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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 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. In spite of cries that the series has grown too large (and in all honesty, the franchise is at risk of making greedy plumber Mario jealous), Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is a fine example of a fighter with exciting graphics, fantastic sound and enough innovation to keep things interesting.
  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. Bouts also feel genuinely three dimensional. [Aug 2008, p.81]
  5. Damn, it looks good. [Sept 2008, p.104]
  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. Another problem that is baffling is that there are fewer characters available for the versus and online play match types than there were in the last game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Feb 4, 2012
    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, 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

  2. May 30, 2014
    Good looking continuation on a budokai style of gameplay, good graphics, good combo/battle system.
    Pretty mutch everything fans love, BUT a
    very short story mode and serious luck of content and characters.
    If not huge love for chalanging battle it would be 5.9. but as it was fun it deserves what it gets.
  3. Oct 24, 2011
    Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit isn't an awesome game but offers a few hours of pure fun and this is a big positive point of this game,but unfortunately it has several major flaws and for that reason I think is a good game but not great!!!!! Expand
  4. Jun 3, 2011
    Its a huge step backwards from Budokai Tenkaichi 3, if you still have your PS2, you might want go play Budokai instead, its much better.
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    The story was very short compared to other DBZ game i played, but the offline multiplayer was enjoyable. There were better DBZ in my opinion so i must give it a 6. The lack of characters was a weak point also. Expand
  6. Jan 15, 2013
    A good game of Dragon Ball Z, the same style of the other but the others have MORE, MORE and MORE characters!! This game does not have the Buu Saga, the online is not very good and the game doesn`t have trophies Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2013
    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 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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