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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 78 Ratings

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  1. Nov 24, 2011
    6
    The tie-in dedicated to Goku and co. have been many, many more will surely be the products over the years, but it seems so difficult to accept gameplay systems are ever more simple and "driven" to make the whole gaming experience poor interest. The new work of Spike is only recommended to all fans of the series that can not help but experience the most historic battles that have seen theThe tie-in dedicated to Goku and co. have been many, many more will surely be the products over the years, but it seems so difficult to accept gameplay systems are ever more simple and "driven" to make the whole gaming experience poor interest. The new work of Spike is only recommended to all fans of the series that can not help but experience the most historic battles that have seen the animated TV series, but not all those who are looking for a fresh and varied, as this new chapter is repetitive and boring to exciting fights recently, undermined by a technical realization identical to Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 and a very low level of difficulty. Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Ultimate is the classic tie-in Annual , packed with too much haste and superficiality, where the most demanding fans no doubt would prefer to wait to receive a title as it should. To save the entire production from the rejection we think the graphics produced in a more than good and above average longevity, but interesting enough to make the title? http://www.4news.it/9788-recensione-dragon-ball-z-ultimate-tenkaichi.php Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    7
    Nice animation and graphics as well as action sequences, however it all becomes just too repetitive after 4 hours of gameplay, same animation flow no matter what character you choose. The fights are just too automated, imagine god of war button sequences on screen. The create a character is a very nice addition although somewhat limited in options. Would be nice to expand this idea in theNice animation and graphics as well as action sequences, however it all becomes just too repetitive after 4 hours of gameplay, same animation flow no matter what character you choose. The fights are just too automated, imagine god of war button sequences on screen. The create a character is a very nice addition although somewhat limited in options. Would be nice to expand this idea in the future. Cast should be with more characters. Expand
  3. Jun 10, 2012
    5
    I grew up with Dragonball and Dragonball Z and since it's fighting game debut on the PlayStation 2, I have always been a fan of their games, but to be honest, those games weren't always the best. It wasn't until a few years later that we started to see truly good games.

    Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is a good looking game, maybe one of the current best looking games to date. They have
    I grew up with Dragonball and Dragonball Z and since it's fighting game debut on the PlayStation 2, I have always been a fan of their games, but to be honest, those games weren't always the best. It wasn't until a few years later that we started to see truly good games.

    Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is a good looking game, maybe one of the current best looking games to date. They have the character designs and models spot on, but there is a lot more to a game then just looking good.

    The music is pretty redundant. You'll hear the same Dragonball Z stylized music over and over again throughout the entire game. Would it have had really killed them to do some new, original music to the mix of the standard fare?

    The "Budokai" series of fighting games offers a fantastic mix of fighter variety and immersive game play all thrown into a wonderful 3D environment. There is nothing more satisfying then throwing an enemy and slamming them into mountain tops of throwing them into oceans. Unfortunately Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi offers almost none of that.

    Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi offers players an oversimplified combat engine that ends up boiling down to a game of rock paper scissors. You end up seeing the same attacks and moves over and over and over again. A lot of times characters and enemies are nothing more then re-modeled clones of other fighters, all with the same recycled move sets.

    The game tried to boast "fully destructible" environments, but it's pretty much a bold faced lie. The only time you are going to see any sort of environment destruction is when you perform some sort of super move and that's it. What happened to being able to throw people into mountains and slamming them into the ground? It's an important part of the Dragonball Z franchise and they completely ignored it.

    The boss fights are just jokes, instead of acting like a fighting game, which is what Ultimate Tenkaichi is, most of the boss fights are nothing more then "God of War" style fights, requiring you to press buttons in a quick series of sequences. Some of the fights are really annoying and frustrating just because of the poor hit detection and button sequences and it leaves me wishing they would have thrown it out.

    There's another problem I have with the game and it is it's often pointless and boring flying sequences. When you are being pursued, you have to try and "stay ahead" of the enemy, if you don't, often you can get hurt or even "fail" the event, forcing you to start over. What is even more annoying is often times fights are linked with the flying sequences, if you fail one or the other, you have to start the entire event over again. There's no reason why they had to add this in and it isn't fun.

    One thing they got spot on was how long winded the Dragonball Z franchise was. You are going to spend a lot of times listening to a lot of boring, stupid banter, what is even worse is, they don't even follow the actual conversations from the anime, a lot of times what they say was never part of the original conversation, it seems the developers took a creative role in this. One of my biggest disappointments was how few OVAs (original video animations) were actually in the game. The first chapter or so before the game goes to the Namek Saga, there are a ton of brand new OVAs to compliment the game, it seems right after the first chapter someone got lazy, because after that, any OVAs are very few and far between. Ultimate Tenkaichi offers what is called a "Hero Mode", where you can "design" your own character to play part if the history of Dragonball Z. If you call being able to pick from a very limited selection of customizing options, all built around playing as a Saiyan, then you hit the nail right on the head. I felt like they could have done so much more with the idea of a customized hero creator and instead they just got really lazy with it. All in all, this is a really sub-par fighting game that ends up relying more on a terrible rock, paper, scissors style of game play then an actual fighting game. The developers had some really great ideas and if they would have actually tried, this game would have been awesome.

