Jamie Briggs, Analog Addiction. "The short slice of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden I experienced definitely eclipsed my expectations. Handheld fighters can get very messy when they are not done right, but Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden seems to be on the right track. There were no indications of what other modes will be included in Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden come launch, and I’m still not sure if a story mode will be amongst them.
If you’re a hardcore Dragon Ball Z fan looking to enjoy a fun experience on your 3DS, Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden seems like it may deliver. But as it stands, it’s hard to tell how hardcore fighting fans will come accustom to the sluggish nature of battles and how the online capabilities will handle come its western launch in October."