By dbz1995 3 Comments
The first thing you will notice is how the menuus feel slightly crazy and very Dragon Ball Z-zy.Looking through the modes (though all but versus are locked-it is a demo) you have a fair few of them: normal things like a Story (DRAGON BATTLE COLLECTION. HOOAH!), training, an online, and a tournament mode. However, you also have things like super battle trial, which seems to be an online ranked match but you can choose specific rules (what kind of rules, I don't know, but if they do this wrong, it could be a place for annoying characters to pwn n00bs in), and an Ultimate Customise, where you can customise items and your special attacks (I don't know how they will allow you to customise these attacks-a Kamehameha out of your feet?) for use. The first thing I did was go to the options-and it was locked. So no controls-gonna have to find out on my own. So I went onto Versus mode.
I will be VERY surprised if they do not do the Buu saga, because there are a fair few characters-41, to be exact. I pick Raditz and choose his first costume. As my opponent, who else other than Goku in Super Saiyan? It should be noted that, like the old Tenkaichi games, you can choose Super Saiyan Goku straight off the bat. A versus screen pops up.
Whilst playing a mini game where I have to guide a Nimbus to gather capsules, I get into the game. And it kicks off. I start moving around with my character. Hellfire! He is fast!
Thats all I think while beating up my opponent. The game is smooth and swift as hell. You will be doing combos exceptionally quickly, and you will normally hit hard. On the PS3, Square is quick attack, whilst Triangle is heavy within a combo and ki outside. X is dash, and O is a counter attack or power punch (however, I'm not exactly sure about this). Down on the directional button is charge, and tilting the right analog stick to a specific direction will make a Super Move (like a Kamehameha). The smoothness and power from each attack made it feel very anime-like and overall a decent experience.
However, its already fairly easy to see the biggest problem-once again, it is far too easy to spam out ridiculously powerful attacks by simply charging up and tilting the right analog stick. A problem with every Dragon Ball game so far in my opinion, and it is easier than ever to hit the opponent with three attacks and see the game change quickly in your favour. If you liked the Tenkaichi series, you will enjoy this Dragon Ball game (at least, thats what I can see from the demo), and if not, well stay away.
For a demo, I'd give it a 3/5.