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Dragonball Z: Battle of Z




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  • Cartoon Violence
  • Comic Mischief
  • Mild Language
  • Mild Suggestive Themes
Dragonball Z: Battle of Z is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 45.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Category: Fighting

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Since its beginning, Dragon Ball Z has captivated fans with the amazing fi ghts between Goku, his friends and their enemies, and once again they are all back for a new rumble. Dragon Ball Z® Battle of Z delivers original and unique fi ghting gameplay in the beloved world from series' creator Akira Toriyama. Focusing on team battles, players will be able to battle online with or against their friends in frantic 4-player co-op or up to 8-player vs.

  • Expansive Environments - Discover huge open areas to unleash your ki blast power
  • New Battle Gameplay - Revolutionary melee mode in a Dragon Ball game
  • Team Focused - Co-op battles online up to 4-players
  • Multiplayer - Experience up to 8-player VS. in Battle Royale mode
  • New Playable Character - The most powerful form of Goku (Super Saiyan GOD) from the recent Dragon Ball Z animated movie is included in the game
  • Original VO - Includes the authentic English & Japanese voiceover cast
  • Additional Language Support - Includes Spanish & Brazilian Portuguese

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from As Mediocre as Its Title At its pinnacle in the early 2000’s in the United States, the Dragon Ball Z series soared in popularity, particularly with its anime that aired on Cartoon Network. One facet that became a trademark for the series was its explosive (literally), over-the-top fights. Memorable battles from the series included fierce fistfights, the destruction of cities, islands, continents, and even planets; all while the characters screamed insults at each other. At face value, it may read as the series having nonsensical purpose, but in combination with having a beloved cast of characters and a tense storyline, it became a classic for millions. Nonetheless, due to Dragon Ball Z‘s overblown bouts, it was both expected and natural when the series delved into the fighting game genre for video games. Just like the television series, the video games surged in popularity and since the release of what many considered the first “core” game for the franchise, Dragon Ball Z Budokai for the PlayStation 2 in 2003, it became an annual series with multiple spin-off titles in addition to its numerous sequels to Budokai. With that in mind, the series has had its fair share of good and bad games. While some entries excelled and were critically applauded such as Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 in 2004 and Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 in 2006, other titles such as Super Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, and various other generic titles, all faced condemnation for having poor appeal and failing to bring to the table what a Dragon ball Z fighter is capable of. Now jump to 2014, publisher Namco Bandai has released another Dragon Ball Z title with another new developer and completely new gameplay style: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. Following a free-for-all brawl style versus the more-traditional fighting style of past entries, Battle of Z adds a noticeable, refreshing feeling to the series, as now up to eight characters can fight on stage at once, including in online multiplayer. It creates a sense of hectic-ness and absurdity that feels closer to the series’ outrageous fights. Combine this with visuals that excellently resemble the anime, along with a large character roster and lengthy story mode where you revisit the infamous fights from the series, the initial presentation of Battle of Z can deceive anyone to think this is a good game. You see, this revitalization I mentioned earlier quickly wears off. For starters, Enemy A.I. often spam blast waves at you and never back off to fight your other teammates. While those familiar with past entries in the games might assume that attacks can be blocked or countered, the reality is Battle of Z fails to give players a reliable defense system. All you have is a guard button. You cannot deflect “ki’ blast waves nor use any past games’ features of being able to transmit away from an attack. Also, with fights divided 4 versus 4, another immediate problem comes into focus. The AI of the enemy team always works well to take down your team in a strategic manner, whereas your comrades are less helpful than the simplistic combat system you are given to use; the most upfront problem in the game. The combat of Battle of Z is far too simple. Whether you have played a Dragon ball Z game before or any other fighting game, on any system, you would find yourself learning and mastering the numerous combos and techniques you can use to take down your enemies. In Battle of Z, however, there are no combos or intricate fighting techniques to be found. Instead, all you do is fly around blasting Ki Blast waves as if playing a third-person shooter and repeating the same melee and special attacks over and over and over. The repetition causes fights to draw out longer than needed and, essentially, makes what could have been an excellent and innovative fighter into a boring, repetitive brawler. When you also add in that there is no local multiplayer, a significant decrease in content and collectibles to earn than compared to previous games, and constant, lengthy loading screens, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is as disappointing as its mediocre title.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't have been worse This game was just terrible. To be honest, it was fun at first, but after you beat it, it's BORING!!
