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  • Summary: Combining action, fighting and light role-playing game elements, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 sends players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series. The game takes the acrobatic and intense 3D flying and fighting dynamic made popular in the first game and takes it to a new level with over 100 playable characters, 15 vast and vibrant 3D destructible environments, and nine different game modes, including intense single and multiplayer battles. Team up with Z-Warriors to complete exciting missions, ripped right from the TV show (the player can play with two warriors while in battle, and can switch warriors during the battle). Over 100 DBZ warriors, including many that have never been seen in previous DBZ games. Improved camera system, explosive environmental damage, and in-game transformations. The complete DBZ mythology, from Dragon Ball To Dragon Ball GT. Post customizable character codes to the Internet. [Atari] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. A Dragon Ball Z fan’s dream come true. The game boasts a incredibly large roster of fighters hearkening from every obscure movie and saga in the series.
  2. This is without a doubt the most fun DBZ game ever. Not only is it the only DBZ game that really recaptures the feel of the anime, but it is fun to play for DBZ fans and non-fans alike. The Wii controls are amazing when you get past the rough learning curve.
  3. This game is so solid that it will almost definitely convert a few more gamers into DBZ fans.
  4. After you wave the Wii remote and nunchuk to unleash Goku's Spirit Bomb attack, I guarantee you won't want to go back to hitting a simple button combination. [jan. 2007, p.112]
  5. Any DBZ fan’s dream game. With nearly any DBZ character that a fan could ask for, a deeper fighting game, a long (if shallow) story mode, an improved Z Battle mode, better graphics, and an overall improved game, there isn’t much to complain about.
  6. Burdened by clumsy controls and predictable artificial intelligence, Tenkaichi 2 is a game that can be loved only by forgiving DBZ fans.
  7. Its nicely cel-shaded characters pull off impressively over-baked attack combos in colourful stages, but it lacks balance and plays with no subtlety. [Mar 2007, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aslan
    Apr 3, 2007
    Para seguidores de la serie, y para buscadores de un buen juego de lucha, es altamente recomendable. El hecho de incluir la posibilidad de poder jugar con el mando clásico o con el control de GameCube (además de, por supuesto, el wiimote) aumentan la posibilidad de adaptación a un sistema de control u otro. Los elementos desbloqueables auguran una larga vida al título, y los gráficos cumplen a la perfección (esas manos, no obstante, dejan que desear). Si alguien duda si conseguirlo o no, que deje de hacerlo: invitad a unos amigos, y a competir con vuestro personaje favorito. Collapse
  2. AndrewB.
    Jan 13, 2007
    DBZBT2 for the Wii is by far the greatest game in the series, and the Budokai series has been nothing but fun from the beginning. Many of the professional reviewers wrote tomes about how the Wii controls were overly cumbersome and detracted from the game experience. What many of them failed to note is that this game can be played with either classic controllers or your old game cube controllers! The Wii controls go a long way into pulling you into the fight if you allow yourself to get used to them and enjoy them. There's something magical about pulling back and kamehameha-ing your buddies in the face. If you Expand
  3. WiiMan
    Jan 31, 2007
    Best DBZ ever. Once past the learning curve it is just like the anime. Fantastic Wii controls.
  4. IanI.
    Jan 29, 2007
    This game is surprisingly decent for a DBZ game on the Wii (Though Super DBZ was good too). It doesn't push the genre or anything, but for hardcore DBZ fans that don't mind learning the overly complex controls to do moves that are relatively simple on the other versions it is by far only worth buying on the Wii. I would almost suggest it to non DBZ fans. Expand
  5. BryanM.
    Nov 27, 2007
    What do you mean complicated? this game is not that complicated at all! the only move that is hard is the kamama! this is a great game! this is good for both DBZ fans and none. this trully is a great game for the WII. but it comes short because it does get boring after you beat it. but hey it was worth the $40 price for it. And one more thing I have heard more anoying charater voices in the menu then this game. like Narto for the WII talk about anoying! Expand
  6. SamP.
    Nov 5, 2007
    This game was a lot of fun while it lasted - and that was when I unlocked all the characters. It's a shame as this game lacks a "pick-up-and-play" style that allows for multiplayer to extend it's lifespan. Still, performing a Kamehameha is never going to be any more than it is in this game. Expand
  7. Jan
    Mar 31, 2007
    In my opinion this DBZ stuff is just getting older and older and since the only real new thing in this game, the Wii control style, sadly is a bit too complicated for casual gamers, this game will most likely leave you alone in front of your TV and doesn't earn an overall 10 for sure. 5/10 from me to bring the balance back in here. Expand

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