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  • Summary: After 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.After 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 FighterZ maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay to audiences worldwide.
    Key Features:

    * 3vs3 TAG/SUPPORT
    Allows players to train and master more than one fighter/style which brings deeper gameplay

    * HIGH-END ANIME GRAPHICS
    Using the power of the Unreal engine and the talented team at Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ is a visual tour-de-force
    * SPECTACULAR FIGHTS
    Experience aerial combos, destructible stages, famous scenes from the DRAGON BALL anime reproduced in 60FPS and 1080p resolution (Higher resolution will be supported on PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 1, 2018
    90
    To put it simply, Dragon Ball FighterZ is stunning in motion.
  2. Jan 26, 2018
    90
    Dragon Ball FighterZ is fun on so many levels. I had fun with it as a competitive hardcore fighting game. I had fun with it as a hopeless screaming otaku. I even had fun grinding up Zeni to unlock characters and dress my lobby avatar up. I haven’t had this much fun with a fighting game in a very long time. DBFZ is one title that casuals and pros alike won’t want to miss.
  3. Feb 27, 2018
    89
    Polished, fast, over-the-top and most of all fun, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a fighting game worth more than just a passing glance. Its lengthy campaign alone will keep you glued to the action for a while, but its other gameplay options and Dragon Ball universe depth make it something of a must own -- whether your DBZ fan alumni, or fighting game guru. One of the year’s excellent fighting game releases.
  4. Jan 29, 2018
    87
    Great anime fighting game with a scalable and very dynamic combat system that should thrill beginners and professionals alike.
  5. Feb 14, 2018
    85
    Dragon Ball FighterZ is a great game that should be an automatic purchase for any fans of the Dragon Ball franchise, and is worth a hard look from anyone that may be intimidated to jump into their first fighting game. It’s too early to make claims about the game’s longevity, balance, and online community, but the pieces are certainly in place to for the game to have some legs.
  6. Feb 6, 2018
    83
    Accessible yet complex, chaotic yet beautiful, this is the real fighting game deal.
  7. 80
    This fighter looks great, sounds better, having enough depth and complexity to warrant its asking price. Every detail is tended to, which makes fun, challenging gameplay that is easy to learn but hard to master.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Jan 26, 2018
    10
    Quite possibly the best 2D fighter ever made. This is why we play games in the first place. There have been decent DB games before this, butQuite possibly the best 2D fighter ever made. This is why we play games in the first place. There have been decent DB games before this, but nothing close to FighterZ. The animation, combined with artistic graphics really set it apart from other games and it also beautifully complements the gameplay. It's so brisk, and is one of the greatest technical achievements in the genre and can't be avoided Expand
  2. May 19, 2018
    10
    Tenia altas espectativas para este videojuego y sin duda las cumple.
    Me gustaría destacar sus combates fluidos y dinámicos, y ni hablar de
    Tenia altas espectativas para este videojuego y sin duda las cumple.
    Me gustaría destacar sus combates fluidos y dinámicos, y ni hablar de que estas poseen un ritmo de batalla frenético. Sin duda en lo jugable y lo estético es el mejor juego de Dragon Ball. Gráficamente este juego es una joyita, pulida hasta el mas minimo detalle.
    Muchas lo criticarán negativamente por su falta de personajes, pero en mi opinion los que ya vienen en el juego Base son perfectos, cada unos es una nueva "aventura", probé la mitad de los personajes, me faltan otros, pero hasta ahora los que usé son una verdadera joyita.
    El Modo Historia es bastante innovador ya que tiene una narrativa única y muchas escenas, (cabe aclarar que no la he terminado) aunque a veces la noto floja y muy extendida, mucho no me molesta pero lo que si lo hace es el que sea muy sencilla, tendría que haver una seleccion de dificultad. xd
    Como juego de lucha es de lo mejor que he visto ya no sólo porque sea Dragon Ball sino por su jugabilidad, al terminar un combate te dan muchas ganas de empezar otro y otro. Muy Recomendable.
    Al Fin un Dragon Ball a la altura
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    Algo que no me gusto para nada es el precio del Season Pass, aca en ARS sale $50 menos que el juego, ¿en serio? Si sabía que iba a salir eso mejor me compraba la FighterZ Edition que por lo menos me ahorraba $200. Tremenda cagada. Espero que por lo menos algun día baje de precio o tenga un gran descuento. xd
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  3. Jan 27, 2018
    9
    The core mechanics of the game are pretty great. The only downside is some of the actual interface seems a little weird. Its more a cultureThe core mechanics of the game are pretty great. The only downside is some of the actual interface seems a little weird. Its more a culture thing. What appeals to the East doesn't appeal to the West the same like the Emote/Message System. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2018
    8
    Dragon Ball FighterZ's story mode and hub world do not even make sense, but its strong core gameplay and faithfulness to the source-materialDragon Ball FighterZ's story mode and hub world do not even make sense, but its strong core gameplay and faithfulness to the source-material ultimately save the day. Expand
  5. Mar 16, 2018
    8
    DBFZ is hands down the best DBZ game made to date.

