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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: 73 out of 74
  2. Negative: 0 out of 74
  1. Feb 20, 2018
    97
    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.
  2. Jan 22, 2018
    90
    While there have been many fighting games based on the Dragon Ball franchise, Dragon Ball FighterZ marks a modern approach through the means of fast-paced action. From its breathtaking visuals to ease of gameplay mastery, the new fighter is a good stepping stone to expand the fan base of the genre. However, it may not satisfy players who are looking for complexity.
  3. Jan 23, 2018
    90
    Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of the best Fighting games that holds an Anime License. The package brings us great visuals, fun gameplay and a rich content making it one of the most memorable experiences in this genre.
  4. 90
    Successfully bridging the gap between the casual and hardcore crowds, Dragon Ball FighterZ is an excellent, gorgeous fighter that can draw you in, whether you're a fan of the franchise or not.
  5. games(TM)
    Feb 22, 2018
    90
    The best Dragon Ball game to date. [Issue#197, p.70]
  6. 85
    If you’re looking for a fighter, there is simply nothing better on the market than Dragon Ball FighterZ in terms of what it offers as a 2D, high action brawler.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Mar 1, 2018
    70
    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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 146
  1. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    I heard that the game company that made Narutimitstom4 made it.
    Maybe that's why I can guarantee action games.
    I feel like I made King of
    I heard that the game company that made Narutimitstom4 made it.
    Maybe that's why I can guarantee action games.
    I feel like I made King of Fighters into a 3D game.
    It's the most dragon-ball-like feeling of all the Dragon-ball games!
    One thing I regret is that it would have been better if I had followed the story as it was in the original cartoon.
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  2. Feb 19, 2018
    10
    Xenoverse is decent, but I haven't enjoyed a Dragon Ball fighting game this much since Tenkaichi 3. You can watch some people play on YouTubeXenoverse is decent, but I haven't enjoyed a Dragon Ball fighting game this much since Tenkaichi 3. You can watch some people play on YouTube and it'll look like it's simple and easy, but there's a lot of depth to fighting and the game has brilliant mechanics. It makes sense for the game to not have a 1v1 mode because the fights would end quickly. Overall this is a great game that I reccomend to Dragon Ball fans. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Nov 15, 2019
    9
    after you get past the steep learning curve you truly do fall in love with the game, I constantly feel like I am getting better. you learn howafter you get past the steep learning curve you truly do fall in love with the game, I constantly feel like I am getting better. you learn how to extend combos, you eventually discover high damage combos. If you are a fighting game fan like myself you will really enjoy this. the reason why this gets a 9 and not a ten is because the story mode is a slow mess of tutorials. you do learn from it but a 6 hour tutorial isn't epic, but you do get android 21, who is my personal best character so it is still worth it. and I know you already looked up rule 34 of her don't lie to me. Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2020
    8
    Buen juego y todo pero tienen que mejorar la experiencia online para que sea al nivel de otros grandes títulos de lucha y no haya desperdicio.
  6. Feb 26, 2018
    7
    Bandai Namco has made this game for the fighting game fans, not "casual" players that only play the story mode or wants various single-playerBandai Namco has made this game for the fighting game fans, not "casual" players that only play the story mode or wants various single-player content, but simply for those who wants to play against each other by playing online or offline in a 3v3 tag system similar to the Vs franchise by Capcom.

    That being said, the presentation of the game is by far the best aspect of the game, the graphics are extremely similar to the original material, meaning if you take a screenshot of the game, and put side by side by the anime, sometimes you couldn't tell the difference. The music of the game is also very good, not perfect or amazing, but well done.

    The roster of the game is a bit disappointing, give there's only 24 characters in the base roster (which is few, given is a 3x3 game), but not only that, but there's many characters that feels the same, and very few of them feels unique (Android 21, Hit, Beerus), in addition to that there is some slots that could be utilized better (i'm looking at you Goku Blue, Goku SSJ and Goku Black).

    Now to the gameplay aspect of the game, as mentioned it's similar to those familiar with games like Marvel vs Capcom, Guilty Gear and Blazblue, given the fact it was developed by Arc System Works, the same company that developed the last two games prior mentioned, meaning that mechanics like air dash, double jump, flashy supers and combos. And there's exactly where the game also starts to be a letdown, since it doesn't offer many defensive tools like Guilty Gear or Blazblue has, resulting in almost every character dealing blockstring situations, where if you opponent knows how to play, you won't press a button for like 10 seconds or more if you don't want to be "combo'd", there a pushblock mechanic, put it really doesn't work well like the games that has it like Marvel vs Capcom 3 or Under Night, where if you used well you could revert the situation. And the result of that is a game focused on pure offensive side, which is bad for competitive players.

    The top 2 worse aspects of the game are the lack of a proper menu, since when you start the game you're put into a online lobby where you move around your character and select the options scrambled across the game that represents the menu options. And the major problem of this game as of the moment is a lack of functional online, since you get disconnect many times, you can't proper play in a lobby if your friends without some inconveniences, and sometimes you get get disconnected for no reason when you're playing a match, and the list goes on.

    Dragon Ball FighterZ is a good game, but it fails to deliver in some aspects like online play, lack of character variety and weak story mode, that compromises a game with excellent presentation and a solid gameplay (given a few flaws).
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  7. Aug 11, 2020
    0
    Un gioco di MERDA, Come idea ci sta portare i personaggi che tutti amano in un nuovo stile ma il gioco è troppo e sottolineo TROPPO caoticoUn gioco di MERDA, Come idea ci sta portare i personaggi che tutti amano in un nuovo stile ma il gioco è troppo e sottolineo TROPPO caotico non si capisce quasi niente oltre al fatto che è uno dei primi giochi di dragonball dove vi sono una ventina di personaggi Gratis e tutti gli altri sono a PAGAMENTO c'è ci sono personaggi che costano 5€ l'uno.
    Per non parlare poi dei tasti ma che CAZZO di gioco
    Picchiaduro utilizza questi tasti .
    L'unico punto forte è la storia che non ti puoi godere al massimo per colpa dei problemi elencati prima .
    Un gioco creato solo per farci soldi senza uno scopo
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