Submitted by EvilGost 672d ago | review

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Review | Gamergen

"Two years ... Two years of development for "it", what a mess ... Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is an empty production lacks the soul masterpiece Toriyama. The story mode offers no interest, apart from an excuse to unlock new characters. -The soundtrack is any, the gameplay is grotesque, bland graphics, no versus offline, no corner drive farewell transformations, here is a title that comes in an unusual category, regression. Namco Bandai No one knows what to do with his license, the ride from right to left and pays the price more.

Do not beat around the bush and talk frankly, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is a tasteless cake, already obsolete and throw it away. This production is an insult to aficionados and blasphemy worshipers of fighting games. The faithful Son Goku have the balls, but certainly not those of the dragon ..." (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, PS3, Xbox 360) 3/10

KingKelloggTheWH  +   672d ago
The game is no fun, it makes me miss the Budokai and Tenkaichi series. I adored those.
Sly-Lupin  +   672d ago
You know, call me crazy, but maybe the reason this is a terrible fighting game is because, you know, it's not a fighting game.

Much like Civilization V is not a first-person shooter.
Snookies12  +   672d ago
What exactly would you classify it as? An action game? Don't get me wrong, I had some fun playing the demo, it just got stale way too fast with only one combo attack for each character...
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Xof  +   672d ago
It's a 3D action/combat game. You know, like Armored Core. The gameplay depth doesn't come from complex input and simple context, but from simple input and complex context.

DBZ fans are just stupid and assume every DBZ game has to be a fighting game.
Snookies12  +   672d ago
@Xof - I don't mind if it doesn't have complex button input, I would just prefer if the animations for fighting weren't the same every time you go in for an attack. That's my issue with it. Even if it just had 3 or 4 different variations of attacking, that would go a long way to make it look much better in action.
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Xof  +   672d ago
The actual engine ArtDink is using was designed for mech games, so it probably can't handle a lot of different animation sets.

Keep in mind that it has to be able to handle the animations for all the moves of eight different characters simultaneously with zero delay and zero lag online.

And let's keep in mind they added some destructible environments.

DBZ fans have been begging for a game that tries something new with the franchise for years--for decades, actually--and now that the IP is finally in the hands of a developer willing to take the games in a new direction, most of the fans are whining that it's not another half-assed annual fighter. ~__~
trickman888  +   671d ago
It's a terrible fighting game. A terrible brawler, and a terrible action game. No matter what you might try to classify it to make it not seem worse than it is, it...is bad.'

The defense system is broken. The combat is garbage. and THERE IS NO VS CPU GAMEPLAY OUTSIDE OF MISSION MODe

It's all sorts of terrible

@XOF Yeah Z fans have been wanting something new, but they also want a game that's GOOD

This garbage ass game doesn't fill the bill. Too many restrictions, not enough content, pre order dlc ridden garbage, a mediocre and mission mode, a defense system thats broken

um, whats good about the game? Lol teams? To which it depends solely on online? Guess what kid, DBZ games online aren't known for their huge online activity. They they down tremendously after the release.
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blackblades  +   672d ago
DBZ games been bad since raging blast to me, last game I bought was burst limit and it'll stay my last DBZ game unless they make another burst/budokai game, and fix all the problems with burst limit.
MachineGunnTalk  +   672d ago
Naruto games > DBZ games
Snookies12  +   672d ago
As of the PS3/360 generation and beyond? Absolutely.
CrimsonDragon90  +   672d ago
DBZ < Narutards
Snookies12  +   672d ago
Narutards? Really? -_-
Zodiac  +   672d ago
@snookies. Yeah, I'm surprised that term is still used. It never even made any sense to me since a good deal of words end in tard. That defeats te purpose if the whole insult since u don't which word it's referring to unless you are told. It's not. Very clever insult.
Hyper_Tension140  +   671d ago
I agree im a big dbz fan but you cant deny that the naruto games are far superior, at least the the ps3/360 ones.
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Myst  +   672d ago
Whoa I thought of getting this game as well. At some point I'll need to try a demo or see if I can rent/borrow it from someone before settling on buying it. That score makes me sad.
Snookies12  +   672d ago
It's probably one you could pick up for cheap later on down the road and enjoy. I wouldn't spend any more than $20 dollars on it though, if I were you...
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doomtrain  +   672d ago
well the single player is just a tutorial lol

the pvp is AMAZING .
to much strategy and thinking needed to just be a fighting game .

this review deserves a 3/10
trickman888  +   671d ago
Lol what strategy? The strategy to keep blocking and dashing out of combos? The strategy of usually ignoring your team mates?

You made this up. It doesn't require too much strategy and thinking at all. It's button mashing garbage.
doomtrain  +   671d ago
button mashing garbage lololololololol

you're funny :)
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Noctis  +   672d ago
what? i loved the demo!
DJrantz  +   672d ago
I really wanted to like this game,I played the demo a lot. But even if I was playing well, halfway through a match I'd find myself hoping it would end soon.
princejb134  +   671d ago
I think it's insane they milk this series so much but still can't get it right
3/10 is unacceptable
SoulSercher620  +   671d ago
They should've made a Raging Blast 3 with all the characters from Tenkaichi 3 and gave it a great story mode. I would throw money at that.
SegaGamer  +   671d ago
3/10.............it will be good then. Most games i buy are usually ranked low and i like them more than the same crap that get's high ranks.
gano  +   670d ago
this is mediocre at best.
just give me a hd version of legnds with minor tweeks for vita
and im good.

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