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Fresh new adventure for fans of DBZ Dragon ball z battle of z is a new featuring the same characters from the series but with a slightly different plot. Stories are shorter than usual and battles includes characters that may not were shown in the original story. Otherwise it's a fun new game for fans of the series or not. Controls are good but not perfect, the camera's lock-on mechanic is a bet sloppy and can often leave you confused and unaware of where you are. The game also features a.i. partners you can bring to battle but often times they were useless. Even with its faults I still had a blast playing the game. Goku's new adventure isn't the best game but it will hold over for the upcoming Dragon Ball z xenoverse.
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JUST WHAT IVE BEEN WAITING FOR!! I bought this game since the first day came out. I was excited and happy i've been playing it and i freaking love this game, JUST ONE THING...is there any way that we can play one and one? I do like the help and everything but just sometimes I wanna play like story one and one if there is away to do it like on obtions or something if no im GOOD WITH IT. :) i LOVE DBZ AND GOHAN IS MY FAV. :)
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fun, but needs more improvement and depth. Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z is something new and fresh that has never been in seen before with DBZ games in North America it is a step ahead to a great new DBZ game series it just needs more improvements on graphics and game play. It has great potential to be the best in any series of DBZ games if the developers really work hard in putting DBZ games back on the map since the PlayStation 2 days and it can be done with Battle of Z and hopefully we get a Battle of Z 2 and 3 if Art dink really puts there all into this new could be trilogy.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the Better Ones, Get it. The game is very good and requires you to perform good in order to unlock other characters and stages. You should really get your friends to get this game because it has online play and 4 slots including you. The Game doesn't have the system where you pick a character bot and fight against them. It's a 4v4 game, and requires teamwork. Still, It's true to the sagas, and you can play as the hero or the bad guy. Keep in mind that the hero story is easier, and you should complete that first. There's also (Another Age) and (Extra Age) Which you usually get for completing a saga. Once you complete the actual sagas (Saiyan, Frieza/Namek, Cell/Android, and Buu Saga) you get one last age. This is where multiplayer comes in and you really need to work as a team and make a game plan. The Boss Battles are actually decent because they're equally powerful as your entire team. The game wants you to play online with friends or strangers. The Characters from Battle of Gods are also in this game which is pretty amazing. Seriously, get this game
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from One of the wrost! This is one of the worst DBZ games I've ever played! The gameplay makes zero cents, all you do is mash triangle/ Y button for attack and help your useless Ai teammate. Thats the main problem with the game is the Ai, their so helpless and stupid. I know you can go online and play the story with co-op player or friend but if there not on the same part as you (story mission) there even more worthless. I cant recommend this game to anyone cause of its hard difficulty due to Ai and gameplay mechanics.
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from THEY COULD'VE DONE BETTER Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z is great. I've played it several times to make sure I get the least noticeable details out of it. The good part about the game are the four on four battles that never let the action stop. The landscaping graphics look better than any other DBZ game I've played. Each character has their own unique moves, and each one is for a certain objective also. The storyline is good, and they even add cool what if stories that are better than Raging Blast 2. This is what disappoints me though as a fellow DBZ fan. The game doesn't have much a good fighting combo. Also,the way you play the game is what makes people lose the appeal for the game. that's why rates were very low. If they would've kept the graphics for the characters from Ultimate Tenkaichi, the graphics would've looked a lot cool. I feel like the people who made the game didn't refer to the past games they've made for Dragon Ball Z. It's only fair the game got a 7 out ten to me. If I was the judge, I would've gave the game a rate of a 6. They could've done better.
Date published: 2014-03-14
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