Chillin’ With Krillin
HIGH Blowing enemies away with super attacks, then seeing the result from outer space.
LOW That’s one insufferably drawn-out story mode.
WTF Android 21 has one hell of an eating disorder.
HIGH Each match looks like a scene straight from the anime
LOW Simplistic play, unreliable controls, and inconsistent checkpoints make matches feel unfair
WTF Local multiplayer and matches against the AI are hidden in a remote corner of the story mode
HIGH All 4 Freizas vs All 4 Cells. Finally.
LOW Getting punched out of my Spirit Bomb for the eighth time in a row.
WTF Saibamen? They're a joke enemy, right? Wait, why are there fifty of them?
HIGH Seeing all of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai's story mode in bright, shiny HD; Reversible cover art!
LOW Seeing Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3's boring story mode in flat, static HD; Cheap AI.
WTF The AI abuses the crap out of the fact that combat starts when "FIGHT" appears, not when it fades like most other fighters—cheap first hits for everyone!
Glowing people hovering in mid air, screaming about power levels. In a very real sense, that's all every episode of Dragon Ball Z was about. Sure, every now and then, the characters would take a break from all the bellowing to get into world-shattering martial arts battles, but for the most part, fans came for the awkward dialog and broad characterizations. It's Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit's ultimate triumph that at long last, fifteen years into making fighting games based on the franchise, a developer has finally grasped the thing that makes Dragon Ball Z wonderful, and implemented it.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence
Fighting games are a bit of a strange contradiction, because they really seem like they should be the most accessible genre. After all, just jumping into a single fight is the epitome of the casual gaming experience. Of course, since most fighting games have incredibly steep learning curves, this doesn't work quite the way it should.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence
Based on Akira Toriyama's insanely popular anime series, DBZ is an awful game that exists solely to make money off fans of the anime. Just how bad is it? It's so bad that my girlfriend's ten-year-old son, a huge Dragon Ball Z fan, spent 15 minutes playing it before putting it down in frustration. Fortunately for him, he didn't have to play through the whole game and write a review…
According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Violence