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  • Summary: The game follows the Saiyan Saga of the original DBZ story starting from the World Tournament and Goku's triumphant defeat of Piccolo. Players take the role of Goku and travel the DBZ universe from jungle to Snow Mountain on their quest to victory. Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans features a host of original features which will be sure to thrill fans, such as brand new gameplay, unique game modes, fun side quests and content never before seen in either the anime or manga series. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
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  1. It's worth a look if you're wanting a good game; it's a must buy if you're a fan of the genre or series.
  2. Clearly one of the best translations to a game from Akira Toriyama's classic manga that we've seen.
  3. Attack of the Saiyans is not necessarily just for hardcore DBZ fans. If you're into Japanese RPGs, and if you don't mind a slow, tedious beginning (and seriously, the first ninety minutes are very weak), then Attack of the Saiyans can be an extremely charming, loud, and violent fairy tale.
  4. The last installment of Dragon Ball in the portable market is a notorious RPG game of classic style... maybe too classic for the times.
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    Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans isn't the most impressive of RPG's, but the high pace and visual style of the battles makes up for what it lacks. This typical RPG with a Dragon Ball coating will probably appeal most to the fans of the series.
  6. If anything, this game serves as the perfect introduction to the Dragon Ball Z universe so those who always wanted to jump on the Goku bandwagon will find a lot to like about this game.
  7. Despite the complaints, Attack of the Saiyans is still a decent RPG adventure, particularly for those who are new to the genre and could use a good entry point. But for fans of both Dragon Ball Z and RPGs in general, there are many other titles on both fronts that are more worthy of their time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. AlexanderO'S
    Dec 19, 2009
    The best DBZ game I have ever played. True to the story and the gameplay is solid and based on mathmatics and not chance. I got a solid 24 hours of gameplay out of it and I still want more. A MUST HAVE if you have ever tried any other DBZ game. Expand
  2. BobS
    Nov 27, 2009
    OMFG This game is legendary, I am a super sayian. Punch punch kick boom!
  3. ThomasN
    Dec 26, 2009
    I loved the game hope they continue to make DBZ games like this. All other Dbz games for handheld's were just terrible. This is Finally the right game for DBZ for handheld's. Just wish it was a bit longer. Expand
  4. DeeZ
    Nov 14, 2009
    A great old school RPG and simply the best Dragon Ball Z game ever made. A notch above Legacy of Goku 2.
  5. TobyS
    Jan 4, 2010
    This game is brilliant, best dragonball z game ever made, if I could give it a 9.5 I would, but not a 10
  6. Jan 15, 2013
    I liked this game because Dragon Ball Z is new in this style of game and the result was good.
    The characters are very interesting: Goku,
    Yamcha, Krilin!!! also Ten, Piccolo and Gohan Expand
  7. Jan 17, 2013
    A brilliant game- following the basics of RPG's faithfully following the series main story. While it doesn't add anything to the established series nor is innovative in game play mechanics- it is a game made specifically for fans of the series. So don't go expecting one of the greatest games ever made. Expand

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