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Submitted by Lavalamp 716d ago | review

Dragon Ball Z for Kinect Review | Vandal Online

Vandal Online: "A very poor game, only recommendable for kids who love the series and would love to throw some punches and kicks while playing as the characters they watch on TV. A video game that would not live up to the expectations set by Kinect or Dragon Ball Z." (Dragon Ball Z: For Kinect, Xbox 360) 4.5/10

Blaze929  +   716d ago
"only recommendable for kids who love the series and would love to throw some punches and kicks while playing as the characters they watch on TV."

well, I'm sure that's exactly who it was aimed for. That's the only problem I have with reviews with IPs like this - they know who it's for, so why review it if you don't like it or review it for something it's not, which is gonna be this great kinect game to finally dust the dust off kinects worldwide.

...unless of course it just sucks. Dunno, havent tried it. If it plays anything like Marvel Avengers though, I can't see it being THAT bad
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Snookies12  +   716d ago
I don't think it's aimed toward kids. Most people that grew up watching DBZ back in the day are adults now. There are a TON of fans out there. This had the potential to be something really awesome, but of course ended up pretty crappy as most Move/Kinect/Wii motion controlled games are. There ARE some fantastic ones out there especially in the Wii's case. However most motion control is poorly implemented unfortunately.
zebramocha  +   716d ago
Most move games have good controls but there is no standard to calibration,visit iwaggle3d on you tube to see what I'm talking aboot.
nevin1  +   716d ago
@Snookies

There is a new generation of Dragon Ball fans thanks to Nicktoons.
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AWBrawler  +   716d ago
I was about to whip ou my list, but you corrected it and said wii has some good motion games. carry on kind sir.
Snookies12  +   716d ago
@AWBrawler - Lol! Yes, the Wii does indeed have some fantastic motion games. It's just that they were too far and few between. I hope we'll get to see a more consistent stream of wonderful games for the Wii U. :)
RyuX19  +   716d ago
Both Nicktoons and last time I checked 4kids show Dragon Ball Z Kai on their channels. So there are kids in this day and age who like Dragon Ball Z. I got 10 year old cousins who like Dragon Ball Z cause of those channels.
Shadonic  +   715d ago
It plays like the studios previous dbz game ultimate tenkaichi with kinect gestures that match the characters in game gestures basically IDK why people can't see this I guess it's just because of my game design studies but even then it's pretty obvious I guess that once something gets enough biased hate people throw out basic knowledge in favor of fallowing the crowed.
Getowned  +   715d ago
Dragon Ball kai even worth watching in I saw the original 100 times ?

I wish they made a good dbz game for once -_- .. a open world sand box dbz world own! lol
insomnium2  +   716d ago
If this was reviewed from the pov of kids it should be reviewed by a child.

Something like "Little Timmy's review of DBZ for Kinect". If this game even is geared towards kids. Would think that a game where you punch and kick others shouldn't be for little children. I mean what is the age limit for the anime?
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   716d ago
Dang Kinects having a rough year.
insomnium2  +   716d ago
But since Kinect gets teh zales it doesn't really matter to x360-folks on this site.
Shadonic  +   715d ago
It matters to me as a gamer and someone striving for game design if you look at a another kinect game that incorporates the same gestures that are in this game I'm speaking about power up heroes another title more geared to children but gave a good fun experience while the reviews were more possitive check it out basically that game uses the same gestures as dbz with most of its characters yet the game works but spikes first attempt at a kinect title and it sucks this is just a sign of experience and innovation between power up heroes (ubisoft) and spike (dbz) I just hope people realize this because not all kinect titles and the device isn't always what you should blame. I mean we don't blame our consoles when games like skyrim mess up.
Shadonic  +   716d ago
In other news nba baller beats got a 8.5 on metacrit
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blackblades  +   716d ago
Everyone knew this was going to suck, if kinda funny and yet sad, and waste.
StreetsofRage  +   716d ago
I own a Kinect and I'm going to rent this just so I can do 1 Kamehameha on Vegeta... than I'll return this crap.
from the beach  +   716d ago
I've learnt to ignore Kinect 'reviews', lol.

Most recent video I saw of this looked kickass so it's still getting bought.
edonus  +   716d ago
Everyone that plays kinect knows kinect reviews arent reliable. They are done by people that have no real interest in kinect and it shows by their terrible skills at the game. You never hear a reviewer talking about how they played the game and dominated it. And keep in mind all because you dominate something doesnt mean it doesnt suck it just means you can play it good. Kinect games have a level of depth that is barely ever tapped in reviews.
DarthVargi16  +   715d ago
I agree. It's getting harder and harder to know if a Kinect game is good or bad because the reviewers have an immediate bias against it. It's extremely frustrating as a consumer because I don't know whether the game really is that bad or if it's just a bias.

Some games that weren't nearly as bad as reviewed are for example:
Kinect Star Wars
Rise of Nightmares
Steel Battalion Heavy Armor

Then some games that were really abysmal that were rewarded with awful scores:
Motion Sports Play for Real
Carnival Games Monkey See Monkey Do
Deca Sports Freedom

So basically you end up having to buy a lot of these games to know if it was legit or just a reviewer who hates the concept of Kinect. From what I've seen of this game, it actually looks very fun. I'm excited to get it next week as much as I am excited for Fable The Journey. I'm at the point where I've given up on reviews this generation and just going to play it regardless if I'm interested.

Heck I'm liking RE6 for the most part so far despite some chronic complainer reviewers.
NYC_Gamer  +   715d ago
I expected the game to be garbage since Kinect is very limited in the gameplay department

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