It's a dream game for Dragon Ball die-hards, a great new way to test your skills for fighting game nuts and an all-around great experience for everyone else in between. The story and arcade modes present plenty of challenge and things to keep you occupied, and the roster is large enough to make no two battles feel the same. And, refreshingly, the online modes appeal to not just those who have immersed themselves in online battles for years, but newcomers and even just the mildly interested as well. At present time, the PS4 version looks to be the one to get due to a few issues with the Xbox One's online capabilities, but both versions perform even better than you might have hoped. For a game with nearly a full year of hype behind it, Dragon Ball FighterZ delivers in ways that will exceed even the most lofty of expectations. This is a fighting game for the ages.
The best fighting game I've ever played. It got five solid years out of me. The artist beautiful, The mechanics are sound, everything that they had wrong at the start has been corrected in my opinion, And now they just need to nerf Android 21 lab coat a little bit more.
I’m a pretty big fan of Dragon Ball and traditional fighting games and when this game came out, I immediately fell in love with it. The game is very cinematic and the environment is very interactive. For example, if you do a giant attack on your enemy, it’ll send them flying into a nearby mountain. Another example is if there is one enemy left and you do an ultimate attack, it’ll either show a giant ki explosion or show a ki blast that can be seen from space. This game is also very colorful and it makes it look alive. FighterZ is so cinematic with their special attacks to the point where it looks like it’s own anime show. The story, in my opinion, is alright, it’s not the best but it’s not the worst, but if you’re a diehard fan of Dragon Ball, I think you’ll love the story. Overall, I give this game a 10/10 because it’s one of the only games where I can play for hours on end and not get bored of it at all.
This is by far the best Dragon Ball fighting game. The gameplay is fluid, explosive and fast, just as it should be. The game looks great and offers something for everyone. It is easy to step in for newcomers but hard to master. Simply a must own.
An outstanding fighting game that does almost everything perfect. It's beautiful to see, easy to play, but difficult to master and has a lot of game modes... But there are little mistakes made here, like its low difficulty and some characters that are too similar. Despite that, one of the best games in its genre in a while.
A brilliant fighting game for newcomers, and a wonderful one for genre fans, that somehow still manages to feel like a disappointment for so comprehensively failing to bring its two demographics together. [Apr 2018, p.112]
This game is a literal perfect dragon ball fighting game that incorporates characters from Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and Dragon Ball Super. The visuals are on par if not better than the actual show. The fighting revolves around extremely fast-paced combat with very long combos. Arcade style makes the game an absolute blast. My only complaint with the game is I wish there were more offline modes or things to do in the game.
Every year we wait for another Dragon Ball game. This time it's Dragon Ball Fighterz as in Fighters not Fighter Z. Let's cut to the chase. The game's got superb graphics. Arc System made the right choice when they went back to cell shaded animations instead of the disgusting manga style animation we had in Ultimate Tencrapchi and Raging Blast 2. The music is entertaining but not as good as it was in Budokai 3. The story is pretty drab. The Z fighters have lost all of their power and have to regain it by fighting clones of themselves. Android 16 is back and the new Android 21 joins the fray. While its nice to see the Z fighters back in action together, the story is rather dull. The voices are not synchronized with the animation of the characters mouths. This seems to be something they'll never get right in a Dragon Ball game. However, the story mode isn't the bread and butter here, it's multi-player. There's a multi-player lobby where you run around as a little Chibi character. This is kind of cheesy because the multi-player lobby in Xenoverse was a lot cooler. You got a full size character there. Anway, you can play matches 1v1, co-op, story mode, and various other modes. You earn Zeni to buy costumes for you Chibi character. Multi-player is disappointing. The controls are cumbersome. An inexperienced fighter needs to merely button mash to get the upper hand while you are still trying to pull off a proper combo. An experienced player who has mastered the controls will keep you locked in a corner. Being able to move and get out of the counter or block will spell your untimely demise. It was easy to break being locked in a combo in Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3, Raging Blast and Xenoverse. Dragon Ball Fighterz really punishes the player. Super moves and Ultimates aren't easy to pull off in the heat of combat either. In addition, characters lack good super moves. For example, Adult Gohan will only do his Super Kamehameha if you pick Gotenks as a member of your team. Otherwise he'll do a Family Kamehameha. Even worse, you can't power up through the levels of super saiyan. Nope, you go super saiyan at the start of the fight and will not transform back to base, go super saiyan 2, or super saiyan 3. The only time Goku goes super saiyan 3 is during his ultimate, and it's one of the weakest supers of the game at that. You can get the base forms of characters like Goku and Vegeta, but you have to buy them. Budokai 3 came with over 40 characters, included transformations and fusion with Potara earrings out of the box. What DIMPS or Arc System really needs to do is make an updated version of Budokai 3 minus the Dragon Rush mode and a revised capsule system. Kind of like the one used in Infinite World. However, game developers are more interested in making a quick buck off a new DBZ title with the same old story and just doing things a little bit different from the last DBZ game. I will continue to wait for a true follow up to the Budokai series but it may be a long wait if not never.
Fantastic animations, movesets, story. Only problem is not enough time went into the mechanics at launch or after all these years unlike previous titles. Why play a game just to juggle opponents in the air to death with no means of escape. Why play dragonball if you don't want to pair off a final flash with with a instant transmission kamehameha?
People with bad internet always seem to win as you have to play at there speed vs your nets speed. Not to mention the fps delay is insane. Another thing is reroll accounts that reroll to thrash a newer player. Terrible ass game.
SummaryAfter the success of the Xenoverse series, its time to introduce a new classic 2D DRAGON BALL fighting game for this generations consoles. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its allpowerful fighters. Partnering with Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL Fighter...