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  • Summary: Dragon Ball Z fans can rest assured that the destructible environment, and character trademark attacks and transformations will be true to the series. These include signature Pursuit Attacks which enable players to initiate attack combo strings, juggling your opponent in a string ofDragon Ball Z fans can rest assured that the destructible environment, and character trademark attacks and transformations will be true to the series. These include signature Pursuit Attacks which enable players to initiate attack combo strings, juggling your opponent in a string of devastating strikes throughout the environment. Additionally, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 will sport the new Raging Soul System which enables characters to reach a special state, increasing their combat abilities to the ultimate level. Sporting more than 90 characters, 20 of which are brand new to the Raging Blast series, new modes, and additional environmental effects, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 is the next evolution in the home console series. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. Dec 21, 2010
    76
    There is a lot to do and a lot to unlock - although it all boils down to different ways to frame fighting.
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    67
    But if I were a fan, I'd enjoy it a bit more because it does feel like an authentic, quality (relatively speaking) Dragon Ball experience.
  3. 60
    The Dragon Ball series has been trying to peddle long range, multi-tiered combat for quite some time now and it never seems to pull it off. The controls and combos in Raging Blast 2 can be fiddly at the best of times and fights can become decidedly one-sided which is annoying, even when it's in your favour.
  4. 60
    Very little new to see here. [Feb 2011, p.97]
  5. 55
    All in all, Raging Blast 2 aims low and hits the mark for lovers of Goku, Vegeta, and the rest, but those looking for a great fighter won't have their wish granted this time. [Jan 2011, p.73]
  6. Jan 7, 2011
    55
    Dear developers, follow DragonballZ: Budokai 3's example and try to design a game, which is able to hold a candle to the last-mentioned. This will probably increase the sales as well as the number of the fans of the series.
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    33
    It's obvious this $60 piece of fanservice was meant to sway old and new DBZ junkies into a purchase, but as the entire game feels more like an expansion pack or a cheap cash-in attempt, there's nothing here to recommend over importing some of the more polished 2-D sprite fighters or at the very least checking out Budokai on the PlayStation 2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 2, 2012
    10
    FunFun Game................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    9
    This game really takes what you expect from the DBZ universe and puts it in a game. The fighting sequences are incredible and the action isThis game really takes what you expect from the DBZ universe and puts it in a game. The fighting sequences are incredible and the action is simple enough to get in on the action but advanced controls are so compelling you can really separate the men from the boys. The game is lacking GT and regular Dragonball characters but the game is still fun from the get-go. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 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 "shallowDragonball 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
  4. Feb 14, 2015
    7
    Ok, so this gmae gets a lot of hate while the budokai tenkaichi series get praised to high heaven. I havn't played any of the BT games but IOk, so this gmae gets a lot of hate while the budokai tenkaichi series get praised to high heaven. I havn't played any of the BT games but I know for a fact that Raging blast 2 does not deserve all the hate. The game has a good vareity of characters to pick from and all of them play a little differently, with unqiue signiture moves and supers. The lack of story mode doesn't really bother me because it'll basically be the same story we've had in every other DBZ game.

    Over all, the game is good and meant to be played in small doses. The fighting system is good, the characters look good and the gameplay modes are good. Nothing is spectacular but the game is still fun to play.
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  5. Nov 5, 2010
    7
    This game has the most value if you were a big fan of the anime at any point in your life. The battles retain the intensity and over-the-topThis game has the most value if you were a big fan of the anime at any point in your life. The battles retain the intensity and over-the-top nature of the battles from the show without the 3 episodes of filler in which the dueling fighters take turns swapping threatening monologues. The mechanics are not perfect, but the fighting and destruction effects are true to the show aka you can warp behind an opponent's limp body and slam him into a mountain or building and then obliterate him with an energy blast. The controls are simple, the fighting is fast paced, and if you can get past the fact that the game is not as tightly balanced as Tekken or Street Fighter then you will definitely find something to enjoy. Expand
  6. Mar 26, 2013
    6
    ....okay wait a minute. In Kid Gohan's Galaxy Mode from Raging Blast 2, I have to fight both Future and Ultimate Gohan in HARD difficulty in a....okay wait a minute. In Kid Gohan's Galaxy Mode from Raging Blast 2, I have to fight both Future and Ultimate Gohan in HARD difficulty in a Near Death Health Bar (one hit and your dead).....ummm, how am I suppose to dodge this? Well this truly wonderful, what a great game this is. *sarcasm* Alright, I will admit that this isn't such a terrible DBZ game, but I was expecting A LOT of great things from it. Sadly this wasn't at all what I was hoping for. DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the best DBZ fighter's I've ever played in my opinion, but after the years of hoping for Budokai Tenkaichi 4, every year there is a DBZ game that just can't over-shadow it. Raging Blast 2 surprised me that more characters were finally put in, but this game doesn't have the Story Mode, instead its the Galaxy Mode where random challenges come around and most of them are IMPOSSIBLE to beat. Honestly, I cannot handle it much longer. The battle modes and characters were pretty cool even though Tenkaichi 3 has more than this, but the challenge to the Galaxy Mode is just too complicated to me, as well as not putting in a Story Mode. But this game is NOWHERE as terrible to something like DBZ Kinect. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2012
    6
    Yeah...I tried liking this game, I really tried. The combat is hard to master, the music keeps repeating, but the only good part of this gameYeah...I tried liking this game, I really tried. The combat is hard to master, the music keeps repeating, but the only good part of this game is that Hatchiyack from the OVA finally makes an appearance. That only makes me keep this game. That's all I could say. If you're a true DBZ game I say go ahead and purchase this game. Eventually you may figure out the fighting controls better than me. Expand

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