Dragon Ball FighterZ Review! Almost PERFECT? (PS4/Xbox One)

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The most legendary anime of all time hasnt always had the best games in the past. Dragon Ball FighterZ looks to change that by making the ULTIMATE fighter, but did they pull it off? Find out in my full review of Dragon Ball FighterZ!

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Dragon Ball FighterZ (Japanese: ドラゴンボール ファイターズ Hepburn: Doragon Bōru Faitāzu) is a 2.5D fighting game[3] developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, based on the Dragon Ball franchise for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. It is set to be released January 26, 2018 internationally and February 1, 2018 in Japan.

The gameplay borrows concepts from several other fighting games, primarily the Marvel vs. Capcom series’ control scheme and team mechanics. Players each select three characters to form a team. One character is controlled, and can be switched with one of the other characters at any time. Players can also call one of their other characters to perform an “Assist” move, allowing simultaneous attacks and combos with the entire team. All three of the opponent’s characters must be defeated to win the game.

The universal “Vanish” and “Dragon Rush” moves resemble the Roman Cancel system commonly found in Arc System Works games and Guilty Gear Xrd’s Dust attacks respectively, while the “Super Dash” move resembles the Homing system of Arcana Heart. Players can also “Ki Charge” to manually increase their super meter, similar to previous Dragon Ball fighting games.

The game also includes other features, such as “Come on Shenron!”, that allows players to gather the Dragon Balls one by one as the fight progresses by special moves and combos. Once all seven are assembled by a player, Shenron appears to grant a wish, and allows players to choose one among the following benefits: increasing their fighter’s strength, revive a fallen ally, recover a fighter’s health or increase resistance to damage. Another feature is the “Dramatic Finish” mode, in which if some characters win the fight against specific enemies, special cutscenes are triggered related to events from the Dragon Ball series.

Dragon Ball FighterZ features a ranking system in both its arcade mode as well as in online multiplayer, where players increase their rank with subsequent wins.


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Wonder231 says:

I want this game so bad

Jay Dee says:

It's Fighterz, not fighter Z

KusanagiMotoko100 says:

Predictable, many xenoverse kids who don't know anything about real fighting games hate on the game cause they get their asses handed to them online, Git Gud or GTFO.

KusanagiMotoko100 says:

The roster is fine, almost the same size as Street Fighter, I don't really need 1 thousand characters; that becomes annoying, mostly if you don't infinite time to learn the mechanics, 30 fighters is more than enough to make a fun fighting game.

Mr P says:

Budokai 3 is my favorite dbz game this one is fun as hell tho

Cringe Lord says:

it….it's pronounced fighter z….

Alex Bailly says:

He can’t tell the difference between Son Goten and Son Goku. What a fan…

Loren Helgeson says:

Not the biggest Dragon Ball fan, but GOOD GOD DAMN this game looks beautiful!

Son Goku says:

to be honest i dont care about z charecters anymore. after playing them on every game for the last 20 years. i want a game with only db super chareters. i want toppo and jiren and kefla. so much new charecters. 12 gods of destructions. + old charecters that are part of super as well. 17 and 18. krilin. tien. maybe not yamcha but who cares. i personaly dont care about cell anymore. dont care about fat buu. i want to see a game with a new roster compleatly.

frankin berry says:

Needs open world

LilSoonerFanInMO says:

What the fuck is Arc SOFT Works?!

Notorious 1 says:

You sounded horny when you said 9

DNAngel says:

Best fighting game ever!

TrevForPresident says:

(PS4/Xbox One/*PC) this is an amazing port and I love having my games on PC when possible. Great review otherwise.

JLYND YT says:

How much is this on Xbox?

André Vila Franca says:

We should get much more characters, deeper mechanics and being able to transform during the fights, changing the character's moveset. I hope they incorporate all of this for free. I don't want to have to pay more for new characters, etc.
Aesthetically the game is gorgeous. A TENKAICHI 4 with these aesthetics would be perfect.

gamrage says:

This is an amazing review!! The nostalgia hits hard!!

TEK2yuhDOME says:

great review wish you showed more vegeta. ;_;

Sean C says:

From everything I've seen so far this game is like the ultimate evolution of straight-up DBZ fighters. Back in the day with Super Butōden on the SNES is where it really started strong; then on the PSX with GT Final Bout, and later with Budokai (specifically 3). After that they moved too far toward the whole 3d battleground idea, giving us a behind-the-character view for fights and honestly ruining a lot of the fun. Budokai Tenkaichi was a massive letdown, and even the more recent Xenoverse games really weren't all that great once you get past the coolness of building a custom character…Xenoverse 2 made a lot of improvements, but still…

FighterZ looks to be exactly the kind of DBZ game I've been missing 😀

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