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  • Summary: Dragon Ball Fusions is the latest Dragon Ball experience for Nintendo 3DS! Its an RPG action game that combines fighting, customization, and collecting elements to bring Dragon Ball to the next level. It features a huge character roster from Dragon Ball all the way to Dragon Ball Super.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Feb 22, 2017
    93
    If you like Dragon Ball, RPGs, quirky battle systems or monster collecting and battling games, Fusions should be a permanent resident in your 3DS collection.
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    80
    It’s one of the more addictive games I’ve touched this year. The Dragon Ball fan in me loves the fact that I can fuse Frieza with Cooler, and Arale with Android 18. The RPG fan in me loves the interesting combat and addictive nature of collecting every character and super move. If you fall into either of those categories, then I have no reservations about recommending this. It’s some of the most fun I’ve had with my 3DS this year.
  3. Feb 14, 2017
    80
    Dragon Ball Fusions is really nice game: despite being a little repetitive, rather slow-paced and overall simple, it has a deep combat system that blends seamlessly strategy and sheer chaos, making it a truly fun experience. Perfect if you're a fan of the series, or if you want some strategy in your gaming sessions.
  4. Nov 29, 2016
    75
    The best part on Dragon Ball Fusions is the interesting combat system that uses the turn based strategy and the distribution of the characters of the teams on the arena. The different experiments with fusions and recruiting hundreds of characters will be enjoyable for the fans the series, the rest of the game could be repetitive after some hours.
  5. Feb 13, 2017
    70
    Dragon Ball Fusion doesn't revolutionize the RPG genre, or add so much to Toriyama universe, and yet is able to entertain, even if not for an exorbitant number of hours.
  6. 70
    Many Dragon Ball games from over the years have been criticized for playing it too safe, but Dragon Ball Fusions definitely tries something very new, even if it doesn’t all work to perfection.
  7. Nov 23, 2016
    60
    f you’re a dedicated follower of Akira Toriyama’s work, then you’ll find a lot to enjoy with this title. It takes some risks and offers a complete compendium of characters from each installment of the anime. It also puts an emphasis on creativity with the fusion system, but lacks focus. I want to love it, but I can’t fathom sitting through that story again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Apr 19, 2017
    10
    I just finished this game and It really impressed me. When I first saw it I thought it looked interesting but never imagined I'd have so muchI just finished this game and It really impressed me. When I first saw it I thought it looked interesting but never imagined I'd have so much fun playing it. I'll start with the pros.

    Pros +

    1. The combat system works really well. I'm a long time fan of turn based combat and found the addition of interactive elements and player placement helped keep things fast paced.
    2. The art style is excellent, it looks great for a 3ds game.
    3. The level design was great. The game is divided into 7 stages and i found myself eager to unlock them just so I could see which iconic area was next.
    4. The fusions system works well and its quite fun to see what you can create.
    5. I never needed to grind so the game never dragged for me.
    6. There are a lot of sidequests. Most of them are typical fetch quests, pointless flying through ring games or just more fighting but it is a lot of fun finding your favorite characters around each map and talking to them.
    7. There's a huge amount of fan service. Characters from dragonball, dragonball z, gt and super along with the movies.
    8. The story is new and doesn't rely on reusing scenes from the anime like a lot of dragonball games. It's not amazing but I liked it and the final fights were pretty cool.

    Cons -

    1. The fights can be quite long, although as the game doesn't require much grinding this didn't bother me.
    2. A lot of reviewers complained that the attack animations are lengthy but I really enjoyed them with the exception of ring outs. When your character is knocked out of the ring you see the same animation of them flying through a mountain. It gets old and afterwards you have to reposition them on the map so this can slow the pace of combat.
    3. Recruiting characters can be annoying. You have to build up an attack meter and then launch a special move but it can be blocked. Also later in the game it's a challenge to build your attack meter without knocking everyone out first.
    4. You need to collect energy to progress to the next stage. This could be a little annoying but it didn't take too much time.

