Day 1 Studios (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
|Publisher(s)||Namco, Atari, Bandai|
|Platform(s)||Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3|
Dragonball Z: Burst Limt Edit
DBZ:BL is the first game of it's kind released on the Xbox 360, as well as the Playstation 3. DBZ Saga's does not count cos it was just unforgivably awful...so I've heard. Quiet now.
The game is of your standard fighting genre and sports 21 playable characters (which is completely ridiculous considering it's the first game for the Xbox systems), and those characters can also be used as back-up team helpers, though if chosen as your main fighters back-up, the player has no control over them.
It covers the Saiyan Saga, through to the Cell Saga and yet it's depiction of the storylines isn't that great if you're a newcomer to the series. Also it's a crime in my opinion, that they couldn't be bothered to add the Buu Saga, it's the last one of DBZ. Not much is explained, so if you're expecting to pick up the game and learn about the Sagas of DBZ then....well you got your hopes up for nothing. It also skips key moments, like Trunks arrival or maybe I simply blinked and missed that whole part.
The actual gameplay is extremely simple and it's rare that even someone new to fighting games, well DBZ ones anyway, would find it difficult to beat their CPU opponents. The moves are easy to pull off, and there is a handy tutorial guide. Also it has a great variety for it's difficulty settings.
The scenery is not destructible and there's not much off it to roam. The attacks are impressive, albeit as mentioned easy to pull of once you've done it once. The Ultimate Moves are quite impressive as well and are always fun to pull off.The graphics are clear and sharp and the cutscene where Goku fights Vegeta in the Saiyan Saga at the end is very entertaining and well done.
The dialogue is voiced by the actual anime english Voice Actors, with the exception of Cell, who is voiced by an aristocratic pedobear in his Perfect Form. Also the constant use of 'Darn It' is enough to wain on even the most mild mannered of fans/players. I swear to god if Freeza/Trunks whimpers darn it after I've destroyed them and half a chunk of Namek once more time...I'll put off my Xbox 360. Thank goodness for the Japanese option.
Overall I'd still reccommend picking this game up if you have either consoles and are a fan, it's a way of passing the time or for me personally it's nice to play any fighting game on the Xbox (about damn time). Hopefully the game comicng will have improved greatly and be packed with a lot more, to suit fans of different areas and aspects of the anime.