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  • Summary: Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is the first game of the Dragonball Z series to hit the next generation consoles. During each battle, find conditions to create new dramatic scenes. After the battles, watch a unique story unfold each time you play. There is also a stronger element of offence andDragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is the first game of the Dragonball Z series to hit the next generation consoles. During each battle, find conditions to create new dramatic scenes. After the battles, watch a unique story unfold each time you play. There is also a stronger element of offence and defence, due to added energy saving and fighting techniques. Competition grows with the ability to play online in both the co-op and vs. modes. During each battle, find conditions to create new scenes and watch a unique story unfold at the end of each game. Experience visuals and movement reminiscent of the anime due to Z3 shading technology and detailed effects. Increased speed of charge and release on the field, free movement around the field, and increased speed and power of attacks. Use of special skills will no longer drain energy. The lower your energy, the stronger you get, making for a possible turnaround of the battle. Each character in the game has his own "Fatal Blow". If the player successfully attacks his opponent, this would be a finishing move, but if not, it will put the player in the disadvantageous situation, and he must battle with no Fatal Blow for the rest of the battle. [Atari] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. It's nice to play a game that manages to be fun for the hardcore and casual alike. [Summer 2008, p.48]
  2. While it comes off as a tad bare-bones, Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is definitely worth getting if you're a fan, or if you just like fighting games without a great deal of depth, and the newly added online mode will keep the replay value high for quite some time.
  3. Perhaps the best Dragon Ball Z videogame to date. Even though the online mode may be thin, there isn't much else beyond the single-player experience, there's still a solid foundation here for future games to come.
  4. Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit looks nice and is easy to play. The story is nothing for newbies in the Dragonball universe, because the game gets right into it.
  5. DBZ games took a big step forward with Burst Limit's visuals, animation, and true-to-show presentation style. Unfortunately, the other aspects seem to have taken two steps back.
  6. 61
    Looks pretty good and re-creates the television show very well, but it’s a boring, repetitive, nonsensical television show. Plus, even hardcore Dragon Ball fans will be disappointed at the rather measly quantity of content.
  7. There is nothing in the game to be particularly dismayed by, nor anything that gives the sense that this could be the definitive spin-off fans and non-fans alike could get behind.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. SantiagoA.
    Oct 7, 2008
    9
    I think i liked best Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 because its more complete with characters and stuff but this isnt so bad, it could be I think i liked best Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 because its more complete with characters and stuff but this isnt so bad, it could be better but its ok. Expand
  2. AdS
    Jun 2, 2008
    9
    Great game, like a refined version of the PS2 Budokai games. The decision to remove manual powering up is a good one, the battles are much Great game, like a refined version of the PS2 Budokai games. The decision to remove manual powering up is a good one, the battles are much faster and more fluid, with the cutscenes being seamless and well made. Expand
  3. Feb 4, 2012
    9
    If you're thinking, bet this game is another great graphics, think again, it's just another budokai game, if your good at budokai games, thisIf you're thinking, bet this game is another great graphics, think again, it's just another budokai game, if your good at budokai games, this game is that, but with more.... how do i put it?..... pazzazz. it's got cut scenes where your enemy can't do anything while you give them a beat down. and in some levels, when you're being beat to a corner and you can't do anything, about to die, press R3. sometimes a friend will suprise attack your enemy..... i HIGHLY recommend you get this game

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  4. Genti33
    Jun 16, 2008
    7
    Good game but very disappointing story mode compare to the other Budokais!! number 2 and 3 were the best in Z chronicles and a long story Good game but very disappointing story mode compare to the other Budokais!! number 2 and 3 were the best in Z chronicles and a long story mode with loads of characters. Burst limit is limited in characters and stories so leaves you with completing the game in less than 2 days... However the online battle are fantastic for the exception to players quiting matches right before they die !!! how stupid! Recommend the game if you are looking for online gaming and international battles. Expand
  5. NickB.
    Jun 1, 2008
    6
    The game is really short and stops with the Broly saga. Its also a bummer that i mis a lot of characters. Its really a nice game but I The game is really short and stops with the Broly saga. Its also a bummer that i mis a lot of characters. Its really a nice game but I expected so much more from this title on the ps3 or xbox360. Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2014
    5
    Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

    Game-play:It plays just like the Budokai games of the series but it is a big step back from the DBZBT3,the game
    Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

    Game-play:It plays just like the Budokai games of the series but it is a big step back from the DBZBT3,the game have some very good combos.

    Story:The story is the normal dragon ball z story but it ends in the android saga and have very little missions it took me only 2 and half to 3 hours to complete.

    Graphics:They are good very beautiful.

    Notes:The lack of characters is something that piss me off,you should probably rent this game.
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  7. Nov 7, 2013
    2
    In my opinion this game sucks. It's basically a Budokai 2 rip-off and really needs to brush up on it's skills. The music is half-bad and theIn my opinion this game sucks. It's basically a Budokai 2 rip-off and really needs to brush up on it's skills. The music is half-bad and the controls sucks. It's basically a Mario crossover with that 2D scrolling section with 3D turning and a 1D point of view. Sucks. Expand

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