    That being said the game does have some minor problems: Audio issues cause random
    DBFZ is hands down the best DBZ game made to date.

    That being said the game does have some minor problems:
    Audio issues cause random cracks of sound.
    The lip syncing for English is bad.
    I've had the game crash once so far.
    So nothing to major, but should be pointed out.

    As for the story, I'll give the game credit for trying something new and not just re-telling the same story from the anime we've seen in dozens of games by now. However, it does drag on to the point were you just want to rush to the end to get the unlockable character. So points for originality, but lost them for being boring.

    Just a good fighting game overall and a good buy for any DBZ fan.
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  6. Nov 21, 2018
    7
    It's an amazing Dragon Ball game but it's not a great fighting game, when I say not great I don't mean that it's total Shaq Fu levels ofIt's an amazing Dragon Ball game but it's not a great fighting game, when I say not great I don't mean that it's total Shaq Fu levels of garbage or anything like that but I do mean it limits your defensive options and rewards being overly aggressive to the point where it really does feel more like a combo simulator than an actual competitive game. Other fast paced Arksys games like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue are also very aggressive but they have a ton of defensive options to keep it from feeling like a button masher. I do recommend this game as a party game if you and your friends are big into Dragon Ball but I can't imagine that getting seriously into this game and climbing up the ranks could possibly still be fun after a few weeks. Maybe a less major gripe of mine is also that combos in this game are so easy to do...I wanna feel like I actually did something cool with my hands when something cool happens on the screen, I get that new players are turned off by that but honestly...I'm not into difficult sniping in Quake or Counter Strike but you don't see me complaining to id software about how they need to make it easier for me to snipe someone in their game, because....it's not supposed to be easy to do a ton of damage to your opponent in a competitive game, this relatively lazy attitude some players have that basically equates to "Well if they don't make it really easy for me to do fireballs, dps, supers, etc., rendering all the practice that players before me had to do meaningless because joystick motions barely matter anymore than count me out" is incredibly misdirected, even if they make it easy for you to do a shoryuken, players who are better than you are still going to punish you for unsafely spamming the attack and you're still going to complain that the game isn't accessible enough. Even DBFZ players who aren't seasoned fighting game players have been complaining since the launch of this game that it wasn't as easy to get into as Xenoverse and this game is as accessible as they come without being Divekick..Overall, get it for the fun story, get it as maybe an introduction to fighting games if you're too intimidated to play something harder right now(which is totally understandable) but don't expect this game to give you the same satisfaction as something like Guilty Gear or Tekken because it isn't going to reward your knowledge of its combat to anywhere near the extent that those games do. Expand
  7. Sep 12, 2018
    0
    This Game is ass, no idea what you guys are smoking giving this more than a 5/10.

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