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  • Summary: Interactive and destructible environments bring a new layer of intensity to the battle stages featured in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast. Smash opponents into rocks to increase their damage count and gain the upper hand in battles. Featuring the series’ trademark combat style, the game hosts aInteractive and destructible environments bring a new layer of intensity to the battle stages featured in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast. Smash opponents into rocks to increase their damage count and gain the upper hand in battles. Featuring the series’ trademark combat style, the game hosts a variety of the most popular characters taken from the series, all of which have enhanced features such as facial expressions for a deeper level of immersion into the Dragon Ball universe. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast boasts superior graphics that enhance the sense of the characters’ speed and power. In addition to classic signature moves, characters also benefit from a new "Super Rising" move which allows more variety in the battle stages and lets players explore new areas of the Dragon Ball universe. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
  1. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast manages to recreate with great fidelity Dragon Ball's anime series. The great richness of characters, modes and other contents makes it the best game in the series, absolutely suggested to all Toriyama fans, but not only: it's a good fighting game suited also for every lover of this genre.
  2. 73
    Simply put Dragon Ball Raging Blast is a game for fans of the long running anime series. Its does its job not perfectly, but well. The game does make you feel like super saiyan at times, and then turns around and makes you feel like a green blooded Namek instead.
  3. Everyone with a soft spot for Dragon Ball Z will embrace the video game. It's not the most complete Dragon Ball game ever, but it does feature all the big characters and storylines you'll remember of the Z universe. The camera is very sloppy and will cause quite a bit of frustration, the music is pretty annoying and last but not least: the game hardly does anything new (again!). Although Dragon Ball: Raging Blast isn't great, it still is entertaining enough to ensure many hours of fun.
  4. Sure, all the great characters are present and there are enough extras to keep fans wanting to jump into a tournament but the gameplay just falls flat to make the battles too awkward. There have been great Dragon Ball games before but, sadly, this one does not qualify.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    60
    Perfect for quick blasts of fun. [Jan 2010, p.112]
  6. While Raging Blast has a likable presentation and lots of options, the stale fighting and infuriating camera are hard to ignore.
  7. The online mode is there as it is with nearly every fighting game to come out in the last five years and it serves its purpose just dandy. Unfortunately, the broken gameplay immediately removes any gold starz DBZ would have eared for online functionality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. McGillL
    Nov 18, 2009
    9
    This game was just plain fun, and I have owned Street Fighter 4, Teken 6, and Soul Caliber 4. It really feels like the show, with lots of This game was just plain fun, and I have owned Street Fighter 4, Teken 6, and Soul Caliber 4. It really feels like the show, with lots of replayibility and more characters than the average fighting game. The online is lag free, the story mode is long (But doesn't tell the story well), and you can pick it up and play it, while leaving lots of room for improvment. This game is a lot better than Burst Limit, and I enjoy playing this with my friends more than Street Fighter 4. Why? Because the World Tournament mode is awsome, the 3-D arenas with destrtibale objects is awesome, and this game is awesome! Gameplay: 9 / 10 Music : 10 / 10 (I didn't expect this much guitar) Multiplayer: 9/10 Replayability: 8.5/10 Fun : 9 / 10 Collapse
  2. JEZNah
    Dec 4, 2009
    8
    This game has some things that are nice some are not. First, good things: story mode pretty nice, graphics excellent, battle is pretty This game has some things that are nice some are not. First, good things: story mode pretty nice, graphics excellent, battle is pretty challenging and sooo hard to beat up (nice) ; Bad things: Can´t unlock camera (its always pointing to the enemy, hate that), when you lose a battle and battle is over sometimes if the character is charging you still have to wait until he finishes and then is game over, can´t put on a started game restart level or fight, it takes to long to transfome and to change character. I think thats all. Expand
  3. pierpara
    Jan 19, 2010
    8
    Seriously this game is not the best ever but giving it a 57 is totally stupid... Of course the camera is a little bit hard at beginning but Seriously this game is not the best ever but giving it a 57 is totally stupid... Of course the camera is a little bit hard at beginning but with time you know how it works... But there's a lot of characters, customisation, story. Seriously A good game which is a good 8 Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2015
    5
    The game is rich of content but still succumbs to the knees of other great fighting games. The system isn't the most balanced and the cameraThe game is rich of content but still succumbs to the knees of other great fighting games. The system isn't the most balanced and the camera will certainly become a nuisance at times. Expand
  5. Dec 5, 2013
    3
    As much as I love Dragon ball this game just did not do it for me, whilst the game in itself isn't necessarily bad, intricate fightingAs much as I love Dragon ball this game just did not do it for me, whilst the game in itself isn't necessarily bad, intricate fighting controls with some cool animation, in my opinion it lacks replay-ability I got rapidly bored was not driven by any sense of story and didn't feel like I was getting anything out of the game. I guess the reason I am being so harsh is because the last DBZ game I played was on gameboy advance (the legacy of goku) and it was astronomically better than this game. Can't someone please give us an rpg style open world next gen game in the Dragonball world. Expand