Review by chrisbitm

"The latest Dragonball Z game that does not disappoint!"

1. Introduction

Dragonball Z - one of the largest gaming franchises on the market to date. The latest Dragonball Z game for the latest generation console does not disappoint. With lightning fast movements, colorful backgrounds and a unique fighting system - this game will leave you wanting to play for hours.

2. Gameplay

The gameplay for this game is intense. This game comes with a unique fighting system unlike you have never seen before. Your character (In the game), comes preloaded with his/her basic attacks. Every character in this game has his/her own unique attacks. Button mashing will not work in this game. You really have to push the buttons accordingly to 'pull off' those combos.

But, some attacks also has means for repetitiveness. Some attacks are also repetitive, if not annoying. Luckily, the fighting system itself is more unique than repetitive.

3. Story

The story itself is wonderful. A thing to understand is that the story does not match the anime series exactly as once thought. The story strays away a little to what actually happened in the manga and anime - making it unique in its own way. As I said before, it is not exact - but it is close.

4. Graphics and Sound

a. Graphics

The graphics in this game looks very nice - especially in High Definition.

If you do not have an High Definition tv, do not fret. This game looks amazing even without a High Definition tv. The text on screen may be a little blurry (Depending on the size), but it is still readable. You do not even need to squint your eyes trying to read the print unlike some other games. The characters in the game even look amazing.

If you have a High Definition tv, you will notice the difference right away. Aside from the clarity of the text, the characters' art look more clean, crisp and smooth.

b. Sound

The sound in this game gives you an adrenaline-rush, sort of speak. The background music in this game makes the game even more enjoyable.

The English dub is brilliant too, as well as the Japanese original. The raw emotion illustrated in combat and dialogue is breathtaking. As you may have assumed, you can switch between English & Japanese voices.

5. Playtime/Replay

This game will leave you playing this game for hours, guaranteed. There is so much to do in this game. Aside from the story mode, there is Survival mode & Time Attack mode. There is even a Training mode to assure that you can master the game. There are a list of achievements that you can complete as an optional objective. These achievements make the game that much more enjoyable.

6. Final Recommendation

You should buy this game. This game makes a good rental - as well as a good buy. You should rent this game first to see whether or not you like the game or not, and decide if you want this game or not. Or, on a side note, you can download the demo from XBOX live and see if you like it based on that. Not everybody likes Dragonball Z, even if they in fact enjoy fighting games. This game will not disappoint you.


Reviewer's Score: 9/10 | Originally Posted: 06/16/08

Game Release: Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (US, 06/10/08)


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