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  • Summary: Relive the story of Goku in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from theRelive the story of Goku in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe.

    Experience the Story
    Experience the story of DRAGON BALL Z from epic events to light-hearted side quests, including never-before-seen story moments that answer some burning questions of Dragon Ball lore for the first time!

    Iconic DRAGON BALL Z
    Play through iconic DRAGON BALL Z battles on a scale unlike any other. Fight across vast battlefields with destructible environments and experience epic boss battles that will test the limits of your combat abilities. Increase your power level and rise to the challenge!

    Don't Just Fight As Goku
    Live as Goku. Fish, fly, eat, train, and battle your way through the DRAGON BALL Z sagas, making friends and building relationships with a massive cast of DRAGON BALL characters.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 19, 2020
    90
    There are dozens of Dragon Ball Z games and Kakarot represents only the latest attempt to fully retell the manga’s story in videogame form. However, the quality of the experience makes a strong argument for this entry being the last one since the cartoon graphics perfectly recreate Toriyama’s visuals and the story hits every beat far better than the anime managed to. By presenting a great story with such perfect fealty, it’s safe to say that (for now, at least) Kakarot is the definitive Dragon Ball Z videogame.
  2. Mar 6, 2020
    85
    I am currently sitting at about 40 hours into the game and have beaten the main story, I would highly recommend Dragon Ball Z Kakarot to any fan out there. If you are looking for a serious fighting game, this is not for you. I would point this player to something more like Dragon Ball Z Fighters. If you are looking for a game that brings out your inner dragon ball anime-loving child then this is perfect for you. My only suggestion would be to not over-analyze what is missing but enjoy the new content and soak up the overall experience.
  3. Jan 24, 2020
    80
    Wow, an Anime adaption so close to the original! Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot creates an unique feeling of nostalgia. Playing the full Z-Story with Goku, Gohan and all of their friends feels so light-hearted as it did watching the series as a child. Thanks, Cyber Connect 2.
  4. Jan 21, 2020
    75
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is one of the best Dragon Ball games out there, but leaving behind the Dragon Ball name, it's one of the most generic and uninspired titles out there and could have benefited greatly with a little more time in the oven.
  5. Jan 23, 2020
    70
    Kakarot is mediocre as a game, but excellent as a Dragon Ball experience. The combat is just okay, the world is mostly empty, and the game has too much fluff, but as a longtime fan I enjoyed myself a lot.
  6. Jan 21, 2020
    70
    Poor RPG mechanics aside, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a great way to relive the DBZ's story, flaws and all.
  7. Jan 23, 2020
    60
    What I enjoyed was minimal compared to the game’s content, so it does not come with a high recommendation. But if you’re a hardcore DBZ fan like I am, you’ll still manage to find some entertainment in the game. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is not the best love letter written to fans, but it’s still a love letter nonetheless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 44
  2. Negative: 13 out of 44
  1. Jan 19, 2020
    10
    Just perfect. Love it. & cant stop playing! Got the ultimate edition and wouldve paid more for it too. Lol.
  2. Jan 26, 2020
    10
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is by no means perfect, but it’s a solid RPG that very efficiently covers the entire Dragon Ball Z saga. There areDragon Ball Z: Kakarot is by no means perfect, but it’s a solid RPG that very efficiently covers the entire Dragon Ball Z saga. There are difficulties in the game specially in ginyu force and in buu saga.Overall the game is absolutely amazing played enjoyed and ended and once again got the taste of the victory which goku had after defeating Majin buu Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2020
    9
    Best dbz game for me since the gba rpg. Random encounters and the open World in General could use some more love next time tho.
  4. Feb 5, 2020
    7
    First off, the game is fantastic especially on PC where it runs flawlessly at 60fps 4k. (More on this later)
    The story follows closer to Kai
    First off, the game is fantastic especially on PC where it runs flawlessly at 60fps 4k. (More on this later)
    The story follows closer to Kai (I believe as I have never seen it) than it's original run.

    The English voice cast (Dub) is the voice cast from Kai (for better or for worse). There is something that feels off for me personally not hearing Frieza's or Captain Ginyu's OG voice actor (RIP 01/10/2020).

    Whilst it does have some new music, it reuses a lot of older tracks from the series which fit extremely well because playing the game really does feel like playing the anime.

    The combat is fun, flashy and fast paced but can get repetitive especially when flying around and having open world encounters, with the repeated "Better deal with this now" over and over and over again.

    CC have done an outstanding job of conveying the strengths and weakness of the bosses and fight mechanics, I do wish there were a variety of way to "win" fights, unfortunately it's always "Beat X" even when the game or story tells you that you're weak or not strong enough to beat said opponent you still have to win.

    Side quests are your typical go here, pick up X, fight the same monsters you have already beaten. There are a few that are a little more "fleshed out", but they are few and far between. Luckily there is some nice little lore bits in the quests that at least for me make them feel worthwhile.

    Having played the PC version I can't talk about the console versions, one of my pet peeves is present in this game and that is having 30fps cutscenes on a 60fps game. There is nothing more jarring than having a buttery smooth experience ruined by slowdowns whenever anything is pre-rendered.

    There is another problem with the pre-rendered cutscenes in that they're between 11MB/s to 13MB/s which sadly for a game where there is a tremendous amount of effects and things going on, on screen. It feels like you're watching a YouTube video sometimes and that sucks cause its disappointing, that this amazing game is letdown by something so easily fixed. It also seems like the cutscenes are void of AA and maybe even rendered at a lower quality and then upscaled to 1080p.

    To summarize :
    Easy 60fps 4k +
    Fantastic English dub +
    Original OST New and Old +
    Fun combat but can be repetitive + -
    Always have to win -
    Pre-rendered scenes are low quality and 30 FPS -

    Overall Dragon Ball Z Kakarot gets a 7/10 from me, a fantastic game for fans of the series and newcomers alike but is let down by shoddy encoding and 30fps cutscenes to cater to the lowest denominator.
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  5. Feb 2, 2020
    6
    I am a huge fan of the Dragon ball series,watched every episode of every series,even the GT (which is non canon anymore),and the Super.I triedI am a huge fan of the Dragon ball series,watched every episode of every series,even the GT (which is non canon anymore),and the Super.I tried to like this game,but I simply can't,because it's an adaptation,but not an entertaining one.Cyberconnect 2 simply can't make an entertaining game.They use the gameplay mechanics of a PS1 generation game and make a nice graphics to it.They made the same with the Naruto series. Expand
  6. Jan 30, 2020
    4
    It's extremely repetitive, not consistent, and very bad side missions, I'm playing it only because I bought and it would go to waste, theIt's extremely repetitive, not consistent, and very bad side missions, I'm playing it only because I bought and it would go to waste, the combos are only pressing O over and over, really really I expect very much out of this game, I don't know who had the idea that you can't even move because Red Ribbon Army Robots are all around the f.....ng world, it's pretty annoying, it has good things though. Overall It's a meh... game. Coming from a huge fan of Dragon Ball for a lifetime Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2020
    0
    I uninstalled this crap after less than 10 minutes! A Fcking fighting game with no multiplayer or split screen ? No versus mode? Basically youI uninstalled this crap after less than 10 minutes! A Fcking fighting game with no multiplayer or split screen ? No versus mode? Basically you have to go through the story or else? Nothing?
    I have watched Dragon Ball a zillion times already, I don't need to go through it all again!
    FCK OFF!
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