The Dragon Ball Dream
The Tenacious Angel
Now I don’t know about you, but ever since I was a kid watching Dragon Ball Z I wanted to be a Z fighter; to be able to pull off such amazing feats and shoot, what was essentially lasers as a kid, from my hands seemed more awesome than life itself. Well now my childhood dreams can come true with Dragon Ball Xenoverse.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse is a new RPG brawler made by Bandai Namco and needless to say my inner Dragon Ball fan could not be happier. The basic lay of the game is that you are a fighter summoned by Trunks with the help of Shenron that is destined to help fix the suddenly changing and collapsing Dragon Ball timeline. So you must travel throughout history and fight in every major battle along with Goku and the rest of the Z fighters in every major point in the show. One of the major perks of this game is the ability to customize your very own Z fighter, giving you the opportunity to change the face, hair, eyes, size, color, and much more. However, the most exciting part is the ability to choose the race of your character which include Humans, Saiyans, Majiin, Namekian, and the Humurous “Frieza Race” (because apparently they don’t deserve a name.) Along with an interesting story and awesome customization system comes the fighting system which may or may not come to your liking. Unlike the game that came beforeit (Budokai, Tenkaichi, Raging Blast, etc..) which are designed as fighting games; has a much more simplistic fighting system. It being classified as a brawler, moves are locked and designated to certain buttons and allows for a much more simple means of fighting which may or may not feel rewarding. I personally enjoyed the brawling type fighting system, because it allowed for easier means of fighting through challenges which brings me to my next topic.
Most of the fights in the game can at times being challenging and likable, most others are just plain unfair and punishing; leaving you to feel a little frustrated and usually leaving you to go grinding your way through the online side quest. However even then most of the boss fights feel extremely hard and usually overpowered. I found myself struggling against the “weakest” types of enemies; including captain Ginyu. (CAPTAIN GINYU!!) But I guess you can say it pushes me like a sayan in training.
Im going to give Dragon Ball Xenoverse a 7/10
- Great Story
- Awesome Customization
- Just a great fan service game
- Questionable fighting system
- Unfair Fights
Dragonball Xenoverse is rated “T” for teen and available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Steam!