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  • Summary: Get ready to enter the Dragon Ball Z universe in an entirely new way. Featuring iconic characters, famous attacks and epic battles authentically created from the original manga series, Dragon Ball Z for Kinect lets you unleash your inner Super Saiyan - with no controller in the way! Fans will also be treated to new anime footage debuting in US and Europe for the first time, over 50 playable characters and an entirely new character. Leveraging the Kinect sensor, Dragon Ball Z for Kinect supports QR code functionality, allowing you to hold up special QR codes to unlock content in the game. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 32
  2. Negative: 15 out of 32
  1. Oct 17, 2012
    70
    Dragon Ball Z for Kinect proved to be surprisingly impressive. Graphically it really pulls off the anime to video game jump, and the gameplay matches well by allowing you to play through the original storyline.
  2. 60
    There's no doubt hat the intentions behind Dragon Ball Z for Kinect were good, but once again it feels as if the Kinect camera's lack of precision has been an obstacle for the developers.
  3. 55
    This Kinect offering works well enough, but Teen rating aside, it's best suited for younger fans looking to live out their anime daydreams.
  4. Oct 3, 2012
    50
    Spike ChunSoft's effort to create an hardcore, Kinect based Dragon Ball experience is not that good. The basic gameplay mechanics are ok, but they have failed in being entertaining due to the lack of variety. The reaction time of the hardware is quite a problem too, slowing down the pace of the fights. Younger Dragon Ball fans will be ok with the game anyway, just cause it's too cool to throw a Kamehameha in real-life.
  5. Oct 9, 2012
    45
    Fans will no doubt appreciate the exclusive episode of the Dragon Ball anime included with the game, which is nicely presented in HD. But that's hardly enough to make up for the sheer mind-numbing repetitiveness of the game.
  6. Oct 23, 2012
    40
    The graphics look good, and the anime structure is loyal, but the gameplay just fails to keep up on any end. Drunken anime lunatics and kids are sure to love this, but everyone else should proceed with caution. You'll be going "Kamehame-HUH?!" in no time, assured.
  7. Oct 26, 2012
    31
    Whether it's a good Kinect game, a good fighting game or a scratch for your Dragonball Z itch that you are looking for, none can be found here. Unfortunately a combination of unrealistic ideas and lazy game design have made Dragonball Z for Kinect a must miss title for both fans and newcomers alike.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    10
    I actually love this game, even though a lot of people don't like it. I gotta excited when i played a Super Saiyan Bardock. IT WAS AWESOME!!"IMO, this is a really fun game to play. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2012
    8
    Step 1: Get the Dragonball z cartoon network music from amazing mp3, and play it on xbox 360. Step 2: Use the game purely as a fun way to workout, and build cardio Step 3: Enjoy the game......Stop trying to enjoy the game for what it's not, and enjoy it for what it is. Lets face it, all motion detection games are basically a beta.....its not really meant for hardcore gaming, that being said..Get a kinect for the pure purspse of losing weight....obesity is an epidemic in america...get off your butt... and get a sweat...saiyan style ....with cartoon network music in background..... Collapse
  3. Oct 18, 2012
    5
    The game is bad, is not pessimo sickens fast gameplay, the graphics are good, just good enough this game irritated me think Kinect somewhat spoils the game, the better until the time was Harry Potter for Kinect. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2012
    1
    If you weren't a fan of dragon ball z transitioning from 2d fighting style to 3d fighting style (which a large amount of fans disliked including myself) then you will HATE this game. The fact that the gameplay got worse to where it puts me to sleep doesn't help its case. The kinect ruins yet another franchise that was originally good. Not worth the retail price. The only thing that saves this game from getting a 0/10 is the slight improvement of graphics. DON'T BUY THIS GAME!!!! I cannot stress that enough. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2012
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Some games are at their best when they don't exist. The idea of a controller free dragon ball z game is way ahead of its time. We dont have the technology to 100% implement free movement. Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2012
    0
    This game is **** it should be burend and **** on 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times because of how **** and pointless this game is, it destroyers everything people love about dragon ball z Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2012
    0
    saw demo of it on youtube i said this words wtf why kill dragon ball z franchise with something this stupid they going to fight with ur hand normal people get tired from doing repetitive movement.

    This game just waste of money lucky i saw youtube demo i said wont buy it
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