Reviews and Problems with Dragonball: Revenge of King Piccolo
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Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo
Video Game Generation
6 April 2011
Summary: Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo
is actually an entertaining change from the usual Wii fare. While not overly tough or deep, the game is enjoyable on its own level, and that’s what really counts in the end. The focus is on a point in the Dragon Ball series when it was more about humor and entertainment, rather than an endless, escalating contest to see who’s the strongest being
on the block…in the city…in the state…in the country…in the world…in the universe and...
Pros: Finally I can choose which language I want to hear, and appreciate the damn thing on its own merits as originally intended! Take that, you lousy dubbers!, Well animated, and matches the style of the anime., It’s not all about fights, constipated grunting, and seeing who’s the strongest…
Cons: Fights are too easy…in fact, the entire game is too easy, …and short, It’s not what Dragon Ball gamers were expecting, by a long shot.
Excerpt: If you're a regular reader of this site, you know that I'm always the guy in charge of reviewing everything with the words "Transformers" or "Dragonball" in the title. The robots in disguise expertise has been more incidental; they had a big few years and there is a part of me that just can't help but be interested in all the new and exciting ways Optimus Prime and company are re-imagined for the public, but Dragonball continues to be my favorite franchise of all time.
Wii Review - 'Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo'
29 January 2010
Summary: Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo promises to thrill fans with the first ever appearance of the original Dragon Ball story on Wii in glorious 3D. Heading back to the early days of the Dragon Ball story, players will control Kid Goku as he sets out on fantastic adventures with his friends.
Summary: What it comes down to is this is a game that is rate E10+, which means that it is meant for a much younger audience than myself. That being said the fact that I did actually enjoy playing the game with my friend and her family speaks volumes for Namco Bandai accomplishing what they were after, a fun experience for younger gamers. Something that I feel they accomplished in spades.
Excerpt: The original Dragon Ball story debuts on the Wii system for the first time ever, making use of the system's innovative motion technology to lay out the plot. However, where some might welcome this title to the flock with open arms, others might find this new experience a little less than desirable. Nevertheless, publisher and developer Namco Bandai brings "Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo" to a Wii near you"or not.
Conclusion: Despite the lack of replay value, the time you do spend with Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo is time well spent if you are a Dragon Ball fan. The story follows the anime and manga serial, and the gameplay is perfect for older fans of the anime. Although the visuals are most certainly not up to par and the game's length is a little lacking, the better aspects of this title make up for its shortcomings.
Difficult boss battles ruin the rest of cartoony fight game.
Common Sense Media
20 January 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that despite its earnest and good-intentioned young hero, this action adventure game is really all about fighting. The fighting is cartoony but there is a lot of it, coupled with a fair amount of name-calling. There's a respect for martial arts in the story, but the nuance involved in understanding that such skills can be used in good ways and in bad ways might be lost on some younger players.
Excerpt: Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo is a good way to introduce younger gamers to Dragon Ball, but don't hope for anything more than that from Revenge. The game follows the adventures of a very young Goku, starting with his fight against the Red Ribbon Army. That's from the original Dragon Ball series, before it had a "Z" or "GT" in the title. And as you might expect from a Wii game with a child as its protagonist, this is a game aimed squarely at the young.
Pros: Easy intro to Dragon Ball brawlers for the very young, Japanese language track