GIZORAMA - A few months ago, gentle internet ponderer Kyle Boseman said he doesn’t have the ‘soul’ for fighting games. Finally, someone understood. Through roughly 20 years of Street Fighters, Mortal Kombats, Guilty Gears, Dark Stalkers, and Marvel vs. Capcoms, a fighting game never grabbed me. They were classics, genuinely crafted experiences, that were impossible to get my head around for whatever reason.
Save for the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series. These 2-and-a-half-D fighters were, exciting, challenging, and also a blast to watch. The gameplay was accessible, emphasizing blocks, ki-blasts, countering, and momentum. For the first time, a fighter that didn’t have WWE in the title, made sense to me.