    Overall this is a really impressive game. I bought xenoverse at the same time but found fusions much more addictive. If you're a dragon ball/rpg fan and a 3ds owner then I really couldn't recommend it enough.
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  2. Jan 2, 2017
    10
    All Dragon Ball eras in one game, this is more than just fusions, this game travel with all the characters from Dragon Ball to the new DragonAll Dragon Ball eras in one game, this is more than just fusions, this game travel with all the characters from Dragon Ball to the new Dragon Ball Super, is just the RPG game this franchise need, hope for a sequel. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2016
    10
    Clearly a game made for dbz and rpg fans, it's the best dbz game in the 3ds, the turn based combat will probably turn alot of people off butClearly a game made for dbz and rpg fans, it's the best dbz game in the 3ds, the turn based combat will probably turn alot of people off but it's pretty entertaining for what it is, there's plenty of abilities and characters from the show, but clearly the main point is fusions, who doesn't want to see how the fusion between krilin and goku could look like, if you like dbz and rpgs games give it a try, Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2017
    8
    Did not expect to have so much fun while playing this game, not a turn based rpg fan but since I love dbz the game was exactly what I needed,Did not expect to have so much fun while playing this game, not a turn based rpg fan but since I love dbz the game was exactly what I needed, loved the fusion part and the whole variety of characters you encounter during the game, like someone who looks like Jayce but is a girl and has totally different hair and clothes, that was a nice touch. Anyways solid DB game, better then the last boring dbz games ( not a xenoverse fan ) Expand
  5. Nov 29, 2016
    8
    This game is not your typical western release DBZ game. This game goes back to the early days when DBZ (or even DB) could be experienced as anThis game is not your typical western release DBZ game. This game goes back to the early days when DBZ (or even DB) could be experienced as an RPG. This game has a unique approach to RPG as it's both turn-based and action (think paper mario) with a twist of Pokemon. The game is set in its own world where all the timelines/ages are multiversed into its own... well... multiverse. The worlds, or levels, almost feel like dreams or realities molding into one another. In one world hercule city sits next to a elevated cliff that holds Cell's arena. Off in the distance is the ruins of another city with a post-apocalyptic looking Capsule Corp. (ie future trunks timeline) with a lower region looking like the canyon where Dr. Gero's lab was hidden. So you can clearly see each level/world is compiled of the corresponding saga's. The game gets a solid 5/10 for something fresh. We've played the same DBZ games since the ps2/gamecube era starting nearly 15yrs ago; not even Xenoverse gets a free pass on that one. So this felt like a breath of fresh air. The RNG in the game would have to be it's weakest point (currently on world 4 out of 6 at time of writing this) followed by the strength/weakness trinity system and how each character fits into one of those (and how rare it is to find them... looking at you Power types). If I had to fix anything, or pray it was patched, it would be the resources needed to progress in the game. There are literally 6 of them and you are not guaranteed any after winning a fight. You will need 50 of that one source and hunt down targets flying around with the corresponding color type and they will not reward you what you seek. They might even reward you a different type that you don't need. For that the game is tedious and the higher level you get the more HP enemies have and the less impact your attacks feel they have. At least the combat is fun. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    8
    This is probably the best Dragon Ball game I played since Budokai 3. The battle mechanics are surprisingly deep with character placement andThis is probably the best Dragon Ball game I played since Budokai 3. The battle mechanics are surprisingly deep with character placement and attacks pushing characters around the arena. Very funny writing keeping with the tone of the first DB series. A lot, lot of content, big number of side quests and many characters to collect and fuse. My only gripe is probably the awful handling of learning new skills and transferring those when fusing/defusing. If we ever get a sequel, I'd love to see that fixed. Expand
  7. Jun 4, 2017
    2
    People comparing this game to "Xenoverse for the 3DS" are idiots. What could have been a fun little romp in the Dragon Ball universe ends upPeople comparing this game to "Xenoverse for the 3DS" are idiots. What could have been a fun little romp in the Dragon Ball universe ends up sucking eggs due to a stupid combat system, lack luster controls and a dull story line. If you must get this game, get it on discount or used. Expand

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