Reviews and Problems with Dragon Ball Z for Kinect
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Dragon Ball Z For Kinect
2 September 2013
Summary: It seemed like a good idea at the time: Take the popular Dragon Ball Z fighting games and put them in first person perspective with Kinect controls, allowing players to punch, kick, and Kamehameha their way through the series' popular battles, allowing players to be immersed in the Dragon Ball world...
Excerpt: DragonBall Z products have not done well historically with Family Friendly Gaming. So a major thank you to Namco Bandai for allowing us this opportunity to review this title. I came away from Dragon Ball Z for Kinect with impressions that may surprise our readers. I came away impressed.
Excerpt: I want to love the Kinect. I really, really do. It’s red eye seems to beg for attention every time I fire up one of my XBox 360s, I have an old school one with an upgraded hard drive when Kinect was an addition and I have the beautiful Star Wars one, a white console with a white Kinect daring dust...
Excerpt: For followers of the Dragon Ball Z franchise, there could be no greater fan service than the ability to physically reenact the dire, potentially world-destroying battles the series is famous (some would say infamous) for.
Pros: The sizable cast of playable characters, Your first rapid-fire pummeling, Finishing an opponent with a Kamehameha
Cons: Unresponsive motion controls, Repetitive, unnecessarily long cutscenes, The poorly designed first boss fight
Excerpt: Dragon Ball Z fans will have a strong sense of déjà vu with Namco Bandai's Kinect version of the cel-shaded brawler, which is essentially a stripped-down reboot of 2011's Ultimate Tenkaichi with a first-person viewpoint and gesture-based controls.
Review: Dragon Ball Z for Kinect is a pretty, yet shallow experience
15 October 2012
Excerpt: A number of teams are to create new experiences that make use of Microsoft's Kinect device. But the problem is putting together something that players will have fun doing, not just some mindless effort where you're commanded to put your foot here or your arm here.
Excerpt: Like the name says, this latest entry in the sprawling anime-based series uses Kinect to cast you as Goku, Vegeta, and dozens of other big-haired brawlers, letting you unleash punches, kicks, and colossal fireballs by moving your body.
Pros: + Unleash iconic fireballs and more with your body.