If there ever was a good match, it’s the combination of the Dragon Ball franchise and the fighting genre. It doesn’t come as a surprise then that Arc System Works and Bandai Namco joined forces and released a new game called Dragon Ball FighterZ. It’s hard to find a media that has this anime as a theme that was bad, and we are glad that the newest addition is another huge success.
The Story Mode Is There, but…
It’s only natural that we first tested the Story mode. And the plot goes like this – you wake up as Goku only to soon realize you are not him, but just a guy residing in his body. That’s not the biggest problem because the end of the world is near. That is why you have to react and move from one warrior’s body to another to save the universe.
The premise is crazy and exciting enough for anime lovers. However, the story mode itself is not the best part of the game. The opponents are far too weak, and the hassle lasts for hours. During that time, you can’t choose the fighters, but you need to fight with those that are given to you. The good news is that things get much better once you try other modes.
Spectacular Battles in the Dragon Ball World
It is evident that the developers of Dragon Ball FighterZ carefully watched the anime TV series. The visuals are phenomenal, and the level of detail is impressive. You could say that this is a 2.5D brawler. That means only your perspective stays the same, but all action occurs in 3D. While you are on the battlefield, you will destroy the environment and maybe even throw your opponent to an entirely different stage. Massive explosions and a wide range of attacks result in spectacular battles occurring on your screen.
We can’t forget the audio either. The lovers of the anime show will recognize some of the sounds which are copied from the series. Unfortunately, the voice acting in English feels a bit inadequate, but if you appreciate the original anime, you will be glad to know that the Japanese voiceover is of top quality.
You will choose three members of your team for every battle. The roster of available fighters is broad, and the choice won’t be easy. During the fights, you can switch back and forth the characters as you please (as long as they are not dead). As for the game modes, we discussed the central Story, but there are several others available, too. The classic Arcade sees you fighting numerous opponents while the difficulty is continually increasing. But the real fun lies in the multiplayer modes. Public and private tournaments and matches for leaderboards are only part of the fun. Keep in mind that experience means a lot and you will need a lot of practice to take on those that have been playing the game for long.