this game is the best cause ...... for 1 i luv anime and my favorite in the world is dragon ball...dragon ball z...
Summary: Overall, the DBZ Budokan Tenkaichi 3 offers a unique fighting experience on the Wii. With a very small amount of fighting games on the Wii that really work, DBZ works. It has some very good graphics, excellent sound bytes, fun gameplay with endless playability. The multiplayer seemed to have some problems at times, but it varies with your Internet connection.
Excerpt: At first glance Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 feels like a wafer-thin beat-em-up that only exists to cash in on the popularity of the Japanese cartoon it's based on. Indeed, that's what I thought as I button-mashed my way through my first three battles with some of the game's 161 (that's right, 161) crazy-looking cell-shaded Manga-style characters.
Conclusion: Overall, Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is undeniably the best DBZ game to date. The fighting engine has been considerably deepened, the Dragon History mode is flawed but great, and the graphics far surpass the anime. There are a ton of different modes to play, a bunch of new characters, over 20 stages, and more action oriented gameplay. Though there are a few questionable missteps, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is a must have for any Dragon Ball Z fan.
Summary: It comes down to this: if you are a fan of
, any series, and you do not mind the idea of a "fighting game" which isn't really a fighter so much as a simulator for the ridiculous action sequences in the show, then this may be for you. If you have someone to play with, you'll get a lot of fun out of it.
Pros: Faithfully recreates the feel of the best battles from the show – may be even, better, than the show in that regard, Huge character selection, Multiplayer is a blast
Cons: Lack of balance in the character roster, Lacks the show's sense of humor, If you're not a fan your enjoyment is gonna be a lot lower
Summary: DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 delivers an extreme 3D fighting experience, improving upon last year's game with over 150 playable characters, enhanced fighting techniques, beautifully refined effects and shading techniques, making each character's effects more realistic, and over 20 battle stages.
Conclusion: Much like Gohan, this series is full of potential, but is dangerously close to falling into the dreaded “yearly update syndrome” instead of realizing the full extent of it. Newcomers will find plenty to have fun with here, but it is hard to recommend to those who played the previous instalment. Hopefully, in twelve months time we’ll have a tremendous fighting game on our hands, but right now, we’ve just got a good one.