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6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 25 out of 40
  2. Negative: 7 out of 40

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  1. Nov 7, 2010
    9
    Its a refinded experience, not more nothing less, the combat has changed a lot from RB1 making it feel like you have to learn it all again, it has a steep learning curve, this game is for Hardcore DBZ fans, again no GT BUT all the characters are balanced, online is MUCH improved, if some1 leaves a game they get penalised for it! The graphics are very nice, music is so so, the theme song rocks! The combat is face paced and its the deepest anime fighter out there! new characters are nice GT would of been nice but SS4 goku would be way overpowered, the Anime included is nice but NO DUB :( the jap is fine but i prefer english. Galaxy mode is a nice addition, be warned there is no story mode, like a summary but there are loads of characters to choose from, im hoping RB3 will include everything next year! Great game otherwise! Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2010
    9
    Dragonball raging blast 2 is a fighting game based on the dragonball anime series. Many peoples' main knock against this game is it's "shallow fighting system". I totally and blatantly disagree. It is such a deep fighting game that I feel that its' steep learning curve makes it appear shallow. You have so many options in this game. Ya, sure it may not be the kind of deep traditional fighters are in a way where you have to memorize strings and strings of buttons in order to pull off the best combos, but this doesn't necessarily mean it isn't deep. If one goes throught the tutorials one will learn that the fighting mechanics are in deed very very deep if you take the time to learn them and realize this isn't a traditional fighter. There are so many subtleties and options you have in fight , that I am really bothered by the fact that this game's fighting system is considered shallow especially when you take into consideration the range of movement you have compared to a traditional fighter like tekken or street fighter. It's just as deep, ujust in a different way. In order to make a fighter that shows off what a dbz character can do, certain elements are a necessity. The online is great, there are good game modes, and most importantly, the customization of characters' moves before a fight is great. Two ss1 gokus can fight each other and be totally different. The onle real negative I have to say is the story mode is kind of weak in that there are no cut scenes or anything, but they do offer quite a bit of variety in the types of fights you must do. Underrated game that I know will continue to be underrated. All in all, if you give it a chance, I fully believe you will be happy you took the time to try it out. I haven't met one person who played the game and didn't like it. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2010
    9
    First off, playability, freaking awesome! Online is great or sitting at home with buddies or alone, endless hours of fun. Story, is completely missing though and rather dissapointing, but aside from that, the game makes up for it in every area. It has a kick ass sound track, great anime and good fighting mechs. great buy
  4. Apr 7, 2011
    9
    I definitely cannot agree with protidez sorry but I have too many disagreements. first of all, the GT series is very complicated to engineer due to increased quality and an entirely new saga, plus the GT series was actually hated by many of the dbz fans. SS4 goku, vegeta, and gogeta were the only awesome characters, which, as Sengoku-Stocko mentioned, would create too many problems with power-balance. The only console game that i can think of better than this is DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3, which actually did have a lot of gameplay modes and GT characters. The only fault i find in this game that Tenkaichi 3 had is the story. Raging Blast 2 features Galaxy mode instead of a story mode. I don't like it cuz all it really offered was challenges which i easily beat, but that is just my preference. Maybe they thought some people get annoyed reliving the story, i don't know, I'm not one of the programmers. But seriously fans, this game is enjoyable and don't give the designers much trouble cuz you have no idea how much work and time is put into games like this(not to mention money). Expand
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. A deep 3D fighter. [Feb 2011, p.114]
  2. Jan 13, 2011
    60
    Besides having a somewhat basic fighting mechanic, its big problem is a bad camera, and it is something that can not be overlooked. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is just for fans of the series.
  3. Jan 12, 2011
    60
    It doesn't change its gameplay style towards something more deep and balanced and, ultimately, it does not add really new features. But Dragon Ball fans will enjoy it a lot, and also those who like the series and have not tried a Dragon Ball game for some time.