    Currently, this game still retails for about $50.00 or $60.00 in stores and I'd advise anyone who loves Dragonball Z or good fighting games to instead spend $20.00 and pick up a copy of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, you'll be glad you did.
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  4. Jun 18, 2012
    7
    Dragon Ball Ultimate Tenkaichi is a fine fighting game that has somewhat improved from previous games. The new fighting mechanism is more user friendly and faster to learn. Separating Ki from super attacks was a good move, since now you actually have to do some basic ki attacks and melee fighting to be able to use them. Having to change from melee to blast range made the game moreDragon Ball Ultimate Tenkaichi is a fine fighting game that has somewhat improved from previous games. The new fighting mechanism is more user friendly and faster to learn. Separating Ki from super attacks was a good move, since now you actually have to do some basic ki attacks and melee fighting to be able to use them. Having to change from melee to blast range made the game more realistic, since you wont be waving your fists at an enemy who is far away. Ultimate Tenkaichi's biggest problem was at how it was trying to look like an animation in the story mode. Most of the fights couldn''t even be properly started when a cut scene suddenly interrupted you... Multiple times per fight.

    Still, Ultimate Tenkaichi looked good, felt good and was good. A must buy for any Dragon Ball fan.
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  5. Oct 7, 2012
    6
    Ultimate Tenkaichi is a innovative new experience of the Dragon Ball series. It has a new battle system, which has the DBZ's explosive fights, but it's really repetitive after a time. I don't see it good that the battles are about, that you make a combo and then you see a movie, where your character hits always the same way the other character. This turns out obnoxious after a time. TheUltimate Tenkaichi is a innovative new experience of the Dragon Ball series. It has a new battle system, which has the DBZ's explosive fights, but it's really repetitive after a time. I don't see it good that the battles are about, that you make a combo and then you see a movie, where your character hits always the same way the other character. This turns out obnoxious after a time. The new Hero Mode is great, you can make your own character, give him superopowers and make him a super saiyan! You can battle online with your character. The graphics are sure amazing compared to other games, but they are minimized thanks that in battles you don't have freedom to do your own specific combos and movements. This game would have been the best game if the battle system wasn't so bad. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2013
    7
    This game is Awesome because they mixed budikia and tenkaichi game styles nicely but the Boss battles are Retarded. Hero mode is dream come true for a dbz nerd but the Great Apes are impossible to beat and makes Hero mode pointless. If I ever come across the person that designed the boss battles I will stab them in the taint.
  7. Oct 4, 2012
    6
    Worth playing, but fights are too much the same and take too long. A great part of the fights is decided by coincidence rather that ability. The good thing is, button mashing will get you nowhere, but the possibilities of actions you have are very limited. There are long loading screens even for 5-second videos. Also I found it strange that you can select nearly every character from the start.
  8. Jun 6, 2015
    7
    The execution of attacks is dull, but its accesibility compared to the Budokai Tenkaichi makes it a bit more easier to get into, the Story mode is the best one i played so far with a lot of detail, and the Hero mode is a neat idea. However, this is poorly executed thanks to the awful customization and the game, due to its simplicity, its a bit shallow. But overall it can be very entertaining
  9. Nov 20, 2013
    5
    Es el mejor juego de Playstation 3 sobre Dragón Ball, pero a su vez confirma un hecho, en esta generación todos los juegos basados en la obra de Akira Toriyama son una basura, no sirven para nada, jamás se compararán a la sagas Budokai y Tenkaichi, ni punto de comparación, me esperaba algo mas comestible, es decepcionante, combates sosos y repetitivos, es siempre mas de lo mismo, pareceEs el mejor juego de Playstation 3 sobre Dragón Ball, pero a su vez confirma un hecho, en esta generación todos los juegos basados en la obra de Akira Toriyama son una basura, no sirven para nada, jamás se compararán a la sagas Budokai y Tenkaichi, ni punto de comparación, me esperaba algo mas comestible, es decepcionante, combates sosos y repetitivos, es siempre mas de lo mismo, parece que no luchas tu, si no la IA, es penoso que saquen un juego como este a estas alturas, simplemente horrible, no lo recomiendo para nada, el mismo día que lo compre, después de jugarlo mas de 2 horas...lo devolví porque no merece la pena gastar un euro en esta cosa. Expand
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58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Dec 3, 2012
    70
    At the end of the day, Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is an interesting game that provides plenty of fan service. If you have never played the series before, you might be confused by the over the top battles that for me is reminiscent of the excellent TV series Monkey Magic. Unfortunately like most Dragonball Z games, Ultimate Tenkaichi is a little like rock paper scissors when it comes to combat that focuses more on luck opposed to skill. Nonetheless, it's a fun romp through the Dragonball Z universe!
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    65
    In the end, I found myself sticking to the story mode more than anything (which was short, but decent enough), but I just couldn't get into the game. I have to commend Spike on replicating the look of the anime, but I felt I was left with a shallow experience. Hardcore DBZ fans will probably find it the game worth it and battling fellow fans online might be a good way to pass the time.
  3. Dec 28, 2011
    50
    Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is a beautiful-looking game on the outside but downright ugly on the inside.